Horticulturist at Universal Studios in Orlando

Job Details

  • Date Posted: December 21, 2021
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Company: Universal Studios
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Housing Offered: No
  • Experience: 2-5 yrs

Company Contact

  • Website: https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us
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JOB SUMMARY:  Performs specialized landscape maintenance functions as part of a Horticulture team in addition to having knowledge in the botanical names of all common trees, palms, and shrubs; ability to install shrubbery, foliage, trees; ability to understand the nomenclature of all common foliage; ability to make decisions.

  • Responsible for maintenance of shrub, vine, ground cover and turf maintenance, including decision making on method, timing, and tools.
  • Responsible for culture and care of specialty crops including roses, topiaries, and foliage plants.
  • Responsible for bedding plant selection, care and layout.
  • Performs diagnosis of plant nutrition and pest control needs; fertilization and herbicide.
  • Performs landscape rehabilitation, including demolition and installation.
  • Heavy equipment operation i.e.: JCB front end loader
  • Identify need for and provide supplemental water with manual operation of automatic irrigation zones and hand watering.
  • Maintains equipment in proper running order.
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPE:  Responsible for performing basic horticulture functions including: All shrub and tree installations, maintenance of all foliage, detailing and clean-up. In addition, being able to operate manual irrigation valves and support watering efforts. Being accountable to spot deficiencies in the landscapes and identify pests. Furthermore, having good decision making skills and strong leadership qualities.
EDUCATION:  High school degree or GED is required. Associate’s degree (AA) in Horticulture or equivalent from two-year College or technical school is preferred. Successful completion of 6 courses as listed below for Valencia Community College Horticulture Program or equivalent training is preferred:
HOS 1010       Introduction to Horticulture
ORH 1510       Ornamental Plant Materials I
ORH 1511       Ornamental Plant Materials II
SOS 2101       Soils and Fertilizers
ENY 1007        Principles of Entomology
BOT 2501        Plant Physiology
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid Florida Driver’s License required.  One of the following certifications is preferred: Florida Certified Nursery Professional or Florida Certified Landscape Technician, Landscape Maintenance Operator, Certified Arborist.
EXPERIENCE:  One year of landscape maintenance experience is required. Five to seven years experience of landscape maintenance in upscale commercial, residential, or resort environment or other horticultural enterprise is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.