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Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc.
Position Title: Horticulturist
Reports To: Horticulture Curator / Horticulture Supervisor
FLSA Status: Full Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt
All positions with Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. are classified as 'Safety-Sensitive.'
(All candidates for employment with Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. must pass a pre-placement drug screening prior to beginning work)
Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. (TZMI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of “Connecting, Caring, Advocating for Wildlife, People, and Wild Places.” A dynamic group of passionate individuals brings the zoo to life each day, 365 days per year, caring for animals, greeting guests, educating the public and managing the facilities. Each member of the team is integral to the success of the zoo as a key asset in the City of Tulsa and the Northeast Oklahoma region, delivering recreational opportunities, providing unplugged family time and conserving animal species for future generations.
Under general supervision, this position performs skilled and semi-skilled landscape duties and functions necessary to maintain plant collections and landscapes to meet or exceed desired standards in an efficient and independent manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties may be assigned in keeping with the mission of Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc. (TZMI)
This position currently has no supervisory responsibilities.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Excellence and Continuous Improvement
Stewardship and Conservation
Safety and Security
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to 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.
Education and/or Experience
Associate’s degree in horticulture or related field or equivalent from college or technical school; two years related experience and/or training in landscape maintenance, landscape construction, greenhouse/nursery, irrigation or similar; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of TZMI.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft PowerPoint or Prezi; Internet Browser(s)- Explorer, Chrome, Safari, etc.
Other Skills, Abilities or Qualifications
Must possess a valid driver’s license and be insurable on TZMI’s insurance carrier. Must possess a valid Oklahoma Department of Agriculture Certified Pesticide Applicator’s license in Ornamentals and Turf. Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays as required. A broad knowledge of horticulture/botanical terminology, practices, methods, tools, materials and equipment used in grounds and landscape maintenance. A good knowledge of different plant species (natives, exotics, annuals, perennials, trees, and grasses) and their culture and propagation. Proficiency in the operation and maintenance of all types of grounds equipment, especially those related to horticulture and arboriculture, such as mowers, skid steer loader, backhoe, tractor, front-end loader, trencher, chainsaws and bucket truck.
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.
This position involves significant standing; significant walking; moderate sitting; significant reaching with hands and arms; significant climbing or balancing; significant stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; significant talking or hearing and moderate lifting over 60 pounds.
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 work environment involves substantial work near moving mechanical parts; moderate work in high, precarious places; substantial work with or near toxic or caustic chemicals; substantial work in outdoor weather conditions; significant work with loud noise level.
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Tulsa Zoo Management, Inc.6421 East 36th Street NorthTulsa, OK 74115Phone: 9186696600
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