Posted Feb 07
Denver Parks and Recreation

Greenhouse Horticultural Worker

Denver Parks and Recreation
Denver, CO, United States Full Time

Denver Parks and Recreation is seeking a Greenhouse Horticultural Worker to assist with plant propagation, watering and general plant maintenance.

Work Hours: Sunday- Thursday (6am-2:30pm), The Team Rotates working Holidays

The City Park Greenhouse serves as Denver Parks and Recreation's horticultural core by growing and distributing landscape bedding plants, shrubs and other ornamental plants for Denver park districts and other city agencies and facilities. We propagate approximately 250,000 annuals, perennials, shrubs and stock plants. The greenhouse produces flowers for 539-550 individual beds comprising 4.7 to 5.1 total acres of park land.

Work Location: City Park Greenhouse, 2500 E 23rd Ave, Denver Co, 80205

Job Responsibilities
  • Performs propagation, planting, and arranging of plants; maintenance of plants, shrubs, trees, and chemical applications of pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Assists in training and scheduling the work of volunteers and seasonal help.
  • Performs semi-skilled work assisting Park Horticulturist as assigned.
  • Operates and maintains gardening and ground equipment, vehicles and machinery, including operation and maintenance of sprinkler systems.
  • Observes all common safety practices.
  • Assists in operating the environmental control in the greenhouse, etc.
  • Notifies supervisors for any failures of the heating and cooling system and equipment to continue safe and effective operation.
  • Performs exterior garden maintenance duties; planting, weeding, deadheading, fertilizing, watering. Prunes and plants shrubs and trees as needed.
  • Implements vegetation management prescriptions including, pesticide applications, assessment, and monitoring.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

Education Requirement:

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate.

Experience Requirement:

One year of work experience performing cultivation and care of flowers and plants.

Licensure and/or Certification:

Requires possession of a valid Colorado Driver's "R" License at the time of application.

Additional Information

Classification Title: Horticultural Worker (CJ1933)

Working Title: Greenhouse Horticultural Worker
Pay Grade: 612 (J)
Compensation Range: $33,658-$49,141
Agency: Department of Parks and Recreation
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Pre-employment Screening: An offer of employment is contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the successful completion of a background check. Candidates must pass a criminal background check and other verifications required for the position which may include, but are not limited to, employment and/or education verification, motor vehicle record check, drug test, and/or physical. The existence of a conviction does not automatically disqualify an individual from employment except where federal or state law or regulations prohibit employment of an individual with certain convictions. For more information about the selection and employment screening process, click here.
Probationary Period: This position may require the selected candidate to complete at least a six month probationary period prior to attaining career status with the City & County of Denver. For more information about the probationary period, click here.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

Recruiter: MJG


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