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Position: HORTICULTURIST I - PARKS, RECREATION, & TOURISM
  Salary: $16.80 - $24.35 Per Hour
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: Until Filled
Minimum Training & Experience
An associate’s or bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture, landscape maintenance or related field is preferred, supplemented by five years of experience in grounds maintenance work.  The equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered.  Must possess a valid South Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s license or the ability to obtain one within one year of hire.
 
A valid South Carolina driver’s license is required and must possess a backhoe operator’s certification. 
 
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
• Knowledge of ornamental horticulture, basic landscape design, plant nomenclature, pesticide/herbicide applications and handling, basic grounds maintenance, basic mechanical maintenance and repair.
• Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in landscaping and grounds maintenance work.
• Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
• Knowledge of proper English usage, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
• Knowledge of modern office practices and technology.
• Ability to operate heavy equipment with skill and safety.
• Ability to effectively supervise the work of assigned crew members.
• Ability to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision.
• Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, the general public, and all other internal and external customers.  Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills.
 
Specific Duties
• Supervises subordinate crew workers – duties include scheduling, instructing, assigning, reviewing, and planning work of others; maintaining standards; coordinating activities.
• Inspects work in progress to ensure adherence to policies, procedures, standards, quality, and safety.
• Ensures the proper and timely maintenance of division equipment; performs minor mechanical repairs as required.
• Supervises and participates in various horticultural activities, including but not limited to installing landscape plants and other materials, maintaining turf, overseeding turf, evaluating plants for appropriateness and health, evaluating soil condition, applying pesticides and herbicides, pruning and shearing shrubbery and trees, applying fertilizers, etc.
• Supervises and participates in the construction or maintenance of yardscaping, including retaining and decorative garden walls, steps, walkways, edging, ponds and fountains, etc.
• Participates in the operation, maintenance, and repairs of irrigation systems.
• Operates a vehicle, truck, backhoe, mowers, string trimmer, blower, hedge shears, motorized sprayer, chain saw, two-way radio, and telephone.
• Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, other City employees, subordinates, suppliers/vendors, outside service providers, and the general public.
• Performs routine grounds-keeping work as required, including but not limited to picking up trash and debris, cutting grass, edging sidewalks and driveways, removing weeds and leaves, blowing walks and curbs, applying mulch, etc.
• Performs all other duties as may be required to meet organizational needs.
 

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 
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