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March 2015 Employment Classified Ads

Last update: March 12, 2015

Advertising Sales PositionPosted 2/9/15

An Oregon agricultural trade organization seeks an individual with a broad range of skills for an advertising sales position.

The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) is a non-profit trade association that represents more than 1,000 individual nursery stock producers, retailers, landscapers and related companies serving the nursery and greenhouse industry. The OAN is the main voice for Oregon's nursery and greenhouse growers, re-sellers, transporters, retailers and suppliers.

Summary Description:
This position is a key component of the Publications and Communications team. The advertising sales person is responsible for maintaining relationships and favorable contacts with current and potential advertising and sponsorship accounts. This position develops print and online advertising, organizes ad placement and secures sponsorship commitments.

Specific tasks include:

  • Maintain sales database, including lead sheets, call records, collected demographics, and periodic billing.
  • Identify viable market segments based on potential for mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Work with team members to identify guidelines for event sponsorship and advertising products.
  • Research, develop, and deliver proposals.
  • Finalize sale including contract agreements.
  • Provide input on layout plan to publications team.
  • Report sales to ensure proper fulfillment of all benefits through planning of each event and publication.
  • Ensure clients are properly invoiced and collect on past due accounts.

A minimum of three years of previous experience working in a related field is required. This position involves working with digital and printed advertising. Working knowledge of Acrobat, Photoshop, InDesign, or similar is helpful.

Successful candidates will have excellent computer and office skills, be able to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, and work independently or cooperatively with other staff as needed. Outstanding communication and organizational skills are a must. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively represent our association are crucial. The ability to manage time both inside and outside the office in a responsible manner is a must.

This position is full-time, Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be required for special events. Compensation includes salary and commission.

The association, based in Wilsonville, Oregon, offers a relaxed office environment and the opportunity to work for an important industry. To apply for this job e-mail a letter of interest and a resume to the attention of the Director of Finance at Do not call or contact OAN personnel directly regarding this position.


Assistant Grower needed for large wholesale propagation operation in Yamhill County. Good benefits package. Wage DOE. Please send your resume and letter application to with Blind Box F in the subject line.


We are a large, expanding wholesale nursery looking for a Container Grower. We are located in Elma, WA. Skills include: scheduling irrigation and plant maintenance, overseeing canning and scouting. Must have ability to communicate verbally and in writing, manage crews and prioritize. Basic computer skills are a must. 2 or 4 year horticulture/ ag degree, or 4 years' industry supervisory experience required. We offer a comprehensive benefit package.

Email or call 360-482-6190 ext. 106 for a detailed job description.


Iseli Nursery of Boring, Oregon, seeks career-oriented individuals for the position of Territorial Sales Representative. We seek individuals looking for a very long-term relationship and desire to grow with the company.

Candidates must be enthusiastic about ornamental horticulture, gardening, and landscaping, with an emphasis on dwarf conifers and Japanese maples. Four- or two-year degrees in horticulture, botany, plant science or any of the related disciplines are an advantage. Significant hands-on experience with production nurseries, garden centers or landscaping is also an advantage. This position includes all aspects of customer service: territorial travel/sales calls, order entry, logistics, nursery tours, trade shows and various company events. Opening is immediate for one to two years' production and inside sales training at the nursery with territory placement June 2016 for the West Coast territory of Oregon, Washington, Nevada and California and territory placement in June 2017 for the mid-south/southeast US territory. These are established territories which require residency central to each. Necessary skills are: fluent in English, both spoken and written, adequate skills with computers and other technologies of the business office. Compensation is salary and then commission when in territory. Iseli Nursery has an excellent employee benefits package.

Interested parties should respond to:

CROP HEALTH TECHPosted 2/17/15

Join us! For over 35 years, Fall Creek Nursery has produced exceptional blueberry plants for customers all over the world. We are looking for a technician to administer our crop health program which includes applying products, maintaining equipment, and following safety protocols. Requires a valid driver's license and experience operating equipment. Please send resume to for immediate consideration.


First Step Greenhouses, located in beautiful Temecula, CA, has a great opportunity for a Customer Service Manager to join our team.

