This is professional work in the field of ornamental
horticulture. Methods of performing tasks are usually left to
the judgement of the employee with an administrative superior
available for assistance if needed. Work is performed under
general direction and is reviewed upon completion.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides professional advice on the selection, ordering,
planting, and maintenance of trees, shrubs, ground covers, and
turf grasses on campus.
Plans and designs annual and perennial flower beds.
Grows potted plants and nursery stock and maintains records on
the growing operation.
Trains and supervises subordinate personnel in greenhouse
operations and in the proper methods and techniques of planting
Trains ground personnel in the techniques of pruning, wound
dressing, cavity repair, and the cabling and bracing of trees
Prepares orders for various types of plants and seeds.
Inventories, maps, and labels trees and shrubs on campus for
instructional and maintenance purposes.
Assists in the preparation of maintenance programs for the
control of plant diseases and insects.
Prepares fertilizer programs for various types of plants.
Confers with landscape architect and other personnel in the
selection of plants.
Supervises with the operation of the Departmental Greenhouse.
Performs related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university in an
appropriate curriculum and considerable experience related to
this class of work; or any equivalent combination of training
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of ornamental horticulture in all phases.
Thorough knowledge of plant propagation and culturation.
Considerable knowledge of the principles of nursery management.
Knowledge of the principles of supervision.
Knowledge of the elementary principles of landscaping.
Ability to supervise the work of others.