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The Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation is a subdivision of the State of New York. The corporation is entrusted with developing and preserving the properties and open spaces on Roosevelt Island. RIOC is currently seeking a qualified individual with a great personality and a passion to assist with the preservation and maintenance of the island. The island consists of several parks, open spaces, natural sports fields and playgrounds. Under the guidance of the Director of Horticulture & Grounds, the groundskeeper will play a critical role in the overall maintenance of the island.

Head Grower

The Head Grower manages and leads staff of growers, assistant growers, quality control staff, and
internal transport staff engaged in the growing, care and maintenance of the company’s horticultural
products that are produced for wholesale or retail sales.
Directs the application of technical procedures, timing and metering devices that control frequency,
amount and type of nutrient applications; regulate humidity, ventilation, temperature and amount of
light; and dispense fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. Monitors crop development and
the removal of substandard plants to maintain quality standards.

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