Nursery Technician – Job Number 26304323

Website University of California, Riverside

Position will augment the current staffing in the UCR Botanic Gardens. Current and this new Nursery Technicians will be assigned tasks and zones to better cover the 40 acre Gardens, dozens of garden beds, trails, and maintenance needs. Incumbent will perform gardening and maintenance tasks in the Botanic Gardens, including care and maintenance of in-ground and potted plants, garden beds, lawns, orchard, trails, and walkways. Duties include preparing soil for planting, installing plants, trimming and pruning plants and removing refuse, removing weeds, watering by hand or using sprinklers, and performing minor maintenance on walkways, garden structures (e.g., gazebos and fences), and retaining walls. Assist in preparing and installing memorial benches and plaques. Will use hand tools and power tools including mowers, weed whackers, saws, blowers, drills, and others as required. Will operate pickup truck and off-road vehicles in performing work. The budgeted hiring range for this position is $39,004.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.


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