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Horticulturist (Temporary)-Sheriff's Office

Company: Salt Lake County
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description


Four (4) years of related experience in horticulture, agriculture, and/or landscape design.

A pesticide applicator license and ServSafe certification must be obtained within three (3) months of hire date.


  • Supervises and instruct prisoner workers participating in the Horticulture Program.
  • Designs, develops and administers the agriculture plans for the Jail Gardens.
  • Manages day-to-day operational activities in the Jail Gardens.
  • Works cooperatively with program stakeholders and participants.
  • Researches and develop educational opportunities for prisoner workers and the public.
  • Facilitates Jail Garden tours for stakeholders and the public.
  • Manages public produce sales and other related events.
  • Tracks resource use and garden production information.
  • Instructs Food Handlers Permit classes to prisoner workers.
  • Generates statistical data and progress reports.


    An "At Will", FLSA non-exempt employee who is not eligible for County benefits and who must work an average of 29 hours or less per week or an average of 129 hours or less per month.

    • Must workan average of29 hours or less per week oran average of129 hours or less per month.
    • Are not eligible for County benefits except as otherwise provided for by policy.
    • Are not considered merit employees.
    • Are "at will" employees who may be terminated for any reason, without notice, and without a pre-termination hearing.

      Important Information


      This position requires direct contact with prisoner workers at the Salt Lake County Jail, a lock-down facility, and may be exposed to stress related to working in a jail environment.
      Time will be spent in office, classroom, garden and public settings. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.


      This position is required to work with prisoners at both the Salt Lake County Metro and Oxbow Jails. and frequently attend the Downtown Farmer's Market.

      May be required to work weekends and evenings.

      This position, while temporary and part-time, will remain employed long-term as funding is available.

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