Horticulture Manager

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge,  Louisiana


  • 25%-Oversee estimating, planning, planting, and maintenance on all annual and ornamental bedding areas on campus. Purchase supplies, maintain records, provide monthly reports on conditions, etc. Interface with Grounds Manager for proper maintenance and support as necessary. Manage prison labor in support of bed preparation, planting and maintenance.
  • 25%-Oversee all site greenhouse planning, purchasing, planting, and propagation work. Provide monthly status report. Perform inspections, transport material to campus, etc.
    20%-Oversee all container yard activities to include:estimating, planning, purchasing, planting, propagation, and maintenance of trees and woody ornamentals. Interface with Arbor Manager for tree selection, planting, and maintenance. Provide a monthly report on status.
  • 20%- Manage concrete repair and installation to include: estimating, planning, excavation permits, scheduling, material procurement, record keeping, client contact, etc.
  • 10%- Provide managerial oversight of departmental crews in the absence of other managers and/or the Assistant Director. Perform employee time keeping, safety meetings, training, performance reviews, discipline, etc. as needed. Perform other tasks as directed.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in Horticulture, Agronomy, Forestry, Biology or related field.
Five Years of experience in a related field at a supervisory or manager level.
Specific Experience:Contract and project management. Budgetary experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Education Level: Masters Degree
Specific Degree: Horticulture
Experience : .Five or more at a manager level.

Specific Experience:
Experience in higher education. Experience in working with events, students, others. Experience with meeting deadlines and facilitating between maintenance trades. Experience in directing contractors and vendors. Good computer skills.

Certifications/Licenses Required
Louisiana Drivers License E
Horticulturist/Herb &Pest/Cat 3
Contractor & Irrigation License

Special or Physical Requirements
Due to the nature of this position and/or position responsibilities this position shall be subject to drug/alcohol testing in accordance with University Policy Statement 67.

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