Thursday, November 2, 2017

Chemical Specialist - City of Farmers Branch

The City of Farmers Branch prides itself on the extensive maintenance and landscaping of its 27 award-wining parks.  Farmers Branch offers a variety of amenities and attractions, including world-class athletic fields, walking trials, public artwork, picnic pavilions, playground and much more. 
The City is currently accepting applications for a Chemicals Specialist I.  Please review the position details below and if interested, apply online at http://www.farmersbranchtx.gov/598/Job-Opportunities.

POSITION SUMMARY
The purpose of this position is to eliminate pests and weeds on all park properties in the City utilizing specialized equipment and best management practices.

The City of Farmers Branch will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come, first serve basis. As soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice after a three business day minimum posting.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Diagnoses plant and turf problems, recommends appropriate treatment and schedules work. Eliminates pests using best management practices and specialized equipment on park properties. Organizes equipment and supplies for daily assignments, performs routine maintenance on equipment, accurately measures and applies chemicals on target pests, and completes written documentation of work performed. 

Works special events and other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature that may be obtained with six-months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. 

Three years related experience required. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours and weekends and holidays as needed. Subject to "on-call/stand-by" duty and required to be in an on-call rotation.

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Must possess a valid Driver's License. Must obtain a Class "B" Commercial Driver's License to successfully complete the six-month probationary period.

Must have Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator License in Landscape Maintenance (3A), Vegetation Management (5), and Aquatic (6), prior to employment.

Texas Certified Nursery Professional (TCNP) from the Texas Nursery and Landscape (TNLA) Association preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Work requires the occasional direction of helpers, assistants, seasonal employees, interns, or temporary employees.

Decisions regarding implementation of policies may be made. Contact may involve support of controversial positions or the negotiation of sensitive issues or important presentations. Contacts may involve stressful, negative interactions with the public requiring high levels of tact and the ability to respond to aggressive interpersonal interactions.

This position normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. Performance is reviewed periodically.

Work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes organization-wide. Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively.

Intermediate ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias.   Intermediate ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Basic ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or a series of numbers, names, and addresses.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work involves exposure to disagreeable elements, noise and smoke fumes; involves continuous outdoor work with frequent exposure to poor weather conditions. Physical demands include frequent lifting of heavy objects weighing up to 100 lbs. Continuous physical exertion, requiring heavy muscular effort with resulting fatigue of arms, legs, back or sensory facilities.


SALARY AND BENEFITS
The Chemicals Specialist I position has an hourly salary range of $19.05 - $28.57.  This is a full time position and employees are eligible for medical, dental, vision and other benefits on the first day of employment.


Friday, October 27, 2017

ATHLETICS TURF AND FIELD MANAGER - UT Rio Grande Valley

ATHLETICS TURF AND FIELD MANAGER
UT Rio Grande Valley

Responsible for the development, management, and maintenance of assigned athletic fields. Coordinate and perform specialized work on assigned fields as specified in turf maintenance program. Assist with in-game field management and operations, pre-game set-up, and post-game procedures.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO APPLY

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Territory Manager - Pro Turf Sales


Territory Manager - Pro Turf Sales
Work Location: TX - Dallas
Job Code : 4189

Apply Now: CLICK HERE

Our Garden Pro Turf Sales Team is seeking an aggressive, assertive, self-starter that can detail products and sell, based on competitive advantages. This position includes both established customers and a large pool of potential business through established businesses needing these services. This position has a customer base including: Park and Recreation Departments, Government Agency Public Works departments, High School and College Athletics, Golf Courses, Erosion Control customers and Contractors, Sod Farms, etc.

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT and CENTA), is a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets. Please see our website at www.central.com for additional company information.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS

Must be able to build relationships with a diverse customer base.

Grow sales by 30% annually over a three year period by adding new customers and growing sales to existing customers.

Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize daily, weekly, and monthly territory travel and focus.

Participate in local, regional and national trade shows, field days, and trade organizations in order to network with key decision makers within the industry.

IDEAL CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES

BS or MS in Agriculture, Agricultural Business, Agronomy, Environmental Science, Forestry, Horticulture, Turf or a related field required.

Strong working knowledge of the MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel Outlook and PowerPoint.

Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.


WORKING CONDITIONS

Outside sales rep environment on a daily basis (phone calls and face-to-face interaction)

75% travel required, including overnight and air travel. Travel expenses are reimbursed by the Company.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.