Looking for a unique position in one of the most demanding places in the world? The Oasis at Death Valley is in the process of completing a $130 million project, including over $14 million in landscaping. We are in search of an experienced Horticulturist that is interested in helping things grow in the middle of a desert. The Oasis consists of two resort properties – The Inn at Death Valley and the Ranch at Death Valley. The property is over 370 acres combined and is home to the lowest golf course on the planet (The Furnace Creek Golf Course). Though Death Valley averages less than 2” of water annually, we are looking for a candidate interested in growth and becoming an expert in desert resort landscaping (including our own Date Palm grove). Meals and housing provided on property. Ideal candidates would have the following qualifications:
Supervise landscape staff and assign daily tasks
Interview, hire, train and evaluate team members.
Develop a preventative maintenance program for all landscape areas.
Design annual and perennial flowerbeds that enhance the overall experience and the overall presentation of the property.
Purchase plant material within budgetary guidelines.
Work and support other landscape team members
Maintain Resort trees and shrubs.
Monitor health and determine fertility and pesticide programs for landscape plantings.
Schedule tree pruning and trimming.
Take environmental awareness and measures that protect resources and wildlife.
Maintain, install and schedule irrigation systems for landscape features.
All other duties as assigned
Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in horticulture or related field of study from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Additional Salary Information: full benefit package included
About The Oasis at Death Valley
In The Middle of Nowhere You’d Rather Be
You don’t come to Death Valley because abundant life flourishes here. Which is exactly why an oasis in the middle of it is so special. Only here can you enjoy two distinct hotel experiences that have undergone a $100 million renaissance – the historic, serene, and peaceful Four Diamond Inn at Death Valley and the family-friendly, adventure-focused Ranch at Death Valley as well as the Lowest golf course in the world at -214 feet below sea level – the energetic epicenter of this True American Oasis. Surrounded by the largest national park in the lower 48 with 3.4 million acres to explore.