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    Adjunct Instructor – Environmental Horticulture


    Gwinnett Technical College - Lawrenceville, GA 30043


    Employment Terms: This job is a part-time, non-benefited, FLSA Exempt/Professional position in the Business Science Division that reports to the Program Director – Environmental Horticulture.

    Salary - Targeted salary is paid in a lump sum based on contact hours taught.

    Minimum Requirements –Bachelor's degree in a related discipline *or* an Associate’s Degree in related discipline.

    Preferred Qualifications - Experience in Pest Management or Arboriculture Management and prior teaching experience preferred. Licensed in the State of Georgia as category 24 Pesticide Applicator or a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture is preferred. Master’s degree in related field preferred.

    Job Description - Prepares and delivers lecture and/or lab course material. Prepares lesson plans for classroom instruction for general core courses. Evaluates students’ progress in attaining goals and objectives. Prepares and maintains all required documentation and administrative reports. Ensures safety and security requirements are met in the training area. Displays a high level of effort and commitment to performing work; operates effectively within the organizational structure; demonstrates trustworthiness and responsible behavior. Accepts direction and feedback from supervisor and follows through appropriately. Assists with recruitment retention and job placement efforts.

    1. Prepares lesson plans for classroom instruction for general core courses.

    2. Evaluates students’ progress in attainting goals and objectives.

    3. Prepares and maintains all required documentation and administrative reports.

    4. Ensures safety and security requirements are met in the training area.

    5. Displays a high level of effort and commitment to performing work; operates effectively within the organizational structure; demonstrates trustworthiness and responsible behavior.

    6. Accepts direction and feedback from supervisor and follows through appropriately.

    7. Assists with recruitment retention and job placement efforts.

    8. Performs other duties as assigned.


    The Technical College System of Georgia and its constituent Technical Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, religion, disability, age, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam Era, spouse of military member or citizenship status (except in those special circumstances permitted or mandated by law). This nondiscrimination policy encompasses the operation of all technical college-administered programs, programs financed by the federal government including any Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I financed programs, educational programs and activities, including admissions, scholarships and loans , student life, and athletics. It also encompasses the recruitment and employment of personnel and contracting for goods and services.

    The Technical College System and Technical Colleges shall promote the realization of equal opportunity through a positive continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal opportunity. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Lisa Richardson, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 100, Room 323B, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, 678-226-6691

    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications for this position will be determined by the teaching discipline and compliance with appropriate accrediting bodies. Faculty must be credentialed to satisfy all appropriate accrediting bodies for the course assigned.

    For more info go to https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=27ad39c94f6a6b2b&from=serp


    posted 10/11/2019




    Georgia Native Plant Society

    STONE MOUNTAIN PROPAGATION PROJECT

    September 2019

    The Georgia Native Plant Society (GNPS) is recruiting a highly motivated candidate with horticultural propagation, managerial and volunteer coordination experience to fill a part-time position of Nursery Manager at our Stone Mountain Propagation Project (SMPP). We are seeking an individual with knowledge of basic plant propagation and nursery care who is organized, reliable, and enjoys teaching and working with volunteers.

    Position Background

    GNPS is a non-profit organization that promotes stewardship and conservation of Georgia’s native plants and their habitats through education and the involvement of individuals and like-minded organizations. GNPS founded the SMPP in 2008 through a Memorandum of Understanding with the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, which is committed to preserve, protect, and enhance the 3,200-acre natural resource of Stone Mountain Park.

    The goal of the SMPP is to provide native plant material to GNPS chapter plant sales, to Stone Mountain Park, and for distribution to GNPS restoration projects in Georgia. SMPP operates through year-round, weekly two-hour workdays during which GNPS-member volunteers perform propagation tasks to support the operation. Plants are propagated from seed or by transplanting through the GNPS signature native plant rescue program or from members’ gardens.

    SMPP operates under the direction of the GNPS VP of Conservation. SMPP has a volunteer operating committee (Propagation Advisers and a Project Manager) who oversee the SMPP functions. SMPP also is supported by an active group of regular volunteers. The GNPS propagation committee will support the Nursery Manager in their duties and provide specific technical direction regarding the native plant species being propagated.

