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General Environmental Technician 3 (Floriculturist) GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Company: Government jobs
Location: Coleman
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Description

General Environmental Technician 3
Floriculturist
GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Under general supervision, performs a variety of tasks in connection with the propagation, cultivation, care, and exhibition of native and tropical plants in greenhouses, buildings, and park areas. Examples of Duties

  • Performs the individual tasks involved in assignments such as planting seeds, making cuttings and grafts, layering and setting out plants, bulbs and tubers.
  • Pots and repots plants.
  • Cultivates, fertilizes, and waters plants.
  • Prunes shrubs and vines and collects seeds.
  • Regulates the temperature of greenhouses and conservatories.
  • Lays-out and plants, cultivates, mulches and edges flower beds throughout the season.
  • Carries out plans for arranging flowers for show.
  • Supervises the work of a small group of helpers who prepares soil, water, fertilizes and cultivates plants, prunes or cuts back, sets out and/or stores bulbs and tubers; pots plants, and cuts back perennials for the winter, as required.
  • Assigns tasks and instructs workers.
  • Inspects work in process and upon completion.
  • Repairs small tools and equipment used in cultivating flowers and plants.
  • Applies pesticides to land or plant life. Minimum Qualifications

  • High School graduation or GED. Preferably completion of two years of college coursework in horticulture, floriculture or related field.
  • Two years of professional experience in greenhouse work or landscape and/or garden work.
    Equivalency
    • Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.

      LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
      • Employees in this class will be required, when necessary, to operate a Motor Vehicle. Valid State of Michigan Operator License is required.
      • Employees in this class will be required to obtain a valid State of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Certification with the categories: Core, 3B (ornamental), and 7E (interiors cape) and 6 (right of way) within six months of entry into this classification. Supplemental Information

        Evaluation Plan
        • Interview: 70%
        • Evaluation of Training, Experience & Personal Qualifications: 30%
        • Total of Interview and Evaluation T.E.P: 100%Additional points may be awarded for:
          • Veteran Points: 0 - 15 points
          • Detroit Residency Credit: 15 point

            KNOWLEDGE OF:
            • Propagation and cultivation of native and tropical plants.
            • Greenhouse methods used in protection of plants from diseases, insects, and pests.
              SKILL IN:
              • Planting and propagation; seed germination, plant division, plant cuttings such as leaf, stem and tip cuttings.
              • Observation to determine growth and detect insects, disease, watering issues, and other relating issues pertaining to plant growth and health.
                ABILITY TO:
                • Operate a personal computer.
                • Display mechanical aptitude.
                • Display initiative, industriousness and dependability.
                • Interact effectively with the public and others with tact and diplomacy.
                  DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
                  • Work is performed in greenhouses, conservatories and outdoors with exposure to all seasonal weather conditions and to pesticides. Work involves frequent lifting, bending and resting on knees.

                    City Employees Benefits Summary

                    EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

                    The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:

                    Medical
                    Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits after ninety-one (91) days of employment.
                    Dental
                    Eligible for dental care after sixth (6) months of employment.

                    Vision
                    Eligible for eye care after six (6)months of employment.

                    Life Insurance
                    Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.

                    Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan)
                    The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.

                    Sick Leave
                    City employees accrue sick leave based on the number of regular hours worked. Full time employees earn ninety-six (96) hours of sick leave per year. You may carry over your unused sick leave. Effective July 7, 2012 maximum accumulation is 300 hours.

                    VACATION and LEAVE

                    Holidays
                    New Year's Day
                    Martin Luther King's Birthday
                    Good Friday
                    Memorial Day
                    Independence Day
                    Labor Day
                    Veterans Day
                    Thanksgiving Day
                    Day after Thanksgiving
                    Christmas Eve
                    Christmas Day
                    New Year's Eve

                    Other Leave Policies
                    The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,

                    RETIREMENT BENEFITS
                    City Employees Retirement System
                    As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:
                    --- Completion of thirty (30) years of service; - At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or - At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service. (In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply); --- An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service; --- Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.
                    Advancement Opportunities
                    Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.

                    Have a successful career with the City of

                    Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.

                    01 Do you possess a High School Diploma or GED?
                    • Yes
                    • No

                      02 Do you have two years of college coursework in horticulture, floriculture or related field, in which you completed?
                      • Yes
                      • No

                        03 Do you have two (2) years of professional experience in greenhouse work or landscape and/or garden work? If so, explain in detail.

                        04 Do you possess a valid State of Michigan Driver's License?
                        • Yes
                        • No

                          05 Do you posses a valid State of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Certification? Employees in this class will be required to obtain a valid State of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Certification with the categories: Core, 3B (ornamental), and 7E (interiors cape) and 6 (right of way) within six months of entry into this classification.
                          • Yes
                          • No

                            * Required Question

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