Under the direction of the Director of Grounds or their designee, shall perform varied landscape maintenance and construction work, specialized pesticide work, shrub and tree planting and maintenance, grass maintenance and construction, soil maintenance; operates landscape and snow equipment; does other related duties. The position must be available to work all shifts, overtime and holidays.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs skilled and semi-skilled tasks concerned with the pesticide and general landscape construction and maintenance work.
Applies pesticides to combat all types of pests within the right of way.
Instructs crew personnel in the proper handling, mixing, and application of pesticides.
Trains or assists in training crew personnel on a daily basis by furnishing technical direction.
Responsible for all pesticide applications made by non-certified crew members as required by the State of New Jersey pesticide control laws.
Prepares detailed daily pesticide applications records for all operations under his direction.
Confers with responsible individuals in matters of civil litigation, as required.
Attends Department of Environmental Protection and Energy authorized training programs on new pesticides, application techniques, safety and equipment.
Transports, stores, mix, and apply pesticide in the execution of assigned duties. Renovates or constructs turf areas.
Transplants, cultivates, and fertilizes trees and shrubs as required.
Trims, prunes, and removes trees and shrubs using acceptable horticultural practices consistent with existing policies.
Performs emergency snow work as required.
Performs emergency landscape such as tree damage caused by natural causes or accidents, which adversely affect the highway system. Identifies noxious plants and harmful insects and takes corrective action.
Operates, maintains, makes minor repairs or adjustments to all types of landscape and snow equipment.
Calibrates spraying and spreading equipment used in pesticide, snow, liming, fertilizing, and seeding work.
Provides on-the-job training in general landscape work as well as the technical aspects of pesticide work.
May be required to lean to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office or related units.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Qualifications & Requirements
Two (2) years of experience in the construction and performance of landscape maintenance, including the use of pesticides.
Must possess a New Jersey Commercial Pesticide Applicators License with certifications in categories 3A and 3B.
Required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand or communicate in English sufficiently
NOTE: Salaries for internal candidates are determined by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission's formula. Salaries for external candidates are determined up to step 4 $43,090.22
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Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043
Montclair State University - 20 months ago