Part-Time Restoration and Grounds Specialist, Environmental Center

Miami, FL
Feb 23, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Job Title Part-Time Restoration and Grounds Specialist, Environmental Center
Job ID 996861
Location Kendall Campus
Full/Part Time Part-Time
Regular/Temporary Temporary

Job Details

Job Family
STAFF - Support Staff
$14.25 Flat Rate
Continuing Education and Professional Development
Reports To
Program Coordinator/Program Manager
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
FLSA Status

Job Summary

The Part-Time Restoration and Grounds Specialist works in an outdoor setting and leads the care, restoration and maintenance of plants and animals, including endangered species, within the environmental center.

Duties & Responsibilities

•Oversees and leads the Pine Rockland restoration process to include care and maintenance of endangered plants
•Leads and works with service learning students in related restoration and environmental efforts
•Purchases food and administers proper diet to the resident animals; cleans animal habitats as needed
•Mows, edges, sprays, and replaces shrubs and trees; removes poisonous plants growing on the pathway
•Operates lawn maintenance equipment; maintains existing gardens, pathways, exhibits and animal displays
•Performs routine and minor maintenance on irrigation systems for lawns, nursery areas, and mist systems for plant propagation
•Applies fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides as instructed
•Performs minor repairs to related fixtures, as needed
•Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

•High School diploma or equivalent and have knowledge and passion about South Florida environment
•All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
•Possess a valid Florida Driver's license
•Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
•Superior knowledge of South Florida flora and fauna
•Knowledge of standard grounds maintenance practices
•Knowledge of safety hazards and precautions in regards to the handling and application of various equipment and toxic materials
•Good verbal and written communication skills
•Ability to understand instructions, both written and verbal, and to perform satisfactorily in accordance with instructions
•Ability to operate gardening and maintenance equipment (chainsaw, pruners, loppers, shears, weedhacker, pole saw, etc.)
•Ability to use electronic mail and web based trouble report systems
•Ability to travel in county and be willing and able to work any shift, weekends, perform on-call and respond to after-hour emergencies
•Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff

Essential Position

  • This function/position has been designated as essential. This means that when the College is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover, and continue operations at the College.


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