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GROUNDS & NURSERY SERVICES SPECIALIST 6

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GROUNDS & NURSERY SERVICES SPECIALIST 6
591N
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor

Class Series Concept

See GROUNDS AND NURSERY SERVICES SPECIALIST 1.

Definition

Positions in this level supervise assigned personnel in the landscaping and maintenance program for institution grounds; Positions may plan and manage gardening, greenhouse and grounds maintenance on capitol campus, supervising 15 or more full time Grounds and Nursery Specialists.

Typical Work

Supervises a number of gardeners in carrying out various phases of program; gives technical assistance in gardening, floriculture, tree culture, and surgery and landscaping; 

Formulates crew work schedules to coincide with appropriate dates for ground preparation, planting, transplanting, circulating, cultivating, spraying, cutting and pruning; 

Plans and develops campus landscaping and gardening projects; monitors landscapes installations and other special projects; 

Maintains departmental records; writes reports on grounds maintenance operation; 

Assists in developing policies and procedures.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Positions typically require three to four years experience in gardening, grounds maintenance, nursery, parks, or related activity; at least one year must have been supervisory experience.

Class Specification History

New class consolidates 5110 Grounds Supervisor II, 90160 Gardener 5: adopted January 1, 2006.
Revise class. General revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

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