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Lead Horticulturist - Browse

Posted: April 10, 2024 Expired: May 8, 2024
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
San Diego
FULL TIME
Postgraduate Degree

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Lead Horticulturist - Browse

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION

The Lead Horticulturist supervises crews engaged in a wide variety of horticultural duties, both skilled and unskilled. Lead Horticulturist consistently demonstrates leadership in supporting and mentoring staff, as well as cultivating positive relationships with internal and external customers.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Schedules, supervises, and inspects
  • Participates in the work of gardening crews
  • Mows, edges, irrigates, and fertilizes lawns
  • Fertilizes and cultivates plantings and shrubs
  • Prepares new areas for planting
  • Plants and transplants
  • Nurtures seedlings and other new plantings
  • Collects seeds
  • Understands department Mission and Vision Statements
  • Answers questions from the public
  • Conducts tours when needed
  • Travels to off-site campuses and other areas in the field
  • Drives motorize vehicles on and off grounds
  • Model for punctuality and professionalism
  • Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics
  • Performs consistently above Society performance standards

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Lead Horticulturist should be able to communicate and work effectively with others, work in a team environment and motivate others, multi-task and prioritize, give directions effectively, deal tactfully and courteously with others in a diverse environment, perform each Essential job function at a high level. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

  • JOB EXPERIENCE
    • Four years of work experience is preferred. Education, training and/or experience which would clearly demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills listed; an example of which would be four or more years of experience in commercial gardening, supplemented by specialized horticultural training

 

  • EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
    • Current valid California Driver’s license in good standing

 

  • SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
    • Methods of soil conditioning, testing and preparation
    • Methods and precautions for applying fertilizers, insecticide, and other chemicals
    • Proper watering techniques
    • Equipment operation and safety precautions
    • Plant classification, identification, and maintenance requirements
    • Plant propagation
    • Layout of the Zoo or Safari Park 
    • Effective customer relations skills
    • Effective leadership skills
    • Principles and practices of training and supervision
    • Communicate and work effectively with others
    • Work in a team environment and motivate others
    • Multi-task and prioritize
    • Give directions effectively
    • Deal tactfully and courteously with others in a diverse environment
    • Perform each Essential job function at a high level

SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER

  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Location: Escondido, CA
  • Position Type: Hourly Full-Time Non-Exempt Union Position - If selected, there will be fees and dues to be paid to the union
  • Hourly Rate: $29.81

How to Apply

https://us232.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/sdzwa/Site/SafariParkCareersExternal/Posting/View/17071

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
2920 Zoo Drive
San Diego , CA 92101
Phone: (619) 231-1515

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  • http://sdzwa.org
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