Horticulturist

University of Rochester

Rochester , New York

SUMMARY:

Performs a variety of horticultural duties of a professional and highly skilled nature; including manual tasks connected with the work and operation of powered equipment, vehicles and tools.

SUPERVISION AND DIRECTION EXERCISED:

Routinely none; occasionally under the direction of the Assistant Supervisor, instructs Horticultural Assistants and lower classified staff in the care of plants, trees, lawns and shrubs, etc. Occasionally will be expected to work independently on assigned projects.

MACHINES AND EQUIPMENT USED:

A large variety of hand, power tools and motorized equipment and vehicles.

TYPICAL DUTIES:

1. Plants, transplants, propagates, removes, seeds, overseeds, cultivates, aerates, prunes and waters trees, shrubs, grass and flower beds according to recommended horticultural techniques and following landscape plans or prints.

2. Maintains stationary irrigating systems.

3. Identifies insects and diseases. Provides insect control through application of insecticides, pesticides and injections. Fertilizes plant life at proper times of year using appropriate methods, materials and equipment for both inside and outside plantings.

4. Prepares soil beds for seeding and planting as required for interior and exterior areas.

5. Performs all aspects of greenhouse operations and maintenance, nursery operation and interior plantings.

6. Assists the Assistant Supervisor or designated departmental authority in developing new programs for ares landscaping.

7. Keeps records and makes reports of daily work.

8. Complies with safety regulations of the University and of local, state and federal agencies, as well as departmental policies and procedures.

9. Maintains cleanliness of work area and insures that tools and equipment are kept in good working order.

10. Performs other duties requiring comparable skill and responsibility as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Associates Degree in Horticulture or 5 years practical related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires a valid New York State Class II motor vehicle operators license and physical ability and stamina suited to heavy and sustained manual labor and continuous exposure to local weather conditions. Must possess required certifications and license as specified by law

HOW TO APPLY

https://ps.its.rochester.edu/psc/PSApplyOnline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=213178&PostingSeq=1&