Assistant Head Gardener at Central Resources Team
Assists the Grounds Supervisors in directing and supervising the Grounds Maintenance crew. Performs all other general or specialized grounds maintenance functions; digging, mowing, replanting, trimming, weeding, pruning, applying fertilizers/chemicals, maintaining interior potted plants, maintaining plants in the Nursery. Position entails occasional guest contact.
Specific Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Equipment - must be able to properly use and operate a line trimmer, backpack blower, hedge trimmer, garden tiller, lawn mower, lawn aerator, chain saw, rake, shovel, broom, saw, ladder, telephone, computer, copier, and typewriter. Must have basic math skills and understanding of fractions in order to calculate chemical formulas and proportions, conversions and dilution rates for chemicals.
Four years previous experience in gardening, including three years in a supervisory position, in the last 8 years required.
Licenses or Certification
HS diploma Required. TB clearance required. Driver's License with a clear abstract required. At least 2 landscape related certification or license in a national or state recognized organization or agency, or hoticulture related degree.
Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs from floor to waist. Must be able to lift 20 lbs overhead. Must be able to carry 40 lbs with two hands, carry 15lbs with one hand. Must be able to pull 20 lbs, push 40 lbs. Must be able to work in an environment with frequent walking, standing, sitting and other various ranges of motion.