03 Jul
Horticulture Specialist / Landscaper (Boys Town)
Nebraska, Omaha / council bluffs

Boys Town is hiring!

Location: Village of Boys Town (near 132nd and Dodge)

In a career as a Horticulture Specialist your behind-the-scenes work is what leads to making the magic of our mission come true every day. Boys Town serves thousands of children and their families around the United States, which means that we need you to keep our operations running smoothly and efficiently. No matter your role at Boys Town, you contribute to helping us change the future of America's youth.

Schedule: Typical working schedule, Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. plus on call (working year round)

Interested applicants will need to apply online by visiting our website: https://jobs.boystown.org/job/omaha/horticulture-specialist/197/16413790


Assists with horticulture, floriculture, and greenhouse activities.

Operates, maintains, and repairs a variety of environmental control systems.

Plants and maintains outdoor display areas for aesthetic and functional purposes using approved organic and biologic control measures.

Determines appropriate propagation methods and raises floricultural crops.

Maintains greenhouse facilities and utilizes indoor area for winter care of exotic and non-hardy plants.

Removes and replaces substandard plant materials as needed; conducts annual autumn cleanup.

Determines equipment and supplies needed, helps control inventory.

Uses a variety of horticultural and grounds maintenance equipment; utilizes a Boys Town vehicle as needed to complete the duties of the job.

Participates in snow removal and other weather cleanup as needed.

Controls growth of unwanted species of weeds and grass by weeding, cultivating, and trimming

Required Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.

Previous experience in grounds maintenance or agriculture.

Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.

This position is on-call (continuously or rotationally) to provide support. Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays if needed.

Knowledge of a broad range of landscaping practices, techniques, tools, equipment, and safety procedures. Knowledge of an extensive variety of regional plant life and livestock.

Skills in installation and maintenance of landscaping plants and materials.

Ability to communicate productively and to organize assigned tasks for completion.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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