This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.
Reports to: Designated Supervisor
UW Job Code: 7281
UW Job Family: 71
SOC Code: 11-9011
Pay Grade: 20
Date: July 01, 2008
Perform, supervise and coordinate specific horticultural practices for the purposes of research, landscaping, teaching and general observation of plants; provides technical advice on special projects.
Supervise support staff; maintain work schedules and assign job duties related to project(s).
Nurture plants, trees and shrubs used in research projects and/or campus landscaping including planting and transplanting seeds, seedlings and clippings, inspecting plants and plant beds, and watering as necessary; screen and mix soils for use in transplanting flowers and plants.
Maintain proper greenhouse conditions.
Responsible for designated outside areas including seedbed preparation, planting, fertilization, irrigation, cultivation, appropriate herbicide and pesticide application, and pruning trees and shrubs.
Check operation of facility; maintain quality and safe operations; solve emergency problems on weekends or during evening hours as required; maintain cleanliness of greenhouse facility, which includes handling vandalism problems at site.
Assist with special projects including designing, locating equipment and materials, or making special preparations for project/event.
Perform or coordinate with Physical Plant or outside contractors routine or preventive maintenance repairs on designated facility and equipment.
Purchase or request materials, supplies and equipment; prepare budget requests and monitor expenditures; some positions are responsible for billing for services.
Some positions may provide maintenance to and operate equipment such as tractors, sprinkler systems, hydraulic systems, rototillers, mowers, sprayers and other assigned equipment.
Check and record operation of designated machinery and equipment to maintain consistent quality of operation.
Operate computer for recordkeeping, ordering and database work.
Maintain greenhouse storage and work areas.
Snow removal seasonally.
Standard greenhouse and outside environment; regular exposure to working in confined areas, hazardous chemicals, dirt, dust, noise, fumes and vapors; exposed to regular temperature and climate changes; seasonally subjected to adverse weather conditions when performing outdoor tasks.
Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources
Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.