Natural Areas Park Horticulturist
City And County Of Denver
Denver , CO 80201
Posted 2 months ago
About Our Job Application Process: We encourage you to apply as soon as possible because this posting may close without notice.
This Natural Areas Park Horticulturist will perform a variety of duties related to land protection and stewardship of Denver's natural areas.
This position will perform restoration cultivation, care and management of natural areas including weed management and minor trail maintenance.
This position will support the Northeast Park Operations District and will report to Lowry Maintenance Shop, 8450 E Lowry Blvd, Denver CO Job Responsibilities:
Prepares, fertilizes, amends or conditions soils for different types of plants or plant communities.
Participates in the development of planting programs or planning restoration projects in natural open space areas.
Makes recommendations for the number and types of plants to be grown in a certain location and makes recommendations on weed management, as well as for the arrangement, planting and management schedule.
Determines the kind of growing conditions such as soil, sunlight, moisture, temperature and humidity most suitable to the variety of plants under cultivation or restoration.
Ensures proper preparation and application of chemicals, hot water, steam or other methods to prevent damage to self, other employees, the public, plants, and wildlife.
Prepares reports and maintains records of plant maintenance, weed management and/or restoration activities.
Observes all common safety standards.
Follows safety rules and regulations.
Develops or modifies work plans, methods and procedures; determines work priorities and develops work schedule to provide adequate staff coverage.
Provides work instruction and assists employees with difficult and/or usual assignments.
Assigns and distributes work, reviews work for accuracy and completeness and returns assignments with recommendations for proper completion.
Resolves problems encountered during daily operations and determines appropriate solutions.
Contributes to the development of the performance enhancement plan, documents performance, provides performance feedback and furnishes information for the formal performance evaluation.
Responds orally to informal grievances and relays information to the supervisor.
Documents situations which may be cause for disciplinary action and provides this information to the supervisor.
By position, directs and performs cultivation, care and maintenance of flower gardens, lawns, shrubs, trees and ground covers including growing, transplanting, cultivating, trimming, spraying, fertilizing, pruning, and watering plants in a greenhouse or landscaped area.
By position, directs and performs restoration and management of natural areas and wildlife habitats including growing, seedling, transplanting, cultivating, or weed management.
By position, improves and protects wildlife habitats in order to ensure wildlife safety.
By position implements wildlife and vegetation management prescriptions including population control, pesticide applications, assessment, inventory, and monitoring.
By position, operates small gasoline and electric powered garden tools used indoors and outdoors.
By position, prepares working sketches of flower beds or water conserving landscapes.
By position, participates in snow removal duties as assigned.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
About You *Please be sure to detail the following experience/education in your application/resume/cover letter
- Our ideal candidate will be a reliable and hard-working professional who is knowledgeable in horticulture and can work effectively both as an individual and within a team.
Additionally, our ideal candidate will possess the following: Experience with horticulture work in natural areas, perennials, riparian areas, naturalized grasses Experience with urban wildlife Establishment and management of native and open space plantings Bachelor's degree in Horticulture or directly related field.
Certification in Pesticide Application by the State of Colorado We realize that your time is valuable so please do not apply unless you meet the following minimum qualifications: Education requirement: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET or TASC Certificate.
Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of experience in the cultivation and care of a wide variety of ornamental and native plants or horticultural and ecological restoration.
Education/Experience Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.
License/Certifications: By position, a valid Driver's License may be required as a condition of employment.
By position, may require Certification in Pesticide Application by the State of Colorado by completion of probationary period.
Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment.
About Everything Else Job Profile CJ1983 Park Horticulturist To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here . Position Type Unlimited Pay Range Pay Range $17.57 - $25.65 Agency Parks and Recreation Assessment Requirement The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
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