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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The HORTICULTURIST enforces the laws of Oregon relative to nursery stock, Christmas trees, and plant quarantines through a program of licensing and inspection for the protection of Oregon's Nursery and Christmas tree industry and provides information and consultant services to the nursery and Christmas tree industry and the general public.
This is a single classification and not currently part of a series of classes.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Allocation of positions to this class will depend on the total work performed, which may include one or a combination of the duties or tasks listed below.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees regularly contact or are contacted by members of the nursery and Christmas tree industry, Oregon State University Cooperative Extension Service, Federal agencies, grower organizations, and the general public providing information, recommendations, and certification of Oregon's nursery stock, Christmas trees, and other plant material. Contacts are made in person, by telephone, correspondence, and in meetings.
Employees in this class receive general supervision from the program supervisor who provides work assignments and reviews the progress of the assigned duties. Employees follow State laws, Administrative Rules, departmental policy, and inspection techniques to plan and conduct daily activities.
Positions are found in central and remote locations throughout the State and may require working from the employee's home. Positions may require working long hours under adverse conditions. They require the willingness to work in the environment associated with the position's location.
A Bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Horticultural Science, or a closely related biological science and two years of horticultural experience which included the identification and control of pests.