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  • 14 Jul 2017 7:36 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Plant Health Inspector - Grain, Feed & Seed

    Salary:
    $44,532.80 - $58,864.00 Annually  $21.41 - $28.30 Hourly

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    Job Duties:

    This position shall be filled in accordance with the provisions of the OCSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement.    ODA bargaining unit members have selection rights before non-bargaining unit members.   All other applications will only be considered if an internal bargaining unit applicant is not selected for this position.

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    This position has been reposted.  If you have previously applied for this position during the original posting, there is no need to apply again for consideration.

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture is currently seeking candidates for a Plant Health Inspector position, Grain, Feed, and Seed Section.  The headquarter for this position will be Licking County.  The duties for the Plant Health Inspector position include but are not limited to:
    • Independently examines records and accounts of licensed facilities (e.g., licensed commodity handlers, unlicensed persons suspected of being agricultural commodity handlers) to ensure compliance with Ohio Revised Code 926: ensures proper tracking, record keeping, and handling of commodities (e.g., scale weight tickets, daily position records, grain obligation accounts, delayed price, basis, grain bank, open storage, warehouse receipt, accounts payable/receivable, future delivery contracts, and non grain assets and liabilities)
    • Completes and generates computerized grain examination of licensed commodity handlers through use of grain auditing software
    • Examines records of licensed commodity handlers to assure proper quarterly assessments are paid to indemnity fund and/or examines records and labels of registered seed labelers and other persons selling seed to ensure compliance with Ohio Revised Code 907
    • Audits sales records of registered seed labelers to compare with semi-annual volume sales reports submitted to section office by registered seed labeler and/or examines labels to ensure proper registration of feed or feed products and compliance with Ohio Revised 923
    • Examines records, mixing processes and cleanout procedures of feed manufacturers located within Ohio
    • Performs onsite FDA contract inspections of facilities including bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) inspections and Medicated Feed manufacturing facility inspections
    • Issues violation notices and/or stop sales orders when violations of Ohio Revised Code 907, 923, or 99926 are determined and conducts follow-up inspections and examinations to ensure compliance of these codes
    • Operates state-owned vehicle to transport inspection and sampling equipment to inspection sites and transport samples to analytical laboratory
    • Measures and samples grain for condition in physical storage at licensed facilities: computes volume of grain by measuring air space and calculates inventory by using prepared bin charts and mathematical calculations
    • Obtains grain samples to determine type and condition of grain for grain exam and/or inspects seed lots for registered seed labelers and other persons selling seed to determine proper labeling
    • Pulls random samples of seed and forwards to section office for complete analysis and comparison of label guarantees and/or inspects feed manufacturers and other persons selling or distributing feed to determine proper labeling
    • Pulls random samples of feed including general livestock, pet foods, exotic animal feeds and wildlife fees and forward to section office for complete analysis and comparison of label guarantees
    • Performs other related as assigned: attends hearings and court proceedings as an expert witness when additional compliance of Revised Code 907, 923, 926 is necessary and/or issues grain grading tests to personnel of licensed commodity handlers for Commodity Tester Certification Program; conducts inspections or examinations for other programs regulated by State or Federal law based on contractual agreement with Department of Agriculture

     

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Unless required by legislation or union contract, starting salary will be set at the lowest rate of the salary range.  In most cases successful employees will move up a step in the salary range within six months with subsequent step increases occurring every year as supported by successful performance.



    Completion of undergraduate core coursework in agricultural field (e.g., agribusiness, agriculture economics, animal science, animal nutrition, agronomy, biology, horticulture, entomology, plant pathology, environmental science); AND 1 year experience in agricultural field commensurate with duties to be performed as described on the approved position description on file; AND 3 months experience in operation of personal computer;  AND valid driver's license

     

    -Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications For Employment noted above.

