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  • September 29, 2020 10:31 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Apply Here.

    Overview

    Great Parks of Hamilton County is accepting applications for an Office Clerk at Parky's Farm. This part time position works a year round, schedule typically 4 to 5 days per week, daytime hours.

    Job Skills / Requirements

    Responsibilities include: greeting park guests; various clerical tasks; checking daily telephone messages; returning calls and emails; using a computer; taking registrations and ringing sales for equestrian programs on online reservations and Point of Sale System; balancing POS receipts; preparing daily program schedules for barn staff; answering inquiries and providing information regarding Parky's Farm and Great Parks programming and maintaining orderliness of work areas.

    Qualifications… [more]

    Education Requirements (Any)

    High School Diploma/GED

    Certification Requirements (Any)

    State Motor Vehicle Operator's License

    Additional Information / Benefits

    Starting pay rate is $10.42 per hour. Benefits include membership in Ohio Public Employee Retirement System and free or discounted use of many Great Park recreational activities.

    EOE

    Great Parks is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or any other classification protected under applicable law.

    Benefits: Pension/Retirement

    This job reports to the Manager

    This is a Part-Time position 1st Shift.

    Relocation is not provided and travel is not required

    Number of Openings for this position: 2


  • September 29, 2020 10:20 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: City of Covington

    Apply Here.

    Seasonal laborers will assist in the maintenance and repair of public property.  Duties include, but are not limited to, cutting and trimming lawns; pruning trees and shrubs; cleaning up and removing litter; planting and watering trees; painting and repairing fences, gates, walls, and walks; cleaning out drainage ditches, culverts, and alleys; sharpening tools and making minor repairs on equipment; cleaning swimming pool facilities; and painting street markings and crosswalks.

    Seasonal employment typically begins in April and ends in December.  The length of employment will depend upon department needs.  Work hours are generally 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The rate of pay has recently been updated to $15.00/hour. 


  • September 25, 2020 12:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    **We are extending the application period in the interest of obtaining more candidates of color. Please submit your application (as per the instructions below) by 10/6, the sooner the better.**

    Green Umbrella seeks a Climate Policy Lead to help local governments prepare their communities for transformations in transportation, energy, and climate, while protecting their most vulnerable populations from the harmful effects of pollution, flooding, and heat.

    Green Umbrella leads collaboration, incubates ideas, and catalyzes solutions that create a resilient, sustainable region for all.  We envision a vibrant community where sustainability is woven into our ways of life. Our systems-level work has the goal of improving the health of our region's people, climate, and landscape. We do this by convening collective impact teams in four areas: People, Policy, Built Environment and Landscape.

    The Policy Lead will launch and lead the Policy Impact Area work identified by the organization as a priority in its 2019 strategic plan. The vision is for local governments across our region to reduce their climate footprint and improve their resiliency by using natural systems. The position will facilitate collaboration among government leaders, who are often challenged by a lack of resources and time, to adopt proven solutions and smart development practices that will improve the quality of life in their communities. This role will involve convening a set of Impact Teams made up of local elected officials, community advocates and other relevant partners. Initial categories for these teams are Energy, Land Use and Ecosystem Services, and Transportation.

    This position is made possible thanks to funding from the Murray and Agnes Seasongood Good Government Foundation and the Kroger Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation.

    Job Logistics

    This full-time position will start in October 2020. The Policy Lead will work remotely, with the option of scheduling time in the office, and occasional staff meet-ups until resuming in-office work is deemed safe. Eventually they will attend meetings across the 10-county region Green Umbrella serves and must be able to travel accordingly.

    Primary Responsibilities

    ·      Build relationships with elected officials and administration staff around sustainability and resiliency issues.

    ·      Develop a network of local governments with champions concerned about climate impact, transportation planning, land use and environmental health, and connect them with the Impact Teams and their resources.

    ·      Plan events that bring government officials together to showcase their accomplishments and create “good news stories” that inspire further action.

    ·      Convene conversations across our region to understand the pain points of local governments so they get rapid assistance in solving their most pressing problems.

    ·      Bring in resources from across and outside of the region to offer new perspectives and trainings to decision makers, including collaborating with state, regional, and national organizations.

    ·      Create bridges across different types and sizes of communities to explore regional resiliency planning.

    ·      Advise on processes to develop climate baselines, goals and action plans.

    ·      Launch and facilitate Impact Teams in the Policy Impact Area (model for launch, management and evaluation provided by Green Umbrella).

