Instructions for current University employees applying for Civil Service Positions

Title:
NURSERY WORKER II, WS-05, BU-01
Position Number:
48951
Organization:
  • OFFICE OF PLANNING & FACILITIES
  • BUILDINGS & GROUNDS MANAGEMENT
Location:
MANOA, OAHU
Last Day To File:
5/30/2017
Work Schedule:
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY
  • 6:00AM - 2:30PM
Fund:
GENERAL

Job Duties

Plans, supervises and performs all phases of nursery work in seed collection, cleaning and storing of seeds, seed germination, transplanting, crop production, propagation, pruning, fertilization and cultivation, and the control of weeds, insects and diseases of plants in a nursery or an experimental field; supervises the maintenance of a nursery; and performs other related duties as required.

Experience Requirement

Basic Requirement:

Experience, education, training, or any combination thereof, which demonstrates the ability to read and to comprehend and apply written and oral directions.

Specialized Experience:

Two (2) years experience showing knowledge of the methods of vegetative and seed plant propagation such as air-layering, grafting, budding, cottage, seed storage, cross-pollination; application of insecticides, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides; the care and maintenance of plants; principles and practices of nursery work; identification, prevention, eradication, and control of plant diseases, weeds and insect pest, soil conditions, characteristics and nutrients; equipment, materials and facilities used in nursery work; plants indigenous to the area; and ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to keep simple records.

Supervisory Aptitutude:

*Applicants must possess supervisory aptitude. Supervisory aptitude is the demonstration of aptitude or potential for the performance of supervisory duties through successful completion of regular or special assignments which involve some supervisory responsibilities or aspects of supervision, e.g., by serving as a group or team leader; or in similar work in which opportunities for demonstrating supervisory capabilities exist; or by the completion of training courses in supervision accompanied by application of supervisory skills in work assignments; and/or by favorable appraisals by a supervisor indicating the possession of supervisory potential.

Selective Certification

1. Applicant must possess a valid license to drive in the State of Hawai‘i.

2. Applicant must, within 6 months from the date of hire, obtain a certificate as a Commercial Applicator of Restricted Pesticides – Category 3, Ornamental and Turf Pest Control, and obtain medical clearance, training, and fit-testing to use a respirator.

Substitutions Allowed

Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:

1. Completion of a two-year vocational agriculture curriculum at an accredited high school which provided the applicant with knowledge of the various methods of vegetative and seed plant propagation; identification, prevention, control and eradication of plant diseases and insect pests; soil conditions, characteristics and nutrients; proper application of insecticides, pesticides and other plant chemicals; and ability to apply these knowledge as demonstrated by practical experience such as an agricultural practicum, field experience, or other "hands-on" experience involving principles of ornamental horticulture may be substituted for one (1) year of Specialized Experience.

2. Study at an accredited university, community college or vocational/technical school which included at least one course in each of the following areas-horticulture, entomology, plant pathology and soil science--may be substituted for Specialized Experience on a year-for-year basis. (30 semester hour credits or 45 quarter hour credits is equivalent to one year of experience). This coursework must have provided knowledge of identification of plants indigenous to the area; various methods of vegetative and seed plant propagation such as air-layering, grafting, budding, cuttage, seed storage, cross-pollination; the application of insecticides, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides; the care and maintenance of plants; principles and practices of nursery work; the identification, prevention, control and eradication of insect pests and plant diseases; equipment, materials and facilities used in nursery work; and soil conditions, characteristics and nutrients.

Physical and Medical Requirements

Applicants must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position, effectively and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Internal Complaint Process (Administrative Review)

Applicants who do not agree with an action taken on their application must file an internal complaint with the System Director of Human Resources, in accordance with the University’s Administrative Procedure A9.140. The internal compliant form must be completed and contain the specific reasons(s) supporting the request for review. Complaints must be postmarked within seven (7) working days from the date of notice and sent to: University of Hawai‘i, Office of Human Resources, Civil Service Employee Relations Section, 2440 Campus Road, Administrative Services Bldg. #2, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822. A change as a result of the internal complaint will not affect the employment consideration of referred applicants or another applicant’s appointment to the vacancy.