Under general direction, provides professional horticulture management and services in care of parks, city buildings, gateways, sport complexes, and streetscapes, including but not limited to landscape spaces, native restorations, athletic turf, passive turf, forest management, and lake care. Works to provide professional and sustainable facilities for recreational events, sporting events, and sustainable support to the city's infrastructure.
For priority consideration, please apply by 1/31/19
Job Qualifications Education, experience and training that are required or desirable in order to effectively perform the job at the time of hire. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. Additional requirements and/or substitutions may be requested and require the approval of HR.
Bachelor's degree in Agriculture, Botany, Horticulture, Forestry, or a related field desired.
Minimum of 5 years of supervisory experience in landscaping, greenhouse or nursery management, horticulture, botany, or floriculture required.
Prior experience using and operating backhoes, skid loaders, spraying equipment, tractors, trucks, and other related equipment required .
Pesticide Applicator's License and other certifications in horticulture, arboriculture landscape design and parks operations desired.
Valid Class B CDL required within 120 days of employment. Valid driver's license required upon hire.
Additional Salary Information: DOQ
Internal Number: 00353
About City of Wentzville
Wentzville was incorporated as a fourth class city in March 1872 and the government is composed of an elected Mayor and six aldermen, with an appointed city administrator. In following decades Wentzville sustained a slow but steady growth as an agricultural hamlet, primarily in the small services, professional and retail sectors. Today, Wentzville has a population nearing 37,000. Offering excellent schools, private and public, in addition to many churches and clubs. Although, Wentzville is less than an hour away from downtown St. Louis, it is still a quiet pleasant peaceful community, rich in history and identity. Wentzville has continued to experience significant growth in spite of the economic challenges and remains fiscally sound and healthy. The City to offers a full range of services, currently employing approximately 220 full-time positions in the following departments: Administration, Community Development, Police, Parks & Recreation, Public Works.