Attracting the Right Team.
June 18, 2017
Landscape and Operations Manger(s)
Position: Seasonal; Full-Time, Salary
Job Dates: Starting ASAP through mid December.
Pay Rate: Depending on Experience
Hocott's is looking for a Landscape/Operations Manager(s) with experience in landscape design to oversee both the landscape project plan and the workers who implement it. Job responsibilities include meeting with clients (or management) to develop or refine plans for the project, which may include ornamental plants, ground cover, and landscaping structures (e.g., walkways, water, and lighting).
Other job duties include estimating costs and negotiating prices for plants, equipment, and employees. The landscape/operations manager(s) will supervise the workers who install and maintain landscaping, including scheduling work crews, planning daily work activities, and monitoring the work being done. Landscape managers may also be responsible for training workers, especially on safety procedures when large equipment or hazardous materials are involved.
The Operations Manager will assist in the following tasks:
Start up greenhouse operations
Keep detailed records and complete administrative duties
Ordering of seeds, plants and fertilizers
Irrigation, nutrient and compost management
Transplant seedlings to greenhouse and outdoors
Manage seasonal crew (3-4 full time employees)
Assist with current and new landscape projects, lawncare, garden beds, etc.
Garden open and shutdown
Experienced gardener/landscaper with intermediate to advanced plant knowledge of vegetables, annuals, perennials, herbs, berry bushes, trees and shrubs
Working knowledge of organic gardening methods
Know how to start and use garden equipment: rototiller, lawnmower and weed-eater
Good management, organizational, and communication skills necessary
Be able to plan, prioritize, and orchestrate projects dependent on garden needs, budget, weather, etc.
Ability to type and use Microsoft Excel and Word Programs
Have a valid driver’s license
Be physically able to lift up to 50 lbs., move pots around, be on knees for much of a day, haul wheelbarrows full of compost and in general good physical health.
Be self-motivated and also be able to motivate crew members
Artistic inclinations for landscape design are an advantage
June 18, 2017
Position: Seasonal; Full-Time and Part-Time, Hourly
Job Dates: Approx. March 1, 2017 to June 1, 2017; September 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Hocott's is looking to add full-time and part-time seasonal sales staff to help out during the busy Spring and Fall seasons! Nursery Sales staff at Hocott's Garden Center provide professional customer service by assisting with customer projects, assisting with buying decisions and providing accurate and helpful advice. Salespersons are responsible for their own product knowledge, special orders, deliveries and consultations. We are a great team and love what we do.
Provide expert customer service in person, on the phone and via email.
Understand and follow proper procedures regarding special orders, deliveries, spoilage, consultations, etc.
Always be available to provide courteous and friendly service for all customer needs.
Attend all scheduled product knowledge and employee meetings.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to identify and provide care and selection instructions for outdoor plants and gardening products.
Excellent written communication on electronic media and paperwork.
Ability to operate our inventory and POS system for the functions of sales, customer data, delivery, special orders, etc.
Posses an excellent knowledge of plant material including health, quality issues, disease, and pests.
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
Ability to walk around the store for up to 8 hours.
Ability to lift and move merchandise weighing up to 25 pounds on a regular basis.
Ability to communicate and work well with other employees in a team environment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school graduate or equivalent
Certification or Horticulture Degree preferred
Previous sales and customer service experience
June 18, 2017
Landscape Construction and Maintenance
Position: Hourly Full-Time & Part-Time
Qualified candidates must:
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly in hot, humid weather, rain or shine.
Experience unloading and laying sod, planting plants, trees and flowers, digging holes or trenches.
Prune or trim trees, shrubs, or hedges using shears, pruners or chain saws
Demonstrate and grow knowledge of plant material and landscape installation
Assist with input of data from project
Communicate effectively with clients and suppliers
Provide exceptional client care (customer service)
Work effectively with office personnel and crew members
Maintain high degree of professionalism
Perform tasks, as assigned by Operations Manager
Posses a valid Arkansas driver’s license
All applicants must pass a background check and drug screen as well as have a clean DMV record.
Interested in joining our team? Get in touch with us today. Apply online or e-mail us your resume and cover letter, along with a list of three references.