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City of Detroit General Environmental Technician 3 (Floriculturist) in Detroit, Michigan

General Environmental Technician 3 (Floriculturist)

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General Environmental Technician 3 (Floriculturist)

Salary

$37,011.00 - $45,689.00 Annually

Location

MI, MI

Job Type

Certified-Regular Civil Service

Job Number

20233619123DLDB

Department

General Services

Opening Date

02/09/2024

Bargaining Unit

1140

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Description

General Environmental Technician 3

Floriculturist

GENERAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Under general supervision, performs a variety of tasks in connection with the propagation, cultivation, care, and exhibition of native and tropical plants in greenhouses, buildings, and park areas.

Examples of Duties

  • Performs the individual tasks involved in assignments such as planting seeds, making cuttings and grafts, layering and setting out plants, bulbs and tubers.

  • Pots and repots plants.

  • Cultivates, fertilizes, and waters plants.

  • Prunes shrubs and vines and collects seeds.

  • Regulates the temperature of greenhouses and conservatories.

  • Lays-out and plants, cultivates, mulches and edges flower beds throughout the season.

  • Carries out plans for arranging flowers for show.

  • Supervises the work of a small group of helpers who prepares soil, water, fertilizes and cultivates plants, prunes or cuts back, sets out and/or stores bulbs and tubers; pots plants, and cuts back perennials for the winter, as required.

  • Assigns tasks and instructs workers.

  • Inspects work in process and upon completion.

  • Repairs small tools and equipment used in cultivating flowers and plants.

  • Applies pesticides to land or plant life.

Minimum Qualifications

Required

  • High School Diploma or G.E. D.

  • Two (2) years experience in grounds maintenance work and landscape and/or greenhouse work.

  • One (1) year of supervisory experience.

Preferred

  • Preferably completion of two years of college coursework in horticulture, floriculture or related field.

    Equivalency

  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.

LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Employees in this class will be required, when necessary, to operate a Motor Vehicle. Valid State of Michigan Operator License is required.

  • Employees in this class will be required to obtain a valid State of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Certification with the categories: Core, 3B (ornamental), and 7E (interiors cape) and 6 (right of way) within six months of entry into this classification.

KNOWLEDGE OF :

  • Propagation and cultivation of native and tropical plants.

  • Greenhouse methods used in protection of plants from diseases, insects, and pests.

    SKILL IN :

  • Planting and propagation; seed germination, plant division, plant cuttings such as leaf, stem and tip cuttings.

  • Observation to determine growth and detect insects, disease, watering issues, and other relating issues pertaining to plant growth and health.

    ABILITY TO :

  • Operate a personal computer.

  • Display mechanical aptitude.

  • Display initiative, industriousness and dependability.

  • Interact effectively with the public and others with tact and diplomacy.

    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS :

  • Work is performed in greenhouses, conservatories and outdoors with exposure to all seasonal weather conditions and to pesticides. Work involves frequent lifting, bending and resting on knees.

Supplemental Information

Evaluation Plan

  • Interview: P/F

  • Evaluation of Training, Experience & Personal Qualifications: 100%

  • Total of Interview and Evaluation T.E.P: 100%

    Additional points may be awarded for:

  • Veteran Points: 0 – 15 points

  • Detroit Residency Credit: 15 point

LRD: 10/11/2023

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

The City of Detroit offers a competitive and comprehensive employee benefit package. We pride ourselves on the longevity of our employees. Part of the reason for the low turnover rate is the exceptional benefit package listed below. Benefits include, but are not limited to the following:

HEALTH

  • Medical - Eligible for hospital, surgical, and prescription drug benefits.

  • Dental

  • Vision

INSURANCE

  • Life Insurance - Optional group insurance available to employee and their family. The City pays 60% of premium for first $12,500 of employee life insurance. Employee may purchase, at own expense, life insurance for spouse and each dependent.

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance (Income Protection Plan) - The City offers disability insurance through payroll deductions for persons who become disabled and who are not yet eligible for a service retirement.

PAID TIME OFF

  • Sick Leave

  • Vacation

  • Holidays

OTHER LEAVE BENEFITS

The City also has the following paid and unpaid leaves; funeral leave, Family and Medical Leave, jury duty, military duty leave, unpaid personal leave,

RETIREMENT BENEFITS

City Employees Retirement System

As a regular City employee you automatically become a member of the General Retirement System. This entitles you to a retirement allowance after:

• Completion of thirty (30) years of service;

  • At age sixty (60) if you have at least ten (10) years of service, or

  • At age sixty-five (65) with eight (8) years of service.

• In the event of disability, other eligibility rules apply);

  • An early, actuarially reduced, retirement is offered after you have attained at least twenty-five (25) years of service;

• Employees are vested after ten (10) years of service, regardless of age.

ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES - Employees have many opportunities for growth and career advancement throughout all City departments and divisions.

Have a successful career with the City of Detroit. Always remember that you are a part of a team with a common Vision of delivering excellent service to the citizens of the City of Detroit.

01

Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?

  • Yes

  • No

    02

    Do you have a valid State of Michigan Driver's License?

  • Yes

  • No

    03

    Have you completed two years of college coursework in horticulture, floriculture or a related field?

  • Yes

  • No

    04

    How many years of Supervisory experience do you have?

  • Zero

  • One

  • Two or more

    05

    Do you have a valid State of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Certification?

  • Yes

  • No

    06

    If you answered no to the previous question, would you be willing to get a valid State of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Certification within 6 months?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question

Agency

City of Detroit

Address

Coleman A. Young Municipal Center 2 Woodward Ave ste 316 Detroit, Michigan, 48226

Website

http://www.detroitmi.gov/Detroit-Opportunities/Find-A-Job

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