Horticulture Technician

University of Alberta


This place is part of the Non-Educational Workers Affiliation (NASA).

This place gives a complete advantages package deal which could be considered at: College & Workers Advantages .

Location – College of Alberta Botanic Backyard.

Working for the College of Alberta

The College of Alberta acknowledges that we’re situated on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to counterpoint our vibrant neighborhood.

The College of Alberta is teeming with change makers, neighborhood builders, and world shapers who lead with function every day. We’re residence to greater than 40,000 college students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate packages, over 13,000 school and workers, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been acknowledged as one in all Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work can have a significant affect on a captivating cross part of individuals—from our college students and stakeholders, to our famend researchers and innovators who’re fairly actually curing illnesses, making discoveries and producing options that make the world more healthy, safer, stronger, and extra simply.

Working for the Division

The College of Alberta Botanic Backyard serves as a platform for folks to attach with the earth in order that they cherish the essence of life. We offer an area for folks to entry evidence-based information to advertise dimensions of wellbeing and kind long run relationships with all who go to. We accomplish this by offering a wonderful botanic backyard with immersive and wellbeing targeted experiences.


The Horticulture Technician is chargeable for the daily upkeep and operations of backyard collections and areas to make sure a excessive diploma of aesthetic high quality and security for employees and public. This contains woody and non-woody crops, greenhouse upkeep, turf, and specialty collections similar to alpine, cacti, roses or others. Reporting to the Supervisor of Horticulture and Infrastructure, the Horticulture Technician will present inner suggestions to the Supervisor for operational and strategic planning. The Horticulture Technician is chargeable for supervising, planning, and organizing work for a crew of seasonal workers.

Horticulture/Panorama Upkeep Duties:

  • Protected operation of kit similar to lawnmowers, blowers, chainsaw and so on
  • Woody and herbaceous plant materials upkeep actions similar to structural pruning, deadheading, dividing, set up and elimination
  • Turf upkeep actions similar to mowing, thatching, set up/elimination of turf, overseeding, fertilizing
  • Hardscape/Irrigation upkeep actions similar to walkway restore, irrigation restore/monitoring, cleansing of stonework
  • Greenhouse actions similar to weeding, seeding, watering

Minimal {Qualifications}

  • Legitimate Class 5 Alberta Drivers License
  • First Help Certification
  • Diploma in horticulture or associated discipline or two years equal expertise in horticulture

Most popular {Qualifications} 

  • Tools operator certification and expertise with skid steers, journey on mowers
  • Irrigation expertise
  • Pesticide applicator or Licensed Assistant certification
  • Supervisory expertise

Be aware: On-line functions are accepted till midnight Mountain Normal Time of the deadline.

We thank all candidates for his or her curiosity; nevertheless, solely these people chosen for an interview will probably be contacted.

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