Assistant Greenhouse Supervisor

General Function

Performs a variety of technical and administrative tasks related to growing and maintaining plants within the greenhouse

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Grows plants from seeds or cuttings; replants in designated area; potting, propagation, watering, pruning, weeds, pest control.
  • Monitors plants; inspects for disease, insect infestation, or other damage; makes diagnosis for damaged plants.
  • Initiates the purchase of horticultural supplies and equipment; maintains inventory of supplies.
  • Delivers plants to classrooms and laboratories on campus.
  • Oversees student workers; may oversee classified staff; establishes schedule and assigns tasks; sets priorities; monitors and reviews performance.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Horticultural Manager or Instructor/Greenhouse Manager

Direction Given: Functional guidance to a group of student employees on an on-going basis; may provide direct supervision to student employees or functional guidance to classified staff.

Minimum Requirements

Requires nine months of training beyond high school in horticulture, botany or related field and two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires a valid Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of plant care techniques
  • Knowledge of office equipment and computer
  • Supervisory skills

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable standing, walking, and climbing. Some lifting of materials weighing up to 40 pounds. Periodic assignments given which entail dealing with modestly unpleasant physical situations. Chemical usage may present an element of personal risk of injury.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

Functional Title

Assistant Greenhouse Supervisor

Job Code


Classification Series






Non exempt

Last Updated

August 11, 2016