    ·      Strategize on growth of program (and staff needed to execute it) to maximize impact and regional collaboration.

    Qualifications

    The Policy Lead must be committed to the role that local government can play in mitigating climate change and adapting for its effects. Additionally, highly qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate:

    ·      A minimum of 5 years related work experience

    ·      Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field or equivalent work

    ·      Success in building and maintaining relationships with professionals at a variety of levels, especially elected officials and government staff

    ·      Work style that includes both self-direction and team player

    ·      Experience leading collaborative cross-sector or multi-jurisdictional groups

    ·      Effective external communications with stakeholders and media

    ·      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in a variety of settings

    ·      Familiarity with the Cincinnati region and sustainability issue areas

    ·      Ability to plan and complete projects efficiently, as well as work under pressure and meet deadlines

    ·      Proficiency in collecting and interpreting metrics, experience with climate footprint calculations a plus

    Salary & Benefits

    ·      Annual salary of $40,000 to $60,000, commensurate with experience

    ·      Twelve paid holidays annually

    ·      Accrual of twelve vacation days in first year of employment (increases with tenure at organization)

    ·      Accrual of ten sick days annually

    ·      Flex-time policy for overtime hours, flexible work schedule

    ·      Health Insurance: 100% of health insurance premium cost for full-time employees is covered by GU (no wait period), 25% of spouse/family health insurance is covered by GU

    ·      Parental Bonding Leave (after 1 year of employment) of up to 4 weeks PTO

    To Apply

    Submit (as one PDF attachment) a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references by Tuesday, October 6, 2020 to jobs@greenumbrella.org. Address cover letter to Ryan Mooney-Bullock, Executive Director. No phone calls please

    GREEN UMBRELLA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND VALUES DIVERSITY AT ALL LEVELS OF ITS WORKFORCE. We are committed to making sure our applicant pool is diverse and reserve the right to extend the application period or seek additional candidates if it is not.


  • September 24, 2020 10:18 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky

    Careers at TANK

    Apply Here

    JOB SUMMARY: The Manager of Scheduling develops schedules, including run cutting, vacation picks, and job picks, in accordance with service improvement plans and the labor agreement. Executes responsibilities in accordance to the short and long-term service plans. Works in close conjunction with the Manager of Planning to assess route/schedule efficiency and productivity and make suggestions for future service. Works with the Performance Analyst/Procurement Specialist to assure destination signs, onboard announcements and stop identifications are accurate in the system network.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in transportation, planning, logistics or business or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

    • Minimum four (4) years of transit experience

    • Minimum two (2) years of scheduling experience

    • Minimum two (2) years of experience in supervisory or management. Supervisory or management of transit operations employees in a union environment preferred.

    • Ability to develop work standards, SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), preventative measures to minimize process failures, and implement effective countermeasures when failures do occur.

    • Strong problem solving and conflict management skills.

    • Strong initiative, ability to work independently and make well-informed decisions on a timely basis.

    • Knowledge of management principles and practices, including optimum use of human and material resources.

    • Ability to effectively interact with staff, department heads, the public, and contract services providers.

    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

    • Strong working knowledge of computer scheduling technology.

    • Desire to continue professional development.

    • Ability to work with computers and standard business/office software.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Gathers, tabulates and analyzes GFI data, APC data, ridership counts, and run and schedule adherence data in accordance with the established Service Standards

    . • Develops the specifications for the runs and schedule building.

    • Cuts runs prior to periodic “picks” such that labor agreement provisions are met and the most efficient use of manpower and the most efficient use of revenue vehicles are realized.

    • Enters run, extra and operator information into FleetNet.

    • Spends time on the road monitoring service and schedules in real-time, real-world operation.

    • Engages in dynamic feedback, info-gathering with operators and supervisors.

    • Assures the effective dissemination of route and schedule information to operators, supervisors, the Information Center, the Bus Stop, and others so that the public may be accurately informed.

    • Maintains the seniority lists for Fixed Route and Special Service operators.

    • Maintains current miles and hours for county funding purposes.

    • Answers complex inquiries and complaints regarding routing and scheduling issues.

    • Arranges for timely and accurate printing of public timetables.

    • Maintains an inventory of schedules and schedule delivery locations and coordinates delivery of schedules to these locations with operations supervisors.

    • Prepares and facilitates the operators’ yearly vacation pick.

    • Assists with the programming of destination signs.

    • Evaluates requests and schedules and coordinates arrangements for added service.

    • Assists other operations department personnel in the annual budget process.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.

