Native Plants Nursery Manager

EarthBalance Corporation
Arcadia, FL

The EarthBalance® Native Plant Nursery Manager is responsible for the efficient and on-time production of high quality native plants in sufficient quantities to support the Company’s ongoing projects as well as outside sales; responsible for all aspects of nursery operations including its structures, grounds, and irrigation systems; and supervises all Nursery personnel. As an integral part of the leadership team this person identifies sales opportunities and builds relationships to help achieve the Company’s operational and financial goals. 

Duties:

·       Manage all aspects of the nursery operations and nursery crew. Hire, train, and assign work schedules and duties to the nursery staff, supervise their work, and provide clear leadership.

·        Identify relevant native plants in all stages of growth and understand how to best propagate and grow out each species.

·        Evaluate plant and soil conditions and identify diseases, weeds, and insect pests before they become a serious threat.

·         Inspect work areas and staff to refine work flow process.

·         Ensure the proper and timely application of chemicals and fertilizers to plants.

·         Determine plant growing conditions; set planting and care schedules.

·         Determine the types and quantities of plants to be grown based on project needs, projected sales volumes, and/or management directives. Analyze data to inform operational decisions and activities. Estimate the cost or material requirements.

·         Select and purchase seeds, plant nutrients, disease control chemicals, and garden equipment.

·         Position, monitor, and program plant irrigation systems.

·         Perform manual tasks as needed.

·         Coordinate clerical, record-keeping, inventory, and purchasing activities.

·         Enforce the Company’s safety plan and company policies at all times.

Role Requirements:

·         Education Requirements: Degree or Certificate in any of the following: Horticulture, Biology, Botany, Plant Nursery Operations, Floriculture Management, Greenhouse Management, and/or related field; or an equivalent combination of skills, education, and experience.

·         Preferred: Bilingual (English and Spanish).

·         Must have a minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience in a Nursery setting.

·         Must have valid, unencumbered driver’s license in the state of Florida.

·         Must possess pesticide/herbicide applicator license, or the ability to obtain such license within 60 days of hire.

Benefits:

EarthBalance® is an employee-owned company that specializes in Environmental Restoration.  We offer competitive pay and benefits including ESOP, health, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and more. 

Functional Capacity:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to have full range of mobility in upper and lower body; be able to reach overhead; be able to work in various positions, including stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling, and squatting for extended periods of time; be able to lift, pull, and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks; and be able to frequently lift 50 pounds of weight throughout the assigned workday.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions, dust, and/or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

EarthBalance® is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  To give equal employment and advancement opportunities to all people, we make employment decisions at the Company based on each person's performance, qualifications, and abilities. The Company does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by law.