Under direction, is responsible for coordinating and performing technical work in all phases of a horticultural program of a City Department. May exercise direct supervision over assigned staff.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
-Directs care and maintenance of gardening and horticultural operations at assigned City Department through on-site inspections and evaluations.
-Assists in the preparation of preliminary horticultural budget and budget for assigned areas, and monitors expenditures against budget allotments.
-Fertilizes turf, flowers, and trees (includes extensive use of chemicals) and monitors area for pests and disease.
-Speaks to garden clubs, schools, etc.
-Prepares schedules and programs for development and progressive maintenance of landscaped areas.
-Schedules the planting of trees, shrubs, and annual and perennial flowers for use on City properties.
-Oversees department pesticide program, ensuring compliance with State regulations and safe application practices.
-May supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
-Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
-Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.
-One (1) year of experience in horticulture or related field.
-Must be licensed through the Texas Department of Agriculture or Structural Pest Control Service as a pesticide applicator within six (6) months of hire.
-Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License.
-Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Biology.
-Five (5) years of experience as a license applicator of the Teas Department of Agriculture.
About City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation
The San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department operates the City's recreational and cultural programs and maintains more than 250 City-owned parks including swimming pools, gymnasiums, historic cemeteries, sports facilities, and recreation centers. The department is responsible for the maintenance of over 15,000 acres of park land, including more than 180 miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. The mission of the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department is to provide exceptional parks, facilities, programs and services to improve the quality of life for all.