Morris County Parks - Horticultural Display Foreman
Employees in this position are responsible for the design, installation, maintenance and care of plant displays throughout the Horticulture Sites operated by the Morris County Park Commission. Duties include maintaining assigned garden areas to the highest degree of horticultural standards as well as supervising subordinate staff with activities related to the design, installation and maintenance of seasonal and permanent plant displays. Individuals should have a strong demonstrated ability in landscape design and aesthetics, as well as a strong working knowledge of a variety of annual, perennial, herbaceous, woody, bulb, and tropical plants. The Horticultural Display Foreman works under the general supervision of the Manager of Horticulture and reports to the Assistant/Superintendent of Horticulture or designee for the coordination of daily activities, attendance and other operational procedures.
Completes other projects and tasks as assigned.
Duties may be performed in several different park locations.
A two‐year Associate’s degree in Horticulture, Landscape Design or a related field.
Three years’ experience as a professional gardener or groundskeeper.
One years’ experience supervising staff making landscape plantings in a public garden, landscape contracting, or related horticultural industry.
A documented portfolio of original garden designs and installations.
Working knowledge of and demonstrated ability and experience to utilize appropriate landscape design software is a plus.
A thorough knowledge of the horticultural requirements of a wide variety of annual, perennial, woody and herbaceous landscape plants.
Demonstrated mastery of the horticultural practices and procedures required for tasks such as soil preparation, planting and transplanting, mulching, watering, weeding, fertilizing, pruning, propagating, mowing, raking, sweeping and blowing, tree and brush cutting, and chipping.
The ability to identify and prioritize work tasks and supervise staff.
The ability to meet assigned deadlines.
The ability to identify a wide variety of woody, herbaceous and annuals landscape plants by botanical and common name.
The ability to identify insect pests and diseases of annuals, perennials, tropical, and woody landscape plants.
The ability to use common landscape and garden tools.
The ability to operate push mowers, riding mowers, weed whackers, backpack blowers, push blowers, utility vehicles, pickup trucks, chainsaws and other power equipment effectively.
The physical strength, dexterity, and coordination to safely perform the above functions.
The ability to follow and give written and verbal instructions.
The ability to perform basic math calculations.
The ability to lift and carry weights up to 50 pounds.
Possession of a valid New Jersey driver’s license.
The ability to maintain an attendance record adequate to complete essential functions of the position.
The ability to obtain a Pesticide Operators/Applicator Registration from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Applicant must pass Horticultural Display Foreman test (Written, Field, & Design) to be eligible for this position.
The ability to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Incumbent may delegate to subordinate part of the responsibility, but may not delegate nor relinquish accountability for results.
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
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