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Horticulture Technician- The RiverFront

Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority

Hospitality, Non-profit

Job title:
Horticulture Technician- The RiverFront

Job level:

Job description:

Horticulture Technician- The RiverFront
• Location 900 Farnam Street, Omaha, NE, 68102, United States
• Base Pay $18.00 / Hour
• Employee Type Full-Time
Performs the daily, monthly, and seasonal horticulture care tasks at a high level – pristine at The RiverFront, including event set-up/tear down, maintenance and repairs of park landscaping features and grounds:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the overall maintenance, repairs and upkeep of The RiverFront grounds, plants, trees, and grasses with coordination of both in-house staff and contractors.
• Executes plan for controlling invasive species, insects, and plant diseases; care for soils, shrubs, trees, lawns, and gardens; provide for irrigation and drainage; clear brush, leaves and litter; maintain existing landscaped areas.
• Responsible for the general welfare of the plants within the park including identification of potential pest or bacterial issues that may develop.
• Participates in soil cultivation, mulching, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning, seed sowing, plant bed preparation and planting.
• Assists with event set-up, change over and tear-down activities for all events held within the park property, in coordination with other departments.
• Regular and predictable attendance.
• Must be 18 years old to run power equipment
• Other duties as assigned.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
• Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
• Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
• Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
• Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
• Diversity – Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment.
• Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
• Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values.
• Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
• Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Qualifications and Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• High school diploma and 1-2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Prior grounds maintenance experience preferred.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule and irregular hours.
• Ability to demonstrate regular and consistent attendance.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

• A passion for plants and community.
• Be a self-starter.
• Anticipate problems but be willing to use a team mentality to work and grow through them.
• Ability to work well within in a team setting.
• Ability to learn new information and skills.
• Willingness to work overtime and on weekends.
• Keeping your tools tidy and organized.
• Keeping your work area clean and organized.
• Greet visitors to the park in a friendly and professional manner.
• Knowledge of horticulture care required.
• Experience maintaining carefully thought-out horticulture landscapes required.
• Ability to complete multiple tasks and a high volume of work on deadline.
• Excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to follow through on assigned tasks with limited supervision.
• Ability to work under pressure, recognize problems and find solutions.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Operating garden and landscape equipment such as mowers, weed wackers, tow behind sprayers, and pressure washers.
• Operating and maintaining garden and landscaping equipment like pruners, soil knives, loppers, shovels etc.
• May be asked to participate in turf fertilization and turf chemical applications if certified

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• This job is normally performed in an outdoor environment year-round.
• This job will require working days, nights and on weekends.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Posted on:
April 12, 2024

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