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City of San Antonio-Horticulturist (Urban Forestry)-Mon, 08/01/2022 - 10:56am

Horticulturist (Urban Forestry)


City of San Antonio
5800 Historic Old Highway 90 City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department
San Antonio , TX 78227
United States
Texas US

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Job Description 

Under direction, is responsible for coordinating and performing technical work in all phases of a horticultural program of a City Department. May exercise direct supervision over assigned staff.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Directs care and maintenance of operations in the Urban Forestry Department through on-site inspections and evaluations.

Assists in the preparation of preliminary Urban Forestry budget and budget for assigned areas, and monitors expenditures against budget allotments.

Fertilizes trees and plants (includes extensive use of chemicals) and monitors area for pests and disease; includes occasionally lifting and carrying supplies weighing up to 25 pounds.

Speaks to garden clubs, schools, etc.

Prepares schedules and programs for development and progressive maintenance of indicated areas.

Schedules the planting and maintenance of trees on City properties.

Makes recommendations for programs providing pesticide consultation.

May supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Education and Experience 

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

One (1) year of experience in horticulture or related field.

Must be licensed through the Texas Department of Agriculture or Structural Pest Control Service as a pesticide applicator within six (6) months of hire.

Valid Class 'C' Texas Driver's License.

Application Instructions 

For more information and to submit an application online visit the City of San Antonio's website at:

Full Name 
Rose Marie Sauceda