As a Horticulturist for Parks and Recreation, I grow plants and maintain landscapes and habitats in Portland parks, natural areas and other bureau properties (BES, BGS, BOM, PDOT).
*Maintain existing landscapes, design/ install new plants and associated hardscape facilities. Responsible for budgets and reporting within and between bureaus.
*Interact with park and city employees, contractors, external stakeholders and community groups. Work in all Zones, Community centers, Natural Areas, greenhouse facilities.
*Supervise city employees and corrections crews in landscape design and maintenance of landscape projects.
*Five years as a member of the Parks Operations Safety Committee, two years as Chair.
*Supervised Education Coordinator and mentored interns in Horticultural Stewardship programs. Interviewed and hired seasonal workers, provided training and leadership.