Gardener
City of Seattle - Washington, DC

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Job Responsibilities:

Assist Senior Gardener and/or Lead worker with horticultural tasks and park maintenance in geographic districts or special gardens. Water, monitor automatic irrigation systems; fertilize, prune, weed, edge, herbicide application, annual and perennial planting; pest and disease control. Record keeping and reports will be required in association with many of above duties. Use hand tools and operate various types of machinery and power equipment to do gardening and park maintenance. Assist senior staff in the work unit in leading volunteer groups and parks staff to further district goals of horticultural excellence. Perform general landscape maintenance and shrub, perennial and annual plant care. Work as part of a team in planting and transplanting trees, and other plant materials, the construction and the maintenance of steps, walls, and trails, landscape installations, and major shrub-bed renovations. May lead the work of other staff and work with volunteer groups as necessary to fulfill mission.

Qualifications:

The equivalent of two years experience in landscape construction or maintenance, or in propagation and maintenance of flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees at a conservatory, greenhouse, or nursery. Washington Public Pesticide Operator license is required after appointment. Current Valid Washington State Driver’s License. Education may be substituted for experience. Plant I.D. skills, and knowledge of standard methods, materials, procedures, tools, and equipment associated with landscaping and gardening. Must be able to work with diverse group of park users, work outdoors and in all types of weather, work at extreme heights, able to lift 50 lbs and work safely in an environment that is noisy and congested. Operate motor vehicles to, between, and from work locations. Able to stand, walk, or bend for extended periods of time.

Additional Information:

Familiarity with word processing and spreadsheet software. Ability to operate many kinds of equipment used in landscape construction and maintenance including tractors, chippers, tillers, chain saws, sod cutters, power tools, hand tools, etc. Two years experienced in the manual and computerized irrigation systems. Proven ability to work with the public and provide first-rate customer service. Knowledge of Pacific Northwest native plants and landscapes.

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