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Turf Technician

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Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Vacancy Type SHRA
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Time Limited? No
Time-Limited Appointment Length
Title Horticultural Specialist
Band Level Contributing
Working Title Turf Technician
Salary Range $23,332 - $51,290
Anticipated Hiring Range $27,500 - $28,500
Salary Grade Equivalency 54
Position Number 00100420
Work Schedule M-F, 7:00 a.m -3:45 p.m. ; Some rotating weekends
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.00
Department 446801 - Grounds Turf
Department Grounds & Building Services
Job City & State Raleigh, NC
Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Grounds and Building Services unit provides campus wide programs, services and support for the University’s 2000+ acres of campus landscape, 4.2 million square feet of buildings and the 33,000 students and 7500 faculty and staff that make up the campus population. These programs and services include landscape construction and maintenance, comprehensive waste and recycling programs and services and management of the University’s auto shop and motor fleet. Revenue supported programs and services are provided to Transportation, Housing, Dining, Athletics, Campus Recreation and individual colleges and departments.

Essential Job Duties

The primary purpose of the position is to provide turf management services for Grounds Management. The Turf Technician serves as a member of a turf crew providing mowing, blowing, edging, trimming of turf for a designated campus zone. This position also assists with the installation of sod, seeding or other turf related activities. Additionally, the Turf Technician may assist with maintenance related tasks such as sanitation, debris removal and bed preparation. The Turf Technician serves as a member of the leaf collection crew and provides support for annual mulching and inclement weather response.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Position serves in a critical role and is essential to the operations of the University. May be required to work during adverse weather conditions and work even if the University closes. Use snow/ice removal equipment to aid in snow removal as directed by supervisors.

Minimum Experience/Education

High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications: North Carolina Pesticide License may be required and can be obtained within six months of employment; North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License may be required.

Departmental Required Skills

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.
Experience with landscaping and grounds maintenance.
Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds frequently and up to 60 pounds occasionally, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Three to five years experience in grounds maintenance. Knowledge of plant care and light equipment repair and maintenance.
North Carolina pesticide license

Required License or Certification

Valid driver’s license required.
North Carolina driver’s license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

Special Instructions
Job Open Date 08/09/2017
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.
09/12/2017
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date
Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related 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 www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * A valid driver's license (DL) is required and a North Carolina Driver's License (NCDL) must be obtained within 60 days of hire and maintained as a condition of employment. Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to start date, and the ability to obtain a North Carolina Driver's License within 60 days of hire?
    • Yes, I have a valid NCDL and will maintain it as a condition of employment.
    • Yes, I have a valid DL from another state and will obtain a NCDL within 60 days of hire and maintain it as a condition of employment.
    • Yes, I have a valid DL from another state but cannot or will not obtain a NCDL within 60 days of hire.
    • No, I do not have a valid DL from any state, but I will obtain a it within 60 days of hire and maintain it as a condition of employment.
    • No, I do not have a valid DL from any state and cannot or will not obtain it.
  5. * Are you able to lift up to 30 pounds frequently and up to 60 pounds occasionally, with or without a reasonable accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with landscaping and grounds maintenance?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have experience operating landscaping equipment?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have a North Carolina Pesticide License or the ability to obtain one within six months of employment?
    • Yes, I currently have a NC Pesticide License and I will maintain it as a condition of employment
    • Yes, while I do not have a NC Pesticide License, I will obtain one within six months of employment and maintain it as a condition of employment
    • No, I do not have a NC Pesticide License nor will I obtain one within six months of employment

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter