Overview

About Our Job
Denver Parks and Recreation is seeking a Park Horticulturist to perform weed control (both chemical and manual) restoration cultivation, care, and management in mostly native open space/hybrid park landscapes. This position will typically work daytime hours Monday – Friday and some weekends to accommodate volunteer groups or respond to snow removal. This position will support the Northeast district. To see a map of the Northeast parks district, click here.

Tagged as: Full Time

Qualifications:

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

Required Skills:

Proficiency in caring for native plants, xeric landscapes, aquatic plants, ornamentals, and perennials

Experience with and knowledge of best practices in care of shrubs and turf grasses

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

Current Certification in Pesticide Application by the State of Colorado is highly desired

Preferred Skills:

Work outdoors alongside other team members and use leadership skills to guide less seasoned workers to implement best practices in horticulture:

Direct and perform spraying of herbicides and fertilizing

Direct and perform restoration and management of open space natural areas and wildlife habitats including growing, seedling, transplanting, cultivating, or weed management

Prepare, fertilize, amend, or condition soils for different types of plants or plant communities

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

Application Instructions

https://denver.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/CCD-denver-denvergov-CSC_Jobs-Civil_service_jobs-Police_Jobs-Fire_Jobs/job/Park-Horticulturist---Denver-Parks-and-Recreation_R0050917