Gardener
City & County of San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

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This exam process will be used to fill current vacancies at Recreation and Parks Department only.

Under supervision, this position performs routine maintenance and landscaping renovation tasks to care for

athletic fields, squares, parks, playgrounds, stadiums, thoroughfares, medians and/or other landscaped

areas. Essential functions of this class include: preparing soil by rototilling, spading and fertilizing;

maintaining plants by planting, transplanting, cultivating, irrigating and pruning; identifying a large variety of

plant material and their cultural requirements; identifying pests and diseases, performing techniques such as

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to control or mitigate the pests and diseases; maintaining lawns by

raking, edging, mowing, watering, weeding, aerating, fertilizing, and over seeding; maintaining grounds by

clearing brush and debris, sweeping and raking public activity areas, cleaning up litter and clearing drains;

changing sprinkler heads when required; operating power and manual equipment and/or tools such as

mowers, watering equipment, gopher traps, and other types of gardening equipment and/or tools;

performing routine maintenance on landscaping equipment and/or tools to ensure they are in good working

condition; and performing general maintenance tasks on grounds and facilities to ensure clean and safe

premises. May be assigned to work with and/or direct the work of park volunteers, and perform other job

duties as required.

Working Conditions:
The nature of the work may require exposure to inclement weather conditions and may require exposure to

infectious and/or hazardous materials and/or conditions. All positions require driving. Some positions may

require riding mowers and driving small utility vehicles. Some positions may require heavy lifting up to 50

lbs. Some positions may require weekend or shift work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Three years of verifiable experience in the care, construction or maintenance of landscaped areas by

planting, weeding, fertilizing, irrigating, pruning, and controlling pests in the following areas: sports

and athletic natural turf fields, golf courses, parks, ornamental gardens, arboreta, greenhouses,

nurseries, botanical gardens and/or public landscaped areas; OR

Possession of a Certificate of Achievement from an accredited college or university in horticulture,

landscaping, gardening, nursery and garden center operation, commercial cut flower and greenhouse

production or related field and two years of verifiable experience in the care, construction or

maintenance of landscaped areas by planting, weeding, fertilizing, irrigating, pruning, and controlling

pests in the following areas: sports and athletic natural turf fields, golf courses, parks, ornamental

gardens, arboreta, greenhouses, nurseries, botanical gardens and/or public landscaped areas; OR

Possession of an Associate of Arts or Science degree from an accredited college or university in

horticulture, landscaping, gardening, nursery and garden center operation, commercial cut flower and greenhouse production or related field and 18 months of verifiable experience in the care,

construction or maintenance of landscaped areas by planting, weeding, fertilizing, irrigating, pruning,

and controlling pests in the following areas: sports and athletic natural turf fields, golf courses, parks,

ornamental gardens, arboreta, greenhouses, nurseries, botanical gardens and/or public landscaped

areas; OR

Currently employed in a gardener apprenticeship program approved by the State of California Division of Apprenticeship Standards and satisfactorily completed at least 2,000 hours in this program; AND

Possession of a valid California driver license.

Notes:
1. Eligibles reached for employment by a department must be insurable under the department's automobile liability insurance policy. After employment, employees must maintain insurability and valid driver license.

2. Ability to safely and correctly lift, drag and/or move with assistance large and/or heavy plants and equipment to truck bed level, and the ability to kneel, bend and squat for considerable periods of time. The probationary period will be used to evaluate this qualification.

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