Join our Talent Network
Skip to main content

Landscape Technician, Senior - SWITC

Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/02
Posting End Date: 2024/05/02
Category: Facility Management
Sub Category: Grounds & Landscaping
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Nampa, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 17.55
Maximum Salary: 17.55
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

Share:
Save Job Saved

Description

DEDICATED TO STRENGTHENING THE HEALTH, SAFETY, AND INDEPENDENCE OF IDAHOANS

***THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE OPEN UNTIL FILLED. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO BE CONSIDERED.

Do you enjoy working outdoors? The Southwest Idaho Treatment Center (SWITC) in Nampa has an opening for a Landscape Technician, Senior. The schedule will be Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (the start and end may vary depending on the seasons/temperature). May work an occasional off hour shift or weekend. This is a temporary, seasonal position.

WHY WORK AT SWITC? 

SWITC is a 24-hour facility and our mission is to support individuals in crisis to become stable, develop skills, and to successfully transition to the community. We employ over 100 professionals and work together to meet our mission for each client who comes to SWITC. Integrity, high quality customer service, and compassion are core values that will lead to success at SWITC and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. You will work at one of Idaho's historic landmarks that was built in the early 1900's which is surrounded by acres of open space with beautiful gardens, wildlife, and walking paths for our employees to enjoy

 Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation.  

Temporary positions are limited to working 1,385 hours in a 12-month period for any one state agency. Employees are eligible for benefits if they work twenty (20) hours or more per week and the term of employment is expected to exceed five (5) continuous months. 

BENEFITS:

BEST RETIREMENT AVAILABLE IN THE NATION 

We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 

OTHER EXCELLENT BENEFITS

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance - incredible rates!(full-time/30+ hours per week)
  • PERSI Choice 401(k)
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 
  • Wide variety of training opportunities
  • Some positions offer flexible hours and/or telecommuting

 

EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:

  • Responsible for landscaping and grounds maintenance.
  • May train and assign work to subordinates.
  • May design and implement beds and borders including recommendations for new planting, replanting and reorganizing existing plans of lawn areas, shrubbery, shade and ornamental trees and flower beds.
  • Inspect plants, trees and shrubs for insect pests or disease and take necessary measures for eradication.
  • Maintain records and files and submit reports as required.
  • May develop snow removal plans.
  • Work in all types of weather conditions outside.
  • Operate and maintain all types of grounds machinery.
  • Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position. It is highly recommended to attach a one-page cover letter to your application to demonstrate how you meet the requirements below.

  • Willing and physically able to lift and carry items weighing approximately 50 lbs., bend, stoop and shovel in all types of weather.
  • Six months of experience working for Idaho State government performing the duties of a Landscape Technician (or Grounds Maintenance Worker); OR one year experience in landscaping and general grounds maintenance work OR completion of a recognized course of study in landscape gardening or landscape design such as a formal vocational training program or a two-year college course in ornamental horticulture or landscape work.
  • Eligible to drive a state vehicle.

Learn About a Career with DHW


***PLEASE NOTE: application assistance is not available after the business hours listed below, on the weekends, or on holidays and you must apply before 4:59 pm on the closing date. When applying, use CHROME as your browser to avoid complications.

If you have questions, please contact us at:

Email is the quickest way to get an answer to your questions.

(answered Monday through Friday during business hours MST)

EMAIL: [email protected] 
PHONE:
(208) 334-0681

EEO/ADA/Veteran:

The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

Share: