Farm and Garden Department Assistant

Escondido, CA

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Position Summary

Assist department supervisor with various responsibilities. Responsible for the planting, weeding, fertilizing, pruning, and pest and disease control of ornamental and food bearing plants and the training and supervision of others in the performance of these tasks.


  • Plant, weed, fertilize, prune, and control pests and diseases of ornamental and food bearing plants.
  • Harvest food crops as necessary.
  • Supervise others in the above tasks.
  • Use power equipment for weed control and pruning
  • Use chainsaw for large scale pruning
  • Use tractor for tilling, mowing, moving mulch etc.
  • Maintain a clean job site and shop.
  • Research and communication with outside vendors.
  • Other position-related tasks as assigned.


  • Commercial landscaping experience and a basic horticultural understanding of the needs of plants
  • Commercial farming experience.
  • Speak and write fluent English
  • The ability to operate tractors with equipment
  • The ability to use and maintain a variety of hand and power tools.
  • The ability to serve as a resource to others and resolve questions, problems and some details of the work under minimal supervision.
  • The ability to perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, SRF principles and standards.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to represent SRF adequately when dealing with the public.
  • The ability to function well in a multi-task environment.
  • The ability to honor and maintain a strict level of confidentiality.
  • The ability to lift 60 lbs and work from ladders

Additional Details

This is a 40 hour per week Monday through Friday position.

Local candidates only. No reimbursement for relocation cost offered for this position.

We offer a competitive benefits package that features a variety of insurance coverage choices including group medical, dental, life insurance, a retirement plan and much more. We also provide paid sick, vacation and holiday time.

Salary Range: $22.00-$24.00 per hour

Please email your cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.