    Major Worker Characteristics:

    Knowledge of entomology, zoology, botany, ecology, environmental science, natural resources, plant pathology, horticulture, or agriculture, or related field of study; state & federal laws, rules & regulations (e.g., plant pest inspection, quarantine & eradication*, manufacture, storage & use of pesticides & fertilizers, phyto-sanitary certification regulations & standards, grain warehousing, feed & seed); public relations; human relations; interviewing; bookkeeping*; inventory control*; grain warehouse storage methods; algebra; geometry; accounting; economics. Skill in use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) devices *; operation of personal computer/laptop & related software (e.g., ExamHand); use of inspection tools (e.g., magnifying glasses, collection tweezers, aerial digital sketch pads, pruners, saws, staple guns; topographical compass; binoculars; acreage measuring device); use of biological sampling kits; use of weather sampling kits; use of first aid kits; operation of slide projector; operation of 2-way radio; operation of digital camera*; operation of a motor vehicle. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts & draw valid conclusions; write meaningful, concise & accurate reports; use research methods in gathering data; gather, collate & classify information about data, people or things; proofread technical materials, recognize errors & make corrections; answer routine inquiries from public; handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general public; cooperate with co-workers on group assignments; assist with training & mentoring of seasonal workers & new employees; stand, walk & bend to perform inspections; demonstrate dexterity to use hands & feet skillfully (e.g., expose insects); demonstrate agility to climb over & around logs piles, lumber stacks, tree limbs, briars, foliage & brush; hike up & down hills carrying back pack & supplies; climb to heights of 130 feet; demonstrate strength to lift up to 50 lbs.
     

    (*)Developed after employment.

    Supplemental Information:

    *No attachments will be accepted with this application*


    Unless otherwise required by legislation or union contract, salary will be set at the lowest rate of the salary range with gradual increases in accordance wit the Ohio Revised Code.

    Training and Development Required To Remain In The Classification After Employment
    Must obtain federal credentials commensurate with program area to be assigned as per approved position description on file (e.g., USEPA, FIFRA, FDA, USDA ACO). AND for positions assigned to Grain , Feed, & Seed program:  must master ExamHand Ohio software program and other associated computer applications.

    Unusual Working Conditions:
    Works outside exposed to varying weather conditions; exposed to pesticides; exposed to machinery, dirt and dust; climbs heights of up to 130 feet; exposed to insects and subject to insect stings, ticks and poison ivy; exposed to angry hostile landowners; required to work in crawl spaces when conducting inspections; requires overnight travel.

     

    The final candidate selected for the position will be required to undergo a criminal background check.  Criminal convictions do not necessarily preclude an applicant from consideration for a position.  An individual assessment of an applicant's prior criminal convictions will be made before excluding an applicant from consideration.


    The recommended candidate for this position will be required to take a drug screen as part of their approval process.  A candidate who tests positive for illegal or improperly used controlled drugs will not be hired.

    *IMPORTANT NOTE: If attaching a document that contains your SSN, please redact SSN before attaching it to your application.

    The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, age, disability or military status in employment or provision of services.

    When contacted for an interview, an applicant who requires special accommodations, due to a disability, should notify the office so that proper arrangements can be made.



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  • 10 May 2017 12:04 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Buck & Sons Landscape is hiring for a full time lawn applicator technician. Job includes fertilizing and spraying for weeds on both commercial and residential properties.

    Must have a working knowledge of granular fertilizer and chemical application of various chemicals. Applicants should have a Commercial Applicators License from the Ohio Department of Agriculture or at least 3 years’ experience.

    Must be able to calculate rates and know proper application techniques. Must be able to speak fluently with clients and must be able to work on his or her own. Must have a valid driver’s license. 

    This job is great for a self-starter who, once trained, can work with little oversite and supervision.   

    • Full Time
    • Paid Vacations
    • Weekend Off
    • Drug Free Workplace

    www.buckandsons.com/employment/

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $15.00 to $18.00 /hour

    Required experience:

    lawn technician: 3 years

  • 5 May 2017 12:00 PM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Shaker Run Golf Club is a public golf facility located in Lebanon Ohio. The position of Mechanic plays an important role in the growth and sustainability of the club. The Mechanic reports directly to the superintendent but is responsible to work closely with the assistant superintendent.

