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 Right now we’re looking for a friendly, strong, motivated person to join our nursery team, which is responsible for the physical work of keeping the store attractive, clean and organized. Nursery Associates spend their days in our lovely garden store doing heavy work with plants and pots. They interact with customers every day, too, so you should love working with people as much as you love working with plants.

You’ll be expected to lift, carry, and move heavy items on a daily basis, sometimes all day long, so you’ll need to be strong and fit. You must be able to lift 75 pounds regularly. You’ll load sold merchandise into vehicles, clean the nursery, move large plants and pottery, haul plants around in our yard, and create displays with direction from more experienced staff members.

Customer service experience in any industry would be a major plus. You’ll be responsible for greeting customers and connecting them to a more experienced salesperson when necessary. You'll get a lot of questions about plants, so you’ll need to be able to admit quickly when you don't have the answer and find someone on staff who does.

If you have some plant and garden experience, a passion for horticulture, and a strong interest in garden design, we’d love to hear from you. Experience in a warehouse or construction would also be helpful. We’re looking for someone who wants to learn! Nursery Associates are in a great position to gain knowledge and expertise from the skilled horticulturalists and garden designers who work and shop here.

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INVITATION FOR BID: 

California Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP) Lead

Invitation Number: SPPCA122019

Status: Part time position (approximately 500 hours total from January – October 2020)

Closing date: December 20, 2019

About Us:

The Institute for Applied Ecology is a dynamic nonprofit organization founded in 1999 whose mission is to conserve native species and habitats through restoration, research and education. We fill a unique niche among nonprofits and work with a diverse group of partners including federal, state and county agencies and municipalities to accomplish our mission. Our main office is in Corvallis, OR and our Southwest office is in Santa Fe, NM.

 

Contract Summary: The Contractor will support IAE’s Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP), a multi-state, multi-partner effort to improve habitat for wildlife and engage diverse incarcerated people in pro-social action, conservation science, and vocational training. 

The contractor will lead the SPP’s Mojave Desert Native Seed Project at the California City Correctional Facility. This project improves habitat for the threatened desert tortoise by engaging incarcerated individuals in the seed production of native plants that the tortoise eats. Incarcerated crew members will propagate several native plant species and harvest seeds to add to a seed bank. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be using the seeds to restore desert tortoise habitat.

The Contractor must have their own vehicle and be able to travel to the prison. Mileage will be reimbursed at the current federal rate. The Contractor will need to be registered in the federal SAM (System for Awards Management) database and have a DUNS (Data Universal Number System) number before the contract start date.

Contract will start January 6, 2020 and end October 31st 2020.

Duties Include:

• Coordinate with Institute for Applied Ecology (IAE) for program planning at the prison

• Participate in California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) security and safety training as needed

• Coordinate training of incarcerated crew members, provide relevant education materials, and act as intermediary between incarcerated crew members, CDCR, and IAE

• Implement seeding and initial care of plants with incarcerated crew members

• Work on-site with incarcerated crew members to review plant health, develop solutions to challenges, meet with partners and incarcerated crew members, and deliver lectures and on-site vocational training in the prison. Keep activity log for each facility up to date.

• Monitor progress “on the ground” (sowing, daily care, thinning, fertilizing, preparation for seed collection).

• Work with team to identify and problem solve program related issues

• Track supply needs and submit order requests

• Communicate with DOC program lead, IAE staff and/or regarding program status, technical difficulties, and any behavior issues

• Collect seeds as they are ready with incarcerated crew members

Independent Status: 

Contractor is and shall be an Independent Contractor. While performing the work or services provided, Contractor or Contractor's employees shall not be construed as being IAE employee(s) for any purpose, including but not limited to the accrual of any employee benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, retirement or vacation time. As an Independent Contractor, Contractor assumes full responsibility for making all necessary federal, state and social security tax payments and will file all returns and forms required in connection with compensation received in connection with this Agreement.

Preference will be given to those with:

• Bachelor’s degree in biology, natural resources, forestry, horticulture or a related field.

• Current US driver’s license.

• California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) training and clearance.

• Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check and ongoing compliance with Federal, State and Local statutes (required for working in prisons).

• Horticulture experience, especially with Mojave desert native plant propagation and seed collection.

• Leadership or management experience

• Positive willingness to work with incarcerated individuals at minimum and medium security facilities.

• Positive willingness to work with people of diverse backgrounds.

• Experience with data collection.

• Ability to lift up to 30 lbs and work in outdoor conditions while standing or stooping.

HOW TO APPLY

You must complete the online application form at: https://forms.gle/twCkQjAWSyoQLM8T8 . In addition, you need to submit a resume as a single PDF document emailed with the subject line “SPPCA122019 Application.”

Applications must be received by December 20, 2019. INCOMPLETE BIDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

If you have any questions, please contact us

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Cole Hardware is looking to hire full-time sales associate for our Rockridge location. The Successful applicant will be dedicated to providing outstanding customer service and becoming a valued member of our team.

The primary responsibilities of the sales associate position are to maintain outstanding customer service, generate sales, stock product, maintain well-stocked departments, and support the store management team.We especially encourage you to apply if you have knowledge in any of the following areas: Nursery and Garden.

Sales associates should:


  • Have excellent customer service

  • Have prior experience in retail in the home improvement industry or have experience in the 'trades'

  • Have the ability to stock and maintain a department

  • Have great organizational skills

  • Be able to stand for long periods of time

  • Be able to work independently and under supervision

  • Have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours (weekends, mornings,and evenings

  • Be computer literate

  • Be able to lift up to 60 pounds

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Talent Acquisition Specialist Full-Time, Boston This position reports to the Director of Human Resources For three generations, Winston Flowers has been the premier boutique florist and garden retailer in the Boston. Today, our company has a worldwide online presence, two state-of-the-art design studios, one of 60,000 square feet in Boston and one of 12,000 square feet in New York, and seven retail shops throughout Massachusetts and Greenwich, Connecticut, including a two-acre garden center in Chestnut Hill. From the beginning and still today, our mission has been to beautify and enliven both the indoor and outdoor environments where we live, work, and relax. We are adding a full-time Talent Acquisition Specialist to our team to provide an exemplary candidate and internal customer service experience for a wide range of non-exempt and exempt roles in Greater Boston, Greenwich, CT and New York City locations. The candidate should have a high level of energy, is self-motivated and proactive, who can work both independently and collaboratively, and thrives in a fast-paced, diverse, and creative environment. How you will contribute… In partnership with hiring managers and Director of Human Resources, leads full-cycle recruitment activities for a diverse range of roles; design, sales, delivery, events, marketing, etc., etc. etc.; Utilizing traditional job boards, and leveraging social platforms, updating and evolving postings to reflect Winston Flowers employment brand and culture to attract the highest quality candidates to our team Collaborate with hiring managers and HR Director to define and extend offers, manage background checks, and other pre-hire paperwork Partner with Human Resources Generalist and Training & Development Manager to transition new hires to the new hire orientation, training, and onboarding process to ensure a quality introduction to the company In partnership with department managers and HR Generalist, manage seasonal temporary staffing process Consistently evaluate recruiting processes and best practices, partnering with Director of HR to continue to evolve, ensuring the best possible candidate experience Participate in other special projects as opportunities arise You have… 5+ years of in–house or agency recruiting experience in a heavily non-exempt environment; creative or retail background is helpful Exemplary written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills; some familiarity with Spanish is a plus A proactive, customer service orientation, with the ability to communicate collaboratively and effectively with a diverse candidate and employee population Flexibility, with the ability prioritize and manage multiple projects and initiatives in a fast-paced environment Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office programs; previous experience with JazzHR ATS is helpful Plus… Core schedule will be Monday – Friday, with occasional weekend availability as business needs require Flexible to perform other business support responsibilities and projects during peak business periods Some local and/or regional travel as needs arise Winston Flowers’ benefits are comprehensive and include competitive compensation, paid vacation and sick time, medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life and long term disability insurance, 401(k) with match, pre-tax reimbursement or savings account, free on-site parking, and a generous employee discount.


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