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March 23, 2017
Ornamental and Turf Exam Study Support and Update
When: March 23rd, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Where: Pelham Civic Complex, Pelham, AL; Cost: $39; D&R and OTPS/OTPC
March 28, 2017
Landscape Design and Plant Materials Certification Program
When: March 28th - 30th, 2017, time TBA; Where: Pelham Civic Complex, Pelham, AL; No cost for ALSDE Ag teachers, ALDOT DBEs, other attendees: $75 - contact us for study guide; Great prep for the state Landscape Design license, gain an industry certification and increase your design and plant selection skills. To sign up for a class, email Carrie Williams at A Note on Classes Class locations: "Pelham Civic Center" is our new classroom at the Pelham Civic Center, 500 Amplitheater Road, 35124; see their website at "Shields Center" is our classroom at W.C. Patton Park in Birmingham, Alabama. The address is 3969 14th Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35234 All the listed classes are no cost for ALDOT DBEs, ALSDE Ag teachers and City of Pelham employees, space available. Contact information: Contact Portal Program Manager Carrie Williams at or Fred Kapp at 205-862-2588 or to reserve your spot in class as many fill quickly!
April 06, 2017
Household and Wood Destroyers ID and IPM
When: April 6th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Where: Pelham Civic Complex, Pelham, AL; Cost: $39; HPC/HPB and WDC/WDB
April 13, 2017
Forest and Landscape Pests
When: April 13th, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.; Where: Pelham Civic Complex, Pelham, AL; Cost: $39; FOR and OTPS/OTPC

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.

February 08, 2017

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Grounds Technician I

Wind Creek Montgomery is currently seeking a Grounds Technician I who performs routine and extensive preventative maintenance and repair procedures as directed on grounds, turf grass, pavements, walkways, amphitheater, ponds, swimming pools and fountains. This is an entry level position.


Our genuine engagement and positive energy provide guests, especially women, an escape from their ordinary world into our exciting fantasy world of play, chance, and possibility. With this contribution, we give them a feeling of belonging and importance.

Value System:

Our Enthusiastic commitment to our purpose inspires and empowers us to do everything right, have fun, and be the best.  We will be recognized fairly, elevating our levels of personal accountability, and focus on our customer.  The resulting creation of wealth will grow opportunities for all.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs work outdoors and some tasks may be performed regardless of weather conditions.
  • May require working while exposed to loud noises, dirt, dust, tobacco smoke and foul odors.
  • Work is characterized by the necessity for considerable physical exertion, by close daily contact with unpleasant materials.
  • Operates edgers, lawn mowers, tractors, spreaders, fertilizers, aerators, and other motorized machinery.
  • Work involves heavy lifting and exposure to fumes, chemicals and other noxious odors, machinery with moving parts and noise.
  • Maintains, cleans and dresses the facility and grounds including pools, buildings exterior, outside structures and parkway areas.
  • Applies chemicals, as directed to clarify and sanitize swimming pools, brushes and cleans all pool surfaces.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Requirements: (please ensure you meet the listed requirements prior to applying)

  • High School diploma or GED required or currently enrolled and successfully complete a GED program within six (6) months from start date as a condition of continued employment
  • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older
  • Commercial or Municipal grounds maintenance and/or landscaping experience of at least six (6) months required
  • Must have and maintain valid state-issued operator driver’s license
  • Must have good hearing and eyesight.
  • Must have ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Willing to work odd and irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Willing to travel and participate in training as recommended or required
  • Must have a Tribal Gaming License (or the ability to obtain and maintain a license) as a requirement for this position
  • Must have willingness and ability to work in a smoke/secondary smoke environment

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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.

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February 08, 2017

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Seeking Dependable People with Lawn Maintenance Experience

Alabama Lawn Masters is seeking hard working dependable people with lawn maintenance experience. Alabama Lawn Masters is one of North Alabama’s largest lawn and landscape companies. Full time employment, 40 hours weekly and some overtime, must be able to work Monday thru Friday 8am till 5pm and some Saturdays.

Compensation based on experience and advancement opportunities are available. Must have valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.

Work to be performed will be; mowing lawns using push and riding mowers, trim and edge using gas powered trimmer, hand pull weeds, pick up trash, and operate back pack blower. Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions, lift 50lbs, walk 10+ miles a day, and follow directions. 

Apply in person Monday thru Friday at 3426 9th Ave St, Huntsville, Al 35805.

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The GIW Portal has been created and will be sustained by a large group of supporters, listed on the "Sponsors and Partners" page. If you want to attend live classes, schedule a class in your area, or would like to help support the GIW efforts, please contact: GIW Educational Director, Fred Kapp: or 205-862-2588.