Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in horticulture or a related field. One year of experience in greenhouse operation, plant propagation, chemical application, insect and disease identification and control on ornamentals and turf or experience in a related field. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Supervises and directs all phases of the University campus horticulture program.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Maintains an active plant nursery and greenhouse operation for the campus beautification program. Plans and directs the propagation, cultivation, preparation and maintenance of annual color beds. Directs and performs technical work related to cultural requirements for a wide variety of plants. Assists in planning, drawing, and installation of landscaping projects including new installations as well as reworking existing ones. Plans, directs and participates in a turf and shrub pest management and fertilization program. Requisitions the supplies and equipment needed for areas under supervision. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 21919
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For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.