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Classification Description

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.

Greenhouse Assistant

Reports to: Designated Supervisor

UW Job Code: 7293

UW Job Family: 72

SOC Code: 45-2092

Pay Grade: 11

Date: July 01, 2008

Job Purpose:

Daily care of the plants in the greenhouse.

Minimum Qualifications


High School Diploma or GED


None required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Greenhouse environmental systems and operations.
  • Basic knowledge of plant, soil, and insect diseases.
  • Rules and regulations relating to safe chemical, pesticide and herbicide applications.
  • Basic computer software applications.

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Plant and transplant seeds, seedlings, and clippings including inspecting plants, watering appropriately, weeding, cultivating, screening and mixing soil.
  • Maintain greenhouse environmental system and monitor changes to environmental conditions.
  • Recognize plant diseases or insect problems and effectively implement treatment.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Follow instructions.
  • Use basic computer applications for keeping thorough and accurate records.
  • Effectively and safely mix and use chemicals, herbicides and pesticides.
  • Use hand and power tools applicable to the trade.
  • Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

Characteristc Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

Daily watering of plants.

Plant propagation, proper grooming and trimming of plants, fertilizing, soil preparation, pest control.

Oversee computerized controls system.

Provide horticultural advice to faculty, staff, students, and the public. Provide living materials to classes and/or labs.

Maintain aesthetic quality of facility; assist in scheduling facility usage and space allocations.

Assist with updating the website, self guided tour brochure, and further diversify plant collections.

Supplemental Functions:

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.

Working Conditions:

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.

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