Company: Riverside Park Conservancy
Location: Staten Island
Posted on: May 6, 2021
Riverside Park Conservancy is the non-profit conservancy that
supports the New York City Parks Department in the care and
restoration of Riverside Park, one of New Yorks flagship parks and
a registered Scenic Landmark. Riverside Park Conservancy is looking
for an entry level garden technician to help advance horticulture
in Riverside Park. This garden technician will perform physically
demanding work, work with volunteers, interact well with the
public, and be positive, flexible, and an excellent communicator.
Major Tasks and Responsibilities Assist with maintaining and
advancing horticultural and restoration areas, according to Parks
Department standards and Conservancy priorities. Create and carry
out work plans, as directed by a Zone Gardener, Hort Supervisor &
the Manager of Park Operations. Learn to identify plants and their
maintenance needs: in particular, native woodland plant species.
Working with a Zone Gardener, care for assigned gardens and
landscape areas, adhering to and sustaining approved planting plans
on appropriate seasonal schedule. Collect and remove trash and
debris; sweep paths and stairs; install and maintain temporary
fencing; remove snow and ice; operate and properly maintain tools
and equipment. Perform other assigned duties. Qualifications o One
year of experience in horticulture and/or hands-on environmental
work, including planting and caring for plants, shrubs, trees, and
lawns, and general grounds keeping as described above, including
work with volunteers, OR o Two years (minimum) relevant work
experience that demonstrates transferable skills to this role o
Preferred: at least 15 credits in horticulture or a related field
from an accredited organization. o Must have a valid drivers
license and ability to work a 7:00 am to 3:30 pm work day.
Flexibility to work during weekends and infrequently evenings for
special events. o Must be able to lift 40 pounds and work and
maneuver outdoors (in all weather conditions) on the 400-acre
propertys often difficult terrains. Additional areas of education
or specialization such as native plants or restoration experience
considered a plus.
Keywords: Riverside Park Conservancy, New York , Horticulture Technician, Professions , Staten Island, New York
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