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Groundskeeper I
Category: Horticulture

Bainbridge Island, WA

Salary: $14.00 per hour starting pay
Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013




Position Title: Groundskeeper I

Reports to: Director of Grounds and Facilities, Director of Horticulture

Employment Status: Full time, non-exempt (eligible forbenefits)

Compensation: $14.00 per hour starting pay

Interview Schedule:Interviews will beheldFebruary20 through 21



Position Summary:

TheGroundskeeperperforms work relatingto theplanting, propagation, cultivation, and careof turf, perennials, shrubs, and trees throughout theReserve.


MajorDuties and Responsibilities:

·         Weeding, pruning, mulchingandcleanup

·         Operatingvehicles andotherpowerequipment, such as a walk behind lawnmower, chainsaw and backpack blower

·         Maintaining grounds usinghand tools suchas shovels, rakes, andpruners

·         Assistingwith maintenanceof turfareas, e.g. mowing, trimming, fertilizing, renovation

·         Assistingothercrewas needed in various tasks around the Reserve

·         Assistingin plant propagation and nurserymaintenance


General Qualifications:

·         Must hold orobtain credentials inoneyear, inat least one ofthefollowing areas: Certified Professional Horticulturist, Certified Arborist, Certified PublicWaterSystem Operator,orCertifiedIntegrated Pest Manager

·         Minimum twoyears experiencein relatedfield

·         Workingknowledgeof plant identification and propagation

·         Abilityto lift 50 pounds

·         Abilityto standand workon feet foran extended period oftime

·         Abilityto work with thepublicin a positive and courteous manner

·         Abilitytoaccept supervision and to work harmoniouslywith supervisorand crew members

·         Abilityto learn new skills

·         To bepunctual andreliable


To apply:  send a resume and letter of interest to



Founded in 1988, TheBloedel Reserveis a not for profit publicgardenandforest preserveonBainbridge Island, WA, that aspires to enrich peoples'lives through achoreographed experienceof natural and designed Pacific Northwest landscapes. Founder PrenticeBloedel's original vision was "to providerefreshment and tranquilityin thepresenceof natural beauty." In thepast fewyears,The Bloedel Reservehas begunto position itself as a vibrant communityresource.Formoreinformation, visit

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