Department: PARKS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
SALARY: $12.04 Hourly
CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
LOCATION/ADDITIONAL INFO: PARKS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT - PLANNING AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
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TEMPORARY POSITION, NO BENEFITS
The City of Fort Worth is hiring a temporary Greenhouse Attendant for the Parks and Community Services Department, Planning and Resource Management Division, to participate in nursery operation and production and to assist in germinating, nurturing and growing a variety of trees; assist in transplanting trees to various parks and other sites in the city; prune trees, maintain irrigation systems; and participate in special events preparations and operations.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of various species of trees; common insects, diseases, weeds and plant nutrient requirements; methods and techniques of pruning and planting; fertilizer, sprayer, seed spreaders and pesticide equipment; and proper techniques and uses of variety of hand tools and equipment. Must have the ability to identify tree problems and treat with appropriate chemicals; operate assigned vehicle and maintain an effective working relationship with employees and the public.
The following education and/or experience are the minimum standards which provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.
High School Diploma or GED with specialized training in Horticulture/Arboriculture plus two (2) years of responsible experience in a professional greenhouse or nursery environment selecting and applying pesticides, planting and pruning.
Possession of, or the ability to, obtain a valid Texas drivers license and an acceptable driving record is required. Preference will be given to applicants who possess a Texas Commercial Drivers license.
MISC. REQUIREMENTS:City of Fort Worth policy on acceptable driving record required.
Indoor and outdoor working environments in a greenhouse or nursery operation; exposure to extremes in weather conditions; work with and around water as well as moving objects or vehicles; exposure to pesticides and fertilizers; work closely with others.
Essential and marginal functions require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods of time; moderate and heavy lifting and carrying; kneeling, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling; adequate vision , speech, and hearing; general manual dexterity; must be able to operate assigned vehicles and equipment.
Conditions of Employment: Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver's license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement. You will be paid by direct deposit or pay card only.
The City of Fort Worth affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability status or sexual orientation.
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