Ideal candidates must have a Bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, or related field. Or a minimum of 5 years experience in nursery scouting or related field.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Good computer skills with working knowledge of Google suite of programs, MS Excel, MS Access.
Must have knowledge of and be able to work directly with or around pesticides/herbicides.
Must have knowledge of IPM protocols of pest and disease management. Knowledge of Worker Protection Standards (WPS) and PPE requirements.
Must have the ability to compile conventional and paperless scouting reports for supervisory review.
Work effectively and quickly under time constraints and exercise good judgment under pressure.
Able to work in a fast paced environment, and to adjust to change as frequently as needed.Ideal candidate is proactive, capable of multitasking, troubleshooting, and finding innovative solutions.
Able to independently lift objects not to exceed 50 lbs on a regular basis.
Able to sit, stand, bend, operate an ATV, and walk for long periods of time.
Ability to work extended hours during the day and work on weekends as needed.
Ability to work extended hours with exposure to outside climate, including extreme heat and cold conditions.