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Landscape Horticulturist

Johnson County Community College
Kansas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 1, 2023

Johnson County Community College
Position, Department: Landscape Horticulturist, Operations

Type of Position: Full-time Hourly, Non-Exempt

Hours per week: 40 hours per week

Pay Range: $21.96 - $27.45 and determined based on relevant years of work experience.

Pay Grade: 54.54

Opportunity for hybrid schedule: No

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits

Position Summary: Plan, design, plant, trim and maintain shrubs, trees and flower beds. Diagnose disease and insect infestation of plants, shrubs and trees. Operate and repair irrigation systems. Assist with litter control. Assist with snow and ice removal.

Required Qualifications: Associates degree in Horticulture or related field
Five years' experience in tree, shrub and plant care
Ability to recognize and treat plant diseases and pests
Certification to apply herbicides, fungicides and insecticides
Must possess valid driver's license and acceptable driving record to be insured to operate college vehicles

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Horticulture or related field. Snow removal equipment experience. Arborist training/certification. 2 years Experience with native plant maintenance/installation

To be considered for this position we will require an application and resume.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:
  • Perform tree, shrub and plant care as described in the summary. Performance is acceptable when: a. tasks are completed in timely fashion b. quality of work results in an attractive, well-groomed campus grounds c. emergency requests are responded to very promptly
  • Safety Performance is acceptable when: a. PPE is used appropriately b. awareness and concern for safety of co-workers and citizens in area of work is considered c. industry specific safety guidelines are followed
  • Dependability Performance is acceptable when: a. on time for shift work, completes full shift, adheres to time limit of breaks b. responds to emergency calls which affect College's operations, including off hours when needed c. follows College and Departmental policies and procedures
  • Cooperation and attitude Performance is acceptable when: a. professional approach is uses with supervisors, co-workers, faculty, staff and students b. direction and work assignments are received with a positive attitude
  • Job Knowledge Performance is acceptable when: a. maintain trade specific skills to perform duties b. follow trade specific technologies and standards

*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students' success. You belong here.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture - not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

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