Careers in the Plant Sciences

Landscape Team Lead

Apricot Lane Farms - Moorpark, California, United States

Position Title: Landscape Team Lead
Position Type: Permanent Position
Application Review Begins: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Institution: Apricot Lane Farms
Department/Division: Landscaping/Habitat Restoration
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Moorpark, California, United States
General Information: Apricot Lane Farms, a Biodynamic/Organic farm is looking for a responsible individual to manage and execute any and all needs of the Apricot Lane Farms Landscaping needs while striving to maintain the principles of Biodynamic and Organic Farming.
Qualifications/Requirements: Candidate Must Have:
-Minimum 3 years experience with organic landscape methods such as hand weeding, etc.
-Knowledge of California Native and a wide range of plants including annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees
-Be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds
-Supervisory Experience
-Be able/willing to work in a variety of extreme weather conditions
-Irrigation Experience
-Capable of working under pressure and independently as necessary as well as handling a diverse range of responsibilities
-Ability to work as a team member maintaining positive work relations of staff & volunteers.
-Ability to operate all tools, vehicles, and equipment required for use by garden staff
-Ability to interact with all levels of management and staff
-For safety purposes, the ability to swim is required
Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
-Upkeep of any and all landscape needs as directed by management.
-Collaborates with Habitat Restoration Lead in regards to overlap with Habitat and Landscape needs.
-Schedule/Monitor irrigation of plant/trees to ensure sufficient watering.
-Oversight and performance of daily task, including but not limited to, dead-head plants, pruning, and mulching, planting, mowing, weed whacking, blowing, trimming, trenching, digging, trash clearing and hand weeding.
-Train the field crew for proper planting, pruning, irrigation installation and maintenance procedures.
-Oversee and perform upkeep needs of various areas around the farm, including but not limited to, gates and call boxes at main entrances, as well in and around farm buildings.
-Prepare schedule for planting, replanting, pruning, treating diseased plants and trees,, gopher trapping as needed, seeding and seed collection, transplants, etc.
-Work closely with the Livestock Team to identify and make a plan regarding plants that may be poisonous to the animals.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): If interested, please send cover letter and resume to jobs@apricotlanefarms.com. No phone calls or walk ins please.
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Compensation Range:
Contact Name: Dara, jobs@apricotlanefarms.com