The purpose of this classification is to plan, direct, organize, and coordinate activities related to the maintenance of landscaping and horticultural operations.
This position requires a positive, hardworking, motivated self-starter, who loves plants and the outdoors to join the Town’s Grounds and Park Maintenance division of the General Services department. As a professional horticulturist, you will provide technical expertise, care, and design ideas for high-end, very detailed, and horticulturally intense public properties in a variety of styles, themes, and palettes. Training, personnel, and professional growth, and group cohesion are very important and finding the candidate who fits well into the creative, team-based culture is of the highest priority.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture, Botany, Landscape Architecture or a related field; supplemented by three (3) years professional horticulture work experience, at least 1 of which must have been at a supervisory level; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
LICENSES: Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee Commercial Pesticide Applicator License OR immediately transfer an out of state license.
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NOTES: Tasks require the ability to exert moderate to heavy physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, reaching and digging and may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate to heavy weight (up to 50 pounds).