Denver Parks and Recreation is seeking an experienced and passionate Greenhouse Grower to perform growing and horticultural related duties in the effort to continue Denver’s long tradition of resiliency efforts. The City and County of Denver’s Department of Parks and Recreation maintains nearly 400,000 square feet of highly visible and greatly valued annual flower and perennial plant displays. The Greenhouse Grower position performs propagation, scheduling and finishing of greenhouse crops for installation citywide. This position will also assist with planning, design, and installation of annual and perennial plant displays throughout Denver’s park system, which in most cases, are the focal point of historic parks and require the highest level of professional care possible. Additional responsibilities may include general park maintenance, trash pickup, restroom cleaning, graffiti removal, and more.

Tagged as: Full Time


Education: Graduation from high school or the possession of a GED, HiSET, or TASC Certificate

Experience: Three (3) years of experience in the cultivation and care of a wide variety of ornamental/native plants OR horticultural/ecological restoration

Licensures/Certification(s): Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application. Requires Certification in Pesticide Application by the State of Colorado by completion of probationary period. Licenses and certifications must be kept

Required Skills:

Proficiency in growing and caring for ornamentals, perennials, and vegetables

Experience directing/coordinating seasonal staff and/or volunteers to accomplish tasks and projects

Current Certification or ability to attain a Pesticide Application by the State of Colorado

Proficiency with Microsoft Software

A background and interest in the greenhouse production of annuals, perennials, and vegetables

Ability to network with diverse partners in the region to help build relationships within the horticulture

Preferred Skills:

Determine nutrient and watering/moisture requirements and troubleshoot crops for possible issues involving a wide variety of plants including natives, perennials, shrubs, and annuals

Follow principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM); research, specify, and execute control tactics such as implementing measures to mitigate soil and water borne pathogens, monitoring pest and predator populations; release of beneficials; preparation and application of fungicides and insecticides, or other pest control

About City and County of Denver

The secret is out: Denver is the nation's top place to live, work, and play. Being the best place to live isn't easy; maintaining such a reputation means we need the best people working for the residents of Denver. People who want to make a difference; people who want to give back; people who want to be at the heart of this city and have a hand in creating our future. When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of both your organization and the city as a whole. Be a part of the city that you love. #WhereDenverWorks

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