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Last update: March 20, 2019

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Seeking an Account Manager for our 350-acre wholesale nursery in Hillsboro, OR. The position is full-time with benefits. We are seeking candidates with at least 2 years of customer service experience in the wholesale nursery industry. A 4-year degree is required. Please email cover letter and resume to


We are breaking ground on a bare root tree operation and you can be part of this new and exciting sector from the ground floor with Hines Forest Grove. We offer quality benefits – medical, dental, HSA, 401k, EAP, vacation, sick leave. Compensation based on experience. To apply, email Mark Marriott at


DCA Outdoor is adding a newly created position of Customer Service Specialist for our production site at Rio Verde Plantas in Cornelius, Oregon.

Rio Verde Plantas is a nursery stock production company that occupies 900 acres that is made up of 600 field and 300 container acres. For the Customer Service Specialist position, the ideal candidate will thrive in working on a variety of projects at one time, possess a strong ability to influence others to accept change or new ideas, and is outgoing in nature since this position requires speaking with our customers frequently.

If you like to work on your own and be the person who can effectively communicate detailed information to others quickly while having the ability to get people to cooperate, then you may be a qualified candidate and we encourage you to please apply today!

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  1. Customer Service: Efficiently manage incoming and outgoing communication related to questions about product and availability, sales orders, and new customer applications to maximize customer satisfaction.
  2. Logistics Coordination: Organize daily logistics of shipping orders by communicating ship dates and loading information to customers.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Minimum education: High school diploma or GED
  • Strong computer skills to include Microsoft Office
  • Customer service experience
  • Experience in logistics coordination such as shipping and receiving highly preferred

Application Requirements:

  • To submit your application for this position, please go to
  • Completion of Culture Index Survey. Without survey completion, your application will NOT be considered. Please copy and paste the following into your browser and once there select the job you are applying for from the dropdown box:


Location: Rio Verde (Cornelius, OR) & Schwope West Coast (Banks, OR)
DCA Outdoor is a national, vertically integrated green industry organization. Our goal is to streamline the production and distribution of landscape products. We are focused on growth, innovation, and collaboration and believe these are the keys to our continued success.

In this newly created executive-level position, you will lead operations at our West Coast production sites. We are looking for a forward-thinking, confident decision-maker, who is competitive and strong in business strategy. This person will have the resources and autonomy to transform these facilities and teams into industry leaders. If you are ready to join an entrepreneurial leadership team, please apply at

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Leadership – Provide leadership, in a positive way, to the West Coast brands to develop a culture of accountability, innovation, and growth to support and develop leaders.
  2. Management – Create a clear, well-defined and executed system of management within the West Coast companies while ensuring there is alignment between goals, departments and available resources.
  3. Resource Planning – Create a rhythm of proactive planning by deploying and applying tools to optimize and ensure maximum effective use of company resources.
  4. Execution – Spearhead the development, communication and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes while making any necessary adjustments to drive profitability.

Required Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in Business or relevant field
  • Prior high-level leadership and management experience in operations
  • Demonstrated experience in driving ROI

Application Requirements:



Zenport is a manufacturer and distributor of horticulture tools and supplies and is seeking an experienced e-commerce marketing specialist for our Sherwood office. Experience with website administration, database software and Microsoft Office Suite, especially all functions of Excel are a MUST. Familiarity with other office software, including Quickbooks, Adobe Creative Suite and CRM software would be advantageous.

Please contact us regarding additional job requirements, conditions and benefits at 503-524-7289 or


The Oregon Association of Nurseries (OAN) seeks an energetic Event & Education Manager with a broad range of skills to work for the Events & Education team. The Event & Education Manager works under the Director of Events and will help plan and manage the following association events and programs, including the Farwest Show, OAN Convention, Oregon Nurseries Hall of Fame, Duffers Golf Tournament and more. Visit for details.


J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented person to manage our 80-acre container tree production facility in Boring, Oregon. This is a great opportunity to join an established and forward thinking tree production nursery team.

The Farm Manager will manage 80 acres of container tree production at our Cottrell Farm and oversee a team of experienced growers and forepersons who produce the world's finest trees.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the crops from the potting process thru the shipping process.
  • Work with team to set priorities and manage workflow as efficiently as possible.
  • Oversee staffing, purchasing of supplies, shipping and all aspects of container tree growing.
  • Create and oversee labor and expense budgets.

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years in nursery production and management.
  • BS Degree in Horticulture or Business Management
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus.

Wage DOE including comprehensive benefits package. Send resume to:

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: HR
P.O Box 189
Boring, OR 97009


J. Frank Schmidt Nursery is a progressive wholesale nursery growing shade, ornamental, and flowering trees. We are currently seeking a self-motivated, career-oriented individual to coordinate field production at our seedling farm.

The qualified candidate must have strong leadership skills and be able to lead crews. They will oversee workforce production, training, and safety and must be well-organized, honest and trustworthy and possess a high work ethic standard.

The candidate should have a college degree or equivalent horticulture/management experience, good communication skills, computer skills and demonstrated people management skills. Conversational bilingual Spanish is a strong plus. Wage DOE including comprehensive benefits package.

Send, fax or email resume to:
J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 189
Boring, OR 97009
Fax: 503-512-2209

MABTON, WA3/19/19

Skagit Horticulture is seeking a Head Grower at our Mabton, WA facility. The Head Grower is responsible for all aspects of producing assigned crops, to the highest standards of quality and consistency, and to have them ready to transplant or sell on time to meet our customers' expectations.

