Description Under general supervision, performs a variety of tasks in connection with the propagation, cultivation, care, and exhibition of native and tropical plants in greenhouses, buildings, and park areas.
Examples of Duties Performs the individual tasks involved in assignments such as planting seeds, making cuttings and grafts, layering and setting out plants, bulbs and tubers.
Pots and repots plants.
Cultivates, fertilizes, and waters plants.
Prunes shrubs and vines and collects seeds.
Regulates the temperature of greenhouses and conservatories.
Lays-out and plants, cultivates, mulches and edges flower beds throughout the season.
Carries out plans for arranging flowers for show.
Supervises the work of a small group of helpers who prepares soil, water, fertilizes and cultivates plants, prunes or cuts back, sets out and/or stores bulbs and tubers; pots plants, and cuts back perennials for the winter, as required.
Assigns tasks and instructs workers.
Inspects work in process and upon completion.
Repairs small tools and equipment used in cultivating flowers and plants.
Applies pesticides to land or plant life.
Minimum Qualifications High School graduation or GED.
Preferably completion of two years of college coursework in horticulture, floriculture or related field.
Two years of professional experience in greenhouse work or landscape and/or garden work.
Closing Date/Time: 9/28/2018 11:59 PM Eastern
City Of Detroit