First Step Greenhouses is a young plant propagator specializing in supplying wholesale growers and landscapers. The Customer Service Manager is responsible for working directly with our customers to ensure their orders are entered, fulfilled and shipped in the most efficient and cost effective way. This requires great personal skills, organizational skills, the ability to multitask and strong computer skills. The ideal candidate will have greenhouse or nursery experience and be bilingual in Spanish and English.

Qualified candidates should send their resumes to First Step Greenhouses, Attn: Aaron Bivens, 43315 Calle Rocinante, Temecula, CA 92592. Fax # 951-302-3891, email -

HELP WANTEDPosted 3/6/15

BIG SKY LANDSCAPING is looking for dedicated, experienced people to fill the following positions:

  • Residential Landscape Maintenance Division Manager
  • Landscape Foreman
  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Residential Landscape Sales


  • 3–5 years experience
  • Oregon driver's license with good driving record
  • Pass pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check

Please email or fax your resume to | Fax: 503-618-7560


Silvaseed Company is seeking an experienced grower to manage our forest seedling greenhouse operation. Seed handling knowledge, plant production skills and crew management abilities is vital. We operate lean and expect a hands-on approach to all activities. We're a longstanding member of the forest seedling production community and believe that our team of employees are as important as our customers. We would welcome your interest and will respond to all offered resumes.

Please respond to: David Gerdes, Silvaseed Co. Inc., POB 118 (317 James St.), Roy, Washington 98580
253-843-2246 voice
253-843-2239 fax

GROWERPosted 3/2/15

Pacific Plug & Liner has an exciting opportunity for a Grower to join our team at our Watsonville, CA site.

Pacific Plug & Liner was founded in October 1999 is located on the beautiful California Central Coast with a climate ideal for plant production. We have approximately 290,000 sq. ft. dedicated to growing young plants. Pacific Plug & Liner features a state-of-the-art production facility, ensuring consistent and superior quality. This key position is responsible for cultural practices related to all plugs, liners, and containers grown at the Watsonville site and for the growth and development of the growing team. Success is measured through continued development of the growing organization in systems, knowledge and expertise as well as specific objectives regarding quality, and order fulfillment. Successful candidate will possess the following; Bachelor's degree in horticulture or related field, 5 years' industry experience, 3 years' previous supervisory experience. We offer a competitive wage and benefits package which includes: Medical/Dental/Vision & 401k. To learn more about our company, & to see a more detailed job description, visit the careers page at To apply, send your cover letter and resume to:

GROWERPosted 3/2/15

A leading Specimen Tree Nursery is looking to fill the position of Grower. Applicants must have a current Pesticide Applicators license and knowledge of IPM. Applicants must be self motivated and like to work with groups. The right candidate must be willing to teach and show workers proper pruning techniques for commercial shade tree production as well as help with various tasks around the nursery. Tree identification is a must as well as pest identification. Full benefit package as well as salary DOE. Fax resume to 503-357-5141 or email to

HELP WANTEDPosted 3/2/15

For jobs and key employees throughout California and the Northwest, call Florasearch, Inc. You know us. For more than three decades we have been bringing together key people and excellent companies in the nursery and greenhouse industries and allied trades. Check our references. Confidential. Employer pays fee.

Florasearch, Inc.
1740 Lake Markham Rd.
Sanford, FL 32771
Ph (407) 320-8177
Fx (407) 320-8083

Website: | Email:

HELP WANTEDPosted 3/2/15

Highland Meadow Nursery, an established wholesale nursery in Molalla, is seeking an individual to oversee the administrative tasks of our business. The primary duties include payroll, monitoring budget data, accounts payable and receivables. Candidates must be well versed in writing and formatting spreadsheets with an emphasis on accuracy. Additional duties and opportunities will be assigned consistent with the candidate's abilities. Any interested individual must be able to respect confidential information and be self-motivated with a results-oriented work ethic that includes teamwork and honesty. Spanish and other communication skills are a plus.

Please send or email your resume to Dan:
Highland Meadow Nursery
10377 S. Toliver Rd
Molalla, OR 97038
Fax: 503-651-3820


Need Help? Need a strong, motivated, experienced employee? Need a secure career path? Employers and employees – for assistance in filling that position or locating a position, call us — The Plus Group.

We bring together quality candidates and focused companies for the best possible result. Operating in the nursery and greenhouse space throughout the West Coast and U.S., we have years of successful results behind us.

Confidential searches. Employer pays fee.

