Assistant Horticulturist-Venture Parks Region, Nebraska

Nebraska Game and Parks
Eugene T Mahoney State Park, 28500 West Park Highway in Ashland, Nebraska
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Full time Positions
$18.57 Hourly
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Assist the Park Horticulturist in providing technical horticulture, arboriculture and forestry advice to Park Superintendents and Groundskeepers. Assist in development and supervision of woodland management projects to restore and sustain native park woodlands. Assist with planning and development of new landscape projects and educational gardens. Perform hazard tree inspections and manage hazard trees in developed areas of parks and recreation areas. Candidate will serve as a lead arborist to perform tree trimming and/or removal of hazardous trees throughout a regional park system and will train and work with one temporary to perform tree trimming and removal operations. Candidate, when assigned, will operate and maintain a 55-foot aerial lift unit to perform hazard tree management. Train and supervise temporary employees in all aspects of grounds maintenance including safe application of pesticides. Perform related work as required to include landscape installation requiring manual labor. Eugene T Mahoney State Park, 28500 West Park Highway in Ashland, Nebraska
Bachelor's degree in Horticulture and/or Forestry, or related field, plus one year of professional experience. OTHER: Valid driver's license is required. Applicant must possess or acquire within six months of hire a Nebraska Commercial Driver's license with air brake endorsement. . Periodic travel away from primary duty station, within the assigned park region, will be required. Knowledge of native trees and other landscape materials, horticulture practices and forest management techniques. Skill in operating various horticulture related tools and equipment, particularly chain saws. Candidate must have the ability to operate aerial lift equipment to a height of 60 feet.
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Richard Wehmeyer
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