Job Number: 78084
The Horticulturist Planner function includes in-house departmental training for certification preparation programs. This position facilitates supervision of the Horticulture, Tree Maintenance and Landscape work groups. Work with supervisor to produce and process data from inventories including creation of reports and maps. Manage plant orders support for the Grounds Department including processing plan orders information and researching plant materials for supervisor and manager as requested. Implement special projects as required by the supervisor and delegate such projects if needed. Oversee all Horticultural work. The purpose of this position is to work with the Grounds departmental teams to provide technical horticultural support to the university. Duties include but are not limited to: working with the integrated pest management (IPM) program; conducting tree, plant and irrigation inventories, plans reviews and reports, construction project inspections and reports, tree inspections and survey.
Perform technical responsibilities that may involve environmental planning for the development, conservation, preservation, and enhancement of campus lands, land-based resources, and facilities. Project assignments at this level focus on problem definition, data gathering, concept development, reporting, and graphic presentation.
- Perform assigned planning tasks, such as preparation of schematics, drawings, and specifications, using hand drawing, photography, computer graphics, and computer aided drafting and modeling resources.
- Collect, catalog, and map data and materials for planning and design projects and tasks, including analyses, guidelines development, illustrative plans, and university standards such as development and production of graphics and technical reports, landscape plans site details; collection, entry, and retrieval of current and historical planning data; and physical data collection from existing university conditions (site visits, photographs, and statistical data).
- Perform environmental reviews and prepare reports.
- Assist with environmental and land use permitting activities (e.g., agency coordination, permit applications, etc.).
- Support planners with site analysis and recommendations on proposed building and construction sites.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in landscape horticulture, landscape architecture, planning, or other appropriate specialty and three years of directly related experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to cultivate strong and collaborative relationships inside and outside the organization.
- Proficiency in AutoCAD, GIS/GPS systems, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Excel, Word, and other applications as applicable.
- Ability to follow direction and complete tasks with limited supervision.
- Basic botany, planting, irrigation, pruning, landscape maintenance and most concepts of integrated pesticide management (IPM)
- Arborist, CLT, PCA and/or QAC certification desired, but not necessary
- Frequently sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
- Occasionally stand/walk, writing by hand, use a telephone.
- Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), grasp forcefully; twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 21-40 pounds.
- Visual acuity to match colors.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class Driver's license.
- Work outdoors: work at heights ≥ ten feet: may do field work, including wading in water, creeks; work on uneven work surfaces; carry building material samples.
- Travel, local and non-local.
- When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Location: Land, Buildings and Real Estate
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.