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Horticultural Attendant

Louisiana State University

This is a Full-time position in Baton Rouge, LA posted February 2, 2021.

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You will be able to access and complete the application through “My Draft Applications” located on your Candidate Home page.Job Posting Title:Horticultural AttendantPosition Type:ClassifiedDepartment:LSUAM Athletics
– FG
– Ops
– Grounds
– Landscape (Joseph E Robertson (00000954))Work Location:0100 Athletic Physical Plant OfficePay Grade:Classified Technician and Skilled TradesJob Description:The Horticultural Attendant is a nonsupervisory classified position.

The general responsibility of this job is to perform the skilled labor necessary to maintain the landscaping, grounds, athletic fields and facilities of the LSU Athletic Department.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, LSU Athletics acknowledges the impacts of implicit bias and structural inequity that can impede the creation of a vibrant and representative workforce.

We recognize the benefits of diverse perspectives in leadership and of equity in the distribution of organizational resources and opportunities.

Therefore, we are committed to eliminating barriers to create a better future for our employees, partners and community.

To the fair consideration, employment, retention and advancement of qualified applicants, we welcome the unique contributions that individuals bring in terms of their education, race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, spirituality, socio-economic status, ability, family status, veteran’s status, experiences, opinions, and ideas.

Forever LSU.30% Operation of various pieces of mowing and grounds maintenance equipment such as diesel powered lawn mowers, turf vacuums, aerators, top dressers, sod cutters, turf type utility vehicles, flat bed utility vehicles, etc.

Specific task related to operation of this equipment include actual operation preventative maintenance, cleaning equipment and reporting suspected and actual mechanical failures.15% Assist in set up of various athletic events such as football, baseball and softball games, soccer matches, track meets, gymnastic meets, as well as many other special events of the athletic department.10% Assist in cleaning of athletic fields and stadiums such as litter pick up, blowing of bleachers and grandstands, cleaning of bathrooms and locker rooms, etc.10% Operation of power hand tools such as: string trimmers, power blowers, pruners, edgers, mowers, pressure washers, field marking paint machines, etc.

Perform preventative maintenance on this type of equipment, keep it clean and safely operating.

Position must be trained in proper and safe operation of this equipment.10% Assist in marking of athletic fields for games with both paint and chalk such as baseball foul lines, football field markings including large painted letters, soccer and track markings, etc.

Position requires training in these areas to lessen detrimental effects on turfgrass.10% Perform specialty tasks such as planting, sodding, pruning, fertilization, application of unrestricted pesticides and herbicides for weed and insect control, irrigation installation and maintenance, drainage installation and maintenance, etc.5% Perform various tasks as assigned by supervisor such as, but not limited to, litter pick up, hand shoveling and raking, grading, weeding, assisting mechanics, welders, carpenters, painters, etc.5% Train and work with laborers, student workers, and transient workers to perform all tasks as required by the department.5% Other duties as requested by supervisor or department head.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:One year of experience in any of the following: farming, the care and maintenance of trees and shrubs, or groundskeeping.SUBSTITUTIONS:College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience provided that six semester hours of each thirty is in any of the following fields: botany, agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, agronomy, forestry, turf management, landscape management or landscape architecture.Vocational training in the care and maintenance of trees and shrubs will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis.NOTE:Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Experience in athletic field maintenance including but not limited to: pregame field preparation, football field lining, baseball and softball infield dirt preparation (dragging, watering, etc.), marking foul lines, pitcher’s mound and home plate repairs, and experience in turf equipment operation.SPECIAL OR PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:Ability to work extended days, weekends.

Routinely requires lifting of 20-30 lbs and working around tight bleacher areas; some tasks involve frequent lifting of 50-60 lbs; certain tasks require heavy lifting in excess of 60 lbs although the tasks may be intermittent and may be performed with assistance.

Must possess a valid Class “E” driver’s license; Pre-employment drug screening.

Due to the nature of the position and/or position responsibilities this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University PS-67.

PS 18, this position is considered essential & may be required to report or stay on campus in the event of emergency or closure.Certifications/Licenses:Valid Class E Louisiana Driver’s LicenseCivil Service Job Specifications: Job Description:Special Instructions:Horticultural AttendantPosting Date:January 25, 2021Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):January 30, 2021Additional Position Information:Background Check
– An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.Benefits
– LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!Essential Position (Y/N):YEEO Statement:LSU is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity / equal access employer.HCM Contact Information:Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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