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May 2018
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Last update: May 17, 2018

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The Washington Association of Conservation Districts Plant Materials Center is looking for an Assistant Nursery Manager. This is a unique opportunity to join our team producing native tree and shrub seedlings for the conservation community in the PNW.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience in bare root production, a degree in horticulture or related field, and the following skills: Seed Propagation; Native Plant ID; Nutrient Management, Irrigation Management; Pest and Disease Control; Ability to Obtain WA Private Applicators License; Experience using tractors and other farm equipment; Experience supervising others; MS Office; Organized team player who is an excellent communicator; Spanish a plus.

This position offers a competitive salary, full medical benefits, paid vacation, holidays and sick leave. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Jim Brown, WACD Plant Materials Center Manager, at



Job Description:

This job is responsible to supervise and coordinate all container-growing operations under the direction of the Container department head.


  • Coordinates all production teams involved in container shrub, evergreen and rose production.
  • Supervises all daily production crew activity.
  • Identify plant problems and take appropriate actions to maintain product quality.
  • Insure that company policies and safety rules are followed at all times.
  • Assist with the development of departmental material, labor and capital budgets.


  • Relevant horticulture experience that includes knowledge of ornamental plant material, chemicals and labor management.
  • Ability to operate and maintain a variety of farm equipment.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of employees. Bilingual in Spanish is highly desirable.
  • Ability to train, supervise, evaluate and coordinate the activities of multiple production crews.
  • Ability to keep accurate and detailed records – computer use is required.
  • Valid Oregon driver's license with insurable driving record.

To Apply:

This is a full-time position that includes a competitive benefit package. Wage DOQ. Interested applicants should apply with a resume and letter of interest to:

Brian Bowman
Bailey Nurseries Inc.
9855 NW Pike Road
Yamhill, OR 97148


J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is seeking a full-time, experienced Container Tree Inventory Coordinator for our team located in Boring, Oregon. Position is responsible for coordinating inventory activities, communicating with the sales department and producing information for the production teams.

Must have prior experience with inventory of nursery, greenhouse or other related agriculture. Applicant must be well versed in computer programs, especially Microsoft Excel. Ideal candidate will be self-motivated, detail orientated, quality driven, be a team player, trustworthy and possess a high work ethic.

Horticultural education and/or 5+ years work related experience is preferred. Valid driver's license required. Assistance with moving is also considered. Wage DOE with full company benefits.

Mail, fax or email resume to:
J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: Human Resources
PO Box 189, Boring, OR 97009
Fax: (503) 512-2209


Clackamas, Oregon Flower Bulb Facility
Fred C. Gloeckner & Company
For a full job description and details on how to apply, please go to our website, under the Employment tab.



Wholesale deciduous tree nursery located in Milton-Freewater, Oregon is seeking a full-time, experienced grower/farm assistant. Must be hands-on with experience in planting and growing trees. Experience in vineyard and/or fruit tree growing also considered.

 Applicant must be fluent in Spanish and English and have proven supervisory management skills. Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and quality-driven, be honest, a team player, trustworthy and possess a high work ethic. Horticultural education and/or 5+ years work related experience is preferred.

 Valid driver's license required. Assistance with moving expenses will also be considered. Wage DOE with full company benefits.

Mail, fax or email resume to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. Attn: Human Resources PO Box 189 Boring, OR 97009; Fax: (503) 512-2209; Email:

HELP WANTEDPosted 5/17/18

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


HELP WANTEDPosted 5/17/18

Loen Nursery, Inc. – Wholesale Growers & Suppliers of High Quality Plants We are always looking for career oriented skilled staff. Our operations include wholesale growing, shipping, landscape contractor sales, and retail nursery. If you have the interest and skills needed to be a part of our team, please apply. We are growers of container and field grown ornamentals.

We are looking for people in the following areas:

  • Sales / Customer Service (Wholesale/Retail)
  • Production / Growers / Supervisors
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Inventory / Office Management and Admin / Purchasing
  • Pesticide / IPM Managers and Applicators
  • Irrigation Management / Skilled Laborers
  • Outside sales throughout U.S. and Canada
  • Controller / Accounting Manager
  • Horticultural Website Developer

Applicants with specific work experience or education in the nursery industry is desired. Computer skills, Spanish / English bilingual, plant ID knowledge and equipment operation skills also preferred.

Pay commensurate with experience. Benefits to include: Paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, medical and dental insurance. Respond with resume to to the specific job for which you qualify.

For more information, please visit us online at


Iseli Nursery, a producer of container & field-grown Conifers & Japanese Maples, is accepting applications for the position of Horticulturist. This is a management level career position that involves interaction with all of our Production departments. You will train with our current Horticulturist to gain experience with our crops & protocols.

You must be able to emphasize team over self, be self-motivated & able to plan ahead & have common sense about people. You must be attentive to details, safety-focused, solutions-oriented & possess honed communication skills.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Degree in horticulture or related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of weeds, pests and diseases preferred.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate and supervise appropriate methods of pest control.
  • Experience with operating spray equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Currently licensed as, or able to obtain, an Oregon Private Applicators license.
  • Familiar with Worker Protection Standards.