    The Mechanic is responsible for all golf course equipment including golf cart fleet. Duties also include periodic maintenance of buildings and amenities throughout the Shaker Run grounds. Responsibilities include but are not limited to preventive maintenance practices, repair of failing equipment and maintaining up to date records.

    Salary Range: $35,000 - $40,000
    Full Time, Year Round

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    ·       High school diploma or GED. Technical school training a plus.

    ·       Strong attention to detail and troubleshooting.

    ·       Must maintain a clean, well organized and safe work environment.

    ·       Ability to diagnose, communicate needs in a professional manner.

    ·       Must be willing to work extra hours and weekends if needed.

    Specific Responsibilities

    ·       Daily inspection of all equipment (oil check, hour check, etc.)

    ·       Working knowledge of golf course cutting units.

    ·       Diagnosing, estimating costs and completing repairs on hydraulic, electrical, diesel and gasoline engines.

    ·       Ability to fabricate and weld with various types of tools.

    ·       Maintain a preventive maintenance plan with-in budget guidelines.

    ·       Instruct golf maintenance staff of proper cleaning and daily maintenance practices of equipment.

    ·       Oversee proper record keeping for equipment, parts and fuels.

    ·       Must possess a valid driver’s license.

    To Apply:

    Fax or E-mail:
    (513) 727-4756 or tonylambert@shakerrungolfclub.com
    Subject Line: Mechanic
    Attention:
    Anthony R. Lambert, CGCS

    or by mail:

    Anthony R Lambert, CGCS
    Maintenance, Shaker Run Golf Club
    1320 Golf Club Dr
    Lebanon, OH 45036

  • 24 Apr 2017 11:57 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Indian Springs is seeking a qualified individual to serve as golf course superintendent:

    Duties Include:

    • Maintain the playing conditions of the golf course to the standards established for Indian Springs Golf Course
    • Develop and Monitor Annual Budget
    • Develop and Monitor Long Range Plan
    • Make purchases based on budgeting and approve bills for payment
    • Hire, train and supervise turf crew
    • Oversee the maintenance of all equipment (we do have a full time mechanic also)
    • Maintain and keep up to date all required licenses, permits and application records.
    • Working with and communicating with the General Manager regarding playing conditions, projects or areas of concern on the golf course.
    • Irrigation system experience
    Resumes should be sent to:

    Dan Long
    Indian Springs GC
    11111 St Rt 161
    Mechanicsburg, OH 43044
    or email:
    clubhouse@golfindiansprings.com
  • 30 Mar 2017 11:09 AM | Deleted user

    Purpose:

    The Grounds Supervisor is responsible for all grounds keeping duties, as well as supervisory duties and is skilled in seeding, fertilizing, planting, irrigation, and all other phases of ground maintenance to keep an attractive and safe campus. In addition to assisting in the development and implementation of a positive work environment, the supervisor position will set an example of professionalism and leadership representative of the MTD values.

    Shifts: First Shift

    Essential Duties:

    • Familiarity with all aspects of Grounds and Landscape duties from equipment usage, fertilizing, irrigation, hardscape, plantings, manicuring turf and ornamental beds, horticulture, mulching, snow and ice management, mowing and all other aspects that would be required as a Grounds and Landscape Supervisor.
    • Operates and maintains all ground maintenance equipment including, but not limited to: power mowers, weed whips, tractors, edgers, hedge trimmers, chain saws, blowers, utility vehicles, snowplows, snow throwers, reel mowers, aerators, etc. Both, in practice and a teaching or training capacity.
    • Assist in development, implementation, and management of preventative maintenance (PM) program for all grounds responsibilities and grounds equipment
    • Supervise, motivate, train, and evaluate grounds staff (seasonal and FTE) in grounds department procedures.
    • Ability to design and implement landscape layouts, fertilizing programs, and maintenance plans for campus grounds.
    • Ensure tasks are performed in a safe, professional manner in accordance with departmental guidelines and procedures.
    • Performs feeding and watering of trees, shrubs, flowers, as well as weed, insect, and disease control of turf.
    • Keeps parking lots, sidewalks, and drives free of debris, Performs spring and fall clean-ups throughout campus.
    • Proactive planning and scheduling of work duties either on own or with management.
    • The ability to perform Snow and Ice Management procedures and practices including, but not limited to: truck plowing, utv plowing, salting, snow shoveling, snow throwing, route plans, etc.

