Greenhouse Superintendent (part time, with benefits)
Location: Hamilton, New York
Internal Number: 4039
Ensures proper care and maintenance of plants housed in the University greenhouses. Accountable for proper execution of greenhouse and/or environmental specifications as provided by faculty and/or students.
Accountable for making available to faculty and students specific plants housed in the greenhouses for purposes of teaching and research. Responsible for coordinating with administrators of other facilities on campus (e.g., the VisLab, the Linsley Geology Museum) in hosting the use of greenhouses by others outside of the University, including school groups.
Accountable for maintaining proper inventory levels and related procurement of supplies as needed. Responsible for adherence to relevant budgets.
Accountable as a source of accurate information regarding the specimens housed in the University greenhouses. May be accountable for effective training of students and other workers in the proper operations of greenhouses.
Responsible for effective coordination of maintenance and repair of greenhouse systems.
Accountable for adherence to Colgate University's laboratory safety policies, practices, and procedures that ensure a safe learning environment for students, staff and faculty. Accountable for staying current with relevant regulations (e.g. health, safety, care, and otherwise) and availing oneself of relevant training offered by Colgate's EH&S office.
Previous Greenhouse experience.
Experience with Pest Control.
Must be capable of working collegially with diverse groups of faculty, staff, students and community members.
Ability to provide outreach by providing tours to area schools and the general public.
Ability to work collaboratively with facilities staff in monitoring and running the climate control systems, growth chambers and troubleshoot problems.
Previous experience either studying or working with botanical specimens.
Pest Control training and/or certification.
A minimum of an Associate degree in Horticulture / Greenhouse Management or a combination of equivalent experience and education required.
Bachelor's degree in Botany or related field, preferred.
Ability to stoop, bend, stand for long periods of time as well as lifting, carrying up to a maximum of 30 pounds.
Responsible for following all procedures to conduct work activities in a safe manner including but not limited to wearing PPE required for specific duties and safe handling of chemicals as outlined by University policies and/or the supervisor. Responsible for immediately reporting any unsafe conditions to the supervisor and/or Environmental Health and Safety.
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