Garden Production Supervisor

Garden Production Supervisor

Community Garden Program

Reports To:
Community Garden Manager

FLSA Status:
Non – Exempt

TS Range:

Opening Date:
September 15, 2017

Closing Date:
September 29, 2017


The Garden Production Supervisor provides direction to the onsite staff in the day to day operations of the garden. Ensuring program goals and objectives are met based on the established timelines. Organizing workflow in a fast paced environment focused on production and sustainability. Providing outreach and promoting community use of the garden.


  • Provides onsite supervision, daily goals, and training to Garden Technicians I & II, as well as the Garden Technician Lead, garden apprentices, and volunteers.
  • Direct supervisor to staff members within all areas of Squaxin Tribal Garden; Medicine Wheel Garden, Berry Field, Orchards, Elder’s Garden, and First Foods Trail.
  • Primary operator of tractor, and other heavy duty equipment, including daily maintenance checks.
  • Maintains records of all garden production activities including planting, harvesting, food distribution, soil amendments, pH balance of soil and water, and maintenance schedules for all equipment.
  • Develops and implements sustainable organic practices of fertilization and pest control specific to the greenhouse, orchards, berry field, and vegetable gardens.
  • Provides a planting plan and schedule specific to the seasons within the Northwest Region.
  • Trains staff in proper handling of equipment, composting, weeding, fertilization, care of fruiting shrubs or trees, seeding methods, seeding soil mixture, seed spacing requirements, transplanting, and general care of new starts.
  • Selects materials needed for irrigation system setup and facilitates installation at each site.
  • Conducts bi annual soil analysis, tests and monitors pH levels within the soil and water.Collaborate with Program Manager to:
  • Present and/or attend seminars to speak about the Squaxin Island Tribal Garden.
  • Develop and meet outcome based goals, measurements of success, garden layout, and community outreach plans.
  • Address and correct issues related to garden production, harvesting, and implementation.
  • Disease and pest management: assess conditions of all area within the Medicine Wheel Garden, Berry Field, Greenhouse(s), Elder’s Garden, and Orchards, develop and implement plan to address individual areas.

This position has supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable

High School Diploma and 5 years of relevant work experience.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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. While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; taste or smell; and lift up to 25 lbs. The specific vision requirements for this position include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in this environment is usually moderate.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.