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Manager - Class B Garden Manager

Date Posted: Jul 14, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Manager Class B- Garden Manager

Location: Legacy Academy

Salary: $14.70 to $18.85 hourly

Reports to: Farm to School Supervisor

Bargaining Unit: NISP

Benefits Eligible: Yes

 

In accordance with the Agreement between the Non-Instructional Supervisory Personnel and the School District of the City of Detroit, Article XV, Promotions and Transfers, the following vacancy is announced.

 

Position Summary:

The Detroit School Garden Collaborative is an agricultural project supported by the Detroit Public School’s Office of School Nutrition, (OSN).  The program brings together the OSN and DPS’ Department of Science along with multiple community partners to increase access to healthy fruits and vegetables to the children of the City of Detroit.  The OSN is seeking a Garden Manager who will work directly with all assigned agricultural projects to coordinate garden activities and staff performing task required by each site. Must have the desire and ability to work with parents, students, and volunteers to design, build, plant, and maintain school gardens at the Detroit Public Schools who are enrolled in the Garden Resource Program and to ensure that student planted fruit and vegetable gardens survive and thrive during the school year.  This is a 12 month position.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • An Associate Degree or certificate in culinary or food service management or in lieu of the above a High School graduate with training in garden or urban agriculture or two years’ work or volunteer experience in community gardening, community supported agriculture or related activities.  Also must possess a current Food Protection Manager certificate or attain the same within two (2) months of employment.
  • Candidate must have two (2) years of work or volunteer experience in community gardening, community supported agriculture or related activities.
  • Considerable knowledge of safety handiness, care of kitchen tools, equipment and facilities.
  • Interest and familiarity with issues relating to youth development
  • Interest and familiarity with issues relating to local food, food access sustainable agriculture, and a genuine appreciation of the urban environment
  • Skill in developing positive interpersonal relationships successful work relationships in dealing with supervisory personnel, sensitivity to students and community needs

Attendance

  • Regular Attendance is critical must have an exemplary attendance record.  Must be able to verify whether U.S. citizen, resident alien, or otherwise authorize to accept employment in the U.S.  Must be physically able to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined with or without accommodations.  Scale definitions

Physical Condition:

  • Job duties require frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, and squatting required on uneven terrain and in all weather conditions
  • Must be comfortable doing manual labor and ability to lift 50lbs. required
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all conditions (hot, cold, high humidity, rain, sleet, snow, etc.)  Frequent exposure to dust and dirt.  Exposure to noise, pesticide and herbicides
  • Must have the ability to work with teachers, parents, students, and volunteers to design, build, plant and maintain school gardens at Detroit Public Schools who are enrolled in the Garden Resource Program
  • Must be physically able to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined with or without accommodations. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Coordinate school garden maintenance program to ensure that all agricultural sites (school gardens, etc.)
  2. Plan, organize, assign, supervise and coordinate School Garden Attendants duties and task at each garden location within the assigned garden cluster.  Assist in the planning and organizing of nutrition and community education activities in DSGC schools during the off season.
  3. Establish work plans for Garden Attendants
  4. Responsible for supervising the safe and efficient completion of various farm projects"
  5. Promote the positive aspect of eating locally produced fresh fruits and vegetables to the community as a whole.
  6. Attend meetings with administrative staff of the Office of School Nutrition.
  7. Communicate progress of the plots to administrative staff of the Office of School Nutrition.
  8. Establish positive rapport with diverse groups of young people in an urban environment.
  9. Support Garden Program with various activities such as but not limited to, critical maintenance needs (e.g., locks, water, etc.) coordinate supplies for garden (e.g., wood chips and mulch) and tool maintenance at each site.
  10. Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit public schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit public schools security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of security clearance.

External Applicants

If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit public schools security clearance. At point of offer to hire, you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted.

 

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested.

Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897.

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions Concerns? Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.

 

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