Experience and Skills:
* Knowledge and culture of plants, horticultural practices,
procedures, and principles, is desired.
* Knowledge of
installation, maintenance, and repair of irrigation systems preferred
Special skills and abilities:
* Communicate effectively verbally and in writing; understand and
* Operate mowers, weed-eaters,
hedge-trimmers, blowers, chainsaws, tillers, chippers, sprayers, and
other related equipment.
* Good organizational and communication
* Must be able to work as a team member and with
little or no direct supervision.
* Experience in an animal diet
kitchen or other food prep operation is a plus.
* Must be able to
pass Social Security and criminal background checks; must consent to
TB, drug and HPE tests.
* Day Shift
* Normal schedule is Day
shift. Zoo Atlanta is open to the public 363 days out of the year;
therefore, all positions at Zoo Atlanta may require employees to work
some weekends, holidays and evenings.
High school diploma or equivalent required.
Driving Requirements: Must have a valid Georgia
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here
are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Perform
physical tasks such as lifting > 50 pounds, digging, standing,
walking, bending, climbing, etc.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment
characteristics here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job; must
be able to work outdoors in all types of weather. Work schedule may
include weekends, evenings and holidays.
MISCELLANEOUS: This job description is not intended
to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be required to
perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate
supervisor or other management. The company reserves the right to
revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is
mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a
written or implied contract of employment.
Job Title: Horticulture Tech I (Day Shift)
Reports to: Horticulture Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Status: Full-time benefitted, hourly
Salary: $14.55-$16.90 per hour
Zoo Atlanta is an EOE and provides a Smoke-free and Drug-free
If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have
received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical
reason not to be vaccinated.