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Grounds Worker II

State Of North Carolinia

Grounds Worker II

Raleigh, NC
Part Time
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    Grounds Worker II - Part-Time Salary $15,600.00 Annually Location Randolph County, NC Job Type Permanent Part-Time Department Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources Job Number 18-13897 ZOO65015883 Closing 1/21/2019 5:00 PM Eastern Description of Work 20 HOUR PART-TIME POSITION Recruitment Salary: $15,600 Pay Grade: GN06 Department Information: The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to become a part of our team. Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit: The North Carolina Zoological Park exists for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of all our citizens and visitors. The mission of the zoo is to conserve and protect representative examples of natural beauty, endangered and threatened plant and animal species, and ecological features of the continents it represents. Primary Purpose of the Position: The NC Zoo is seeking an enthusiastic, experienced part-time Grounds Worker II. This part-time position will work 20 hours per week. Under the supervision of a Grounds Supervisor II, this position is responsible for daily maintenance, including but not limited to, cultivation, sowing, propagating, transplanting, fertilizing, applying chemicals, watering, landscape construction and design, plant maintenance, record keeping, equipment operation, and public relations in the North America region of the Zoo, including animal exhibit areas. Responsibilities will encompass thorough knowledge of the plant collection under the employee's care. Work may require knowledge of a unique and unusual collection of plants. This position requires participation in the zoo's occupational health program due to potential exposures. *Job offer is contingent upon passing a pre-employment screen conducted by assigned provider. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies To receive credit, all experience must be included in the work history sections. Any information omitted from the application but included in the resume will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must have a thorough working knowledge of plant maintenance procedures and horticultural practices used in landscape installation and grounds maintenance. Plant knowledge is essential with the ability to observe and identify plants and plant problems. Applied technical skill and knowledge is required to be able to assess the condition and health of plants. The ability to safely operate landscape equipment, which may include tractors, loaders, bobcats, chainsaws and weed eaters is a must. Basic computer skills are required for research, record keeping and time entry. Ability to operate computers and databases. Strong organizational skills are required with the ability to manage a work schedule, determine priorities, and maintain effective work relationships. Candidates must have the ability to make minor repairs to horticultural equipment, work areas, and tools. Must have the ability to follow oral and written instructions, perform hard physical work for extended and irregular periods, and work under adverse conditions in all extremes of weather. Must be able perform the hard physical demands of the job for extended and irregular periods, and work under adverse conditions in all extremes of weather. This position requires the ability to lift between 15 to 30 pounds of aggregate material to a height of eighteen "18" inches and transport it laterally a distance of four and half "4.5" feet on a frequent basis. Job offer is contingent upon passing a pre-employment screen conducted by assigned provider. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and two years of progressive experience in horticultural work; or Associate's degree in agriculture and natural resources, greenhouse and grounds maintenance, horticulture technology, landscape gardening or closely related field from an appropriately accredited institution; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualifications May require North Carolina Commercial Driver's License. Supplemental and Contact Information The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) selects applicants for employment based on required education and experience and job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, political affiliation or political influence. Please be sure to complete the application in full . Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit. "See Resume" or "See Attachment" will NOT be accepted. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Transcripts, and degree evaluations may be uploaded with your application. To obtain veterans preference, you must scan and upload a copy of your DD-214 or discharge orders. Technical issues submitting your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 855-524-5627 . Applicants requesting and receiving an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are eligible to submit paper applications via mail or by fax. Please call the human resources office for assistance. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date. Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account. Upon the closing date, applications are "Under Review" and will be screened by Human Resources for the qualified applicants. The hiring process may take an average of 6 8 weeks. It is the policy of the State of North Carolina and the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources that all employees provide proof of employment eligibility (immigration and naturalization) on the first day of employment. We participate in E-Verify (Employment Eligibility Verification System). CONTACT INFORMATION: N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Division of Human Resources 4603 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-4603 Phone: 919-807-7373 Visit our website at . For permanent appointments: State of North Carolina employees have the opportunity to participate in a compelling array of benefits to enhance their quality of life, their health, and their future. Benefits include employee health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, NC Flex (a variety of high-quality, low cost benefits on a pre-tax basis), and paid vacation, sick, and community service leave, to name a few. Some benefits require 30 + hours work/week for participation. To find out about these, and other programs, please visit our Employee Benefits page: For temporary, contract or other supplemental staffing appointments: *There are no paid leave, retirement or other benefits associated with these appointment types. Agency State of North Carolina Address NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting An Equal Opportunity Employer, North Carolina, State Government Website

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