Greenhouse Assistant

Salem, Oregon
Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Chemeketa Community College welcomes applications for a part-time Greenhouse Assistant

Position Summary

The Greenhouse Assistant at Chemeketa Community College works independently to carry out the daily operations of the Chemeketa greenhouse and garden. This position is responsible for scheduling and overseeing the work of greenhouse hourly staff, students, and volunteers and works collaboratively with staff to ensure successful operation of the overall horticulture program.

Terms of Employment:

This is a part-time (50%), 12-month assignment at the B1 band and grade of the classified salary schedule

Requires flexible work schedule to meet program needs, which may include evenings and/or weekends

Upon hire, must pass security inquiry which may include criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered

Department of Agriculture Public Pesticide Applicator License:  Laws and Safety and I.I.H.S. – General Pest Control license (or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire)

Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire

Closing Date: Friday, May 05, 2017

Why Chemeketa?

You would be challenged to find a college that matters more to its community than Chemeketa means to the residents of Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley. If you can affirm our vision to transform lives and communities through exceptional learning experiences, then Chemeketa will be a rewarding workplace to fulfill your potential and contribute your expertise.

The Community We Serve

Chemeketa Community College is the third largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, with approximately 50,000 students enrolled from a diversity of backgrounds. Chemeketa has seven locations, Salem campus, Yamhill Valley campus, Brooks Regional Training facility, Woodburn center, Polk center, Center for Business & Industry and Viticulture at Eola. Chemeketa's district encompasses nearly 2,700 square miles of the Mid-Willamette Valley and includes all of Marion, Polk, and most of Yamhill counties with a small portion of Linn County. About 465,000 citizens live in the district, with Salem, the capitol city of the state of Oregon, comprising the largest single concentration of citizens. Full-time enrollment increased by 35% in the last five years.

Chemeketa provides opportunities for students to explore, learn, and succeed through quality educational experiences and workforce training.

We are a college community enriched by the diversity of our students, staff, and community members. Each individual and group has the potential to contribute in our learning environment. Each has dignity. To diminish the dignity of one is to diminish the dignity of us all.

What We Have to Offer

The college also provides an excellent benefits package, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage (subject to employee and college collective bargaining agreements).  Other benefits also include generous vacation/holidays as well as: life, and disability insurance and membership in the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) or Oregon Public Services Retirement Plan (OPSRP).


$1,216.50 - $1,750.50 Monthly


Associate's degree from accredited institution with academic coursework in Horticulture or a closely related field

Two years of full-time equivalent experience in greenhouse and/or nursery production and management with at least two years in a lead role


High School Diploma/General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) 

Four years of full-time equivalent experience in greenhouse and/or nursery production and management with at least two years in a lead role

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete online application is required. For complete information on this and other job opportunities, please visit our web site at  

We are an EO/AA/ADA institution

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