Horticulturalist- CERA (Conard Environmental Research Area

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Horticulturalist- CERA (Conard Environmental Research Area


Facilities Management

Job Summary:

The CERA Horticulturist assists faculty and the CERA Manager in the biological management of the Conard Environmental Research Area (CERA). Duties include carrying out restoration work and maintaining restoration equipment, overseeing the maintenance of the field station itself, and providing plant care at the CERA greenhouse and native plantings on campus. They will assist in supporting CERA’s educational mission, including applying treatments to long-term experiments, organizing materials, and preparing for laboratories. A smaller portion of the job entails supporting facilities management with maintenance of grounds on campus.

Minimum Qualifications:

AA degree required with three years of experience required in Horticulture or Natural Resource Management or a closely related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Applicants should have the following:
•State of Iowa certified pesticide applicators license in categories 3OT (turf/ornamentals) and 6 (right of way).
•Understanding and interest in land preservation and ecological restoration.
•Experience in the operation of all equipment common to a 365 acre field station. This will include, but is not limited to, tractors and attachments, skid loaders, all types of mowing equipment, hand power tools, particularly brush cutters and chain saws, and snow moving equipment.
•Ability to maintain and perform minor repairs on equipment common to a field station operation.
•Ability to identify and maintain prairie, savanna, and woodland plant communities, and they should have the ability to identify and control undesirable and invasive species

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This position is part of a bargaining unit.

Selected applicant must successfully pass a background check, physical assessment and physical exam prior to first day of employment.

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Posted: 2/18/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time