Responsibilities include irrigation management, fertility and media management, controlling environmental conditions of the crop, harvest of crops, supervision of staff, space management, safety, and leadership.

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree in horticulture or a related field and bilingual in English/Spanish.

If you are interested in this position, please visit our website at or contact


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



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


Our established and progressive wholesale nursery is seeking a skilled Journeyman Mechanic for our facility shop in Canby, Oregon. Extensive knowledge in the repair and maintenance of diesel semi and tractors, mechanical repairs on heavy and light duty trucks, system hydraulics and electronics are required.

Candidate must have an ODL with a clean driving record to be insurable, a familiarity with diverse farm/nursery implements and some experience with fabrication (welding an excellent plus). Must have the ability to work with a diverse team of employees, be goal-oriented, organized, workstation neat, energetic and maintain a safe work environment. Excellent benefits package, competitive compensation DOE, smoke and drug-free workplace. Please send resume to:

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: HR
9500 SE 327th Ave.
Boring, OR 97009
Fax: 503-512-2209


Surface Nursery in Gresham is a wholesale grower of premium quality bare root shade and flowering deciduous trees and B&B Japanese Maples. It is our goal since 1925 to grow quality nursery stock and provide superior personalized service that our customers can depend on.

Maintenance Mechanic duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Perform routine service on vehicles, repair, replace and adjust farm equipment parts
  • Test and operate motor vehicles after repair
  • Interpret and apply service and repair manuals
  • Maintain repair records
  • Maneuver heavy objects
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or assembly while following safety procedures
  • Use pneumatic tools, apply hydraulic principles, use basic math skills and use voltmeter and ohmmeter
  • Deliver and pick parts, pull trailers loaded with nursery stock

Job Qualifications:

  • Combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work
  • Ability to lift, bend, push/pull periodically up to 50+ lbs
  • Ability to read and understand work instructions in English
  • Valid driver's license and 2-4 years proven experience as a mechanic
  • Nursery farm experience highly desirable

Hours & Wages:

  • Full-time, day shift
  • Starting pay is $18-20.00 per hour DOE

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to


Are you looking to advance your horticulture career? Do you have a B.S. Degree in horticulture or related field? Do you like working outdoors or in greenhouses growing trees in fields and/or containers?

If so, contact J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. about our Management Trainee Program. Gain valuable production experience, from propagation, grafting, budding, planting, growing, harvesting, and shipping trees throughout North America and foreign countries. Management Trainees will learn the skills needed to advance their careers within the JFS company family.

If you are highly motivated, self-directed, and career-oriented, we are looking for you. J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is a 70+ year family nursery with a world-wide reputation for growing quality trees and being the world-leader in new variety tree introductions. For more information or to apply contact the HR Department at:

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: HR
9500 SE 327th Avenue
Boring, OR 97009
Fax: 503-512-2209


Surface Nursery Inc. is looking for a highly motivated, team-oriented person to assist our General Manager with our bare root farm in facility in Gresham, Oregon. This is a great opportunity to join an established family farm that has been in business since 1925. Our mission at Surface Nursery is to satisfy and service our customers by providing the best products at affordable prices, outstanding customer service and maintaining our valuable employees.

Primary job responsibilities:

  • Maintain chemical room to include inventory and posting
  • Manage the pest program: to include scouting, assign chemical applications, email neighbors on spraying in the area, posting signs, record-keeping on all applications and post REI
  • Oversee wildlife management to include elk fencing, rabbit traps, mice, deer, beavers and fencing on our multiple locations
  • Assist in monitoring greenhouse goals
  • Lead and oversee Surface Nursery safety program
  • Work closely with the General Manager on soil and tissue samples
  • Assist Inventory Manager with producing planting maps
  • Assist in shipping as necessary

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of 2-4 years in nursery production or equivalent nursery farm experience
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a plus
  • A valid driver license
  • Pesticide applicators license to be obtained within the first 6 months of employment
  • Experience in Microsoft Office

Job Type:

  • Full-time, 7:30-4pm.

To apply, please email cover letter and resume to


DCA Outdoor is adding a newly created position of Production Manager for two production sites: 500 acres of bareroot trees at Schwope Brothers Tree Farms West Coast in Banks and 300 acres (160 field and 140 container) at Rio Verde Plantas in Cornelius.

This is an incredible senior management opportunity for an independent, driven and self-motivated person who will be responsible for all decisions at both sites. The key responsibilities in this role are:

  • Production Management: Lead production efforts in planting, soil health and fertility, and all other functions for bareroot tree, shrub, field and container production. Implement changes as needed to optimize efficiency and productivity. Execute the production plan, managing purchase orders, shipping, receiving, and planting of crop. Organize, prioritize, and manage the work flow to provide the most efficient operations that ensure the highest possible quality and yield of the crop.
  • Leadership: Ensure that the production staff know what tasks need to be done, how to perform the tasks, and have the resources to get those tasks accomplished. Provide leadership, management, and accountability for both sites.
  • Supply chain management: Maintain an accurate inventory, develop and execute plans for procurement, inventory, and utilization of supplies. Improve efficiencies, processes and create synergies within the supply chain.

Interested candidates can submit applications to and complete a Culture Index Survey. Without survey completion, your application is not considered complete. Copy and paste the following into your browser:


We are looking to fill several positions, from entry level to management, in our retail and wholesale nursery in beautiful Bend, Oregon. Come live where everyone vacations. A passion for plants and people is required. Please send resume and cover letter to