In addition to salary, this position provides medical benefits, paid vacation and holidays, sick leave, disability insurance, 401K with matching employer contribution, 125 flex plan, a positive work environment. Salary DOQ.

Candidates may send a cover letter and resume to:
Maureen Coombs – Iseli Nursery Human Resources
(503) 663-3822 (ext. 231)


Do you have a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture or a 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 family-owned nursery for 70+ years with a worldwide reputation for growing quality trees.

Mail, fax or email resume to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 189, Boring, OR 97009; Fax: (503) 512-2209; Email:


Merchandisers needed to assist with daily maintenance of outdoor garden plants at multiple store locations for mid-sized wholesale grower in Portland. Duties include watering, moving, consolidating and cleaning of plants and display areas. Also assisting with building tables, displays, monitoring plant signage and answering customers' plant questions.

Must be reliable and detail-oriented, able to work independently and as part of a team. Must also be enthusiastic and dedicated, self-starters, who enjoy working with plants and are willing to learn. Experience in retail or wholesale nursery industry is desirable, but not necessary. Valid driver's license and working cell phone are required. Must be able to communicate in English.

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


Qualified candidates will have 3 or more years of nursery experience with skills to effectively manage crews in all aspects of field production tasks: pruning, grading, shipping, field prep, irrigation, mechanical field harvest, etc. Private applicator's license is required. Bilingual (Spanish) desirable. Comprehensive benefits. Send resumes to


Our wholesale/retail nursery in beautiful southern Oregon is in need of an office support staff/manager. We are busier than ever and need assistance with answering the phone, invoicing, estimates, customer service, labeling plants and more.

Organization and strong knowledge of trees, shrubs, and perennials is a must. Pay and position is dependent on experience. Check out our website at to see if our wonderful team is right for you and then email your resume' to


Oregon wholesale nursery in Washington County seeking a sales representative to join our team for inside sales. Qualified candidates will have sales experience with a knowledge of plants and their growing cycles desired. Position would be responsible for all sales and customer service in an assigned territory.

We are looking for a team player to continue to grow our business. Compensation: Base salary plus commission. Please email your resume to with Blind Box B in the subject line.


Wholesale nursery seeking a pesticide applicator in our plant health department. The qualified applicant must have the ability to work in a team environment and communicate with various management levels both written and verbal.

Horticultural or agricultural experience and an Oregon Certified Pesticide Applicator License (or ability to acquire) preferred. Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.

Required Skills or Qualifications: 1. Ability to measure/calibrate solutions for spray equipment. 2. Knowledge of tractor/equipment/sprayer operation. 3. Basic knowledge of insects, weeds, disease in nursery crops. 4. Basic understanding of economic thresholds for application justification. 5. Must be able to work independently and be available for working evenings/weekends if necessary. 6. Oregon Certified Pesticide Applicator License (or ability to acquire) 7. Knowledge of Worker Protection Standard and Employee Right to Know requirements (Hazardous Communication Program) 8. Pass internal safety training 9. Basic computer skills helpful 10. Valid driver's license with insurable driving record.

Compensation: This is a full-time position and includes full benefit package, pay DOE.

To Apply: Please submit resume and letter of interest to Abigail Garcia, Bailey Nurseries, Inc., 18616 NW Reeder Road, Portland, OR 97231.
Phone: 503-621-9710 Ext: 101.

SAUVIE ISLAND, ORPosted 5/17/18

Job Description: This job is responsible for assisting in all areas of production administration including supervising others at various times of the year. This position reports directly to Production Administration Department Head.


  • Oversee the planting in the Spring and Fall
  • Staging graded stock including overseeing staging crews at both farms
  • Printing and maintaining the tag inventory for harvesting, grading, planting and budding
  • Data entry
  • Oversee the direct shipping in the winter
  • Help assist with the cutting crew (propagation) in the summer time
  • Communicate with foremen, other departments and employees as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of bare root plants with 2 yrs experience a plus
  • Supervisory skills
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • Ability to communicate effectively with various levels of management
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent written and oral skills
  • Must have computer skills including proficiency in MS Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus
  • Valid driver's license with insurable driving history.

Salary: This is a foreman position. Wage D.O.E.

To Apply:
Please submit resume and letter of interest to:
Abigail Garcia
Bailey Nurseries, Inc.,
18616 NW Reeder Road
Portland, OR 97231


J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is looking for an individual to operate agricultural farm equipment and apply pesticides. Must be able to communicate in English and either have or obtain private pesticide applicators license within six months of hire. Will supervise and train workers in safe working practices around chemicals and equipment hazards.

Requires proficiency in the working maintenance and operation of all tractors, sprayers, and equipment used in pest management. Must be able to work independently without close supervision and observe all safety requirements. Horticultural plant knowledge and mechanical abilities a plus. Comprehensive employee benefit package. Salary commensurate with experience.

Mail, fax or email resume to: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 189, Boring, OR 97009; Fax: (503) 512-2209; Email:

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