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Horticulture Technician 2

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Classification Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Horticulture Technician 2
Classification Code 72620
FLSA Non-Exempt

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Horticulture Technician 2
Position Number 132260
Pay Grade 7
Department Building Maintenance - 40310
Expectations for All Employees:

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee’s job performance must support and exhibit the university’s core values: PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Summary

Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in advanced nursery and greenhouse work, managing the university’s landscape design operation and performing related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Knowledge of plant propagation and cultivation practices. – Knowledge of the use of fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. – Knowledge of the operation and use of equipment and materials used in the operation of a nursery and greenhouse. – Knowledge of landscaping design techniques. – Ability to follow instructions. – Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions. – Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and other employees.

Required Qualifications

Associate degree with a concentration in horticulture or related area. Experience in field production and propagation. Eligible to acquire appropriate certification. Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Supervision Given and Received
Version Date January 2003

Job Duties

These are the job duties required of the position.

Description of Job Duty

Performs and supervises the performance of planting, cultivating and harvesting trees, shrubs, and ornamental flowering plants in the nursery and greenhouse.
Performs and supervises others performing special projects such as germination, propagating, seeding, budding, grafting, and layering.
Conducts experiments in the greenhouse to develop plant hybrids suitable for use on the campus and to develop improvements in propagation, fertilization and watering techniques.
Designs landscape plants.
Determines number and type of plants to be used and location for planting.
Operates various equipment in the performance of duties such as tractors, trucks, lawn mowers, tree setters, and irrigation equipment.
Examines plants and conducts tests to determine cultivation needs such as for fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.
Performs related work as required.

Job Duty Type Essential