• Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Jun 08, 2022
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description



Job ID: 241500
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Department Information
9950301 - Grounds Operations

Job Summary
Supervise and direct the University campus horticulture program. Schedule, supervise, and participate in propagation, cultivation, and care of annuals, perennials, ornamental trees and shrub. Apply chemicals and fertilizer on all areas of campus. Serve as key leader in maintaining campus beautification.

  • Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
  • Hire, schedule, and oversee student workers
  • Assist in the development of educational garden installations
  • Assist with research projects
  • Provide on and off-site horticultural education program
  • Plan, direct and participate in turf and shrub pest management and fertilization program
  • Maintain an active plant nursery and greenhouse operations for campus beautification
  • Plan and direct propagation, cultivation, preparation, and maintenance of annual color beds
  • Direct and perform technical work related to cultural requirements for a wide variety of plants
  • Assist in planning and installation of landscaping projects including new installations as well as reworking existing ones

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
  • Associate's degree in horticulture or related field

Required Experience
  • Seven (7) years experience working in plant, landscaping, garden industry or related field
  • Supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Educational Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in horticulture or related field

Proposed Salary
$14.86 - $18.17 per hour

Required Documents to Attach
  • Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section of your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
  • Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position

  • Knowledge of horticultural principles and practices
  • Extensive knowledge of trees, flowers, shrubs, turf, cultivation, pruning and other aspects of plant biology
  • Working knowledge of common and botanical names of trees, flowers, shrubs and grasses, insects, parasites and plant disease
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

  • Experience in team development and supervision
  • Ability to work well in a diverse and inclusive environment through commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date
Open Until Filled

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at hrservice@georgiasouthern.edu.

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or oneusgsupport@usg.edu.

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community

Proof of valid driver's license upon hire and throughout employment

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
  • This is a supervisory position
  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Duties performed outdoors
  • Work can be physically demanding and repetitious
  • Potential risk of injury from gardening equipment or weather
  • May lift up to 25 lbs. with or without assistance
  • This position requires a valid driver's license

Background Check
Standard, Education and DMV

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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