Zone Gardener
Central Park Conservancy 17 reviews - New York, NY

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Zone Gardener

Job Description

Reports to: Section Supervisor
Department: Horticulture
Status : Non-Exempt
Schedule: Flexible

Job Summary
The Zone Gardener is responsible for horticulture maintenance

Summary of Essential Job Functions
  • Mowing and String trimming
  • Maintenance of all essential lawn care equipment
  • Brush clearing, wood-chipping, and mulching
  • Understory tree and shrub pruning and maintenance
  • Leaf removal, i.e. raking, sweeping, vacuuming and storage
  • Soil testing
  • Installing and repairing fence
  • Winter maintenance, i.e. shoveling, ice-chopping, salt spreading, and plowing
  • Planting and transplanting
  • Weeding
  • Debris and trash removal
  • Working closely with other staff members, as well as members of Dept. of Parks and Recreation on a regular basis
  • Training seasonal staff
  • Interacting with park patrons in a professional manner as a representative of CPC
  • Navigation of New York City streets with large truck and trailer

Minimum Requirements
  • Two or more years of horticulture experience or degree in horticulture and/or related filed
  • Experience with various landscape maintenance equipment
  • Knowledge of plant material including types of turf and turf pests
  • Strong communication skills
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • CDL and/or pesticide license recommended

Abilities Required
  • Ability to perform heavy, physical labor on a daily basis in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work a varied schedule with overtime including weekends, holidays, and evenings
  • Ability to work independently

About this company
17 reviews
The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization founded in 1980 that manages Central Park under a contract with the...