Assistant Horticulturist

Recruitment #21-CI7720-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this position exists is to perform professional landscape maintenance work.  The work responsibilities of this position are: maintains all plants, shrubs, trees, hedges, ornamental plants and turf; maintains and repairs irrigation systems; designs landscape work for new exhibits; trains and supervises personnel; performs administrative related duties; and contributes to department objectives.  Incumbents receive supervision from the Maintenance and Construction Supervisor.  

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Agronomy or related field and one year supervisory experience in landscape maintenance to include experience in pruning, fertilizing, identifying disease or insect problems, irrigation and landscape design.
 
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

Special Requirements

Ability to perform work related tasks in varying, sometimes extreme, weather conditions.  Ability to work assigned weekends, evenings and holidays as needed to serve as the on-site contact person. Ability obtain and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license. Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Alabama Ornamental and Turf Pest Control certification within six months after appointment. 

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill current vacancies and any other vacancies that may occur during the life of the register.  The current vacancy is with the Montgomery Zoo. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  If more than five qualified applications are received, a selection procedure will be administered to rank applicants on the register.  Tied scores will not be broken. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a pre-employment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a background check. (Candidates will be asked to provide consent prior to the administration of background checks.)

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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