PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT
STARTING SALARY: $18.35 TO $26.23 PER HOUR DOQ
Assigned to Landscape/Forestry division, this position is responsible for performing a variety of tasks in the provision for municipal properties and right of way landscape, tree, and turf maintenance. Maintenance activities include inventory- tree data collection; tree health inspections; planting, staking, watering and pruning trees and shrubs; injecting and handling pesticides for tree related pest treatments. Lead person for city crews and contract workers to plant new trees in right of way locations and new subdivisions. The Horticulturist II frequently supervises temporary workers in semi-skilled tasks within the department. Other duties as assigned.
Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree with major course work in horticulture or related field.
One or more years of experience in horticulture field, prefer advanced knowledge of horticulture principles, practices and landscape methods. Must acquire a commercial driver's license (CDL) to operate assigned equipment and a Kansas pesticide license within first 3 months of hire. Must possess KAA Arborist certification within two years of employment. Must be physically capable to operate walk-behind equipment (i.e. power mowers, roto-tillers, snow blowers, leaf vacuums). The successful applicant will be required to pass a background check, post offer physical and drug screen.
Health, Dental and Life Insurance: Various dependent coverage levels available. Vacation: 12 days per year (Plus 2 days Personal Leave) Holidays: 9 days per year Retirement: Kansas Public Employees Retirement System
MUST SUBMIT ONLINE APPLICATION BY: Thursday, December 27th, 2018.
*The City of Lawrence is pleased to provide an online application process. If you do not have access to a home computer to submit an application, computer access is available at public libraries, the Lawrence Workforce Center or City Hall, Human Resources.
Human Resources Department
City of Lawrence, Kansas
2nd Floor 6 East 6th Street
PO Box 708
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Toll Free: (800) 444-8321
Phone: (785) 832-3203
ax: (785) 832-3228
Employment Information Line: (785) 832-3333
City of Lawrence, Kansas Web Page: www.LawrenceKs.org
We consider applicants for all positions regardless of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, ancestry, sexual orientation or disability.
Location/Region: Lawrence, KS