P/T Palmetum Technician

Miami, FL
Sep 07, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Job Title P/T Palmetum Technician
Job ID 996454
Location North Campus
Full/Part Time Part-Time
Regular/Temporary Temporary

Job Details

Job Family
Staff - Support Non-Exempt Hourly
$8.68 - $11.14
Life Sciences, Health and Wellness
Reports To
Department Chairperson
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt Hourly - Eligible for Overtime Pay

Job Summary

The Technician position is semi-skilled work in the care, maintenance, and cultivation of palms in the palmetum, greenhouse, and shade house and nursery beds associated with the palmetum.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Fertilizes, sprays, prunes, transplants and waters palms
  • Trims, shapes, and replaces palms as needed
  • Performs routine and minor maintenance on irrigation system and mist system
  • Assists in general maintenance, clean-up and minor repairs as needed
  • Applies herbicides and pesticides as instructed
  • Picks up trash, weeds, and applies mulch in palmetum
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent from a regionally accredited institution and six (6) months of experience in the care and maintenance of palms
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of palm maintenance, care, propagation and varietal differences
  • Ability to read, write and follow directions written and verbally
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend assignments
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff