Nursery Production Assistant – Pope Farm Nursery

Nursery Production Assistant – Pope Farm Nursery
Organization Montgomery Parks
Location Wheaton, Maryland
Job Type Seasonal
Application Deadline Apr 22, 2024


The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission- Montgomery County Parks Department, Horticultural Forestry Environmental and Education Division is seeking a Nursery Production Assistant to join our team. We seek an energetic person with initiative and an outstanding work ethic to help with our production operations and the maintenance of our facility. This position is located within Pope Farm Nursery, (7400 Airpark Road, Gaithersburg, MD) the plant production facility that grows a wide range of plant material for Montgomery Parks.

Under direct supervision, the successful candidate will work with other staff members in our various production operations. General work includes, care and maintenance of plant material (to include various container trees and shrubs and in-ground trees), facility grounds maintenance, upsizing container plant material, moving plant material, helping pull and organize plant orders

Examples of Important Duties

  • Operate power equipment (i.e. mowers, backpack blowers, weed eaters, skid steer loaders, small tractors and other miscellaneous nursery and grounds maintenance equipment)
  • Container and bare root tree and shrub liner planting
  • General care and maintenance of container plant material and field grown trees
  • Support in facility grounds maintenance related tasks
  • Irrigation system use and monitoring (in-ground trees on drip system)
  • Pulling and loading tree/plant orders for customers
  • Application of herbicides using small sprayers and tractor mounted equipment

Minimum Qualifications

  1. One year of experience in groundskeeping, nursery, landscape or 1 year of schooling in a horticulture related field desired.
  2. Valid driver’s license.
  3. Ability to lift 50 lbs.

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions
Primarily works outside. Exposed to weather, dirt, waste, odors, pesticides, wildlife, and potentially harmful insects (for example, bees, hornets, wasps, etc.).

Hourly pay rate is $18.00 – $21.00

Supplemental Information 

  • Candidate must complete full background check before hire.
  • This position does not include benefits.
  • The position is part-time and could be year- round or optional March thru October. Work schedule is weekdays Monday through Friday with some flexibility as determined by hiring manager.

May be subject to medical, drug and alcohol testing.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate a workplace culture of diversity, equity and inclusion without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other non-merit factor.

Applicants with Disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
If you require accommodations or special arrangements due to a qualifying disability, please notify the Recruitment & Selections Services Unit at the time of applications at or 301-454-1411 (Maryland Relay 7-1-1)
M-NCPPC will make all efforts to reasonably accommodate you.
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