Horticulture Assistant

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Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 11:45pm



Centennial, CO
United States

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The following duty statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non-essential or marginal duties that may be required.  The County reserves the right to modify or change the duties or essential functions of the job at any time.
SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES: The individual in this position works as a member of the local county Extension team and as a local representative of Colorado State University. This individual works under the guidance and supervision of the Arapahoe County Horticulture Agent. 

Volunteer Recruitment, Development and Management:

  • Coordinate recruiting, interviewing, and selection of volunteers for the Colorado Master Gardener Program.
  • Maintain the Arapahoe County CMG volunteer database – volunteers, volunteer opportunities, and postings.
  • Provide overall management of the county's Colorado Master Gardener program.
  • Evaluate CMG performance on an ongoing basis and support CMGs as required.
  • Develop and deliver orientation and training of Colorado Master Gardeners.
  • Cooperate and co-educate with other CMG Coordinators as necessary.

Program Planning, Development, Delivery, Evaluation and Reporting:

  • Provide content management for the horticulture webpage(s) on the county website.
  • Write the CMG newsletter and other forms of regular communication necessary to inform CMGs.
  • Respond to horticulture questions from volunteers and community members.
  • Organize the planning, promotion, delivery and data collection of public education classes.
  • Collect data from Colorado Master Gardener volunteers on program delivery, service hours and research results.
  • Use the Colorado Planning and Reporting System (CPRS) to report this data.
  • Assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies including reaching out to underserved and underrepresented audiences.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Completed bachelor's degree plus at least two years' prior experience managing volunteers or trained adults and/or a volunteer program.
  • Background/professional experience in horticulture or a degree in horticulture or closely related field.
  • Organizational skills as evidenced by experience coordinating multiple projects, determining high priority activities and completing complex tasks.
  • Ability to communicate through teaching, public speaking/presentation and writing as demonstrated through application materials and experience.
  • Demonstrated ability working with people as individuals and in groups; ability to forge equitable and successful partnerships with other professionals and organizations.
  • Evidence of drive and initiative. Must be a self-starter.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated use of technology including experience with database management and website content management.
  • Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
  • Must have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain a driver's license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date.
  • Must successfully complete a background check.


  • Teaching or training experience.
  • Training as a Colorado Master Gardener.
  • Plant & Insect diagnostics.
  • Ability to speak Spanish.

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