Horticultural Growing Assistant

RES

About the organization

RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 328 stream miles, 58,024 wetland acres, and rehabilitated, preserved, and/or managed over 15,000 acres of special-status species habitats. RES operations include planting over 17,400,000 restorative trees and reducing over 267 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability through the establishment of mitigation/conservation banks, permittee responsible turnkey mitigation, and corporate social responsibility projects.

Duties

What your day-to-day might look like?
Works closely and cooperatively with other leadership at the Growing Center to achieve the goals of the Growing Center
Oversees, schedules, and coordinates care and maintenance tasks of containerized plants within acceptable QA/QC standards
Execute and suggest timely integrated pest management control methods and fertilization regimes as needed.
Recommend methods for improving sustainability of growing practices. Implement agreed upon methods as approved.
Supervises a transplant crew and/or plant maintenance crew
Execute propagation and transplanting activities in the greenhouse environment.
Perform care and maintenance of containerized plants.
Oversees relocation of stock.
Performs seed sowing and other production activities.
Scout for pests, diseases, and nutrient imbalances of potted stock and field production plants on a routine basis.
Prepare and send pest / disease samples to lab for proper diagnosis.
Mix and apply fertilizers, pesticides, beneficials and other agents to implement plant health care practices.
Diligently record and communicate directly with Plant Production Manager concerning plant health care problems.
Oversee sanitation, housekeeping, and safety practices of all holding zones and grounds
Oversee set up and winterization of irrigation system for potted materials.
Train workers on pesticide safety to ensure Worker Protection Standard laws are abided.

Qualifications

Required:

B.S. degree in horticulture, agriculture, ecology, or related science field; Or 2+ years in greenhouse, nursery or horticultural experience or training; Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable.
Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers.
Ability to print and speak simple sentences in English.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
A Valid Driver’s License, may be required
Ability to obtain a Fed Med Card, may be required.
Forklift License, may be required (would be trained here by our corporate trainer).
Physical Requirements:

The working conditions and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Willing and able to perform and comply with the following items:

Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk or hear.
Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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