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Horticulture Technician (2 positions)

Employer
Northern Kentucky University
Location
Highland Heights, Kentucky, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 18, 2022

Job Details

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title
Horticulture Technician (2 positions)

Department
Horticulture

Compensation Title

Position Number
30001296 and 30010679 and 30022986 (asst)

Position Status
Regular

Work Schedule

Tues-Sat 6:30am-3:00pm or
Mon-Fri 6:30am-3:00pm

Hours per Week
40

Months per Year
12

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Purpose of Position

To enhance the aesthetics of the University with the installation and maintenance of the campus landscape. Remove snow and ice from the roads and sidewalks on campus. Work hours may change subject to the needs of the University. This position is mission critical.

Primary Responsibilities

1. Maintain the landscaping at the University.

2. Plant and install trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals.

3. Keep the University free of ice and snow. This service is mission critical.

4. Apply pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. Keep records of all chemical applications and follow all the rules and regulations necessary to be compliant.

5. Pruning.

6. Assist with project and landscape design.

7. Plant propagation using methods that include seeding, cuttings and division.

8. Response to emergency situations as necessary during and after normal work hours.

9. Assist Operations & Maintenance Department, campus and community with issues related to the outdoor environment.

10. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Associates Degree or Technical/Vocational Certificate in landscape development, horticulture, landscape design, turf-grass science and arbor-culture with 2 years of experience strongly preferred;

Acceptable equivalency is high school diploma/ GED with 5 years of related experience;

May be filled at a lower level

Must possess:

1. valid driver’s license;
2. Pesticide Applicator’s License or 6 months to obtain this license;
3. basic computer skills;
4. ability to work in adverse weather conditions, i.e. hot, cold, rain, snow, sleet, ice, etc;
5. good communication skills to interact with supervisors, co-workers and university community regarding work to be accomplished;
6. ability to operate all related equipment including, but not limited to, hand tools (shovels, rakes, picks, pruning tools, etc), dump/pickup trucks, bobcats, tractors, loaders, seeders, aerators, sprayers, snow plows, gators, golf carts, chainsaws, pesticides, fertilizers, etc.
7. ability to perform medium heavy to maximum physical exertion and lifting 50 lbs. or more on a regular basis;
8. ability to work any and all hours necessary including responding to emergencies outside normal working hours to meet the needs of the university.

Any candidate chosen for this position will be required to undergo a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged.

Minimum Education
High School Diploma

Preferred Education
Associates Degree

Minimum Experience
2 years

Salary
$14.86/hr minimum

Pay Grade
S65

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number
2020S1289

Job Open Date
02/18/2022

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled
No

Quick Link
https://jobs.nku.edu/postings/9749

Is this an internal only posting?

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • NKU Jobs Site
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Employee Referral
    • Indeed.com
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a valid driver's license and are you permitted to drive without restrictions?
    • No Response
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess the ability perform medium heavy to maximum physical exertion and to lift 50 lbs. or more on a regular basis?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you able to work in adverse weather conditions, i.e. extreme heat, cold, rain, etc?
    • Yes
    • No
    • No response
  5. * Please list any licenses or certifications you might have that are directly related to this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References


Company

NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.

Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.

 

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