SENIOR HORTICULTURE TECHNICIAN -HAL & BERNI HANSON PARK

Recruitment #22-117-3531

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 Senior 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, disk golf course, and more! The new 257-acre park offers a wide variety of programs to serve the community.

The Maintenance Division at PRCS manages landscapes at a diverse group of municipal facilities and is dedicated to keeping our customers? sites safe, easily used, and attractive. We're passionate about plants, science, productivity, and solving problems.

Job duties 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.

Primary responsibilities are as follows:
-Oversee and perform herbicide and pesticide applications program in accordance with State and Federal standards
- Organize, supervise, and perform specialized tasks including mechanical weed control, pruning, watering, fertilization, and planting
- Develop and implement work schedules and annual plans to meet program goals.
- Coordinate with other Horticulture staff/contractors on scheduling, budget and program priorities
- Manage materials, supplies and equipment
- Create 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

Associate degree or equivalent; three (3) years of related work experience in horticulture or arboriculture; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certified Commercial Pesticide Applicator and Certified Fertilizer Applicator certifications required. ISA Certified Tree Worker or Arborist certifications preferred. Certifications in forklift operation and OSHA-1926 are preferred.
 
Hiring Range: $46,488.83- $62,759.92

Salary Commensurate with Experience 

Special Requirements

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 50 to 100 pounds. 

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

This position requires a valid driver's license, driving record (driving records may be reviewed annually for continued qualification), credit, and criminal background checks.

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