Assistant Plant Health Care

Requisition Number: 
Plant Health Care
Job Status: 
As an assistant for plant health care, seasonal, you will remove weeds, apply herbicide, operate small equipment, and assist with other activities as the Plant Health Care Department needs.

To perform weed control and assist with other departmental activities.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  1. Remove weeds using manual techniques and herbicide sprays under the direction of the Plant Health Care supervisor.
  2. Maintain an accurate daily log of herbicide applied.
  3. Safely operate small equipment such as golf carts, weed whips, and leaf blowers.
  4. Report tool and equipment problems to the Plant Health Care supervisor.
  5. Assist with other activities as needed such as equipment maintenance, work area organization, fertilization, mulching, pruning, edging beds, spraying fungicides, and insecticides with Plant Health Care specialists, aerating turf, and special events at the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Must be able to identify weeds. Must obtain a pesticide operator's license through the Illinois Department of Agriculture within the first month of employment. Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal.

Physical Demands: 
Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.
Why Apply?: 

Come work in a setting that is like no other as you support our mission: We cultivate the power of plants to sustain and enrich life. Take the first step toward being one of the employees who make the Garden one of the treasures of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Apply today.