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Fresno Chaffee Zoo

The company has a job opportunity available in Fresno, and is open to considering qualified candidates from other areas. The salary not being exposed by the employer means that you have the chance to negotiate it with them. Fresno Chaffee Zoo, the recruiter for this job vacancy, has a policy against accepting late submissions, so make sure to apply before the expiration date. The job listing for the Horticulturalist position has been posted since May 16, 2024, and it will end on June 13, 2024. The location specified for this job is Fresno , CA , Fresno , CA.

Fresno Chaffee Zoo



The Horticulturist will work independently or as part of a crew to maintain Zoo landscaping and grounds in an attractive, healthy, and safe manner. Work involves a variety of horticultural, maintenance, and grounds development tasks.

Our comprehensive compensation package includes 100% employer paid Medical/Dental/Vision, Employee Assistance Program, 401k, 10 Paid Holidays, Paid Sick and Paid Vacation time on an accrued basis. The pay range for this position is $19-$21 per hour. Offers will be based on the successful candidate's experience.


• Operate gardening equipment including lawn mower, edger, weed eater, and backpack blower in the cutting of grass and weeds.
• Plant flowers, shrubs, trees, and grasses as directed.
• Water and apply fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to lawns, shrubs, flowers, and plants.
• Move and replace soil, gravel, sand and other rock and mineral materials.
• Remove debris and refuge from landscaping and other zoo grounds as needed.
• Perform various irrigation and general maintenance tasks as needed to maintain Zoo landscaping and grounds.
• Install, repair, and maintain irrigation and sprinkler systems.
• Assist with the general maintenance of facilities, equipment, buildings, and grounds.
• Identify plant species as needed for care and maintenance.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Minimum two years’ experience in landscaping or irrigation with knowledge of the maintenance and care of trees, flowers, and shrubs; the use and care of mechanical equipment and hand tools.
• Demonstrated knowledge of safety rules, regulations and precautions in the horticulture and maintenance trades.
• Knowledge of plants, vegetation management practices and ability to accurately identify plant species.Experience operating various types of machinery including, but not limited to, forklifts, scissor lift, bobcat. and pallet jacks.
• Valid California driver’s license and a clean driving record.
• Good written and verbal English language communication skills required. Bilingual (Spanish or Hmong) communication skills a plus.
• Ability to work evenings, weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

These are physical and mental requirements of the position as it is typically performed. Inability to meet one or more of these physical or mental requirements will not automatically disqualify a candidate or employee from the position. Upon request for a reasonable accommodation, the Zoo may be able to adjust or excuse one or more of these requirements, depending on the requirement, the essential functions to which it relates, and the proposed accommodation.
• This position is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch, and kneel; use hands and arms for operation of gardening equipment and other machinery; use fingers for fine manipulation of hand tools and plants.
• The employee is regularly required to lift and/or carry up to 50 pounds, and occasionally up to 75 pounds.
• Visual acuity to operate machinery and read printed instructions and safety information, and to assess the thoroughness of the work assigned. Color perception is also required.
• Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication (in person and via telephone), at normal speaking levels with or without correction.

• The position primarily functions outdoors, with exposure to heat, cold, and inclement weather.
• The employee is regularly exposed to hazardous chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.), fumes from equipment operation, and dust/dirt from Zoo grounds.
• The position works in close proximity to Zoo animals.
• Occasional local travel may be required.

Experience Required

Minimum two years’ experience in landscaping or irrigation with knowledge of the maintenance and care of trees, flowers, and shrubs; the use and care of mechanical equipment and hand tools.

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00% employer paid Medical/Dental/Vision, Employee Assistance Program, 401k, 10 Paid Holidays, Paid Sick and Paid Vacation time on an accrued basis


$19 - $21

How to Apply

Fresno Chaffee Zoo
894 W Belmont Ave
Fresno, CA 93728
Phone: 5596638115

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