San Diego Zoo Global is seeking a Horticulturist. Qualifications for this position include general knowledge of trees, shrubs, bedding plant material and their growth principles, horticultural soil conditions and preparations, methods and precautions for applying fertilizers and insecticides, working knowledge of tree removal, experience with irrigation system troubleshooting, repair and installation from the valve to the sprinkler head, maintenance practices and work safety practices. 2 years of work experience is preferred. Must be a team player and have excellent communication skills.
Additional qualifications for this position include experience with tractors, loaders, forklifts, dump trucks, and ability to use walk behind gas powered equipment , the ability to operate equipment (i.e. heavy duty trucks ) as well as tractors and carts. Working conditions for these positions include exposure to varying weather conditions, dust, allergens and equipment noise/vibration. Must have the ability to move moderate to heavy objects; ability to work from elevated positions; ability to move about on uneven terrain; and ability to work in confined or cramped positions. Ability to perform other duties as required.
A degree or certificate in horticulture, botany or a related subject is desirable.
Scheduled work hours per week will be approximately 40 hours. Interested applicants must be available primarily Monday through Friday, 6:00am - 2:30pm. HOWEVER, weekends, nights and emergency work may be required. A good driving record and a valid CA driver license required. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.