|Posted On:||Thursday, 5th August 2021|
|Category:||Regular Full Time|
|Department:||Parks & Recreation – Botanical Conservatory|
|Shift:||8:30 am to 5:30 pm, may vary depending on need|
|Location:||Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
|Pay Rate:||$62,803.94 Annually|
Working under the direction of the Deputy Director of Community Outreach, Conservatory and Theatre Operations the primary purpose of the job is to create, maintain, protect, and make accessible to the public indoor and outdoor horticultural displays. The incumbent is expected to exercise a fair amount of good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with City and department policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations. At all times, the incumbent conducts him/herself in a professional manner with customers and co-workers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City employees, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism. Other duties may be assigned.
The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.
Directly supervises two regular full-time employees and three seasonal employees in the Botanical Conservatory. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Supervises in a hands-on capacity that may involve co-working with or demonstrating to team members. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Any combination of experience/education equivalent to a B.S. degree or M.S. degree in Ornamental Horticulture or Floriculture or related field and four years of progressively responsible experience in greenhouse/conservatory/public garden operations with at least one year in supervisory/management position.
OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and/or ABILITIES
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. Incumbent makes major contributions involving application of agency policy and practices such as developing and coordinating programs for the Botanical Conservatory, including promoting the Conservatory and its programs locally and regionally and coordinating volunteer staff. Work is reviewed for soundness of judgment and any deviations from guidelines are discussed at the discretion of the employee.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Incumbent works with generally applicable guidelines of developing and coordinating horticultural displays, however judgment is needed in extensively adapting these programs to fit unusual or complex situations. The work is broad in scope and of substantial intricacy requiring individual treatment.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.