    Duties of the Nursery Manager will include:

    • Overall responsibility for care and maintenance of the native plant inventory including watering, weeding, re-potting, fertilizing and winterizing, utilizing the weekly volunteer labor force Plan the weekly tasks for upcoming volunteer workday and send task list to Site Manager or Volunteer Coordinator to be included in weekly reminder e-mail to volunteers Lead each weekly volunteer workday (or arrange for a Volunteer Workday Leader) to accomplish the tasks needed each week Coordinate with Propagation Advisers to determine and maintain records of seed starts, germination dates, approximate dates to be transplanted, success/loss rates Coordinate with Chapter Sale Committees to determine SMPP propagation activities to support plant sales Maintain and update the plant inventory quarterly, at a minimum, and be willing/able to answer questions about current inventory Monitor site maintenance needs (both routinely and immediately following severe weather) and communicate with appropriate people to address needs
    • Options available to perform additional special projects, for additional paid hours or contract fees

    Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated knowledge of plant propagation, greenhouse and plant nursery management Capable of manual labor, detail-oriented, reliable Able to collaborate creatively with volunteers and other GNPS managers Strong verbal communication skills, and comfort interacting with volunteers and GNPS committee members Eagerness to work with and build relationships with a wide range of volunteers ranging from more consistent, weekly volunteers to one-time/infrequent volunteers, and from those just beginning to learn about native plants to those who are experts Working knowledge of Georgia native plants or strong desire/willingness to learn about and promote the propagation, use and conservation of native plants Must be comfortable using various technologies and computer software and be willing to respond to phone calls, e-mails and/or text messages in a timely manner

    Preference will be given to applicants with any of the following: an AA or BS in Horticulture, Botany or a similar field, highly active GNPS membership and/or a Native Plant Certificate (administered through the State Botanical Garden in Athens, GA). A minimum of three years of experience in greenhouse/nursery management is preferred. Other combinations of education/experience in conjunction with native plant knowledge and other volunteer management/teaching experience appropriate to the job will be considered.

    Start Date: Immediately Location: Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain, GA Compensation: $15-$19/hour, commensurate with experience, plus the following, while actively employed by GNPS: • Complimentary annual GNPS Membership • Complimentary registration to the annual GNPS Symposium • Complimentary registration, including lodging and meals, to the annual Native Plant Conference in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Schedule: The listed duties are anticipated to require 8 to 10 hours/week. Specific hours are flexible but should include the weekly, two-hour volunteer workdays on a regular basis and arranging for a substitute leader when absent. The current volunteer workday schedule is mornings on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, the 2nd Thursday and 4th Friday, but has flexibility to change after January 2020.

    To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to: LoriConway@gnps.org

    posted 10/2019

    Climbing Arborist | Atlanta, GA

    Invest in your future.  Join one of the largest employee owned companies in the nation!  Davey has a unique culture that focuses on the open exchange of ideas, community partnerships, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.

    We are currently looking to add a dynamic Climbing Arborist to our passionate team of tree care professionals.  Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day!

    What You’ll Do:

    • Climb Trees! Davey offers both DdRT/MRS and SRT/SRS climbing systems
    • Operate as an active crew member with supporting ground crew and foreman
    • Perform all aspects of tree pruning and removal services safely and skillfully for clients. Including but not limited to:
    o   Pruning, thinning and removing deadwood throughout the tree canopy
    o   Installation of cables, bracing and lightning protection systems
    o   Removal of hazardous trees
    • Properly maintain, prepare and operate all tools and equipment including hand tools, chainsaws, chippers, aerial lifts and more
    • Be part of the most progressive greenspace stewardship team in the industry
    • How high you grow depends on you!

    What We’re Seeking:

    • Love of the outdoors
    • Preferred: Background in Forestry, Horticulture, Landscaping, or working at heights
    • Ability to complete the Davey Tree Trimmer Orientation Program upon hire
    • Ability to complete the Davey Tree First Aid, CPR and defensive driving course upon hire  
    • Preferred: Valid driver’s license
    • Preferred: Class A or B with Airbrake Endorsement
    • Preferred: Relevant pesticide and related licenses and certificates, if required by state law

    What We Offer: *

    • Paid Time off and paid holidays
    • Opportunities for advancement
    • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided
    • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match
    • Employee-owned company & discounted stock purchase options
    • Group Health Plan
    • Employee referral bonus program
    • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas
    • Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers
    • Scholarship Program for Children of Employees
    • Charitable matching gift program

    *all listed benefits available to eligible employees

    Pre-employment Drug Screen and Social Security verification required.

    We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.

    To Apply please email resume to: danae.jackson@davey.comor call 407-264-1644 for additional information. 

    Posted 6/21/19


    Arborguard Climbing Arborist Job |Augusta, GA 

    Arborguard Tree Specialists a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company, is seeking a Climbing Arborist -Trainee to join our Residential/Commercial Tree Care team in Augusta, Ga.   Prestigious nationally recognized primary client.   Those with prior experience in Forestry, Landscape or Work at Height are encouraged to apply.  Experience in related fields of work (concrete, construction, electrical, landscaping) or outdoor work experience (lawn care, yard care, mowing, gardener, weed control, maintenance) is desirable. 

    Applicants will be required to train in Atlanta with the Arborguard Division.  Housing and Per Diem will be provided during training.  After familiarization with ground duties such as job-site setup, chipping, and chainsaw operation, Trainees will learn skills necessary for pruning trees to ANSI A300 guidelines.  Trainees will progress through Davey's Career Development Program as they learn to utilize ropes for climbing and working in trees.   

