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Job Listing: Director of Grounds and Integrated Pest Management

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Norfolk Botanical Garden - Norfolk, VA

Closes - Open until filled

Position Title – Director of Grounds and Integrated Pest Management

Job Type - Full-Time

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Description: This is a full-time position that supervises and performs all aspects of grounds maintenance and landscaping.

Essential Functions: Substantial knowledge of principles, materials, and methods of grounds maintenance, turf management, equipment repair, workplace safety, landscaping, horticulture, storm water management, and Integrated Pest Management are required. Ability to plan, organize, supervise, and inspect the work of others and to establish priorities are required.

Essential Physical Functions: Has the ability to work outside for 8 hours in heat, cold or light rain and can continuously walk, stand, bend, twist and/or stoop. Has the ability to push, pull and/or lift 50 pounds during working hours.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or an associate’s degree preferred with a concentration in horticulture or grounds management and a minimum four years’ experience in horticulture or grounds maintenance. Requires at least two years supervisory experience. Requires well developed written and oral communications skills.  Requires a strong understanding of turf science, Integrated Pest Management, irrigation technology, familiarity with the turf grasses of warm temperate regions, and a solid background of professional horticulture. The individual should be a highly motivated self-starter with the ability to view a landscape, assess its visual qualities, and make corrections or improvements where necessary.  Should have experience with Windows based programs, and have the ability to create and manage spread sheets. Must be organized and able to follow verbal and written instructions. Must have or obtain a Virginia Certified Commercial Applicators pesticide license within 3 months of hiring. Must have or obtain a valid Virginia driver’s license.