Seasonal Horticulturist

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Position Summary:

Under supervision, the Seasonal Horticulturist is responsible for assisting in performing all horticulture field operations at locations throughout Battery Park City Authority owned parks. This position runs from spring to the fall.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Assist with horticultural tasks as requested, and use the best horticultural practices to help maintain and beautify BPC parks
  • Assist with organic plant care including awareness and communication of plant health, physiological, and pest-related issues
  • Assist in caring for the soil
  • Remove litter and help maintain the highest appearance standards
  • Under supervision, assist with the safe and effective operation of equipment
  • Work independently, effectively, and safely on gardening tasks, including weeding, planting, mowing, edging, watering, and other horticultural tasks as requested
  • Work well in teams, follow directions, and positively contribute to shared projects
  • Assist with task records and observation reports
  • Be available for events and emergencies, including weather-related events; assist with preparation and cleanup, be available for overtime if necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements

Education and Experience:

A High School Diploma or GED is required; coursework in horticulture is preferred. A minimum of one (1) year of practical horticultural experience

Skills:

  • Ability to work well in a team, but also be self-motivated when working independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong verbal and writing skills

Physical Requirements:

  • Be willing and able to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Perform repetitive movements
  • Be able to lift/move 30 pounds
  • Use hands/body to control, use and feel objects, tools or controls

Must possess a valid U.S Driver’s License

Additional Information

Battery Park City Authority is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Contact Information

Battery Park City Authority
Email: hr@bpca.ny.gov