SUMMARY: Performs general gardening duties on facility's common grounds and specialized duties for residents.
Prunes shrubbery and trees in common areas and residential gardens
Conducts general lawn maintenance such as mowing, edging, and similar duties.
Waters common garden areas as specified by supervisor.
Conducts specialized gardening in response to residents' requests.
Maintains general overall appearance of garden area which includes duties such as maintenance of walks, courtyards, patios, etc.
Drives carts and lawn mowers between work areas. Drives company vehicle to pick up supplies, equipment and plants.
- Performs other work as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Tact and courtesy in dealing with residents under sometimes trying conditions. Patience and understanding of the aged. Ability to follow basic written and verbal instructions. Basic knowledge of gardening, pruning and landscaping. Basic nursery and plant knowledge. Must be able to tolerate wide range of weather conditions. Able to safely use and maintain gardening equipment, both motorized and non-motorized. Responsible for spreading fertilizers and spraying chemicals such as weed killer.
Physical skills and ability to perform work that requires continual standing, walking, stooping, bending and lifting up to 50 pounds.
One to three years’ experience in gardening preferred. Must possess Class 3 Driver's License, clean driving record.