Check with seller Service Technician Chapel Hill

  • Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

The Agricultural/Horticultural Specialist will be responsible for supervising and directing a crew of 3 to 4 employees in the performance of a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled manual tasks, as well as managing and participating in all aspects of routine grounds maintenance within the assigned zone. He or she will be responsible for total landscape maintenance within this geographical zone on the UNC-CH campus, which will involve horticultural practices, turf establishment, and the specialized landscape maintenance required of a college campus environment. The grounds technician is responsible for planning daily and weekly work schedules, scheduling equipment, and sequencing crew operations to accomplish the maintenance requirements of his/her assigned areas. Additional responsibilities include the cultivation, maintenance and promotion of plants, turf or a plant collection in an assigned program or geographical area of a university, as well as diagnoses of structural and horticultural problems. Participation in landscape design and construction, supply and arrange special foliage for events, seasonal color coordinator, or promote knowledge and understanding of the plants.
Work includes installation of all new plant material following plans and/or approved horticultural/grounds practices and procedures; maintaining the beds including pruning, weeding, mulching, fertilizing and spraying of plant material, which may include pesticides. Work may require knowledge of a unique and unusual collection of plants, impacting the cultivation and maintenance of the plants. Positions may maintain detailed records of plant species, including research on the design and maintenance of such plants. Installation and maintenance of zone area systems in the assigned geographical area. Work requires the use of special tools for cultivation, maintenance and transportation of plants.
This position is expected to work with a high degree of independence in the day-to-day operation of the department. This position serves in a critical role and must work during adverse weather conditions and may be required to work even if the University closes.

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