The Plus Group
2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd., #201
San Ramon, CA 94583
Ph. (925) 831.8551
Fax (925) 831.0265


Our Business is Growing! Smith Gardens has an exciting opportunity for an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Coordinator to join our team at our Marysville, WA site.

Smith Gardens is a Wholesale Nursery company that is headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, and is family owned for over 100 years with facilities in three states. The IPM Coordinator is responsible for chemical applications, irrigation techniques, and fertilizer rates, and coordinating sprays, training and followthrough of proper application techniques. Oversee pesticide applications, schedule, mixing, spray techniques. Scout crops for insect and disease pressure, reporting results to the Head Grower. Coordinate and assist with tissue and soil sampling, as well as administer and evaluate a biological control program in certain areas of the nursery as crops dictate.

Successful candidate will have a pesticide applicator's license or able to obtain on upon hire, able to use and maintain spraying equipment, at least 1 years' experience in this field, and have an associate degree or equivalent technical certification. Bilingual (Spanish) preferred, both verbal and written.

Smith Gardens offers a competitive wage and benefits package. To learn more about our company and view a more detailed job description, visit our website at To apply, please submit your Cover Letter and Resume to:


Do you have a Bachelor of Science Degree in horticulture or related field? Are you looking to advance your horticulture career? If you answered yes to these questions, contact J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. about a Management Trainee position. In addition to gaining valuable production experience, from planting to growing to subsequent storage and shipping of plants, Management Trainees will learn the skills needed to advance within the company.

If you are highly motivated, self-directed and career oriented, you are the person we are seeking. J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is a well-established tree nursery with a world-wide reputation for growing quality trees. For more information, contact the HR Department at 503-512-2280 or email


Qualified candidates will have 3 or more years of nursery experience with skills to effectively manage crews in all aspects of container production tasks: pruning, grading, shifting, shipping, etc. Bilingual and private applicator's license are required. Comprehensive benefits.

Send resumes to:


J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is a 70-year-old Oregon shade tree nursery seeking highly motivated and creative thinking individuals to fill positions on our management team. Minimum requirements for these positions include a B.S. in Horticulture or related field, a strong work ethic, leadership presence, working knowledge of financial budgeting, proven ability to manage and communicate with many team members, demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize, and a working knowledge of deciduous tree growing. Conversational bilingual Spanish is highly desired. Salary commensurate with experience and job skills.

If you are highly motivated, self-directed, and looking for opportunities for a career in horticulture, you are the person we are looking to recruit as one of our Nursery Managers or Growers. J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is a family-owned tree nursery with a world-wide reputation for growing quality trees. For more information, contact the HR Department at 503-512-2280 or email


A mid-sized wholesale grower of annuals and perennials in Portland, we are looking to fill the following positions:

Plant Health Assistant to assist with scouting, application of pesticides and PGR's, utilization of bio-controls, irrigation control and other duties associated with greenhouse floriculture. Experience and/or education in greenhouse crops preferred.

Office Assistants to answer phones, assist with taking plant orders, check out customers and other basic office duties. Assist with monitoring of plant inventory by counting, evaluating plant readiness and entering collected data into system. Experience in retail or wholesale nursery industry is desirable. SBI a plus. Must have an upbeat attitude, be a reliable and motivated team player and be willing to learn.

Seasonal Delivery Drivers to load product racks into trucks, drive and unload product at customer's locations. Delivery truck driving experience or Class B CDL experience a plus, but not necessary.

Please send your resume and cover letter to with Blind Box E in the subject line.


All Season Plants is looking for a qualified individual with plant knowledge to join our team as a Plant Procurement Specialist. Candidates will be able to work well with a team and individually in a fun and fast paced environment. Winning applicant will be able to routinely lift 50 lbs, have reliable transportation to Ridgefield, WA, a strong work ethic, and a flexible schedule that will accommodate long hours in spring and summer. Plant Procurement Specialists are responsible for bidding customers plant lists, sourcing the plants from a network of growers, and setting up pick-up and delivery schedules. Plant knowledge, both local and regional is a must. Ability to communicate clearly and grow relationships with Landscape Contractors, Designers, Project Managers and Retail Customers is required. Average work week is 40 hours, with longer weeks in the spring and summer and a few Saturdays here and there. Pay is dependent upon experience, but starts at $15/hour. Email resumes to with the subject line Plant Procurement Specialist. Please do not call.


