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Horticulture Res Specialist Duties

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This is professional horticultural work involving research in the evaluation of ornamental plants, problems with ornamental planting, and research with new ornamental plants for landscaping including environmental requirements and methods of propagation.

Work involves establishing the role of specific ornamental plants in the enhancement of the environment. An employee allocated to this class of work is responsible for planning and conducting research in cultivar evaluation and production techniques and the maintenance of close liaison with other research scientist, cooperative extension personnel, horticultural organizations, professional groups, and other rural and urban clientele. Work is performed under general direction of a professional superior and is reviewed through periodic conferences and the observation of results.


Plans, organizes, and conducts research on the evaluation, propagation, and production of ornamental plants.

Plans and organizes cultivar trial gardens and supervises tours by various clientele groups.

Conducts cooperative research on disease, insect, and weed control in ornamental plants.

Supervises the preparation of soils, soil mixtures, and the arrangement of planting beds for research andtrial areas.

Supervises the collection of samples and experimental data.

Evaluates experimental data by statistical methods.

Publishes scientific reports, articles, and bulletins on research results.

Prepares and presents reports before scientific groups and conducts presentations before garden clubs and amateur horticultural groups.

Plans and directs the work of research technicians and other staff.

Supervises the maintenance of greenhouse facilities and equipment.

Prepares budget estimates and recommendations for equipment and supplies.

Adapts research facilities and procedures to carry out specific studies.

Assists in planning landscape plantings.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from an accredited college of university with a masters degree in horticulture and considerable experience in planning and conducting research with ornamental plants; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Thorough knowledge of horticultural research methods, techniques, and procedures.

Thorough knowledge of the field of horticulture.

Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment utilized in propagatory planting and transplanting flowers, shrubs, and trees.

Thorough knowledge of ornamental plants.

Considerable knowledge of pests or ornamental plants and disease prevention and control.

Ability to design, organize, and implement creative and innovative ornamental research programs.

Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of subordinate personnel.

Ability to prepare reports and publications of research results.

Ability to speak before various groups.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other research scientists, administrative personnel, fellow employees, and various clientele groups.



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