TITLE: Horticulturist LOCATION: General Services – Grounds and Parks
OPENING DATE: August 11, 2020 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
JOB NUMBER: JN20-43CF FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
SALARY RANGE: $36,018 – 43,045 annually with excellent benefits package
PRIMARY FUNCTION: 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.
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).
Selection process may include: examinations, interviews, assessment centers, practical skills, etc. Drug testing may be required.
WE REGRET WE ARE UNABLE TO ANSWER ALL INQUIRIES. WE WILL ONLY NOTIFY CANDIDATES SELECTED FOR TESTING OR INTERVIEWS.
APPLY: Human Resources Office, 500 Poplar View Parkway, Collierville, TN
NOTES: Please submit a new application each time you apply for a Town job. Pursuant to Tennessee open records law, applications and resumes are subject to disclosure.
THE TOWN OF COLLIERVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE IN HIRING. MINORITIES, WOMEN AND DISABLED ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. IF YOU HAVE A DISABILITY AND REQUIRE SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS DURING THE SELECTION PROCESS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT (901) 457-2290. THE TOWN OF COLLIERVILLE IS A DRUG FREE WORK PLACE.