Looking to relocate to the beautiful Rogue Valley/Medford area?
Shooting Star Nursery, a family-owned retail/wholesale nursery in Central Point, southern Oregon is looking for a qualified horticulture-oriented sales person. We have 5 acres of trees, shrubs, and perennials and are growing more every year. We need to find a fellow plant nerd to help with customers in selecting plants, pulling orders, ringing up sales in Quickbooks, and general nursery duties. Plant experience is a must and a friendly, easy-going personality who is willing to pitch in where needed. Please email resumes and questions to:


This position will work closely with our Propagation Grower to determine crop cultural needs including mist, irrigation and environmental controls, sanitation of area, biological and pest controls as well. This is a full-time position. Previous greenhouse experience is needed. Basic plant identification knowledge is preferred and acquisition of pesticide applicator's license is expected. English is essential, bilingual (Spanish) is preferred.

Special Requirements:

  • Willingness to work extra hours including holidays and weekend rotations as requested by management
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs

Benefits include: Medical, Dental and Life Insurance, paid Holidays, paid vacation and 401k plan with company match.

Mail or e-mail resumes to:
Margaret Partida, Human Resources Manager
Skagit Gardens, Inc.
3100 Old Highway 99 South
Mount Vernon, WA 98273


First Step Greenhouses, a young plant propagator specializing in supplying wholesale growers and landscapers, has an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Manager to join our team. The Purchasing Manager is responsible for ordering and receiving all of our plant material and hard goods. They are also responsible for preparing the weekly production plan and coordinating the work flow with the production team. The Purchasing Manager is a vital link between production and sales communicating any changes or adjustment that need to be made based on product supply. This role requires great organizational skills and the ability to multitask. Strong computer skills and the ability to speak Spanish are a plus. Knowledge and experience in the greenhouse and nursery industry is helpful. Supervisory and leadership skills are essential as this position oversees a team of 3 or 4 people.

Qualified candidates should send their resumes to First Step Greenhouses, Attn: Aaron Bivens, 43315 Calle Rocinante, Temecula, CA 92592. Fax # 951-302-3891, email -



Compensation: Competitive base plus commission commensurate with experience

Serious immediate openings for wholesale nursery inside sales, recommend and sell plant material in assigned sales territory. Plant knowledge and nursery sales experience a plus. This is a full-time job, not a 1099 position. Some annual travel.

  • Extensive training program
  • Base plus commission
  • Retirement program
  • Medical partially paid by company
  • Cafeteria plan available
  • Dental partially paid by company
  • Vision if elected paid by employee
  • Life/AD&D paid by company
  • 2 weeks of vacation to start
  • 3 weeks of vacation after 3 years
  • 6 paid holidays

We are a non-smoking environment. Must be able to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Send e-mail to with contact phone, address, resume, and references.



Our Business is Growing! Smith Gardens has an exciting opportunity for a Selecting Supervisor to join our team at our Aurora, OR site.

Smith Gardens, headquartered in Bellingham Washington is a 113-year-old, family-owned company with facilities in three states. The Aurora facility includes acres of greenhouses and outside growing area. The Selecting Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and managing all selecting and inventory activities at the facility, as well as accurately update and track inventory. Supervise and motivate staff, increasing performance while promoting a positive leadership environment. And ensure customer satisfaction through quality products and order fulfillment. We are seeking a candidate with nursery and leadership experience.

The ideal candidate has computer skills, plant knowledge, be able to communicate effectively in a faced paced environment while supervising others. Bilingual in Spanish/English both verbal and written preferred. This is a year-round position with long hours and up to 6-days work weeks (which could include Saturday or Sunday based on business needs) during peak season. To learn more about our company & see a more detailed Job description, visit our careers page at

Smith Gardens offers a competitive wage and benefits package; including; 401K, Medical, Dental, & Vision. To apply, email your Cover Letter and Resume to


Leading wholesale nursery and re-wholesaler in a beautiful country setting is seeking a qualified person for an inside sales position. Applicants only apply if you have working experience with plant material sold in the Pacific Northwest, are great with people, have good communication skills, and are an organized worker. Please send resume to: Jim Larson, Cascadian Nurseries, 8900 NW Dick Rd, Hillsboro, OR 97124 or email to:

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