NDSU Temp-Dickinson Temp Custodial/Grounds/Mtnce

North Dakota State University   Dickinson, ND   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on July 3, 2024
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This is a part-time or temporary non-benefited position.

Description & Details:

The NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center (DREC), located in Dickinson, ND is offering one paid student internship for the summer of 2024 for a student studying and/or has an interest in horticulture. The DREC, established in 1905, is a research location representative of the Missouri Plateau region. The Center's research and extension programs consist of agronomy, livestock, integrated crop and livestock systems, rangeland and horticulture.

The 2024 internship program will run from May 1 st to August 20 th with flexible start/end dates depending on student's schedule and opportunities to work in the fall of 2024. The student completing this internship will be supported if they wish to use the experience for college credits toward their degree requirements. Housing during the internship is available if needed. The intern will work with the Center's summer grounds crew and master gardener volunteers. The DREC has a 40-acre area that is open to the public with more than 100 tree species, pollinator garden and 45 plus species of native flowers, grasses and more.

The hired intern will be exposed to and assist with garden, tree and lawn care and will be allocated a budget to develop the horticulture area. The intern will care for established plants and establish new plants where needed and will also support research collection and outreach. They will assist with the day-to-day needs in the horticulture area. Every effort will be made to ensure the intern learns new areas of horticulture and develop their career interests that are available at the DREC.

Work Schedule:

The regular work schedule is Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm with the possibility of some weekend and overtime work. The candidate will be required to check in/out each day using the NDSU HRMS webclock.

Advertised Pay:

The hourly rate is $15.00. Summer housing is available if needed.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ability to perform needed care of plants through manual labor.
  • Operate lawn mowers, small tractors and farm implements, UTV and other related equipment.
  • Be outside for long periods of time.
  • Work with various technology to develop horticulture outreach materials.
  • Execute all tasks in a safe manner.
  • Work both independently and as a team member.
  • Possess a valid driver's license.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
To Apply - Applications must include the following materials:

Please be sure to include your resume and a cover letter indicating past experience and skills in horticulture along with what you hope to gain through this internship when applying for this position on the NDSU website.

Also, please include within application if you are currently or have in the past 12 months been employed with NDSU, the North Dakota University System or any other North Dakota State agency. If so, include which agency/department, as well as your how many hours you work a week and in the past 12 months.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

Employment Eligibility:

NDSU determines employment eligibility through the E-Verify system: What is E-Verify? New employees to NDSU must present specific identification to determine their employment eligibility no later than their first day of work. To view the identification required, please see the List of Acceptable Documents . You will be required to have one item from List A OR one item from List B and List C.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or ndsu.hr@ndsu.edu .