Native Plant Technician – Temp

Posted on Mar 28, 2018 in Job Postings

TEMPORARY: Native Plant Technician (03918-TEMP)


DEPARTMENT: Tallgrass Prairie Center

LOCATION: 2412 W. 27th Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

CONTACT: Laura Jackson – Phone: 319-273-2705


HOURLY WAGE: $12.00 – $15.00
Number of Positions: 1

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; some variable hours on weekends checking on greenhouse plants.
Hours Per Week: 35 hours

SHIFT: First
Anticipated Start Date: 5/1/2018
Anticipated Length of Appointment: 4 months

Additional Information:

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Performs greenhouse propagation of native plants from seed, including watering and greenhouse operation on weekend; prepares beds for tansplanting including operation of tractor-mounted implements; transplants and establishes native seed production nurseries; performs weeding and mowing; maintains equipment; performs record-keeping; manages plants in irrigated root pots; and performs other related duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma; experience in greenhouse and horticulture production, operations and maintenance of equipment; ability to perform outdoor physical labor; and ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree preferred.
Submit completed applications to: Laura L. Jackson
University of Northern Iowa
Tallgrass Prairie Center 2
Cedar Falls, IA 50614
email: [email protected]

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018.

03918-TEMP Native Prairie Center (1)