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Employment Opportunities

Job Description

Horticulturalist (Zone 2) - Staff Position (11048)  

To Apply Online
  • Current Active SU Employees, please login to GullNet and click "Careers at SU."
  • All others, please click Apply Online.
  • See OEAS FAQs (Online Employment Application System FAQs) for help.

Salisbury University (SU) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Horticulturalist (Zone2).

Primary Job Duties: Provide expertise and leadership pertaining to the field of horticulture supporting and continuing development of a well-maintained and diversified arboretum. Duties to include planning/planting and maintenance of exterior display beds, maintain campus grounds, and management of arboretum plant records (BG Base/BG Map computer programs). Responsible for the management of a team to maintain the exterior grounds of a specified area/zone.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Horticulture, Biology, Botany, Agronomy, or a related major and three to five years of relevant experience. A Maryland Pesticide Applicators License and proficiency in the BG Base/BG Map computer program as well as the completion of a nationally recognized Horticulture training program or internship, i.e. Longwood Gardens, Stonecrop Gardens, Disney, or Wave Hill, etc. are preferred.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Knowledge of a broad plant palette is required. Artistic landscaping and design skills are a plus. Thorough knowledge of ornamental horticulture in all phases, plant propagation, and cultivation. Must have demonstrated knowledge of advanced pruning techniques (hedges, trained vines, roses, etc.). The candidate must have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and have the ability to work well independently and in a team oriented environment. Demonstrated ability to supervise groundskeepers and student employees as appropriate.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury Universitys Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant you must apply online and submit the following: A cover letter, resume and three professional references. Applications received by November 21, 2013 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Staff (non-academic) and Faculty Positions:

Salisbury University utilizes an Online Employment Application System. As indicated by Job Opening, interested applicants MUST apply for certain designated positions via this online system.

  • Current active employees, please login to GullNet and click on the “Careers at SU” link in the left-hand navigation bar.
  • All other applicants including former employees or employees in between contracts (e.g., PTNTT Faculty and Contingent/contractual employees on Summer or Winter break), please click the Apply Online link.

Note: Applicants interested in obtaining a Faculty position and plan to utilize an Online Credential Service Provider (Interfolio, EPCS, etc.), please follow the instructions in the online system and in the job posting/job advertisement.

See OEAS FAQs (Online Employment Application System FAQs) for more information and instructions.

Equal Opportunity Policy

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Director of Fair Practices & EEO/AA, Title IX Coordinator, 131 Holloway Hall; Tel. (410) 548-3508.