Job Postings

Iowa Dept of Ag & Land Stewardship – Entomologist

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Position: Entomologist

Location: Wallace Building, DSM

Job Description: This position conducts inspections of plants and plant products to ensure compliance with export regulations from or through Iowa.

IDALS is offering a unique career opportunity for an experienced applicant. Duties include export program (phytosanitary certificate issuance) support work, Seed Control Official tasks, Weed Commissioner leadership, Novel Crop coordination/regulatory implementation if it is approved by the legislature (industrial hemp, for example) and provide inspections support to the Iowa nursery stock grower and dealer inspection program as time permits. A background in entomology, horticulture, plant pathology, biology, biotechnology, botany, forestry or agronomy is preferred.

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Assistant Garden Center Manager

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Ted Lare Design+Build is looking for a motivated, energetic, assistant garden center manager! Ideal candidate should be a self-motivated, team player with management experience in garden center/nursery operations that has a passion for inspiring people to grow. We are looking for an individual who is customer service focused, extroverted and loves meeting new people. The ideal candidate will enjoy selling a product or service, motivating others to do the same, working hard and supporting others on their team. They will love a fast paced work environment and to get their hands dirty. They will also have a thorough knowledge of plants that grow in Iowa.

  • This position reports directly to the garden center manager and nursery manager. The main responsibility is to assist with sales operations, customer service and staff.
  • Assists with opening or closing and cashiering functions.
  • Use of point of sale software, cash register and credit card machine purchases for individual sales.
  • Help customers with plant or product selections, obtaining special requested materials, payments, loading and preparing products for delivery.
  • Identifies and rectifies customer complaints and service suggestions.
  • Answering phone calls and emails on general plant or product questions.
  • Assists with pricing of plants and hard goods and creating signage for products.
  • Assists with creating marketing, sales and promotions for the store to drive customer traffic.
  • Work with vendors for delivery schedules, credit, and returns.
General requirements
  • At least 2 years horticultural management experience.
  • Bachelor in horticulture preferred.
  • Someone who loves to inspire their team to grow and leads & manages well.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be fast paced on a computer and able to work Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. and to work in an outdoor atmosphere regardless of the weather.
  • Flexible hours and ability to adapt to changing schedule, we are retail and weekends are a must.
  • Valid drivers license.

Year round salaried position, pay negotiable with experience. Uniforms provided, health insurance available, paid holidays, employee discounts and approximately 8 weeks paid vacation. The opportunity to work with a family run business, to work in a beautiful environment and a great management staff who also cares about you. Opportunity for advancement and raises.


Apply online here or print application here.

Landscape Designer at Miller Nursery, Inc.

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Applicants for this position should have a strong knowledge of plant material and hardscape design. Candidates must have good communication skills, be creative, client focused, organized and be able to work independently and with crew members.

The successful candidate will meet with clients, designing and estimating projects. He or she will also coordinate scheduling, supervise installations and follow up with clients.

Miller Nursery offers competitive pay, health care, paid vacation and sick leave, and a Simple IRA match after one year of employment.

Please send resume to Jim Poulson at

Miller Nursery
5155 NW 57th Ave.
Johnston, Iowa 50131

Employment Opportunities at Stony Creek Landscapes, Inc.

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Stony Creek Landscapes in Webster City is looking to fill:

  • Year-Round Landscape Technicians (2 Positions)
  • Year-Round Landscape Crew Leader/Foreman
  • Landscape Architect Intern/Landscape Installation Intern
  • Horticulture Intern/ Turf Management Intern

To apply for positions download employment application, complete, and return to Stony Creek Landscapes by mail or email to

Please click here for all the positions and descriptions. 

Landscape Design & Sales Intern

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Greg’s Lawn and Landscaping is seeking an Intern to assist with Design and Sales in the Landscaping department. This position will be hourly, non-exempt, approximately 40-50 hours per week.

The Intern will provide support for the Landscaping team by:

  • Complete requests for landscaping estimates by taking initial request from client, complete the design per the clients specifications using Dynascape software, assemble the bid and deliver completed bid to client, follow-up to complete the sale
  • Assist the Landscape Designer and Landscape Manager with any other tasks as needed

Desired qualifications

  • Education in landscape design software will be helpful
  • Prior sales experience is a plus
  • Horticulture and hardscaping experience also a plus


  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Excellent communication and follow-up skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a diverse group of office personnel
  • Show professionalism and a customer service attitude


Greg’s Lawn & Landscaping, 1200 Continental Pl NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Email resume today to


Groundskeeper II – University of Iowa

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Position details

  • Position Type: Technical/craft
  • Job Type: Full-time/school year (8-month position, approx. April 1-Nov. 30 each year)
  • Organization: Athletics
  • Department: Athletics facility
  • Building: Carver Hawkeye Arena (CHA)
  • Contract work location/area: Athletics
  • Salary: $2,758/month, $24,820/year
  • Pay grade: 08
  • Schedule: 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
  • May work night/weekend hours depending on weather conditions
  • Read the job description on the UI website

Special Qualifications (read definitions)

  • Functional supervision


Desired qualifications

  • Prefer a year of experience as a successful head gardener or similar position within a commercial or educational setting.
  • Prefer degree in horticulture or related field.
  • Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.


  • Design annual flower beds.
  • Estimate and acquire annuals, plant and provide care for entire season.
  • Design, plant and care for three-season planters.
  • Provide care for on-site tree nursery.
  • Trim/prune small trees.
  • Mulch landscape beds.
  • Apply plant protectants as required.
  • Select, procure and plant bulbs.
  • Coordinate floral displays for special departmental functions.
  • Train and supervise helpers to assist with performance of duties.
  • Assist in budget preparation for assigned areas.
  • Assist with snow removal when necessary.

Minimum eligibility requirements

  • Two years of experience operating the machinery and tools used in grounds work or any combination of related experience and education from which comparable knowledge and ability can be acquired which totals two years.
  • Must have successfully completed commercial certification tests (30T-Ornamental and Turf) for application of pesticides and be eligible to be certified. May be required to successfully complete other commercial certification tests as required.
  • Please read the minimum qualifications before applying for this position.
  • Work samples will be administered to determine proficiency for approved special qualifications.
  • Before you can apply for a specific opening, you must have an Active Electronic Merit Employment File with UI HR Employment Services. If you have already done so, please log in. If you have not, please read our introductory page. Start the merit application process here.

Nursery Assistant Manager (full-time, year-round)

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments


To direct and assist nursery staff in day-to-day operations to develop and maintain a nursery of unsurpassed quality in terms of materials and organization.

  • Working with other nursery management on day-to-day activities.
  • Helping customers by answering questions about any retail materials (plants and hardscape) and also assisting with design recommendations.
  • Assign, supervise, and assist nursery staff members in nursery and plant maintenance.
  • Work with tagging department to streamline tagging process.
Skill/Experience Requirements
  • Competency on skid loaders or willingness to learn.
  • Knowledge of plant material (ID, care, plant requirements) and hardscapes.
  • Ability to use/learn cash register system.
  • Excellent communication skills and customer service.
  • Horticulture or related degree and management experience preferred.
  • Salary based on experience
  • 401(k) matching after 1 year of employment
  • Healthcare and dental
  • Paid vacation/sick time
  • Clothing allowance
  • Continuing education opportunities
How to Apply

Send resume to Liz Crimmins:


Liz Crimmins
Country Landscapes
56985 Lincoln Highway
Ames, IA 50010

Hiring a Garden Center Manager

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Pinter Landscaping is looking for an ambitious, energetic person to join our team. This is full time, seasonal work, 5 – 6 days per week. A Horticulture degree  and more than one year experience is required.

Tasks included, but not limited to: potting plants, watering  plants and trees, keep area clean, weeded, and maintained, create garden center displays, interact with customers in the garden center, answer customer questions, plant sales, help customers load plants and trees and load and unload plant shipments (able to lift 50# or more).

Able to work efficiently in a fast paced environment, work outdoors in all weather conditions, and be willing to perform any and all tasks assigned. Help with Fall Fun Activities in September and October – including set up, pumpkin picking and working the weekends.  Able to operate skid loader or willingness to learn is a plus.  Must like to work with people and be an active member of our team.

Interested parties may send resume and cover letter to:

  • This is a full time, seasonal job
  • Hourly Pay based on experience
  • Associate degree in Horticulture is a minimum requirement
  • Job title:  Garden Center Manager

Contact Information
Pat Pinter
Pinter Landscaping
DBA Pinter’s Gardens and Pumpkins
2475 State Hwy 9
Decorah, IA 52101

Nursery Stock Sales

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in Job Postings | 0 comments

PlantRight, LLC, is a 7-year-old professional sales and marketing company looking to add outside sales talent in the Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma territory to continue growth above and beyond industry and economic standards.

You are an analytical person that has a naturally persuasive style. You are energetic and a strong multi-tasker. You are competitive and like overcoming challenges. You like to meet and interact with lots of people.

You know how to make things happen and be able to get things done in a timely manner.
You know what deadlines are and will do whatever it takes to meet them. You are extremely organized and detail-oriented, and you must have excellent communication skills. You are an excellent multi-tasker who does not get flustered with new challenges and changing priorities, and you are also very thick-skinned. You are looking for a great opportunity, not just another J-O-B!

We are looking for a take-charge person who will take on the challenge of growing our customer base and win sales for our lines of nursery stock sold to landscape distribution, garden center and landscape contractor customers. Commission with large upside for growth. Minimum 3-5 years experience in outside sales, industry experience preferred.

To apply for this position, please go to Once there you can register, submit your resume and take our short culture index survey that assists us in job placement.

Landscape Supervisor

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Ted Lare Design Build is looking for motivated, self-starters to fill an immediate position for a landscaping construction supervisor, this is a working supervisor position. Various tasks include construction of stone retaining walls, patios, pathways, and landscape installation. You must have a minimum of 5 years of hands on experience in landscape construction. Applicants must be tobacco free in the workplace, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record, we will run an MVR on all driving records. Position starting at $16-20/hr or more based on experience. We provide uniforms and benefits. Call Bobby at 515-249-6018 or 515-981-1073, Applications online at