Park Horticulturist – Denver Parks and Recreation

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Deadline to Apply:

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 12:00am

Address:

Denver, CO
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Overview:

About Our Job
Denver Parks and Recreation is seeking a Park Horticulturist to perform weed control (both chemical and manual) restoration cultivation, care, and management in mostly native open space/hybrid park landscapes. This position will typically work daytime hours Monday – Friday and some weekends to accommodate volunteer groups or respond to snow removal. This position will support the Northeast district and will report to the Northfield Maintenance shop at 10450 Smith Road in Denver.

Job duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work outdoors alongside other team members and use leadership skills to guide less seasoned workers to implement best practices in horticulture:
  • Direct and perform spraying of herbicides and fertilizing
  • Direct and perform restoration and management of open space natural areas and wildlife habitats including growing, seedling, transplanting, cultivating, or weed management
  • Prepare, fertilize, amend, or condition soils for different types of plants or plant communities
  • Participate in the development of planting programs or planning restoration projects in natural open space areas
  • Make recommendations on weed management
  • Prepare reports and maintain records of plant maintenance, weed management, and/or restoration activities
  • Safely utilize and maintain a variety of hand-powered tools, motorized equipment, and spray equipment:
  • Mixing, preparing, and appropriately applying chemicals
  • Spraying and recording noxious and invasive weeds in both natural areas and traditional turf
  • Develop and modify work plans to align with innovative approaches and best practices and utilize staff to accomplish goals and initiatives; determine work priorities and develop work schedules to provide adequate staff coverage
  • Mentor staff, contribute to the development of performance goals, and assist with formal HR processes
  • Perform related park maintenance tasks such as trash collection, bathroom maintenance and cleaning, vandalism repair/graffiti removal, and snow removal operations

How to Apply: