Gardener 
San Francisco Department of Public Health - San Francisco, CA

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CLASS 3417 GARDENER

APPOINTMENT TYPE:
As Needed, non-benefited positions currently located at San Francisco General Hospital’s Facilities Department.

Under supervision, the Gardener performs essential job functions which include:

  • Routine maintenance and landscaping renovation tasks in the care of parks, squares, playgrounds, athletic fields, landscaped areas, easements and traffic islands;
  • Responsible for using various types of gardening tools and equipment;
  • Follow oral and written instructions and established methods and procedures;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned/required.
Nature of Positions : The nature of the work requires considerable physical effort in the performance of duties. Gardeners are required to work outdoors in rainy or otherwise increment weather and may be exposed to infectious or hazardous materials. Some positions require working in heavily trafficked areas.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1.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

2.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

3.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

4.Completion of the City and County of San Francisco's gardener apprenticeship program (4000 hours). (Applicants who have completed 3000 hours may apply and be placed under waiver pending successful completion of the gardener apprenticeship program). AND

5.Possession of a valid California driver's 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.

3. One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hours work week.). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

HOW TO APPLY

VERIFICATION:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience and/or proof of education at any point in the application, examination, and/or departmental selection process.

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