Position:      Greenhouse Worker

Department:    Buildings & Ground

Salary:      $8.50 - 9.00 DOE

Hours:    25 hours per week

Job Class:       Part Time

Job Closes:     Open Until Filled

GENERAL PURPOSE

Working under the supervision of the Spanish Fork City Parks and Recreation Lead Worker the Greenhouse Worker will attend to the city greenhouse duties including care for the plants and care for the citywide planter boxes. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Daily management of duties in a greenhouse environment and duties relating to flower planter boxes throughout Spanish Fork City. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: propagation, potting, watering, fertilizing, cutting back and other associated plant care responsibilities; production of an annual and perennial plant stock suitable for distribution to the citywide planters; transplanting greenhouse stock into the citywide planters; supervising volunteer crews in the care of the planters including soil preparation, planting, cultivating, weeding, fertilizing and removal of plant stock. Duties include irrigation system maintenance and repair. 

Must have professional positive attitude with good communication skills. Be productive while working alone and with others. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must have a good understanding of horticulture, specifically greenhouse production of annuals and perennials. Must have strong experience in propagation, potting and transplanting. Must be able to accurately diagnose insects and diseases and be knowledgeable of pesticides and fertilizers and their application to materials. 

Must have at least 2 years greenhouse production or horticultural experience. Having completed Master Gardener course work or an Associates Degree in Horticulture is not necessary but would be helpful. Must be able to lift 25 lbs., have transportation to and from work and speak English. 

Must have excellent design, organizational and planning skills, and strong people skills. Basic computer skills would be helpful. Must be an open minded problem solver that adapts readily to change. This is a hands-on position. Applicant should be self-motivated and career oriented. 

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL APPLICATIONS

Surroundings involve contact with outdoors, dust, dirt, heat, cold, and humidity. Requires continuous contact with indoors, noise, fumes, wetness, arid/dry, humidity and vibrations. Requires working with and around other employees. Occasionally requires working alone. 

Health and Safety conditions include constantly dealing with soil, water and plant materials. Occasionally dealing with toxic materials and chemicals. Physical activities include constant standing, kneeling, crouching, handling, balancing, turning, pushing, pulling, reaching and carrying. Requires occasional jumping, crawling, sitting, climbing, throwing and feeling. Requires talking, hearing and seeing. Requires ability to lift up to 25 pounds without assistance 

Physical dimensions include strength necessary in hands, arms, legs, and back. Requires constant eye/hand coordination with occasional foot/eye/hand coordination. Occasionally requires vision strain, rapid speed work, and extreme muscular exertion, along with finger, hand/arm, and foot/leg dexterity. 

Mental applications include constant memory for details and attention to many items. 

Occasionally requires the estimation of the size, quality, and quantity of objects, along with the speed of moving objects. Occasional discriminating thinking, rot/repetitive thinking, guided problem solving, creative problem solving, and memory for ideas, verbal and written directions.