The City of Coral Gables, Florida, The City Beautiful, a progressive, international, coastal and historic City is seeking a highly qualified professional who is inspired by interesting challenges of an established, but dynamic community for the position of Horticulturist. The City has a population of 51,000 residents, has a vibrant downtown and is home to the University of Miami. It is proud to be ranked by Forbes.com ninth out of America's Top 25 Towns to Live Well and America's sixth most successful walkable suburb by the Wall Street Journal.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Coral Gables operates under a commission/manager form of government and is well known for its active and involved citizenry. The Horticulturist supervises and participates with crews performing horticultural tasks; landscape maintenance and installation; the maintenance of parks, recreation areas, and landscape areas; or irrigation system design, installation, repair and maintenance duties. Maintains public contact with both City Officials and the general public.
High school diploma or equivalent.Three (3) years related experience in horticulture, landscape maintenance, and/or irrigation to include some supervision. College level courses in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Forestry, Plant Science, or related field. If applicant does not have college level courses, the City of Coral Gables will accept the current possession of at least two (2) of any of the following landscape certifications as equivalent to college level courses: Certified Landscape Inspector from the LIAF, ISA Certified Arborist, ASHS Certified Horticulturist, any of the FNGLA certifications, or a Pest Control License in a landscape category from the State of Florida. Valid Florida Class B Commercial Driver's License. CDL requirement may be waived for up to 120 days but must be obtained by the end of the 120 days for continued employment; as long as employee has a valid Florida Driver's License. A comparable amount of training or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
The City of Coral Gables is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.