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Temporary-Landscape Installation Technician

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Position Details

Position Information

Vacancy Type Temporary
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Temporary-Landscape Installation Technician
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range $12.00 or more per hour (based on experience)
Position Number 44RGH4
Work Schedule Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m.- 3:45 p.m. & overtime as needed
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 443601 - Grounds Maintenance
Department Landscape Construction Services
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties

Installation of new and renovated landscapes across the campus of North Carolina State University.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
*digging, planting, raking, watering and clean up of landscapes
*loading and unloading of heavy equipment and planting materials from trucks
*safe operation of equipment (handtools, shovels, picks, rakes, chainsaws, mowers, etc.)

Other Work/Responsibilities
Minimum Experience/Education

Field experience in landscape installation (planting trees, shrubs, mulching, grading, etc.)
Experience using tools such as shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, etc.

Departmental Required Skills

*Ability to follow instructions and to perform physical work
*Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
*Ability to work around bees, poison ivy, pollen, thorns and other environmental risks
*Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs on a routine basis including handling large root balls
*Ability to work in a team setting
*Must maintain professionalism at all times and be able to wear work boots and clean Landscape Construction Services uniforms
*Must be able to communicate effectively verbally with supervisors and the general public and understand verbal and written instructions and other communications regarding work assignments and other matters.
*Must comply with University & NCSU Grounds Management policies and procedures

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Prior landscape installation experience.
Ability to interpret and follow official landscape plans.
Horticulture knowledge preferred.
Pesticide/herbicide application certifications.
Backhoe, excavator, bobcat or other equipment experience and/or certification.
Knowledge of brick, paver, or concrete installation.
Knowledge of irrigation systems.
Knowledge of stormwater devices.
Grading/drainage/earthwork experience a plus.
Any other landscape-related licenses/certifications.

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions
Job Open Date 02/04/2015
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date

AA/EEO In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have experience in landscape installation?

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for References