    DUTIES: 

    • Function as a member of a tree crew while progressively learning new skills 
    • Make satisfactory progress in Davey's Career Development Program 
    • Operate chainsaws, chippers, stump grinders, and other equipment as needed on job-sites 
    • Utilize ropes for work positioning at heights up to 90 feet, while pruning or removing trees 
    • Maintain issued personal gear, crew gear, and equipment 
    • Learn tree Identification and ANSI A300 Pruning guidelines 

    QUALIFICATIONS: 

    • Background in Forestry, Urban Forestry, Landscaping, or working at heights  
    • Demonstrated ability to report for work regularly and punctually  
    • Valid Driver's License, Commercial Driver's License highly valuable 
    • Willingness to work outdoors during a variety of weather conditions 
    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred 
    • Prior climbing experience highly valuable but not required   

    What We Offer: *

    • Paid Time off and paid holidays
    • All personal gear and PPE provided
    • Industry related training and special Davey training courses 
    • Opportunities for advancement
    • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided
    • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match
    •  Employee-owned company & discounted stock purchase options
    • Group Health/Dental/Vision Plan
    • Employee referral bonus program
    • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas
    • Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers
    • Scholarship Program for Children of Employees
    • Charitable matching gift program
    • *all listed benefits available to eligible employees
    Pre-employment Drug Screen and Social Security verification required.

      We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.

      To Apply please email resume to: danae.jackson@davey.com or call 407-264-1644 for additional information. 

      posted 6/21/2019

      Sales Arborist Job Description

      As a Sales Arborist at Top Tier Trees you will be responsible for maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction and estimating job costs. This is accomplished through constant communication and daily in-person appointments with customers and prospects. You will maintain constant communication with the owner and office staff regarding daily visits, customer quotes and services scheduled. You will also be expected to maintain a sales quota on a monthly basis. As a member of our team, you are expected to be a proactive leader with a strong work ethic and a self-starter who enjoys interacting with the public and our employees and building long-lasting relationships. This position reports directly to the Owner(s).

      Candidate qualifications:

      • Minimum of 2 years sales experience
      • ISA certified Arborist
      • Prior field and supervisory experience very helpful
      • Excellent communication skills
      • Valid driver’s License and a clean driving record
      • Non-smoker preferred

      This position offers competitive compensation. For more information, contact below

      posted 5/9/19


      Job Title:

      :  Tree Climbing Competition Manager

      Summary

      The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is a non-profit membership organization that serves the needs of tree care professionals, and promotes the profession of arboriculture around the world.  ISA is known as the industry authority on research, education and professional development.  Each role in the organization plays an important part in delivering excellent member benefits and customer service.  

      The ISA Tree Climbing Championship Series provides educational opportunities for arborists through a safe, competitive event designed to foster and emulate best practices in the arboriculture industry.  Utilizing industry knowledge and expertise, the Tree Climbing Competition Manager supports the organization and execution of regional and international tree climbing competitions and designs and delivers educational activities. 

      To view the full job description and to apply for this position, please visit our Employment Page.


      Downey Trees Inc. has career opportunities for Crew Leaders, Climbers, Grounds Personnel, Sales & Equipment Operators. If you are a hard working team player looking to advance your career in the Arboricultural industry we are the company for you. 

      We Offer: Competitive Rates of Pay 

      • Health Benefits 
      • 401K Match 
      • Paid Vacation 
      • Safety Bonus 
      • Training 
      • Safety Meetings 
      • Year Round Work 
      • Drug Free Work Place 
      • Valid, Clean, GA License-essential 
      • CDL-preferred (or willing to train) 
      • ISA/TCIA-preferred 

      Either apply on line @ www.downeytreesinc.com and fill out an application or call Rob Jones on 678 897 3616 

      03/20/19

      Field Arborist: Job Number 190055

      General Description and Classification Standards

      The purpose of the Field Arborist position in the Department of City Planning is to enforce the City's tree ordinance and to assist citizens with tree-related problems and questions.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  evaluating tree health per City Code; issuing removal permits when trees are dead, dying, or hazardous; inspecting construction sites to determine compliance with approved construction plans;  inspecting construction sites for compliance and issuance of final certificates of occupancy; posting public notice of potential tree removal;  issuing fines and fees for failure to meet tree preservation requirements of City Code; entering details of inspections and status updates in database; and representing Arborist Division in tree conservation commission appeal hearings. The incumbent must ensure that best in class customer service is provided to both internal and external customers and embrace, support, and promote the City’s core values, beliefs, and culture. 

      Full Job Description
      Posted 2/22/19


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      Email:  info@georgiaarborist.org
      Phone:  (404) 913-1422
      Address:  GAA ~ P.O. Box 2516~ Decatur, GA  30031

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