HORTICULTURE TECHNICIAN- HAL & BERNI HANSON REGIONAL PARK

Recruitment #22-113-3532

Job Description

Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) is a team of talented professionals, driven by results and customer relationships, and committed to excellence. The effective delivery of programs and community services can provide social, personal, economic, and environmental benefits to last a lifetime. Be a part of something that matters!
The Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services is currently seeking qualified candidates for a Horticulture Technician at the Hal and Berni Hanson Regional Park located in Leesburg, VA. Hal and Berni Hanson Park is a brand-new facility featuring numerous athletic fields, event lodge and nature center, playground, golf course, and more! The new 257-acre park offers a wide variety of programs to serve the community.
 
Click here for more information on the Hal & Berni Hanson Regional Park Project- https://www.loudoun.gov/2652/Hal-Berni-Hanson-Regional-Park

The Horticulture Technician performs skilled horticultural work dedicated to keeping our customers sites safe, easily used, and attractive. We're passionate about plants, science, productivity, and solving problems.
Tasks include:
-Herbicide and pesticide applications
- Complex pruning, installation, and watering of high-value plantings
- Root-flare excavations; invasive exotic management, field-editing of plantings, and precision fertilization.

These tasks require an advanced skill-level and up-to-date knowledge of biology, taxonomy, ecology, chemistry, and other sciences. Frequent decisions about balancing safety, efficiency, and site-program impacts are made daily, based on the overall schedule and program goals.
Primary responsibilities include:
-Perform herbicide and pesticide applications program in accordance with State and Federal standards
- Perform specialized tasks including mechanical weed control, pruning, watering, fertilization, and planting
- Coordinate with other Horticulture staff/contractors on schedule, budget and program priorities
- Manage materials, supplies, and equipment
- Create and maintain records mandated for compliance and program history
- Operate and maintain vehicles, machinery, and tools

Loudoun County Regular Full-time Employees are eligible for full benefits including but not limited to the following as a part of a total rewards package!
-Retirement from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)
- Annual leave
- Sick leave
- Annual Paid Holidays
- Group Health Plan
- Group Life Insurance
- Exceptional Performance Recognition
- Credit Union Membership
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Education and Career Development

Job Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent; three (3) years of related work experience in horticulture or arboriculture; or equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid driver's license is required. Physical work is required and includes extensive walking on uneven terrain. Work is outdoors, year-round, in extremes of heat and cold. Must be able to lift and move 70 pounds.

Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator and Certified Fertilizer Applicator certifications required. ISA Certified Tree Worker or Arborist certifications preferred.

Hiring Range: $40,512.33- $54,691.64

Salary Commensurate with Experience 

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

DMV record, credit, and criminal background checks.

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