Roanoke Horticulture Technician

By January 7, 2022Job Opportunities

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Southwest District Coop. Extension
Location: Roanoke Area
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

Provide leadership and management for the operation of the horticulture hotline and plant clinic. Disseminate information and diagnose problems relating to noncommercial horticulture for VCE clientele in the Roanoke and Botetourt areas.

Required Qualifications

Strong technical and diagnostic skills dealing with horticulture related topics; strong communication skills; self motivated, responsible, and able to work without close supervision; experienced in prioritizing tasks and managing time effectively to perform multiple tasks simultaneously; experience developing educational materials; experienced in training, motivating, supervising, evaluating, and recognizing volunteers; basic computer skills for accessing and conveying information.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate Degree in horticulture; previous experience in horticulture education.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

January 7, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

About Virginia Tech

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