Student Worker - Landscape Technician

Location: SCCC - Newton, NJ

Date Posted: 04/12/2021

Schedule: Part-Time

Type: Student Worker

Company: Sussex County Community College

Job Description

 

APPLICANTS MUST BE CURRENTLY ENROLLED AT SUSSEX COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The Landscape Technician is a motivated individual with a strong interest in the field of horticulture or agriculture. Landscape Technicians will assist Agriculture/Horticulture Program Supervisor with seasonal and permanent plantings, among other projects. This is a fun position for someone who wants to help contribute to the overall aesthetics and appeal of our college campuses.

 

1.

Assist with seasonal and permanent landscape plantings on SCCC campuses.

2.

Prepare planting areas with compost and mulch.

3.

Help with landscape plant maintenance such as weeding, pruning, watering and fertilizing.

4.

Clean, oil and sharpen equipment such as shovels, pruners, etc.

5.

Small construction projects such as building garden beds and assembling tools.

6.

Repotting and potting up plants which may include some houseplants for buildings.

7.

Follow operating procedures, use protective gear when needed and work safely.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE – Successful candidates are motivated individual with a strong interest in the field of horticulture or agriculture. Candidates must be willing to learn and must take direction well.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS – Successful candidates will be able to do the following to deliver the objectives of the position:

  • Work independently
  • Be physically able to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • Able to lift up to 35 pounds
  • Communicate as part of a team to ensure high-quality work
  • Communicate positively with our faculty and students
  • Willing to work in some of the overgrown areas of campus if needed

 

Contact Person:

Human Resources

 

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to HRresume@sussex.edu.   Sussex County Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.