Civil Service Posting #13-45
October 3, 2012
The following 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, detailed resume, unofficial transcripts, and any license/certifications related to the position to the Office of Human Resources.
Note: Some positions may be represented by a union and may require union dues.
Description: The purpose of this position is to perform skilled labor in connection with grounds maintenance or construction. Under general supervision, the Horticulturist maintains and trims gardens and other bed areas to promote their health and appearance. This position spends a substantial portion of their time in the maintenance and care of annuals, perennials, ornamental grasses, tropicals, wildflowers and shrubs. The Horticulturist performs 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. This position occasionally plants, cultivates, and irrigates trees; may drive pick-ups and other vehicular equipment in performance of assigned duties. The Horticulturist may train lower level employees and from time to time provide guidance to students, grounds workers, or individuals in other grounds classes engaged in routine horticulturist work, and may on occasion perform the duties of a grounds worker when required. This position performs other related duties assigned to include but not limited to: snow removal using appropriate equipment and tools, move furniture and equipment as needed, clean streets and catch basins, and performs as directed the repair and maintenance of secondary roads and parking lots.
1. Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or related field.
2. One year of work experience in a supervisory capacity on landscape construction or maintenance.
Starting salary: $16.96 per hour
Application deadline: October 17, 2012
Residency: Illinois residency required
Qualified applicants must submit a Civil Service application http://www.siue.edu/humanresources/forms/pdf/APPLICATION_FOR_CIVIL_SERVICE_EMPLOYMENT.doc (required), detailed resume, unofficial transcript and any license/certifications related to the position to:
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Office of Human Resources
Campus Box 1040
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1040
Or email your Civil Service application (required), detailed resume, unofficial transcript and any license/certifications related to the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only one Civil Service application is required to be completed per year. Please use only one application to apply for multiple positions.
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.
The Office of Human Resources will not contact applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications listed.
For inquiries please contact the Office of Human Resources at 618-650-2190.
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, religion, national origin, or sex in violation of Title VII. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.
The SIUE ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT contains safety and security information and crime statistics for the past three (3) calendar years. This report is published in compliance with Federal law, entitled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.” For those without computer access, a paper copy of the report may be obtained from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration, Rendleman Hall, Room 2228.