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Horticulture Lab Technician

Chesapeake, VA
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Horticulture Lab Technician

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Position Information

Position Type Wage/Hourly
Role Title Education Support Asst
Position Working Title Horticulture Lab Technician
Pay Band 01
Position Number W5344
Full or Part Time Part Time
Recruitment Type General Public – G
Location Chesapeake
Position End Date (if temporary)
Job Description Information

Job Posting Number PT00502
Job Description Summary

Assist in operations of the horticulture department laboratories and greenhouse under direct and indirect supervision and instruction by horticulture department faculty and the horticulture lab and research specialist. General care of plants, cleaning of facilities, and support other horticulture lab assignments.


Follows instructions under the direction of the Horticulture Greenhouse Instructor and Horticulture Lab Manager to care for plants in the greenhouse such as preparing soil, potting plants, insect pest inspections, fertilization, weeding, sanitation, and watering of crops. Moving plants from the lab to the greenhouse. Working with the hydroponics systems and general plant prep work in the lab. Often working outdoors and inside the greenhouse. Scouting for insects, recording pest information.
Tasks include the following: Cleaning duties and sanitation of, plants, lab and greenhouse. Sweeping, weeding, organizing materials and tools. Labeling, tagging and assisting with record keeping duties: such as insect and pest scouting, recording pH, temperatures, fertilization rates. Basic greenhouse and outdoor plant care duties, watering, fertilization, calibration of equipment, mixing, seeding, filling pots, sanitation, weeding, and preparing soil and media. Participate in Horticulture club plant sales and preparation and clean up. Will have access code to greenhouse and will have permission to enter lab if necessary escorted by security if faculty are not on campus. Available to work on weekends and holidays.
Must be available to work on a rotating schedule on weekends for watering and during the day under the supervision of the Lab Manager.

Required Qualifications

Basic horticulture knowledge such as watering and fertilization of plants and plant and insect identification. Ability to follow instructions and communication in both written and oral formats. Work under supervision and unsupervised in an average to fast paced environment. The ability stand, walk, lift, push, pull, reach, bend and work outdoors in extreme weather conditions.

Preferred Qualifications


Work Schedule

Average of 29 hours per week. Hours will vary due to the nature of the position. Must have flexible schedule and be available mornings and afternoons on weekdays and weekends.

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

Tidewater Community College is an EEO/AA employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The college actively encourages applications and nominations of qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, and older individuals.

E-Verify Statement

After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Tidewater Community College uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Open Date 05/09/2018
Close Date 05/29/2018
Open Until Filled No
Hiring Range $8.75 per hour, part-time
Salary Information
Additional Information This position requires satisfactory completion of background checks prior to employment.
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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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