Horticulturist

Location
North Carolina, United Sates
Posted
22 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Jan 2019
Ref
401510062
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

Occupational Summary

Supervise and participate in the installation, maintenance, interpretation and documentation of a variety of botanical specimens for teaching, research and ornamental purposes at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University.

Work Performed 

Supervise and participate in the installation, maintenance, interpretation and documentation of a variety of botanical specimens for teaching, research and ornamental purposes at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens at Duke University, including the planning and development of horticultural displays, procedures and methods. Procure, install and maintain plants including trees, shrubs, herbaceous plantings and a variety of botanical specimens in greenhouses, nurseries, formal and informal garden areas to include preparation of soil, planting, watering, fertilizing, and pruning. Identify plant pests and diseases and make suggestions for their treatment. Must be familiar with Integrated Pest Management. Must be familiar with calibrating application equipment. Have a working knowledge of plant nutrition, plant physiology, and basic soil chemistry. Identify, document, and accurately label plants in the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Safely operate and maintain a variety of mechanical equipment to include trucks, tractors and specialized garden tools and a variety of hand-held power tools required to maintain botanical specimens. Must be familiar with all necessary PPE. Conduct regular and special tours; give instruction in areas of specialized garden interest. Maintain supply inventories and operational records. Make work assignments; supervise and review the work of lower rated employees, students and volunteers; train new personnel. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Education/Training:

Work requires knowledge of plant materials and care acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program in horticulture, agronomy, botany or a related field.

Experience: 

Work generally requires two year's of experience in horticulture or a related field. Public garden or estate landscape maintenance experience is preferred. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Possess North Carolina's drivers license or equivalent Must be able to obtain North Carolina Pesticide License Must be able to lift 50lbs

Requisition Number: 401510062
Location: Durham 
Duke Entity: CENTRAL ADMIN MANAGEMENT CTR
Job Code: 1210 HORTICULTURIST
Job Family Level: 10
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt 
Full Time/Part Time: FULL TIME 
Regular/Temporary: Regular 
Shift: First/Day

Minimum Qualifications

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas, an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions:

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

Education

Work requires knowledge of plant materials and care acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program in horticulture, agronomy,botany or a related field.

Experience

Work generally requires two year's of experience in horticulture or a related field. Public garden or estate landscape maintenance experiences preferred.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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