    • Reaching by extending hands or arms in any direction.

    • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers such as using a keyboard.

    • Correctable ability to see and hear within a normal range.

    • Ability to move about the office to obtain files and other objects.

    • Lift and carry objects up to 50 pounds.

    LICENSES REQUIRED: • Valid driver’s license. Commercial driver’s license with a passenger endorsement strongly preferred.

    This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

    Apply Here

  • September 15, 2020 3:28 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: Great Parks of Hamilton County

    Apply here.

    Overview

    Working in Conservation and Parks at Sharon Woods, one of the Great Parks of Hamilton County, is an opportunity to work outdoors and to gain conservation skills. These jobs are great opportunities for high school (18 or older) and college students or adults and retirees looking to earn extra money.

    Working at Great Parks of Hamilton County provides many benefits:

    * Opportunity to work outdoors
    * Develop customer service skills
    * Training in all positions
    * Work in a team environment
    * Uniform shirts provided
    * Variety of locations and work shifts available
    * Free or discounted use of park activities including golf, fishing and equipment rental
    * Membership in a OPERS retirement plan

    Do you want to be part of our exciting organization? Want to be part of the Sharon Woods team?

    If so please apply to this position, or visit www.greatparks.org/jobs to view all of the current openings.

    Your general interest application will be kept on file for the 2020 season.

    Job Skills / Requirements

    Conservation & Parks Departments: Our Conservation and Parks  Department keeps the parks and facilities in excellent condition for the enjoyment of every park visitor. Duties may include but are not limited to: various custodial duties and trash collection; performs a variety of semi-skilled landscaping tasks and grounds maintenance within the parks.

    Managing natural areas through invasive plant control, prescribed fire, native seed collection, bush hogging, etc..
     
    Must be 18 years of age or older.

    Education Requirements (Any)

    High School Diploma/GED
    Associates Degree
    Bachelor Degree

    Certification Requirements (All)

    State Motor Vehicle Operator's License

    Additional Information / Benefits

    Benefits include membership in Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and free or discounted use of many Great Parks recreational activities.

    Great Parks is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or any other classification protected under applicable law.

    Benefits: Pension/Retirement

    This is a Part-Time position varies.

    Relocation is not provided and travel is not required


  • September 15, 2020 3:23 PM | Anonymous

    Organization: 3CDC

    Job Summary: 

    Apply here.

    Greenspace Ambassador assists the Operations teams and other seasonal staff in site cleanliness and safety at Washington Park, Ziegler Park, Fountain Square, Over-the-Rhine District and Downtown Cincinnati District in accordance with established policies and procedures. The Greenspace Ambassador is integral to our success at supplying a quality experience to each and every visitor to our public spaces and Over-the-Rhine. He or she is also responsible for adhering to company policies and providing excellent customer service to all patrons and partners.

    Tasks: 

    • Excellent Customer Service:
      • Greet visitors at public spaces and public streets.
      • Make eye contact, engage visitors to the city and/or events with a friendly greeting.
      • Engage visitors if their behavior conflicts with a posted rule or regulation .
      • Provide directions, information, city information or recommendations to visitors to the area as needed.
      • Maintain a positive, professional environment in full compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and overall 3CDC standards of operations and customer service.
      • Ability to take direction from and report information to direct supervisor.
         
    • Operations :
      • Operate vehicles or powered equipment, such as mowers, utility vehicles, trailers, pressure washers, snow blowers, chain-saws, electric clippers, or pruning saws.
      • Operate grounds maintenance equipment.
      • Drive trucks or other vehicles to or at work sites.
      • Prune trees and shrubs.
      • Plan landscaping projects that include, but are not limited to: mowing, edging, pruning, mulching, and trimming.
      • Cut/remove weeds, trim bushes, and edge lawns using a variety of machines.
      • Pull and spray for weeds.
      • Other duties as assigned.
      • Ability to stay on task and work independently.
      • Ability to take direction and multi-task in a high-paced environment.
         
    Organizational Overview:

    3CDC is a private, non-profit, full-service, real estate development and finance organization focused on revitalizing Cincinnati’s urban core in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati corporate community.  3CDC’s work is specifically focused on the Central Business District and in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.  3CDC invests in and develops residential, office and retail properties, parking facilities and civic spaces.  3CDC also manages multiple real estate assets and provides event production services and management for four major civic Spaces - Fountain Square, Washington Park, Zeigler Park and Memorial Hall.  With an annual operating budget of $9.1 million, 3CDC has a staff of approximately 100 full time and 120 part-time employees engaged in real estate development, asset management, event production, civic space operations, marketing, public relations, fundraising, finance and accounting.  To date, 3CDC has invested in real estate projects totaling over $1.4 billion.  In addition, 3CDC manages over 30 assets with annual operating revenues totaling more than $29 million. 

    3CDC also manages The Cincinnati Equity Fund and the Cincinnati New Markets Fund (the Funds). These investment funds, totaling about $146 million, provide necessary financial capital to 3CDC’s development projects

    Qualifications

    Qualifications 

    • Applicants must have a valid driver license with no more than 6 points.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and problem-solve accordingly.
    • Personable, positive and enthusiastic attitude with capability to deal effectively with people (both internal and external).
    • Able to make good decisions quickly in stressful situations.
    • Sense of initiative with desire to become truly involved in the development of our civic spaces, garages, Downtown Cincinnati District and Over-the-Rhine District.
    • Works well in teams or as an individual. 
    • Receives, delegates, and completes tasks in a professional and timely manner.
    • Able to quickly adapt to needs of business and manage changing priorities.
    • Prior experience with equipment used for pressure washing, snow removal, and cityscape maintenance a bonus.
    • Be able to work holidays, evenings and weekends as scheduled.
    • Able to pass criminal and background checks.
    • Horticulture, planting techniques, and carpentry experience a plus.

    Licenses, Credentials, Certifications:   

    • n/a

    Skills or specialized knowledge (examples below):   

    • Swift and courteous customer service skills.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational skills, work habits and consistent follow-through.
    • Must be able to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality.

    Physical and Mental Demands: 

    • Job requires lifting at least 50lbs and standing/walking at least 8 hours on one’s feet in the elements.
  • September 15, 2020 11:07 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Our Land Organics

    Landscape Crew Member 

    ● $15 an hour 

    Our Land Organics is a small family-based, landscape design build and maintenance company. We are seeking the right person to fill the Crew Member position for fall of 2020. We are looking for someone that wants to help bring regenerative landscapes to life and has a desire to learn and be a part of a growing team. We are plant lovers, soil geeks, and hard working individuals. We encourage growth, education and innovation in this burgeoning field of ecological landscaping and are seeking someone that is interested in growing with the company. 

    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: All aspects of landscape/garden maintenance and installation including physical tasks such as weeding, pruning, raking, planting, mulching and composting plant beds. 

    ● Work with the crew leader and other crew members to install new plant material, assist in hardscape construction, and perform maintenance tasks such as mulching, weeding, spring and fall clean-ups of residential and small commercial properties. 

    ● Help ensure that tasks on the schedule are completed in a timely manner 

    ● Provide feedback to crew leader on job status, material needs, on-site issues, and other relevant details to each project. 

    ● Gardening skills: Pruning small trees and shrubs; weeding, deadheading, cutting back seasonal foliage, transplanting, divisions, planting 

    ● General landscape cleanup: plant removal, mulch installation, soil enhancements and planting 

    ● Care for and operate chainsaws and other landscape equipment 

    ● Work outside in all weather, performing activities including but not limited to: bending, kneeling, lifting, stooping, squatting, reaching and walking on uneven surfaces for long periods of time. 

    ● Other duties as needed 

    CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: 

    ● Hard working in a fast paced, physically demanding environment 

    ● Ability to creatively and practically solve problems in the field 

    ● Ability to provide feedback and solutions on issues in the field 

    ● Ability to complete jobs with a high level of quality in the time allotted 

    ● Consistent ability to interact with co-workers, customers, and community in a respectful and professional manner. 

    ● Dependable and able to work both independently and in a diverse team environment 

    ● Ability to lift fifty pounds on a regular basis 

    ● Ability to arrive to work on time each day ready to be part of a team 

    Earnings and advancement potential commensurate with overall experience and longevity. 

    Experience: 

    ● Past professional landscaping experience highly desired, knowledge of organic gardening preferred 

    ● Plant identification skills for typical Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky gardens a plus 

    License: 

    ● Drivers (Required) - Clean drivers record Work Location: 

    ● Multiple locations Benefits: 

    ● Paid Professional Development 

    ● After one successful season, candidate is eligible for paid time off, paid holidays 

    Schedule: 

    ● Monday-Friday, This is a full-time, hourly, seasonal position with a start date ASAP - Mid December. 

    HOW TO APPLY: Email resume, cover letter and three references to john@ourlandorganics.org

  • September 15, 2020 8:33 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Boone County Arboreutm

    Learn more here.

    Friends of the Boone County Arboretum is now hiring for two Outreach Environmental Educators. Starting pay is $13.00-$15.00 per hour depending on experience. Position is part-time and hours will vary season to season. Hours are flexible and can range from 5-30 hours per week, depending upon peak or off-peak season

    Responsibilities included are manage the Arboretum on Wheels(AOW) and schedule trips. Implement marketing plans and school participation, Learn and conduct AOW programs to 4-7 grade students and community outreach events. This position will require local travel.

    Must have at least two years college coursework in Biology, Ecology or related field and ability to demonstrate knowledge of ecological and hydrolic processes. Experience with children, marketing and sales and strong communication skills are desired.

    This is not a position through Boone County Fiscal Court, this is through the Friends of the Arboretum. All questions should be directed to Kris Stone at 859-384-4999. You can email your resume and cover letter to arboretum@boonecountyky.org or apply at boonecountyky.org.

  • September 15, 2020 8:24 AM | Anonymous

    Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

    Learn more here.

    Are you looking for a fun seasonal position where you get to be outdoors and active?  Come join the Cincinnati Nature Center's land steward team and get paid to learn about land management including, but not limited to, invasive species and what to do about them!  These positions are flexible in the number hours and the days in which the team members work.  The Nature Center is open 7 days a week and schedules are weather dependent.  Stewards can work as little as 3 - 5 hours a week or up to 15-20 hours per week.  Pay starts at $10/hour. We will work around day off and vacation requests.

    No experience is necessary, however, a team attitude and willingness to learn is a must.  This position also has the opportunity to work with Citizen Science projects and prescribed burns if the candidate is interested.     

    General Information

    Position Title

    Assistant Land Steward - Land Management

    Classification:

    Hourly

    Supervisor:

    Land Manager

    Category:

    Part-time

    Department:

    Conservation

    Schedule:

    Varies week to week, can include weekends

     

     

    Revision:

    January 2020

    Purpose

    With direction from Conservation Managers & Land Stewards, assist the Department of Conservation with execution of land management plans.  Executes all activities with the highest standards for safety, customer service, and in keeping with CNC Mission, Values, and Principles.

    Essential Job Responsibilities

    Stewardship & Land Management

    • Assist in the control of invasive plant species using “various acceptable methods” as directed by the land manager and consistent with the Nature Center’s best practices. 
    • Collection of biological and chemical samples from streams and lakes for water quality assessment
    • Assist the land manager with reintroduction of native plants and sowing of seeds into newly restored prairie and forest habitat
    • Assist with monitoring of wildlife populations including monarch butterflies, Eastern Blue Birds, butterflies, neotropical migrant birds, and other wildlife species as needed
    • Assist with tree and seed plantings as needed
    • Assist with prescribed burns as needed
    • Assist with the installation of native habitat and pollinator gardens in the SW Ohio region

    Additional Job Responsibilities

    Depending on experience, opportunities may present to assist with the entry and management of

    • Research/monitoring data
    • Working with or leading groups of volunteer land stewards
    • Assisting other departments with issues related to grounds, landscaping, and wildlife

    Additional Job Responsibilities

    • Stationary and portable hand power tools
    • Hand tools and equipment such as chain saws, loppers, shovels, axes, or other tools may be used
    • When appropriate, required safety equipment will include eye and ear protection as well as respirator masks, due to occasional exposure to herbicides when necessary to carry out dutie

    Education and Competencies

    • Successful candidates will have basic naturalist skills and a background in the use of equipment related to land management
    • The ability to interact with the Nature Center’s guests, volunteers, and other staff in a pleasant manner
    • Punctuality and dependability are a must
    • Flexibility will be essential and other duties may be me assigned as available
    • Ability to stay positive and friendly when conditions are harsh or uncomfortable (e.g., rain, heat, cold)
    • The ability to work well on a team, but flexibility to work independently with little supervision.
    • Must be available evenings and weekends
    • Possess a valid driver’s license if there is a need to operate a company vehicle or RTV
    • Candidates who have acquired or are in the process of acquiring a bachelor’s degree in one of the life sciences is preferred\
    • Must pass BCI/FBI background checks and remain current on First Aid/CPR certification
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information

    Computer Skills

    • Proficient using word processing and spreadsheet software
    • Experience with MS Office products
    • GIS knowledge is a plus

    Work Environment

    • The work is performed on-site, outside in a nature preserve, as well as indoors, on occasion
    • Local travel may be required. Some travel to regional conferences may be required. When a Nature Center vehicle is not available, the use of personal vehicle (reimbursed at IRS recommended rate) may be needed for Cincinnati Nature Center business.

    Physical Demands

    This position requires the following physical activities: pushing, pulling, climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.



    • September 15, 2020 8:20 AM | Anonymous

      Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

      Learn more here.

      Are you looking for a fun seasonal position where you get to be outdoors and active?  Come join the Cincinnati Nature Center's conservation team and get paid to learn about horticulture, landscaping and maintaining beds, and the native plant propagation progra!  These positions are flexible in the number hours and the days in which the team members work.  The Nature Center is open 7 days a week and schedules are weather dependent.  Stewards can work as little as 3 - 5 hours a week or up to 15-20 hours per week.  Pay starts at $10/hour. We will work around day off and vacation requests.

      No experience is necessary, however, a team attitude and willingness to learn is a must.  This position also has the opportunity to work with Citizen Science projects and prescribed burns if the candidate is interested.     

      General Information

      Position Title

      Assistant Horticulturalist

      Classification:

      Hourly

      Supervisor:

      Native Plant Propagation Program

      Category:

      Part-time

      Department:

      Conservation

      Schedule:

      Varies week to week and can include weekends

       

       

      Revision:

      January 2020


      Purpose

      With direction from Conservation Managers & Land Stewards, assist the Department of Conservation with execution of land management plans and native plant propagation program.  Executes all activities with the highest standards for safety, customer service, and in keeping with CNC Mission, Values, and Principles.

      Essential Job Responsibilities

      Horticulture

      • Assist with maintenance of all landscaped beds, consisting of: Nature PlayScape, Krippendorf Lodge, Groesbeck Lodge, Celebration Garden, Backyard Habitat Exhibit, Rowe Woods Visitor Center, Entry Gate, Entry Sign, additional areas at Long Branch Farm
      • Assist with design execution and transplanting of current and new landscaping areas
      • Assist with the installation of native habitat and pollinator gardens in the SW Ohio region
      • Assist the land manager with reintroduction of native plants and sowing of seeds into newly restored prairie and forest habitat
      • Assist with tree and seed plantings as needed
      • Assisting other departments with issues related to landscaping

      Native Plant Propagation Program

      • Assist with maintenance of plants in the greenhouse and nursery
      • Assist with seed cultivation and propagation
      • Work with volunteers to educate and ensure proper procedures are utilized
      • Assist with the transportation of plants between the Rowe Woods and Long Branch Farm & Trails

      Additional Job Responsibilities

      • Assist with monitoring of wildlife populations including monarch butterflies, Eastern Blue Birds, butterflies, neotropical migrant birds, and other wildlife species as neede
      • Assist with prescribed burns as needed
      • Stationary and portable hand power tools
      • Hand tools and equipment such as chain saws, loppers, shovels, axes, or other tools may be used
      • When appropriate, required safety equipment will include eye and ear protection as well as respirator masks, due to occasional exposure to herbicides when necessary to carry out duties

      Education and Competencies

      • Successful candidates will have basic naturalist skills and a background in the use of equipment related to land management and landscaping
      • The ability to interact with the Nature Center’s guests, volunteers, and other staff in a pleasant manner
      • Punctuality and dependability are a must
      • Flexibility will be essential and other duties may be me assigned as available
      • Ability to stay positive and friendly when conditions are harsh or uncomfortable (e.g., rain, heat, cold)
      • The ability to work well on a team, but flexibility to work independently with little supervision.
      • Must be available evenings and weekends
      • Possess a valid driver’s license if there is a need to operate a company vehicle or RTV
      • Candidates who have acquired or are in the process of acquiring a bachelor’s degree in one of the life sciences is preferred\
      • Must pass BCI/FBI background checks and remain current on First Aid/CPR certification
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive and confidential information

      Computer Skills

      • Proficient using word processing and spreadsheet software
      • Experience with MS Office products

      Work Environment

      • The work is performed on-site, outside in a nature preserve, as well as indoors, on occasion
      • Local travel may be required. Some travel to regional conferences may be required. When a Nature Center vehicle is not available, the use of personal vehicle (reimbursed at IRS recommended rate) may be needed for Cincinnati Nature Center business.

      Physical Demands

      This position requires the following physical activities: pushing, pulling, climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity.

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