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Mercer Botanic Gardens-Landscape Caretaker-Fri, 06/17/2022 - 4:23pm

Landscape Caretaker

Company

Mercer Botanic Gardens
22306 Aldine Westfield Road
Humble , TX 77338
United States
Texas US

Employment Type

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Job Details

Job Description 

The landscape caretaker assists in implementing various activities concerned with planting and maintaining garden and park landscapes in Harris County Precinct 3 Mercer Botanic Gardens by performing the duties and workplace practices as outlined.

This is a full time position for the closing shift.
Sunday - Thursday, Tuesday - Saturday, or Friday - Monday.
Evenings and weekends are required.
Weekday hours: noon - 8:30 p.m.
Weekend hours: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Reports to and coordinates with park manager on assigned duties of general landscape maintenance of the botanic garden, including planting, mowing, weeding, spraying, irrigation, trimming, pruning, and pest control using appropriate hand-held and power tool equipment as needed.
Completes closing assignments, including assisting visitors, removing trash from receptacles and common areas, cleaning restroom and kitchen areas, ushering visitors out of the park, and locking gates.
Other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.

Education and Experience 

High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Landscape/grounds maintenance experience
Ability to understand and speak English
One-year experience or training in horticultural field, preferred

Basic knowledge/previous experience in:
-Irrigation repair and maintenance
-Plant disease and pest identification with related control methods
-Turf management
-Care and maintenance of ornamental plant collections.
-Soil planting preparation to include grading, tilling, and mulching.
-Operating large equipment, such as case loaders, trenchers, and riding mowers.

Applicants should:
Exhibit dependability and timeliness.
Possess a team-player work ethic.
Work well with volunteer staff.
Be able to direct job tasks to community service workers.

Application Instructions 

Send cover letter and resume to MercerBotanicGardens@pct3.hctx.net.

Full Name 
Kim Hammond