    Specialized Knowledge/Skills:

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills, proactive planning and scheduling of work duties either on own or with management
    • Knowledge of general horticultural best practices and ability to direct to seasonal and FTE
    • Strong attendance and reliability, ability to work weekends, overtime, holidays as deemed necessary by management, and working knowledge of outdoor power equipment
    • Ability to obtain Ohio State Pesticide license

    Experience/Educational Requirements:

    • HS Diploma or equivalent
    • Management experience 3-5 yrs.
    • Previous landscaping/irrigation/fertilization/turf experience 3-5 years

    Work Environment:

    • Will be working outside in extreme elements: rain, snow, heat, and cold
    • Emergency and after typical business hours required as needed
    • Some lifting is required. Ability to lift 75 lbs

    Travel: None

    MTD Products was founded over 80 years ago and is headquartered in Valley City, a half hour south of Cleveland, Ohio. Our passion has led MTD to be a worldwide leader of outdoor power equipment with facilities in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia and South America producing equipment for both residential and commercial markets.

    MTD offers a competitive salary and benefit package that includes 401k, Pension, Health and Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, paid vacation, paid holidays. MTD is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V.

    Click here to apply

  • 13 Mar 2017 2:31 PM | Deleted user

    Shawnee CC has an opening for Assistant Superintendent. Seeking motivated individual to assist golf course superintendent in daily operations of golf course, including pesticide/fertilizer calibration/applications, scheduling /management of staff, irrigation operation and repair , course set up and evaluation, budgeting/ inventory reports. This position will be a great opportunity to excel and advance in this profession. Knowledge of the game of golf as applied to agronomics of golf course is a plus. Shawnee CC has plans to re-build 3 greens, convert fairways to bentgrass along with a pond expansion beginning in August of 2017.

    Duties/Responsibilities:

    Course setup, monitoring of turf, staff training, irrigation operation and maintenance, fertilizer/pesticide applications. Establish his/her agronomic programs in maintaining practice facilities.

    Position available: 

    May 1, 2017

    Education: 

    Graduate of two/ four year accredited turf program or related field

    Experience: 

    Minimum of two years golf course experience, Ohio pesticide license or ability to attain.  Construction experiences a plus.

    Salary: 

    $32,000.00 to $35,000.00 annually.

    Benefits: 

    Health, Dental insurance, annual vacation, 401K, employee meals, uniforms, membership dues and expenses to attend local and regional conferences. Dues paid for membership to GCSAA.

    Email resume to:

    Medeiros.dennis@yahoo.com


  • 8 Mar 2017 9:25 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Heatherwoode Golf Club is an upscale public golf facility located in Springboro, Ohio.  Springboro is a vibrant, affluent city located in southwest Ohio. Designed by Dennis Griffths, Heatherwoode has gone through numerous upgrades and improvements since opening in 1991. The golf course recently converted driving range tees from Bentgrass to Bermuda, added short game practice area, ongoing bunker and lake bank renovations.

    The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for hiring, training, and supervising a staff of up to 20 golf course maintenance employees. The Assistant Superintendent will work hand in hand with the golf course superintendent to insure the highest conditions possible.

    Candidate must possess a positive attitude, great work ethic, and attention to detail. Associate’s degree or certificate in Turf Grass Management or a related field preferred. Minimum of three years of golf course maintenance experience preferred. Must possess Ohio Pesticide License or have the ability to obtain licensure within six (6) months.

    Salary $45,000 to $50,000. Excellent benefits package.

    Send resumes or application to:

    CITY OF SPRINGBORO

    320 W. CENTRAL AVE.

    SPRINGBORO, OHIO 45066

    Attn: Taylor Hause, Golf Course Superintendent

    Deadline for resumes or applications is Friday, March 10, 2017

    A post offer, pre-employment drug screen and background check is required.

