HORTICULTURAL ATTENDANT SUPERINTENDANT

LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans   New Orleans, LA   Full-time     Management
Posted on July 10, 2024
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This is work supervising the maintenance of the landscaped grounds and parking facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Supervises horticultural attendants and mobile equipment operators
  • Inspects finished work of subordinates for quality and completeness
  • Discusses projects with the Manager of Building Services to exchange ideas on methods to be used and to eliminate misunderstandings prior to beginning the work
  • Monitors the work of service provider in the care and maintenance of turfgrass and ornamental landscape plantings at the Downtown and School of Dentistry campuses
  • Inspects ornamental plant beds to verify plant health (full color & growth with minimal insect or fungal outbreaks) and for the presence of weeds
  • Monitors the scheduled and unscheduled pruning of ornamental plants
  • Monitors maintenance by a service provider of controllers, valves and sprinklers for proper settings and operation
  • Participates in intramural field irrigation maintenance and repairs
  • Maintains a sufficient supply of replacement parts and repair materials to respond to any failures in the irrigation system
  • Verifies familiarity with all label instructions and recommendations for the correct application method and amount of pesticide to be used BEFORE EACH USE to insure compliance by personnel
  • Monitors entire application to insure drifts of pesticide, especially fine sprays and dusts, on to non-target plants and other surfaces, is avoided
  • Hiring, terminations, and personnel recordkeeping
  • Parking garage, parking lot, sidewalk and curb maintenance
  • Procures materials from vendors
  • EEO Statement: LSU Health New Orleans is committed to leveraging diversity as an educational resource and an institutional core value. We seek candidates who will contribute to a climate where students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds have equitable access and success opportunities. As an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, we welcome all to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.