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Supplemental Information

This position is with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Keithville, La. Job duties include but not limited to: operating zero-turn lawn mower, weeding, maintenance, of shrubbery, and trees, landscaping, flower beds, maintaining, irrigation system, and setting grave markers. Must be able to life 50 lbs and work outside.

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Mynisha Hardin, MBA
Human Resource Analyst B
Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs
602 N 5th Street,Ste 2
Baton Rouge, LA 70802



One year of experience in any of the following: farming, the care and maintenance of trees and shrubs, or groundskeeping.
College training will substitute for the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience provided that six semester hours of each thirty is in any of the following fields: botany, agriculture, horticulture, floriculture, agronomy, forestry, turf management, landscape management or landscape architecture.
Vocational training in the care and maintenance of trees and shrubs will substitute for the required experience on a month for month basis.NOTE:
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To propagate plants, record data, arrange plant displays, prepare and apply pesticides, prepare classroom materials, and supervise student assistants. To perform work of a skilled nature to maintain grounds around state buildings and institutions.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Direct from Horticultural Attendant Foreman, Horticulturist, or other higher level supervisor.

Supervision Exercised:
May exercise functional supervision over student workers, laborers, inmates, and patients.

Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Horticultural Attendant Leader by absence of regular leadworker responsibilities.

Differs from Tree Specialist by absence of responsibility for trimming trees at considerable heights.

Examples of Work

Performs diversified and skilled work in care of plants, vegetation, trees, and grounds of an agency.

Prunes and trims trees and shrubs as needed or on a seasonal basis.

Performs any related duties necessary for the growth and appearance of trees, plants, and vegetation.

Propagates, cultivates, fertilizes, disbuds, and schedules foliage, vegetable, horticultural, florist, and woody ornamental crops.

Monitors and adjusts environmental control system for plant structures.

Monitors pest activity; schedules, prepares, and applies pesticides, and calibrates pesticide applicators.

Records data on crop development, yields, and environment.

Gives direction to student workers; checks quality and quantity of student work.

Schedules, selects, prepares, delivers, and arranges plant material for university functions.

Prepares materials and aids in supervision of student laboratory exercises.

Maintains inventory of supplies and tools, including preparing material orders.

Operates and maintains, through minor repairs, common horticultural machines and irrigation systems.

Assists Horticulturist in greenhouse and small nursery management.

Grows and maintains houseplants for use in state offices.

Job Category: Cemetery Arrangements/Sales
Company: State of Louisiana
Job Type: Full Time
Education: Associate Degree
Job Location: Keithville Louisiana
Experience: 2 - 5 years
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