Career opportunity: City of Buckhannon hiring horticulturist


The City of Buckhannon seeks a trained and experienced individual to oversee the City’s expansive horticulture and landscape program.

Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in horticulture, landscape architecture, biology, botany, environmental science, or a related degree will be given first consideration. This position is a fulltime, competitively salaried one with benefits that include health insurance coverage and state retirement. The successful applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.

Our horticulturist will be an effective oral and written communicator, and adept with technology.

Letters of interest and supporting materials shall be submitted by hand delivery to City Hall by Friday, August 23, 2019, or by mail, but postmarked by no later than Saturday, August 24, 2019, addressed to: Mayor of The City of Buckhannon, 70 East Main Street, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

The City Council anticipates interviewing select applicants before or during the first week of September 2019. It is anticipated that the appointment of the new City horticulturist will be announced during the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Thursday, September 5, 2019, with duties of the horticulturist to commence on October 1, 2019.

Any requests for further information about this position should be directed either to Mayor David McCauley or Assistant City Recorder and Director of Finance and Administration, Amberle Jenkins via the mail or by phone at Buckhannon City Hall at (304) 472-1651, during regular business hours.

More details concerning this position are available upon Buckhannon’s website at

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