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Horticultural Maintenance Specialist

Company: Recover Green Roofs, LLC
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Hours: - Full-Time (32-45 hrs/week)
Compensation: - Competitive, hourly, based on relevant experience and education
Benefits: - Health -& Dental -Insurance, -401K, Telephone -Plan, Gym -Reimbursement, PTO, Sick, Holidays, Continuing Education, Gear
Overtime: - Time-and-a-half
Website: -

Job Description
Recover seeks a qualified applicant for the full-time, year-round position of - Horticulture Specialist . This is a dynamic role responsible for, though not limited to performing, the following tasks:
Assist in the hands-on installation, maintenance, and/or remediation of green roof projects, incl. planting, weeding, irrigation installation/adjustment, and related work on extensive/intensive green roof systems, planters, meadows, and interiorscapes, as required, applicable, and appropriate based on project needs.
Carry out standard horticultural practices, including but not limited to weeding, planting, pruning, fertilizing, and controlling pests/diseases.
Provide support to the Horticulture Director and leadership/direction to horticulture team members during site maintenance visits and planting days when Director is not present.
Provide general assistance to Project Managers, Site Supervisors, and crew, both on and offsite.
Interface with clients to clearly communicate maintenance tasks and protocols.
Help maintain a clean and safe work environment on job sites, in the office/shop, and in Recover vehicles.
Off-site work may include plant sourcing and material pick-ups from local and wholesale nurseries.
Administrative work may include writing maintenance reports, collecting material prices for new build
projects, preparing estimates and proposals, training horticulture crew, and researching/providing plant recommendations for new green roof projects.
The Horticulture Specialist is expected to complete tasks efficiently while following best safety practices and meeting our quality standards.

Minimum Qualifications
Horticultural - -Must have at least - 2 years - of hands-on experience in horticulture or landscaping,
specifically working with perennials, trees, shrubs, and tropical indoor plants.
Must be reliable with a strong ability to both take direction and work independently.
Must have excellent powers of communication and critical thinking skills.
Must have an innate attention-to-detail and the ability to self-pace.
Must have good references that can attest to your work ethic.
Valid driver's license -with comfort driving and parking in Boston.

Work Environment & Physical Demands
Must be comfortable working on roofs under adverse weather conditions (sun, heat, wind, rain).
Must be comfortable handling and climbing all types of ladders.
Routine and/or frequent lifting of loads up to or greater than 50-75 lbs.
Occasional non-routine overnight travel based on business needs.
Occasional scheduled work required on evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Handling of and/or exposure to potentially hazardous materials.

We are a small but growing Boston-based green roofing company working with clients to design, build, and maintain rooftop gardens, amenity spaces, roof decks, and farms throughout New England. Recover works with a wide array of clients - from universities to private residences to restaurants. If you're passionate about plants, sustainable building, New England, and working with a rad group of people, this is a special opportunity to grow with a great company.

Please submit resum-- and a brief description of your interests and availability to, subject heading -"Applications for Horticulture Specialist".

Keywords: Recover Green Roofs, LLC, Somerville , Horticultural Maintenance Specialist, Professions , Somerville, Massachusetts

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