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Job Summary Under the supervision of a crew leader, performs a variety of gardening and/or landscape maintenance techniques in a research environment in order to maintain highly quality aesthetic standards throughout a campus community. Performs work in accordance with Institute and regulatory agencies safety standards and practices.
Job Duties - Apply knowledge of grounds and/or landscape maintenance while using basic hand tools and equipment such as hoes, shovels, pruners, hedge shears, and periodically use leaf blowers - Perform basic pruning and trimming, cultivates flower beds, pulls weeds, and water areas as necessary - Transplant small plant material and maintain new plantings of shrubs, color beds during establishment periods - Identify, flag, and report sprinkler problems - Clean maintenance equipment and report equipment problems - Police campus areas, sweep hardscape surfaces, and empty trash and cigarette containers - Perform other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications Education and Experience - One year experience in gardening, landscape, or nursery landscape environment - Knowledge of botanical or common names of plants - Knowledge of tools and equipment and methods and materials used in landscape maintenance - Valid California driver's license.
Physical - Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs., walk, bend, and twist on a constant basis and be able work in an outside environment exposed to elements
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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