Montgomery City County Personnel

Assistant Horticulturist (#CI7720)

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Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this position exists is to perform professional landscape maintenance work.  The work responsibilities of this position are: maintains all plants, shrubs, trees, hedges, ornamental plants and turf; maintains and repairs irrigation systems; designs landscape work for new exhibits; trains and supervises personnel; performs administrative related duties; and contributes to department objectives.  Incumbents receive supervision from the Maintenance and Construction Supervisor.  

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Agronomy or related field and one year supervisory experience in landscape maintenance to include experience in pruning, fertilizing, identifying disease or insect problems, irrigation and landscape design.

NOTE:  Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.


Special Requirements

Ability to perform work related tasks in varying, sometimes extreme, weather conditions.  Ability to work assigned weekends, evenings and holidays as needed to serve as the on-site contact person. Ability obtain and maintain a valid Alabama driver’s license. Ability to obtain and maintain a State of Alabama Ornamental and Turf Pest Control certification within six months after appointment. 

CLASS: CI7720; EST: ; REV: 12/4/2019;