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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: Zoo
Job Title: Horticulturist
Salary: $11.28 Hourly

Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.

Job Description:

Usual working days/hours:

40 hours per week, 7 days a week operation

Location of work:

Zoo Grounds

Job Objectives:
Maintains grounds and plants to ensure facilities meet botanical garden standards. Performs grounds maintenance, lawn mowing, pruning, planting, and maintenance of equipment.

Essential Job Functions:
Participates in all respects to turf management including but not limited to: mowing grass by hand, power, and tractor mowers. Operates necessary equipment to trim and prune shrubs and trees; pulls weeds as needed and maintains garden beds. Maintain and repair irrigation in all areas. Performs all maintenance and plant management in ponds and waterways. Identification of botanicals within the collection. Completes maintenance to hardscape related items in the zoo including post-n-rope, edgings, timbers and rocks. Maintains walkways including removing litter, debris and snow. Proper mixing and application of pesticides for collections. Maintains fencing, hot vines and hot grasses for animal containment and pest/vermin controls. Maintains and cleans work areas. Performs preventative maintenance on all aspects of horticulture areas throughout the zoo. Including removal, trimming and pruning of trees and shrubs. Driving a Zoo vehicle as needed for parts runs and dump runs.

Job Standards:
High School Diploma or equivalent. Valid State of Kansas Driver s License. State of Kansas Pesticide Applicator's License, preferred.

Testing/Screening Requested:
High School Diploma or equivalent. Valid State of Kansas Driver s License. State of Kansas Pesticide Applicator's License, preferred.

Mowers, edger, rakes, weed eater, pitchfork, shovel, lopper, pruning shears, chain saw, hoses and tiller.

Work Environment:
Outdoors during all weather conditions, shop, greenhouse, exposure to dust, weather and chemicals.

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.

Vacancy Number: 20006079

Open Date: 10/24/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 11/27/2017 11:59:59 PM