Seasonal Horticulturist

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As of January 6, 2022 all new hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as defined by the CDC, unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability. Under supervision, the Seasonal Horticulturist is responsible for assisting in performing all horticulture field operations at locations throughout BPC Parks. This position runs from the 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, help make and apply compost, and assist with the organic recycling program
  • Remove litter and help maintain the highest appearance standards for BPC Parks
  • Under supervision, assist with the safe and effective operation of BPC Parks 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.
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license.

SKILLS:

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

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able and willing to work outdoors in all types of weather.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Battery Park City Authority
Contact Name: Irene Moulketis
Email: irene.moulketis@bpca.ny.gov
Phone: 212-417-3182
Website: Apply Online