    THE CITY OF SPRINGBORO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

    Applications can be found at: www.ci.springboro.oh.us

  • 8 Mar 2017 9:24 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    NCR Country Club is actively looking to fill a 2nd Assistant Superintendent position for our turfgrass team. This position is designed to be hands on. We are looking for an individual that possess a mindset for attention to details, as well as the ambition to excel as a professional. The individual that fills this position will receive valuable work experience(s) and mentoring that will further compliment their agronomic base. Our turfgrass program actively promotes advancement from within, as well as preparing individuals for their future goals of becoming a superintendent. Duties will include: staff scheduling and supervision, course setup, chemical and fertilizer applications, hand watering, monitoring and providing feedback on staff, equipment and course conditions, continual development of staff, operating and maintaining irrigation system. In addition, this position will also have the responsibility of scheduling and maintaining the grounds of the clubhouse, pool and fitness.

    Wage: $12-$14 per hour

    Duties / Responsibilities:

    Daily course setup & evaluation, pesticide & fertility applications, irrigation operation & maintenance, turfgrass staffing and scheduling, responsible for practice facility, club & pool and fitness grounds

    Benefits: Medical, dental and vision insurance, Vacation, 401k, Uniform/clothing allowance, Membership dues and travel expenses to local and regional turf organizations, golfing privilege.

    Position Available: April 1st, 2017

    Education: Graduate of two / four year accredited Turfgrass Program or related field.

    Experience: Minimum of two years of golf course experience, pesticide applicators license

    or the ability to obtain Ohio Pesticide License.

    Send Resume to:

    Nathan.Ellerbrock@NCRCountryClub.com

    Club History

    NCR Country Club was designed by the late Dick Wilson and opened for play in 1954. The Club has two distinctively different 18-hole courses, the North and the South. The North Course is a prairie-links style with a par of 70 and a total yardage of 6,828. The South Course a par 71 covering 7,048 yards of heavily-wooded and rolling countryside, has long been included in Golfweek “Top 100 Classic Courses”. The South Course has hosted four USGA national championships: 2013 Women’s State Team Championship, 2005 U.S. Senior Open, 1998 U.S. Mid-Amateur, 1986 U.S. Women’s Open, as well as the1969 PGA Championship. In the fall of 2013 the club resurfaced the South Course greens with T1/Alpha bentgrass sod. The club also worked with Hurdzan golf design in 2015 to create a 6 acre short game practice area as well as a full renovation of the South Course bunkers. In the fall of 2017, the club will begin an overseeding program of the South Course rough. The North Course offers a completely different dynamic in agronomics and growing environment. All combined, the facilities of NCR Country Club will offer our next team member a very diverse base of experiences, knowledge and opportunities that can not be duplicated.

  • 8 Mar 2017 9:24 AM | Brian Laurent (Administrator)

    Dayton Country Club is seeking an experienced and qualified individual to add to it’s full time staff as an irrigation technician. DCC is an 18 hole Donald Ross facility nestled within the rolling hills of Oakwood, Ohio just south of Dayton. The property sits in approximately 90 acres and the club was established in 1897. DCC provides a rich history and tradition for it’s members and includes amenities such as tennis, platform tennis, pool, fitness, fine dining, and other social events.

    The candidate should have an exemplary work ethic and be able to manager his/or her time efficiently. The irrigation system at DCC is a combination Toro hydraulic/Rainbird electric with a Rainbird Cirrus central control. The candidate will be required to make irrigation repairs, additions, and alterations along with daily checks of the system for quality control. This position will also require the individual to perform other general golf course tasks. The candidate will also need to pass a drug screen and complete a background check.

    This is a full time position and includes the following benefits:

    Hourly wage of $11-14 D.O.E. with overtime over 40 hrs per week

    Uniforms provided
    Lunch provided
    Health insurance available
    401k available
    PTO time accrual
    Golfing privileges
    Good times
    Please contact Ryan D’Autremont at rdautremont@daytoncountryclub.com to apply.

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