Staff Positions

Classified Position Openings


College Lab Assistant 1 - Greenhouse Manager

Application Deadline: March 26, 2018

Salary Range: $16.25 - $22.39/hour (part-time)

Days of Work: 15 hours/week August 1 - May 31, and 9 hours/week June 1 - July 31

Bargaining Unit/Union: AFSCME 207

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Position Purpose:

This position manages and maintains the Science Department's greenhouse to support science and agronomy classes and the professors who teach these courses.

Minimum Qualifications (expected to have to enter job):

  • Ability to manage all aspects of the greenhouse including the budget, plant care, supplies, student workers, pest control, environmental controls and space allocations.
  • Ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Sufficient knowledge of plants to provide appropriate care of plants to be used in classes.
  • Time management and organizational skills to reliably maintain consistent plant care and the greenhouse/head house space.
  • Physical demands include frequently lift potted plants and other items weighing from 10 – 40 lbs. and occasionally lift 60 lb. bags of soil from floor to a height of 3 feet, occasionally move heavier plants using a dolly or cart, and rarely lift boxes overhead and climb stepladders.
  • Will work with pesticides using appropriate gear (typically once per week) and use protective gear when working with cacti and other potentially injurious plants.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in plant science
  • Knowledge of plant science and/or gardening. Greenhouse experience is highly desired.
  • Current pesticide license.

 Application deadline for applying is March 26, 2018.  To apply for this position, applicants must submit their resume and application through the Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) Employment web site:   Follow the directions on the MMB website to apply for this position.  Use Job ID Number 20945 to view and apply for the vacancy.

General Maintenance Worker

Application Deadline: March 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Salary Range: $13.94 - $19.73/hourly, $29,107 - $41,196/annually

Days of Work: Monday - Friday 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm Academic year; 7:00 - 3:30 pm Summer

Bargaining Unit/Union: 203 - Service/AFSCME

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Position Purpose:

To provide custodial and housekeeping to nine academic and administrative buildings. To assist departments, staff, faculty and students by providing human resources to move, rearrange or otherwise accommodate requests that will assist in functioning of the physical area they occupy. To provide or seek assistance in providing a safe and secure environment. To make minor repairs and report to supervisors major repairs or damage.

Position Qualifications:

  • Different types of flooring/floor covering sufficient to determine proper methods of maintenance and appropriate cleaning methods, materials, agents and equipment.
  • Chemical cleaning agents such as disinfectants, glass cleaner and soaps sufficient to appropriately select the agent(s), handle and apply, and dispose of safely.
  • Methods, tools, and equipment used in maintenance sufficient to use effectively and operate safely and to make minor repairs.
  • Ability to follow simple oral and written assignments, perform assigned tasks with limited work direction, and keep simple records.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six (6) months or more related experience.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Ability to work effectively alone or in a team environment.

Please Note:

To apply for the position, applicants must submit their resume and application through the Minnesota Management & Budget (MMB) Employment website:   Follow the directions on the MMB website to apply for this position.  Use the Job Posting Number 20576 to view and apply for the vacancy. 


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