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Horticulturist (Advanced Gardener)
Category: Horticulture


Fullerton Arboretum
Fullerton, California

Posted: Friday, June 6, 2014

Horticulturist (Advanced Gardener)
Fullerton Arboretum

REPORTS TO:  LIVING COLLECTIONS CURATOR
HOURS:   FULL-TIME
(OCCASIONAL WEEKEND AND HOLIDAYS WHEN REQUIRED)
SALARY RANGE:  $16.00 - $19.00 / PER HOUR
FLSA STATUS:    NON-EXEMPT

POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the general direction of the Living Collections Curator of the Fullerton Arboretum, the Horticulturist will assist in the care and maintenance of the Fullerton Arboretum’s 26 acres of plant collections.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Planting, watering, mulching, weeding, pruning, and fertilizing of plants and landscape features; applies pesticides and herbicides as needed.
  • Installation and maintenance of irrigation systems
  • Assist in botanical collections record-keeping
  • Assist in developing plant lists for augmenting and updating garden areas.
  • Works with volunteers as necessary or as required.
  • Interprets botanical and horticultural subjects to general public
  • Repairs decomposed granite paths where necessary.
  • Assists with propagation or plant sale events.
  • Assists in turf maintenance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong knowledge of plants; ability to learn plants and their horticultural requirements.
  • Ability to safely and competently work with and operate hand and power tools, garden vehicles, and tractor.
  • Experience with, or ability to learn and use, Hunter and Rainbird control systems.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Valid driver’s license is required.
  • Obtain a California Pesticide Applicator’s license within six months of hire. 

EDUCATION:
College degree in horticulture or four (4) years equivalent work experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to withstand long periods of bending, walking on uneven gravel.
Must be able to work outdoors, in a dusty environment prone to temperature variations, and inclement weather.

BENEFITS:
Health, dental, vision, life/AD&D, health care flex plan, LTD, vacation, sick leave, holiday, credit union, tuition reimbursement and retirement plan. All benefits will be administered according to policies and/or procedures.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
To be considered an applicant; you must apply through our online applicant portal found on the following site:

http://asc1app.fullerton.edu/Finance/applicant/public/default.aspx

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at ascemployment@fullerton.edu.


CSU FULLERTON AUXILIARY SERVICES CORPORATION IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/V/D
 

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