Turf and Horticulture Technician – Deadline for Application: Open until Filled

POSITION:  Turf and Horticulture Technician


  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, continuously walk, stand, bend, squat, and sit
  • Must be able to work in all outdoor conditions including high pollen, dust, or any other natural outdoor air quality, rain, heat, cold, etc.
  • Experience and working knowledge in turf and horticultural plant management
  • Preferred degree in horticulture related field OR 5 years’ work experience in Landscape, Grounds Maintenance or Horticulture Field


  1. Pruning of all shrubs and trees on a seasonally adjusted schedule
  2. Inspection of landscape areas daily for pest presence, water and nutrients needs and general health conditions and report conditions to Supervisor of Grounds
  3. Weeding, bed cleaning, deadheading, mulching, and application of fertilizer, soil amendments and compost
  4. Work on seasonal lawn projects including sod installation, drainage projects, and winter prep for turf.
  5. Assist grounds maintenance crews with weed eating, mowing, and blowing of all lawn areas
  6. Work conditions are outside in all four seasonal weather conditions.
  7. Maintain a professional work environment, abiding by NWCC rules and policies.
  8. Attend continuing education classes and seminars in horticultural and turf management.  Participate in daily crew meetings.  Maintain accurate daily work project logs weekly.  Attend safety meetings.
  9. Respond to inclement weather events, possibly at times when campus is closed.
  10. Any and all other duties as assigned by the Grounds and Landscaping Supervisor, Assistant Director, and/ or Director of the Physical Plant.

POSTED:  August 19, 2019


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