Job Industry: Retail
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: On-Site
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Required Candidates: 1
Job Description:

Under close direction of supervisor or crew leader, incumbent assists in the operation and maintenance of assigned greenhouse or greenhouses for Salt Lake City Parks or the Airport Authority. Designs, plants, and maintains horticultural displays. Makes recommendations of types and varieties of plants appropriate for propagation in the greenhouse. May identify plant diseases and problems and recommend remedies.

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  • May serve as crew lead worker on grounds or greenhouse projects. When serving as lead worker, gives direction to other greenhouse workers as required.

  • Designs various displays and arrangements in assigned locations. Makes recommendations to the supervisor regarding the appropriate species and varieties of plants for propagation in the greenhouse, and for use in landscape enhancement programs, considering factors such as soil content, light, climatic conditions, and availability of plants.

  • Assists in establishing proper care and maintenance schedules, including but not limited to the weeding, trimming, spraying, planting, transplanting, fertilizing, etc., of a variety of plants and flowers.

  • May propagate interior and exterior plants from cuttings, seedlings, etc., for use from year to year. Maintains appropriate records on the care and maintenance of all varieties.

  • May be responsible for making special preparations when park or garden areas are used for family or public events.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Two years’ experience working in a large commercial greenhouse or landscape facility. Coursework in botany, horticulture, plant science or a related subject may be substituted on a year for year basis for experience.

  • Working knowledge of the techniques and methods used in interior and exterior plant propagation, and the mechanical ability necessary for the proper operation and maintenance of a greenhouse and related equipment.

  • Ability to obtain a Pesticide and Herbicide Applicator’s License from the Department of Agriculture within 6 months of hire.

  • Ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card.


  • Degree (A.S. or B.S.) in botany, horticulture, plant science or a related field from an accredited institution.

  • Familiarity with basic computer applications.


  • Persons employed in this position may be promoted to Florist III after demonstrating the competency in the knowledge and skills of this position, while meeting all other minimum qualifications for the Florist III position. Career ladder movement is likewise contingent upon supervisor's recommendation, departmental approval, and funding and the approval of the Department of Human Resources.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.




$18.64 - $24.55/hr


Public Lands

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