Job Opening for Garden Coordinator in Lyon

We’re hiring!

Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties (HCC) is searching for a part-time Garden Coordinator to help with school garden maintenance and with gardening education in Lyon County. If you enjoy working with plants, being outdoors, and want to work for a dynamic organization helping the community, then join our team. This is a part-time, grant funded position ($13/hr. Hours vary. Some Saturdays).

The Garden Coordinator will maintain the school and community garden areas. This can include watering, weeding, mulching, bed amendments, material organization, compost maintenance, harvest processing, and storage. Garden areas are to be maintained using sustainable, organic, and child-safe gardening methods. HCC is currently partnered with 8 schools in Lyon County. Gardens have been installed at each of these 8 schools, both for garden-based education and for increasing access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The Garden Coordinator will work directly with children and youth to enhance understanding of gardening methods, healthy eating, and sustainability. Community gardens in Dayton will also be implemented as part of this project.

The prospective applicant must be able to pass a background check and should have general knowledge in:

– Horticultural knowledge and experience preferred. Will train the right candidate.

– Experience working with children and the public.

– Must possess the ability to lift 50 lbs., bend, stoop, twist, walk on uneven surfaces, and work outdoors in Nevada weather.

– Ability to use a computer.

– Reliable, organized, punctual, resourceful, self-initiated and able to follow through on task.

– Ability to work in a culturally competent way with diverse populations.

– Ability to work autonomously and maintain accountability.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online athttp://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

3) email: intake@usda.gov.

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