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Horticulturist

Company: City of Louisville, KY
Location: Louisville
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Selects, plants, prunes, cares for botanical garden nursery plants and grounds, and lifts and transports materials weighing up to 50 pounds

Examples of Duties

UNDER ADMINISTRATIVE SUPERVISION

Determines type and quantity of horticultural plants to be grown

Cultivates and propagates exotic and native plant species

Selects and purchases seed, plant nutrients and disease control chemicals

Adds fertilizers, compost, and other chemicals to soil to enhance plant growth and development, and sprays insecticides or chemicals to infected plants

Plans and designs botanical garden landscape exhibits for effective display of plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, ornamental plants and vegetation

Visits work sites to evaluate plant and soil conditions, inspect plants, completed work, and to insure proper care and maintenance of plantings

Prepares curriculum for botanical educational and community outreach programs

Attends community meetings to provide information concerning plant care, pesticide control and plant species

Provides technical assistance and instruction concerning planting seeds, controlling plant growth and disease, potting and pesticide application

Categorizes plant species, maintains plant inventory records, equipment purchases, and marketing activities

Prepares bid requests to purchase trees, shrubs and other plant materials

Performs related work

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree

Botany

Horticulture

Landscape Architecture

Plant Ecology

Related field

EQUIVALENCY

Four years of horticulture, botanical garden, landscape architecture, or grounds maintenance experience

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted

OTHER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Must wear safety equipment as mandated by OSHA

Must be on 24 hour call

Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be certified as a Non-Commercial Pesticide Applicator in the State of Kentucky or obtain within three months of employment (KRS 217B)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work

Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds

Lifts and carries items weighing over 50 pounds in a team setting

Supplemental Information

EOE

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