Murdoch Developmental Center is a state residential facility for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities, located in the Butner, North Carolina, near Research Triangle Park. Murdoch is a caring community where professionals work with people of various ages, cognitive, and functional abilities . To be considered for employment, applicants must be in good standing with the North Carolina Personnel Health Care Registry .
Position is responsible for the complete maintenance of over 80 acres of Murdoch Developmental Center’s grounds. Duties include line trimming, raking leaves, mulching, tree cutting and trimming, weeding, pruning, and general clean-up. Grounds employees provide extra manpower for other assignments as required. This employee supervises the work of inmates from the minimum security prison. Employee will be performing heavy work exerting approximately 100 lbs. of force and 40lbs. of force frequently. The work schedule is 7:30am- 4:00pm M-F. Employees are subject to being called back during inclement weather. Occasionally there is weekend work that cannot be done during normal work hours. Anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2013.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Experience in tractor, bobcat, backhoe, lifts, pole saw, pruners, chain saws, twin –axle vehicles, power lawnmowers. Applicants must have worked in grounds and landscape business two years or more.
Preferred: Applicants with High School Diploma, three years experience in grounds and landscape business
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Education and/or experience in the performance of a variety of manual tasks that is directly related to the job and consistent with accepted practices of the trade equivalent to one year of experience.
Supplemental and Contact Information:
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. All positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities (DSOHF) shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks. DHHS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions Subject to the State Personnel Act (SPA). To be considered for employment, an applicant must be in good standing with the North Carolina Health Care Personnel Registry.
To apply for this position, please click the APPLY link above. To receive qualifying credit for all of your work history and credentials, applicants must complete their entire work history and education (including High School) on the online State of North Carolina application. “See Resume” is not acceptable and information omitted from the application cannot be considered for qualifying credit. It is important that you answer all questions associated with the application to receive proper credit. Resumes may be uploaded with your application, but will not be accepted in lieu of a fully completed application and will not be considered for qualifying credit.
Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Here are two, of several organizations, that perform this service:
International Education Research Foundation - www.ierf.org
World Education Services, Incorporated - www.wes.org
Applicants seeking Veteran's preference must scan and attach either form DD-214 or discharge orders.
If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting closing date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.
Processing applications will take an average of 6 – 8 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. It is not necessary to contact the Human Resources Office to check the status of an application. During the application review process, please refer to your “Application Status Tab” in your internet account to determine the status of your application. Upon the closing date, applications are “Under Review” and will be screened by Human Resources for the most qualified applicants. Applications determined to be “Not among pool of most qualified applicants” will not go any further. Although you may meet the minimal qualifications, there were other applicants that were considered more qualified for the position. If you are in the most qualified group of applicants your status will change to “Application forwarded to Hiring Manager”. Please note that this does not guarantee you an interview. Hiring Managers will contact you by phone if you are selected for an interview. All applicants that are sent to a Hiring Manager will receive an email or letter after a final decision has been made.
Terri Boyd, HR Recruiter
Murdoch Developmental Center
1600 East C Street
Butner NC 27509
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - 9 months ago