Gardener
City of Houston, TX - Houston, TX

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ALL PERSONS INTERESTED Gardener Parks and Recreation Recreation and Wellness Golf Operations 1001 E. Memorial Loop M-F – 6:00am to 3:00pm* *Subject to change DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The successful candidate will perform horticultural duties such as planting, pruning, fertilizing and other tasks needed for general care and maintenance of planting areas. May assist in production of horticulture crop at city greenhouse. Review planting plans and provide update on plant and insect problems. Keep records on inventory, scheduling and routine maintenance in relation to plantings. Work with golf course staff to plan, plant, and maintain seasonal flowers primarily at Memorial Golf Course, but may be required to assist with same at other golf courses as needed, and perform other duties as assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS
The position involves considerable physical exertion, such as regular climbing of ladders, lifting of heavy objects (up to 80 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time. There are routine exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution. The position may involve periodic exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Basic knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and simple mathematical functions like percentages, ratios, etc. as might normally be acquired through attainment of a high school diploma or a GED.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Two years of experience in a horticultural field such as landscape installation, grounds maintenance, plant production or pest control are required.

MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Must have a valid Texas driver's license and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving AP 2-2.

PREFERENCES:

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

Preference will be given to applicants who have gardening experience related to golf course maintenance.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED None

SAFETY IMPACT POSITION [X] Yes [ ] No
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

SALARY INFORMATION
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The minimum to midpoint of the salary range for this position is:

Salary Range - Pay Grade 08

APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.

For application status inquiries or special accommodations, please call 832-395-7263.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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