THIS POSITION IS LOCATED IN THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT OF
THEOPERATIONS DIVISION OF THE LOUISIANA SCHOOLS FOR THE DEAF &
VISUALLY IMPAIRED (LSDVI)
THE VACANCY FOR THIS POSITION IS TO BE FILLED AS A JOB
Per S.C.S. Rule 23.5,A job appointment is a temporary
appointment of an employee to fill a position in the classified
service for a limited period of time. An appointing authority may
use a job appointment to fill a position for a period not to exceed
four years. An appointing authority may terminate a job appointment
at any time. This rule is subject to Rules 17.20(b)4 and 17.25
concerning layoff related actions.
RELEASE OF ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION INFORMATION: La. R.S.
17:3884(D)requires that any school board wishing to hire a person
who has been assessed or evaluated pursuant to the Children First
Act, La. R.S. 17:3871, et seq., whether that person is already
employed by that school system or not, shall request such person's
assessment and evaluation results as part of the application
process. Please be advised that, as part of the mandated process,
your previous assessment and evaluation results will be requested.
You have the opportunity to apply, review the information received,
and provide any response or information you deem appropriate.
The Louisiana Special Schools do not unlawfully discriminate on
the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age
in our programs and activities, and we provide equal access to the
Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding
non-discrimination in employment may be referred to Kenyetta
Sewell, Human Resources Director at (225) 757-3201 or
The Louisiana Schools for the Deaf and Visually Impaired (LSDVI)
includes two Louisiana
Special Schools (LSS) recognized as elementary and secondary
school systems. Both schools occupy the same campus servicing
students throughout the state who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or
visually impaired. LSDVI operates seven days a week, 24 hours a
The employee in this job is responsible for performing
horticultural duties necessary in the maintenance and repair of
grounds for a 117 acre campus. The buildings include dormitories,
school rooms, and specialty and administrative buildings covering
approximately 450,000 square feet with 45,000 square feet of
walkways and pavilions.
The employee in this position must be able to perform the
necessary duties without significant risk or substantial harm to
his/her own safety/security or the safety/security of others.
Physical activity level - 5. Work requires strenuous physical
exertion for such activities as
climbing, lifting, objects weighing over 50 pounds, crouching or
crawling in restricted areas.
Work has some demand for more than ordinary strength of
No Civil Service test score is required in order to be
considered for this vacancy.
To apply for this vacancy, click on the "Apply" link above and
complete an electronic application, which can be used for this
vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are
responsible for checking the status of their application to
determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status
message information is located under the Information section of the
Current Job Opportunities page.
* Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education
and experience sections on your application. Applications may be
rejected if incomplete.*
For further information about this vacancy contact:
LSDVI Human Resources
(225) 757 - 3207
Two years of experience in any of the following: farming, the
care and maintenance of trees and shrubs, or groundskeeping.
College training will substitute for the required experience on
the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience
provided that six semester hours of each thirty is in any of the
following fields: botany, agriculture, horticulture, floriculture,
agronomy, forestry, turf management, landscape management or
Vocational training in the care and maintenance of trees and
shrubs will substitute for the required experience on a month for
Any college hours or degree must be from a school accredited by
one of the following regional accrediting bodies: the Middle States
Commission on Higher Education; the New England Commission of
Higher Education; the Higher Learning Commission; the Northwest
Commission on Colleges and Universities; the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools; and the Western Association of Schools and
Function of Work:
To provide assistance, guidance, and limited support for an
assigned group of Horticultural Attendants, Mobile Equipment
Operators, Helpers, Laborers, etc. engaged in grounds and
non-highway roads maintenance.
Level of Work:
General from Horticultural Attendant Foreman or other higher
Functional over Horticultural Attendants, Mobile Equipment
Operators, Tree Specialist, Helpers, Laborers, etc. on a regularly
assigned or recurring basis.
Location of Work:
May be used by all state agencies.
Differs from Operators, Horticultural Attendants, and related
jobs by the presence of regular leadworker responsibilities.
Differs from Horticultural Attendant Foreman by absence of first
line supervisory responsibilities.
Examples of Work
Performs a wide variety of tasks in the maintenance and repair
of state facilities and grounds.
Prunes and removes trees ensuring safety and protection of
people, landscaping, and facilities.
Monitors and assesses landscaping needs and reports to
Provides guidance for subordinates as directed.
Surveys assigned jobs and insures that sufficient and proper
material and tools are on hand to complete each day's work.
Directs the sequence of work and assigns tasks to
Works with and sets the pace for assigned subordinates.
Keeps records as required by supervisor.