LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN
LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANPosition Number:
$40,141 - $43,750Pay Grade Level:
Grade 316APosition Type:
Classified Civil Service StaffUnion:
C94/L528 - Council 94/Local 528 (Serv/Maint)Status :
Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent, LimitedRestriction or Limitation Reason:
Leave to Protect StatusEnd Date of Restriction or Limitation:
POSITION #2514 IS LIMITED TO 07/03/21 FOR LEAVE TO PROTECT STATUSDepartment:
Landscape & Grounds MaintenanceContact(s):
Donna L. Charron
Supervising Employee Relations Officer
Office of Human Resource Administration
80 Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
At the time of appointment must be physically qualified to perform assigned duties as evidenced by a physician’s certificate.Campus Location:
POSITION WILL BE REQUIRED TO WORK IN ANY KINGSTON CAMPUS LOCATIONS OR OTHER URI PROPERTIES.Duties and Responsibilities:
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
To perform technical and skilled work relating to a landscape maintenance program in the statewide highway system; to be responsible for the maintenance of equipment, the application of pesticides, and the utilization of plants used to beautify median strips, slope coverages and roadsides; and to do related work as required.
Works under the general supervision of a superior with considerable latitude for the use of independent judgement in the application of the practices and techniques of the trade; work is reviewed usually upon completion.
May lay out, assign, supervise and review the work of subordinates
assigned to assist in a statewide roadside landscape maintenance program.
ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
To perform technical and skilled work relating to a landscape maintenance program in the statewide highway system.
May be responsible for the supervision of subordinates engaged in cleaning and maintaining roadside, landscape planting, including transplanting shrubs or trees, pruning trees, tree stump removal, weeding, spraying, fertilizing, rolling and sodding slopes, and mowing grass.
To be responsible for the maintenance of shrubbery and other plants used to beautify median strips, slope coverages and roadsides.
To supervise maintenance subordinates in special roadside projects such as selective tree and shrubbery thinning and appropriate herbicide application procedures dealing with native flora.
To recommend landscape planting for roadside improvements and erosion control, including grading, filling, sloping, seeding and sodding.
To be responsible for explaining landscape maintenance policies and plans to subordinates.
To inspect trees, shrubs and grass planting and other landscape work done by private vendors to insure that the work has been done according to specifications.
To make field investigations for the purpose of detecting roadside trees which should be removed or trimmed.
To submit reports as to progress of the work in landscape maintenance projects.
As required, to assist during emergency operations.
To do related work as required.
A working knowledge of acceptable roadside landscape maintenance methods, practices and techniques and the ability to apply such methods, practices and techniques, including the safe use of appropriate equipment; a working knowledge of arboriculture, turf maintenance and safe use of herbicides; a working knowledge of the methods commonly used in the eradication of insect pests and diseases of ornamental plants; the ability to lay out, coordinate and
supervise the work of unskilled personnel; the ability to direct proper seeding, sodding and fertilizing methods and practices; the ability to keep records and prepare written reports; the ability to follow oral and written instructions; and related capacities and abilities.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
EDUCATION: Such as may have been gained through: graduation from a senior high school; and
EXPERIENCE: Such as may have been gained through: considerable employment in public agency or in private industry involving arboriculture or landscape maintenance at a technical level.
OR, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.
SPECIALREQUIREMENT: At the time of appointment must be a licensed standard Arborist and a Pesticide Applicator as regulated by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management and must maintain such in good standing; also must possess and maintain a valid Rhode Island Commercial
Driver’s License, CDL Class B
At time of appointment must be physically qualified to perform assigned duties as evidenced by a physician’s certificate.Environmental Conditions:
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditionsWork Hours:
7:30 AM to 4:00 PM — Monday through Friday
Days Off: Saturday & Sunday
05/04/2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
AT THE TIME OF APPOINTMENT APPLICANT MUST BE A LICENSED STANDARD ARBORIST AND A PESTICIDE APPLICATOR AS REGULATED BY THE RI DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. PLEASE ATTACH BOTH LICENSES DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS UNDER “REQUIRED LICENSE”.APPLICANT MUST ALSO MUST POSSESS AND MAINTAIN A VALID RHODE ISLAND COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE, CDL CLASS B. PLEASE ATTACH THIS LICENSE DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS UNDER “OTHER DOCUMENT”.Quicklink for Posting: