Organic Plant Health Care Technician


Green Cross
94 Taylor Ave
Norwalk, CT 06854
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Application Closing Date
4/1/2024
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
No
Degree Required
Yes
Pay
To $70,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description
  

Do you enjoy working outside? Do you love beautiful gardens and trees? Do you have a knack for picking out small details from a distance? Do you enjoy puzzles and problem solving? Then Green Cross might be the perfect place to make your career. We are looking for personable, talented, outgoing professionals with an interest in trees, shrubs, gardens and the nature to join our growing team!

 

Green Cross, Inc. is a well-established tree and shrub health care company operating in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. We are a small, tight knit team of horticulturists, arborists, soil scientists, and experienced landscape professionals that work together with our education and experience to make our clients’ gardens thrive!

 

In this position you will be diagnosing woody plant health problems, performing organic-first treatments to mitigate and prevent plant health problems, collaborating with fellow Green Cross team members, and communicating with clients about their trees and shrubs.

We provide a broad range of paid on-the-job training to new team members, but some of the knowledge below will give you a running start in your career at Green Cross.

 

Please include details on relevant course work in your cover letter if they are not listed on your resume, OR detail relevant experience pertaining to your knowledge of trees and shrubs.

 
 

· Year-round employment

· Four weeks paid vacation a year

· Paid holidays

· Medical insurance

· Dental Insurance

· Vision Insurance

· 401k program

Paid time off

Parental leave

Professional development assistance

 
**We also have other Hort roles open as well, please feel free to submit your resume for review.** 
Job Requirements
Desired technical skill sets:

· The ability to identify native and exotic trees and shrubs in the northeastern United States as well as knowledge of their growth habit and character

· The ability to identify insect and disease pests of trees and shrubs

· An understanding of soil texture, structure, pH, % base saturation, as well as macro and micro-nutrients

· Knowledge of good planting and cultural practices

· Good writing and verbal communication skills

· Able to work independently


Required:

· A valid driver's license

· 1) A degree in Urban Forestry, Forest Health, Horticulture, Soils, Plant Science or other relevant field of study and/or 2) extensive professional experience working with trees and shrubs

Highly Desired:

- International Society of Arboriculture Certification or the ability to be certified within one year