The Horticultural Assistant performs skilled manual and technical work involved in the maintenance of the Aurora Water-wise Garden; assists in coordinating volunteers and educating customers in xeriscape/water-wise principles and techniques; and assists with work planning by scheduling, organizing, and securing materials and equipment for the accomplishment of assigned tasks. This position starts in May and ends in September. The candidate will be expected to work 40 hours a week from mid-May through the first week of September, working weekends as needed.
Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. The values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the city of Aurora, we value integrity, respect, professionalism and customer service as those core values and we attribute those values to our success as an organization, both as an employer and a servant of the community. If you hold these same values, we welcome you to apply.
This is a Seasonal position with NO benefits.
Aurora Water is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the drinking water, sanitary sewer and storm drainage systems, treatment of drinking water and non-potable reclaimed wastewater for irrigation, billing and collection, public outreach and water conservation, acquisition and development of future water rights, major capital projects programs, and quality control for regulatory compliance and public health.
The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Maintains existing garden features
- Assists in training volunteers and organizing volunteer work projects
- Educates garden visitors and customers on water-wise principles and water conservation programs
- Performs additional duties as assigned
- High School diploma or GED with current enrollment in college-level horticulture, landscape architecture/design, landscape maintenance, or environmental education program with a college, university, or technical school.
- Horticulture, landscape maintenance, or volunteer coordination.
An equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
- Irrigation system repair and installation experience and working in a team environment