General Information

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September 28, 2017
Ornamental and Turf Pest Control Exam Support and Recertification

Pelham, OTPS/OTPC/D&R

October 02, 2017
Urban Forestry Certification Program

Date: 10/02/2017 - 10/04/2017

Orange Beach, 8:30 -3:30 each day, $75.

***Landscape Management Exam will also be given at 1:00 PM on 10/4 for $30.

October 02, 2017
Urban Forestry Certification Program

When: October 2-4, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where: Orange Beach

These classes are concurrent, you must choose one or the other.

No cost for ALSDE Ag teachers and ALDOT DBEs. Only $75 for industry professionals. Tuition includes study guides, reference books, refreshments, certification exam and industry certificate upon passing the exam.

October 04, 2017
Landscape, Forest and ROW Pest Control

Orange Beach, 8:30- 4:00, OTPS/OTPC/FOR/ROW, $45 

Hosted by Auburn University at Montgomery

The GIW Portal is hosted by Auburn University at Montgomery and content will be added as needed to help the industry and educators. Live training and testing may be scheduled during the year, but at this time is limited to the Appalachian Region of Alabama. Partnering sponsors, willing to supplement training costs, may schedule the training anywhere outside of Alabama's ARC Region.

Locations For Live Training

We are proud to announce that our new “brick and mortar” home is the Pelham Civic Complex and we will be offering lots of one-day classes and multi-day expos and programing over the years. The facility is beautiful and offers seating for 15-500 attendees and is a perfect location for business meetings and company educational programming. Let me know if I can help you with arranging any meeting at the PCC. We will continue to offer many live classes throughout the southeast at various locations, so stay tuned.

May 26, 2017

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Landscape Services, Inc.

Landscape Sevices, Inc. is currently looking to make some permanent hires for up to 3 to 5 people. The positions include Installation, Maintenance, and Chemical. If interested, contact wnewton@Isialabama.com.

May 26, 2017

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Lawyers Lawn Service

Lawyers Lawn Service in Shelby County is looking to hire immediately for full time employment. We need team players who are punctual, have good work ethic, are not afraid of hard work, and present themselves in a prfessional manner. Must be physically able to perform job tasks required. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about mowing, trimming, edging, blowing, pruning, and be able to work in a timely, yet efficient manner.

Prior experience in the landscape maintenance field preferred. If interested, please contact Ryan Lawyer at 205-238-4315.

February 08, 2017

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Facilities Construction Technician

Poarch Band of Creek Indians is seeking two Facilities Construction Technicians. 

Overall Objectives of Position:

The Facilities Construction Technician performs a variety of duties pertaining to carpentry, painting, plumbing, maintenance and repair of Tribal facilities. This job description is not an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of this position. The Facilities Construction Technician is expected to perform all duties and responsibilities necessary to meet the goals and objectives of applicable programs.

The Facilities Construction Technician is expected to live the Purpose and Values of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and will go beyond the call of duty.

Primary Responsibilities of the Facilities Construction Technician:

  • Performs and participates in painting assignments, including preparing brushes and rollers, cleaning walls prior to applying paint, preparing and applying paints and other protective coatings to building interiors and exteriors, fixtures, machinery, and equipment or structures using brushes, rollers, and spray guns.
  • Performs general clean-up activities after painting is completed.
  • Assists the Facilities Maintenance Department Staff as needed.
  • Communicates effectively with the Facilities Construction Supervisor in regards to daily operations and construction projects.
  • Performs routine manual tasks including lifting, digging, carrying, unloading, and installing equipment, supplies, and materials.
  • Operates and maintains Tribal vehicles and/or light equipment in a safe and proper manner as needed for applicable Tribal projects.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate person.

Day-to-day Responsibilities:

  • Assists in maintaining and repairing Tribal facilities, equipment, buildings, and grounds including: performing a variety of routine carpentry, electrical, painting, plastering, plumbing, heating, mechanical repair work and sheetrock installation and repair.
  • Performs carpentry duties including: constructing, installing, remodeling and repairing a variety of facility components such as counters, shelves, cabinets, partitions, walls, windows, doors, floor coverings, sheetrock, and fences.
  • Maintains and repairs plumbing systems, components, and parts including: hot and cold water lines, sewer lines, building drains, fixture drains, water heaters, toilets, sinks, lavatories, showers, tubs and fixture trim, faucets, drains, and traps.
  • Assists in the installation, maintenance, and repair of valves, pumps, and appurtenances on all types of pipe and fittings as needed.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Three (3) years of related employment experience in construction required.

Every applicant must complete an application provided by Human Resources at the Tribal Administrative Offices in Building 600. A resume will not be accepted in the place of an application. Complaints about the recruitment or selection process for employment should be directed in writing to the Human Resources Director of PCI Tribal Government.

For more information:  http://pci-nsn.gov/wmlib/pdf/17/facilities_construction_tech.pdf

 

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