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The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and State as a Model Employer (SAME) to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The Horticultural Attendant will perform job duties which include but are not limited to operating a zero-turn lawn mower and a weed eater; maintaining shrubbery, trees, and flower beds; maintaining an irrigation system; burying... caskets and urns; and setting grave markers. The incumbent must be able to lift 50 pounds and work outside.

This position is located in Slidell, LA at the Louisiana Veterans Cemetery

The starting pay for this position is $16.06 with a PREMIUM PAY (per HOUR physically worked) of $2.00.

A Resume will not be accepted in lieu of work experience. An application may be considered incomplete if the work experience and education sections are not completed.
There is no guarantee that all applicants will be interviewed. The hiring manager has 90 days from the closing date of the announcement to make a hiring decision. Should you be selected for an interview, you will be notified by the contact information listed on your application.

Testing Information:

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

DISQUALIFICATION:
While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, please be aware that there are various reasons that your application may be disqualified from consideration including, but not limited, to:
Failure to fully complete the education and work experience sections of the application; (Please note for the education section that the semester area refers to the # of credit HOURS and not the # of semesters you completed)

Submission of a resume and/or SF-10 application in lieu of the online application. Information on the resume will not substitute and must also be included on the actual job application in order to be considered.

Failure to list complete license information (if applicable to the job position).

Failure to submit an equivalency evaluation statement for an international degree by the closing of this announcement.

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Torin McClanahan
Human Resources Analyst
Torin.McClanahan4@la.gov 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 an accredited college or university.

Function of Work:
To propagate plants, record data, arrange plant displays, prepare and apply pesticides, prepare classroom materials, and supervise student assistants. To perform work of a skilled nature to maintain grounds around state buildings and institutions.

Level of Work:
Experienced.

Supervision Received:
Direct from Horticultural Attendant Foreman, Horticulturist, or other higher level supervisor.

Supervision Exercised:
May exercise functional supervision over student workers, laborers, inmates, and patients.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Horticultural Attendant Leader by absence of regular leadworker responsibilities.

Differs from Tree Specialist by absence of responsibility for trimming trees at considerable heights.Performs diversified and skilled work in care of plants, vegetation, trees, and grounds of an agency.

Prunes and trims trees and shrubs as needed or on a seasonal basis.

Performs any related duties necessary for the growth and appearance of trees, plants, and vegetation.

Propagates, cultivates, fertilizes, disbuds, and schedules foliage, vegetable, horticultural, florist, and woody ornamental crops.

Monitors and adjusts environmental control system for plant structures.

Monitors pest activity; schedules, prepares, and applies pesticides, and calibrates pesticide applicators.

Records data on crop development, yields, and environment.

Gives direction to student workers; checks quality and quantity of student work.

Schedules, selects, prepares, delivers, and arranges plant material for university functions.

Prepares materials and aids in supervision of student laboratory exercises.

Maintains inventory of supplies and tools, including preparing material orders.

Operates and maintains, through minor repairs, common horticultural machines and irrigation systems.

Assists Horticulturist in greenhouse and small nursery management.

Grows and maintains houseplants for use in state offices
Slidell LA USA

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