Agricultural/Horticultural Specialist - Wanchese - Salvo - job 677049

East Carolina University

Date: 04/08/2021

City: Salvo, North Carolina

Employment type: Full-time

This position is located in Wanchese, NC (ECU Outer Banks Campus-Manteo area of NC).

The primary purpose of this position is to manage and perform the beautification and maintenance of the grounds at ECU’s Outer Banks Campus for the Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese, NC. Duties of this position are: lawn, shrub, tree, and native vegetation maintenance, schedule and organize the work required on-site; plan, order, receive, and inventory supplies/materials; coordinate with other facilities employees, contractors, academic departments, students, staff and faculty; assist in budgeting for future year expenses; be a resource for ECU in regards to grounds services (to include landscape, irrigation, plant material, turf, storm sewer, roads, walks, drives, recycling, refuse removal and moving services); the ability to give educational talks to students, staff, board members, community members on the sustainable practices at the CSI; basic maintenance and operation of grounds equipment/vehicles; storm response; debris/garbage removal; and pest management. Duties also include performing inspection and maintenance of the (10) Storm Water Control Measures (BMPs) with required certification from North Carolina State University Storm Water BMP Inspection and Maintenance Certification. Applicant must be capable of full-time supervision of employees and/or student/volunteer help. This position is a mandatory employee and may be required to be on-call for operational needs. This position is a direct report to the Facilities Services Maintenance Supervisor at ECU’s OBX, however, also has coordination with and receives direction from ECU Assistant Director of Facilities Services, Grounds Services.

Minimum Education/Experience

High school diploma or equivalency and demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Requires North Carolina Pesticide License and North Carolina Commercial Driver’s License.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

License or Certification required by the Department


Special Instructions to Applicant

  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.

  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).

  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Open Date 03/16/2021

Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed.

Open Until Filled No

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Alternate option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.

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