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Civil Service Position CS14-11
August 5, 2013

Position Title

Hiring Unit
Facilities Management

Job Description/Responsibilities
The Facilities Management Horticulturist performs skilled labor in connection with grounds maintenance or construction.  Under general supervision, maintains and trims garden and other bed areas to promote their health and appearance.

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Spending a substantial portion of their time in the maintenance and care of perennials, ornamental grasses, tropicals, wildflowers, and shrubs.
  • Performing work in planting, transplanting, fertilizing, spraying, watering, pruning, and otherwise tending to the cultivation of flowers, bushes, or other shrubbery, and ornamental plants and wildflowers.
  • Occasionally planting, cultivating, and irrigating trees; may drive pick-ups and other vehicular equipment in performance of assigned duties.

The Horticulturist position may be assigned additional related duties and responsibilities in support of the department’s mission and goals.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s degree in horticulture.
2. One year of work experience in a supervisory capacity on landscape construction or maintenance.
3. Illinois Applicator License and CDL License (highly preferred)

Personal Attributes Needed to Undertake Job

  1. Through knowledge of method, materials, and tools used in gardening or landscaping.
  2. General knowledge of different species of plants and their growing characteristics.
  3. Knowledge of plant life disease and methods to control them.
  4. Knowledge of safe practices and willingness and ability to follow them.
  5. Ability to follow complex instructions and willingness to work as directed.
  6. Agility
  7. Environment is mainly out of doors; position requires tolerance for heat and cold.

Illinois residency required


$16.96 per hour

Application Process
This position is a current civil service vacancy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.  Applicants compete by examination.  If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete and submit a Civil Service application to the Office of Human Resources.  Examination appointments are required. NOTE: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues.

Qualified applicants must submit a Civil Service application http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/forms/pdf/APPLICATION_FOR_CIVIL_SERVICE_EMPLOYMENT.doc (required), detailed resume and unofficial transcripts to:

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Office of Human Resources
Campus Box 1040
Edwardsville, IL  62026-1040

Or email your Civil Service application (required), resume and unofficial transcripts to:  civilserviceapplications@siue.edu.

Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions. The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.  If qualifying by education, you must submit your transcript at the time of application. Applicants qualifying for Veteran’s preference must submit a copy of form DD214 at the time of application.  Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

For more information please visit the Office of Human Resources website at www.siue.edu/humanresources or call Civil Service Testing at 618-650-2190.

Application Deadline
August 19, 2013

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status in violation of Title VII.

The SIUE Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at http://www.siue.edu/securityreport.  The report contains campus safety and security information, crime statistics, fire safety policies, and fire statistics for the previous three calendar years.  This report is published in compliance with Federal law, titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” and the Higher Education Opportunity Act also known as the “Campus Fire Safety Right to Know.”  For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained, with a 24-hour notice, from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228, 618-650-2536.

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