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Job Title:                    Plant Propagator

Department:              Gardens

Exemption:                Non-Exempt

Reports to:                 Curator of Gardens

Supervises:               Volunteers, Community Service


Position Summary:

Responsible for the propagation and care of plants while at the propagation nursery and for mission driven activities. Responsible for the management of the daily operations and maintenance of the propagation facilities including the greenhouse, propagation nursery, and box tree yards.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Minimum Qualifications:

Equipment Used:

Blower, brooms, chain saw, computer, electric cart, electric soil mixer, gas powered vehicles, phone, picks, power tools, pruners, pry bars, rakes, shovels, two-way radio.

Physical Position Description:

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL TASKS:  Standing, walking, bending, lifting, twisting, climbing, crawling, kneeling, reaching motions, lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Exposure to extreme heat, chemicals, and dust/airborne materials.

HOLIDAY/EVENING WORK:  Weekend and holiday work required.  Some evenings may be required during special events.

TRAVEL:  Occasional conference and workshop attendance potentially available.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification.

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