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Horticulturalist/Turf Management Technician

Department:

Public Works

Location:

Winder, GA

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Horticulturalist/Turf Management Technician
Full time
 
ESG Operations is recruiting for a Horticulturalist/Turf Management Technician in Winder, GA.  As part of our Public Works team, the Horticulturalist/Turf Management Technician is responsible for the maintenance of grounds and landscapes including parks, recreational fields, and other public spaces.  The Horticulturalist/Turf Management Technician will be responsible for the identification of weeds, the selection of chemical or cultural control measures to ensure quality turf grass; and the application of selected treatment measures. 
 

Responsibilities

  • Performs tasks common to the care of grounds and landscapes including seeding, watering, mulching, fertilizing, and applying chemicals to outside plantings, lawns and turf; inspecting turf and plant materials for insects, disease, physical and mechanical damage and identifying replacements; transplanting, pruning, trimming, and cultivating trees, shrubs, ground cover, and flowers.
  • Read, interpret and understand soil test results and calculate, plan, route and apply correct amounts of lime, fertilizer, herbicide and pesticide.
  • Read and understand blueprints of athletic fields, irrigation and landscapes.
  • Provides a record of grounds and landscape watering and chemical spraying by keeping daily logs of areas watered, duration of watering, and the application of chemicals, including areas sprayed, amount and type of chemicals used, substances sprayed and reason, and the wind speed and direction at time of spraying.
  • Prepare, mix and apply spray, dust, granular, and seed applications.
  • Identify equipment needed for each assigned project and transport equipment and materials as needed; set, adjust and calibrate turf and agricultural equipment; operate turf and agricultural equipment with attachments.
  • Fill, level and align park surface planes with proper soil amendments.
  • Participate in the repair and maintenance of parks, publicly owned properties, recreational fields and golf course.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent is required, associate’s degree or vocational study in horticulture, turf management or related field preferred
  • Two years of experience in horticulture/turf management in a parks and recreation environment including work with recreational fields and golf course turf management
  • Valid Georgia Driver’s License, CDL preferred
  • Possess Georgia Pesticide Applicator license

Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a generous benefits and bonus plan.  Comprehensive benefits package includes health, dental and life insurance, 401(k) plan, paid time off, sick leave, and holidays. 

ESG Operations, Inc. is the fastest growing utility management company in the Southeast. We provide full-service operation, maintenance, management, and consulting services to the government and private sector across the Southeast. We also provide a partnership based on shared values and goals and a deep understanding of the challenges that face communities. You can learn more about us, see additional opportunities and apply at http://esginc.net.  
 
ESG Operations, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and a certified Drug Free Workplace.
 

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