Denver Zoo
  • Horticulture
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Denver Zoo’s Horticulture department has an opportunity for Seasonal Horticulture Technician to provide routine maintenance of the Zoo’s plant collection and exhibit botanics to include monitoring, pruning, fertilizing, pest control, watering, necessary to optimize the health and vigor of the living landscape. The work schedule is 40 hours a week and this position is budgeted through the end of June 2018. Essential Functions: • Coordinate, monitor and implement the maintenance programs of specified section of the zoo’s landscape through soil preparation, planting, watering, fertilization. • Participates in Horticulture and Grounds’ project assistance to the Facilities Group as directed. • Assists Horticulture Coordinator, Horticulture Specialist(s), and Horticulture Technician(s) when needed. • Participates with the Horticulture department’s role in Zoo’s browse program; working with Veterinary Medicine and Animal department representatives. • Executes an Integrated Pest Management Program for all responsible areas and coordinates needed assistance with the supervising Horticulture Coordinator and the Horticultural Support Manager. • Monitors irrigation systems in specified area(s), performs minor repairs, and coordinates with the supervising Horticulture Coordinator, Horticultural Support Manger and the Irrigation team of repairs needed beyond scope of skill level. • Collaborates with the arboriculture team and the Horticultural Support Manager to correctly maintain the tree and shrub collection(s) within area of responsibility. • Participates in snow removal operations and is available to work certain weekends and holidays as an on-call status for snow removal. • Adheres to and promotes Denver Zoo’s mission, core values, and strategic initiatives. • Demonstrates a commitment to Denver Zoo’s Safety & Sustainability Policies by adhering to all environmental, safety, & health regulations, procedures, and goals. • Value and consistently apply Denver Zoo's ROADMAP (Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs) process and resources in engaging and educating guests at Denver Zoo. Additional Responsibilities: • Performs various duties as assigned. Qualifications: • High School Diploma or GED • 2 years professional experience in related field. • Experience and high level of comfort with Microsoft Office and Outlook a plus. • Proficiency in both written and oral communication skills; ability to produce and maintain digital records, plans and simple landscape drawings. Ability to read, interpret, and apply organizational policy and procedures and other written guidelines to work functions, and to work independently. • Safe Heavy Equipment Operation basics needed. • Clear driving record. Physical Demands: The physical demands for this position involves light lifting under 25lbs and also requires carrying, pushing, pulling, and occasional heavy lifting up to 60 lbs. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and listen. The employee frequently is required to use hands to maneuver handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; also, reach, stoop, kneel or smell. Specific vision abilities required include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception vision and ability to adjust focus. Minimal crouching, crawling, climbing, and non-confined sitting are also required. The position requires both mental and visual concentration. Compensation and Benefits: This is a seasonal position and as such are not eligible for benefits at this time.


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