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University of Rochester IUOE Horticultural Asst - 221425 in Rochester, New York

IUOE Horticultural Asst

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Memorial Art Gallery

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Full Time 40 hours Grade 028 MAG-Facilities & Exhibitions




Performs a variety of horticultural duties of a routine, semi-professional nature. Includes manual tasks connected with the work and the operation of powered equipment, vehicles and tools. Assists with more generalized groundskeeping duties as needed. Plants, transplants, removes, cultivates, aerates and waters grass, flower beds, trees and shrubs according to recommended horticultural techniques and following landscape plans or prints. Sprays, prunes, cuts and fertilizes plant life as directed. Assists in carrying out programs of identification and control of diseases and insects. Grades areas for seeding and sodding, repairs walks, on-property roadways and parking areas. Maintains athletic fields and facilities both inside and outside including marking of playing fields and setting up of bleachers, goal posts, etc. Sets snow fences, plows snow, shovels and salts sidewalks, parking lots, roadways, etc. Performs all necessary clean-up work including sweeping of walkways, parking lots, roadways, athletic fields, stadiums and grounds, including removal of brush, leaves, trash and unplugging and cleaning drains as required. Keeps records and makes reports of daily work. Complies with safety regulations of the University and of local, state and federal agencies, as well as departmental policies and procedures. Maintains cleanliness of work area and insures that tools and equipment are kept in good working order. Performs other duties requiring comparable skill and responsibility as directed.


2 years of post high school training with concentration in Horticulture or related field; or 3-4 years practical related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires a valid New York State Class II motor vehicle operator’s license and physical ability and stamina suited to heavy and sustained manual labor and continuous exposure to local weather conditions. May be required to possess certifications and licenses as specified by law.

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