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Position: Seasonal Grower
Organization: Niagara Parks Commission
Location: Niagara Falls, Niagara Region, Ontario

Under the general supervision of the Supervisor, Production and within established policies, procedures and guidelines, the Seasonal Grower performs all duties necessary for the propagation, growing and maintenance of required crops, provides care for the exhibition and tropical displays and participates in snow removal as required

Qualifications:

  • Completion of a recognized Diploma of Horticulture or equivalent knowledge and experience.
  • Possession of an Ontario greenhouse / Interior Plant License (Structural Class 6 Pesticides) considered an asset.
  • Practical knowledge of greenhouse procedures, methods and display techniques.
  • Knowledge of gardening and mechanical equipment for landscape maintenance and greenhouse environmental control systems.
  • Two years of related experience plus one year on the job.
  • Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to design and coordinate floral displays and work independently.
  • Follow through on directives and work in an organized manner.
  • Meet deadlines and get along with others.

Duties & Responsibilites:

  • Provides horticulture care for production plants, exhibition plants, collections and butterfly nectar/host plan crops.
  • Assists with plan acquisition documentation procedures and plant labelling under the direction of the Supervisor, Production.
  • Assists with installing and cares for seasonal and permanent displays under the approval and direction of the Supervisor, Production.
  • Performs all duties necessary for the propagation, growing and maintenance of all seasonal and permanent crops.
  • Maintains accurate records with respect to crop scheduling, production requirements, Integrated Pest Management practices, pesticide applications and daily activities as directed.
  • Assists with greenhouse IPM programs.
  • Applies pesticides as required.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Please note that this is a seasonal position of approximately 9 months per year. Niagara Parks offers an hourly rate of $23.89-$25.30.

Visit niagaraparks.com/careers to create a profile and submit your resume.

We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), Niagara Parks will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. To request an alternate format, please contact Niagara Parks at 905.295.4377 or by email to employment@niagaraparks.com

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 18 2019    ID: 54237