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Specialist, Grounds

Apply now Title: Specialist, Grounds
Job no: 493900
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Categories: Staff
Hiring Range: $33,105-$41,381

This position will be open until filled.

Job Summary: Provide horticultural expertise in conjunction with the installation, troubleshooting, construction, maintenance, and repair of facilities. This includes production, design, culture, and identification of plants and gardens. Position may serve as lead worker, assigning and reviewing work and providing direction and instruction to others; and may assist in the purchasing of supplies and equipment. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's Degree and 3 years experience. Or a combination of experience and education sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Licensing Requirements:

Valid Driver's License.

Pesticide Applicator Certification (current or ability to obtain)

Hiring Range: $33,105-$41,381

Preferred Qualifications:

Turf and Lawn care experience, tree care experience, equipment operator, Snow removal, Greenhouse experience

Job Specific Task List:

  • Provides horticultural expertise and researches trends and materials to plan, design, and develop new plants, crops, gardens, and container gardens; perform garden renovations and other special projects. - (Essential)
  • Landscapes and maintains grounds, gardens, and plant collections using a variety of hand or power tools or grounds equipment. - (Essential)
  • Performs greenhouse production/propagation of annuals, tropicals, perennials, and shrubs as needed for campus gardens. - (Essential)
  • Performs floral design and decorations for special events. - (Essential)
  • Assist in scheduling and monitoring work performed by outside contractors. - (Essential)
  • Maintains and repairs assigned equipment as needed; performs ongoing checks to determine need and ensure operational safety. - (Essential)
  • Records maintenance schedules, statistics, and activities as required on assigned computer systems and specified forms and documents. - (Essential)
  • Perform other duties as assigned. - (Standard)

Job Type: Full Time 12 Month




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HACC embraces, supports, and actively pursues a policy of inclusiveness that reflects and appreciates the diversity of the community it serves and the world in which we live.

The Board of Trustees and the President lead HACC’s commitment to open access to education, diversity, cultural sensitivity, and equal opportunity in employment. This commitment serves to promote a college-wide environment of collegiality, inclusiveness, respect, and cultural competence.

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  • We embrace broad engagement in the shared governance process.


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