[PCA] Position- Head Propagator Native Plant Center New York City Parks

Edward Toth Edward.Toth at parks.nyc.gov
Tue Jun 14 10:45:43 CDT 2005

The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation seeks a Head
Propagator to oversee the propagation of over 250 species of native
plants at its Native Plant Center on Staten Island. Supervise employees
in all aspects of propagation and greenhouse cultivation of 200,000 -
400,000 plants annually. Maintain detailed records on propagation
including seeds in storage, germinating flats, germination protocols and
seedlings transplanted. Bachelor's degree with major study in
horticulture, floriculture, nursery or greenhouse management, natural
resources management or related degree and four years of full-time paid
experience in horticulture work of which two years must have been in a
supervisory; administrative, consultative, managerial or executive
capacity; or a satisfactory equivalent is required. Additional Preferred
Qualifications - Extensive knowledge and experience with plant
propagation techniques. Experience with automated seeding equipment.
Understanding of and experience with native herbaceous, grasses, trees
and shrubs. Knowledge and experience with cultural requirements of
greenhouse crops. Extensive knowledge and experience with application
rates of fertilizers and pesticides. Ability to calibrate application
equipment. Ability to identify major plant pests. Proficiency in
Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Experience supervising staff. Strong
interpersonal, problem solving and communications skills. Ability to
work as part of large team to meet nursery's goals. Valid New York State
driver license. New York City residency is required within 90 days of
hire. Salary approx $50,000 and excellent benefits. Send resume and
cover letter by 7/1 to: Head Propagator Search/11339, Personnel, Parks &
Recreation, 24 W. 61 St., 2nd floor, New York, New York 10023 or email:
grow at parks.nyc.gov For more information go to opportunities at
www.nyc.gov/parks. EOE.

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