Nursery Worker Duties
This is skilled work in operating a greenhouse and raising
plants and flowers.
Work involves responsibility for the propagation and care of
flowers and plants grown in a greenhouse for research and
instructional purposes. Work includes training subordinate
employees and supervising their work. Specific instructions are
occasionally received, but work is ordinarily performed
independently and reviewed only for results.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises and participates in seeding flowers, slipping,
rooting, potting, and boxing plants, transferring plants to
beds; preparing soil for beds, re-potting plants, and a wide
variety of similar greenhouse tasks.
Checks temperature, ventilation, and humidity of the greenhouse
and the moistness of potted plants; waters and fertilizes
Designs complex and colorful beds and flower displays;
supervises the preparation of beds and the transplanting,
arranging, and care of plants.
Assists students, faculty, and the public with the solution of
Supervises the care and maintenance of greenhouse and equipment;
operates mixers, sprayers, mowers, and other gardening tools and
Inventories tools, equipment, supplies, and plants, and
recommends the purchase of supplies and equipment as needed.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school, supplemented by college
level courses in horticulture; and considerable responsible
experience in greenhouse or related work; including some
experience in a supervisory capacity; or any equivalent
combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of horticulture and of the methods of
raising and caring for flowers and other plants in greenhouses
and outdoor beds.
Considerable knowledge of the common variety of flowers and
plants used in display gardening, of the diseases and insects
which attack them, and of the common methods for their control.
Ability to train subordinate employees, to assign tasks, and to
supervise their work.
Ability to supervise the preparation of the soil, arrangement of
beds, and the transplanting of flowers and other plants,
including the design of displays.
Skill in the care and use of gardening tools and materials.
Skill in the planting, care, and propagating of all types of
plants and flowers.