Career Opportunities

Northeast Horticultural Services is one of the most successful tree and shrub care and landscape management companies operating in Fairfield County, Connecticut. With a particular focus on high-end residential properties, we use the best materials and practices to deliver exceptional plant health care and arborist services. We treat our close-knit team of dedicated professionals with honesty, fairness, and respect.

Work for us and we’ll give you more than a job. We’ll give you a career, the opportunity to excel and the support to succeed. We offer competitive pay, paid vacation, holidays, sick time and medical coverage.

For a closer look inside what we do, please visit our Facebook page or YouTube channel.

We Are Now Hiring for the 2024 Season!

Are you passionate about horticulture? When you work for NEHS, you will be an integral part of a growing team with opportunity for input and advancement.

Applicants for any and all our positions require the following:

  • Has reliable transportation to and from work
  • Holds a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Possess a strong commitment to safety
  • Willing to work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Knowledge of common trees & shrubs
  • Excellent attention to detail & a positive attitude

Prior experience is preferred, but not required. Industry experience is a plus. We are willing to train the right individual. Compensation is based on experience.

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Position: Plant Health Care Technician

This position serves as a tree and plant health care technician with the primary responsibility of monitoring, evaluation, and providing plant health care needs on clients’ properties.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain first-aid certification
  • Ability to obtain and maintain pesticide license
  • Work outdoors under varying and sometimes adverse weather conditions
  • Possess professionalism- assuring customer service, respect and satisfaction
  • Must be able to mix, load and apply pesticides and fertilizers
  • Must be able to perform moderately strenuous tasks while wearing a respirator

Chemical/Application Knowledge

  • Reads and understands purpose for chemical application
  • Reads labels and understands approved method for handling, storage, loading and mixing chemicals
  • Aware of and utilizes compatible chemical mixtures
  • Keeps up-to-date on latest revisions with EPA or Dept. of Agriculture in local jurisdiction
  • Knows current company policy
  • Knowledgeable of and proficient in technique to apply the following types of chemicals:
    • Pre-emergent/bare ground and planted areas
    • Post-emergent/bare ground and planted areas
    • Insect/disease control
    • Growth regulator
    • Foliar/root injections fertilization
  • Assures that tank labeling is accurate and labeling is changed as chemical mixes are changed
  • Surveys area prior to spraying to determine that:
    • Chemical request meets current job needs
    • Chemical rate requested is within standards for work to be performed
    • Awareness of obstacles, water hazards, job conditions, people in the same area or any other adverse conditions that should be investigated before any chemicals are dispensed
    • Determines boundaries and scope of area to be sprayed and mixes only enough chemicals to complete the assigned job
  • Surveys spray equipment for any leaks, bubbles in spray hose, contaminants on the bed of the truck or any other deficiency that may cause injury to operator, the public or damage to the client’s or neighboring properties
  • Knows how to use and transport materials and chemicals to avoid waste, loss and hazards

Client Relations

  • Is aware of and follows company guidelines on service management
  • When approached by client or tenant on a project, acts in a cooperative manner to help answer any questions that pertain to the chemical application at that specific location
  • Refers any other client inquiry to job supervisor

Quality Control

  • Insures cleanliness of chemical vehicles before leaving yard to avoid any unintentional contamination at field site
  • Follows up to insure that the chemical application has met the intended purpose. If application does not meet standard, investigates to identify cause

Documentation of Work

  • Maintains daily log of work performed, chemical materials used, location and wind conditions, application technique used, total gallons used, disposal of leftover material, originator of request and other comments
  • Maintains timecard daily
  • Completes and turns in all spray work request forms daily

Equipment Maintenance

  • Starts equipment before leaving the yard to test for problems
  • Changes oil in spray engine weekly
  • Checks oil level after every fueling
  • Washes truck weekly in yard
  • Maintains clean and neat chemical storage area
  • Follows company policy on truck maintenance, daily checks and monthly truck inspection reports
  • Advises supervisor immediately of any mechanical deficiencies
  • Understands cleaning and decontamination of spray equipment and safety gear


  • Checks three times a day all areas of spray vehicle for possible leads or safety violations
  • Knows and follows all applicable company safety rules
  • Reports any incidents to immediate supervisor within 30 minutes of occurrence
  • Keeps supervisor informed daily of any schedule changes that would alter operator’s location by more than one hour
  • Maintains and prominently displays map of nearest medical facility
  • Knows actions to follow to contain a chemical lead or chemical spill
  • Maintains and updates MSDS sheets as required by law (located in office)
  • Does not leave vehicle unattended unless all is secured
  • Does not operate in certain adverse weather conditions
  • Does not load, mix or apply chemicals if public is within 50 feet of work area

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