Horticulture Technician

$24.00 - $25.00 hourly
  • Gachina Landscape Management
  • Cupertino
  • Jul 31, 2018
Full time Other

Job Description

Job Description:  Horticulture Technician

 Reports To:  Sr. Account Manager

Summary:

 The Horticultural Technician is responsible for the maintenance of sustainable landscape programs at high-touch client sites.  Duties will include routine and non-routine soil probing to analyze moisture levels, soil texture, and active root growth, record keeping supporting active new growth, and analyze pest populations, and diseases.  Occasional soil sampling to determine soil and plant health. Seasonal structural pruning, while being able to assist in tree fertilization and hydration. Working knowledge of pest and disease life cycles, pest/disease identification and determine preventative, proactive measures to encourage healthy and vigorous growth; while suppressing pests and diseases.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze plant health
  • Diagnose pests and disease, recommend treatment options
  • Document analysis, diagnosis and treatment

Qualifications & Experience

 Required:

BS Degree (or equivalent) in Plant Science, Plant Health or Environmental Landscape; or 4 years’ experience in landscape maintenance and plant health care

Certifications – QAL, Bay Friendly

Computer skills – Google Docs and MS Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Strong communication skills – English verbal, written and reading comprehension

Diagnostic skills and recommend treatment

Strong analytical skills, ability to meet critical deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail

Responsive to client’s needs and requests – build customer rapport

 Preferred:

Bi-lingual Spanish

 Personal Development:

Professional demeanor and appearance

Responsive with positive attitude and initiative, team oriented, and strong role model

Accomplished verbal and written communication skills

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Deadline to Apply

9/2/2018