Bok Tower Gardens
  • 01-Jul-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Horticulture
  • $15.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

TITLE: Groundskeeper

DEPARTMENT Horticulture

REPORTS TO: Garden Supervisor

CLASSIFICATION: Full-time / Hourly / Non-Exempt

SCHEDULE: 7:000am - 3:00PM Monday - Friday - with rotating Saturday's

Bok Tower Gardens is currently seeking a full-time Groundskeeper. The primary responsibility is to perform general gardening duties to maintain the integrity and beauty of the Gardens and grounds; to be responsible for the mowing and weed-eating of major lawn areas and applying herbicides and lawn fertilizers. Assist in gardening duties which may include annual and permanent plantings, pathway maintenance, water bodies, lawns, wildlife, and garden furnishings.

Additional duties include:

  • Reports for duty regularly and timely with an established schedule, including any required events .
  • Inspects assigned area daily to assess maintenance needs:
    • Determine plant needs - water stress, disease and damage, growth decline, pruning needs, and general health of plants; reports major problems to Garden Supervisor.
    • Determine maintenance needs - weeding (pulling of weeds or treating weeds with herbicide to prevent re-sprouting), clearing of fallen debris, mowing of lawns or pathway maintenance
    • Determine the thresholds of pests and the ability to spray all the necessary chemicals, including pesticides, herbicides, insecticides

Qualified candidates must have the following:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum of two years landscaping, greens keeping, or parks and gardens ground experience preferred
  • Previous experience in garden or grounds maintenance with the ability to operate various types of power equipment (lawnmower, front-end loader, tractors, etc.)
  • Interest in and willingness to learn Central Florida horticulture and the aesthetic ethic of the Gardens
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to understand and interpret instruction to work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to perform strenuous physical work outside in the Florida weather year-round
  • Ability to lift at least 60 lbs

This position offers competitive wages and benefits.

Deadline for resume/application submission: Open until filled

Bok Tower Gardens (BTG) is a Drug-Free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled. We base all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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