• Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Plants
  • Deadline:
    26/01/2021
  • Job Level:
  • Languages:
    English

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides professional advice on the selection, ordering, planting, and maintenance of trees, shrubs, ground covers, and turf grasses in the Hotel.
  • Plans and designs annual and perennial flower beds.
  • Grows potted plants and nursery stock and maintains records on the growing operation.
  • Trains and supervises subordinate personnel in greenhouse operations and in the proper methods and techniques of planting ornamental plants.
  • Trains ground personnel in the techniques of pruning, wound dressing, cavity repair, and the cabling and bracing of trees and shrubs.
  • Prepares orders for various types of plants and seeds. Inventories, maps, and labels trees and shrubs on campus for instructional and maintenance purposes.
  • Assists in the preparation of maintenance programs for the control of plant diseases and insects. Prepares fertilizer programs for various types of plants.
  • Confers with landscape architect and other personnel in the selection of plants.
  • Supervises with the operation of the Departmental Greenhouse.
  • Performs related duties as required.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from an accredited college or university in an appropriate curriculum and considerable experience related to this class of work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Thorough knowledge of ornamental horticulture in all phases.
  • Thorough knowledge of plant propagation.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles of nursery management.
  • Knowledge of the principles of supervision.
  • Knowledge of the elementary principles of landscaping.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others.

 

MODE OF APPLICATION

Prospective candidates are requested to submit (in soft copy ONLY) an application letter together with the following:

a. A detailed Curriculum Vitae together with relevant supporting documents, including names and addresses of three (3) referees.