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Posting Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Requisition201900135STitleHorticulturistFLSA statusNon-ExemptHiring Salary<br /><br/><a href=http://www.shsu.edu/dept/human-resources/payplan/documents/Pay%20Grade%20Table%202017.pdf>SHSU Salary Table</a>

$2,288 – $3,368 per month

Occupational CategoryTechnical/Para-ProfessionalDepartmentDept of Building & Landscape ServicesOpen Until FilledYesEducational and Experience Requirement

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in horticulture or a related field. One year of experience in greenhouse operation, plant propagation, chemical application, insect and disease identification and control on ornamentals and turf or experience in a related field. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Supervises and directs all phases of the University campus horticulture program.

Primary Responsibilities

Maintains an active plant nursery and greenhouse operation for the campus beautification program. Plans and directs the propagation, cultivation, preparation and maintenance of annual color beds. Directs and performs technical work related to cultural requirements for a wide variety of plants. Assists in planning, drawing, and installation of landscaping projects including new installations as well as reworking existing ones. Plans, directs and participates in a turf and shrub pest management and fertilization program. Requisitions the supplies and equipment needed for areas under supervision. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Must possess a valid Class “C” Texas driver’s license. Must have or be able to obtain a Texas Department of Agriculture Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License. Knowledge of spraying equipment, grounds maintenance equipment, chemicals and fertilizers used in horticulture and turf maintenance, and be proficient in all phases of work. Working conditions involve continuous exposure equaling fifty percent or more to one or more disagreeable elements such as heat, cold, dust, noise, fumes, dampness, and chemicals. Contacts with other University departments, administrators, faculty, staff, students, visitors, and off-campus agencies will vary according to particular need at the time. Work schedules may vary according to the needs of the department or special projects. Uniforms and identification badges are provided by the University according to departmental policy.

Full Time Part TimeFull TimeQuicklinkhttp://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/21919 EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
Optional Documents
    Screening Questions

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    1. * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
      • Yes
      • No
    2. How did you learn about this position?
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    4. * Are you willing to work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings and weekends?
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    Posted: 5/23/2019
    Application Due: 8/11/2019
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