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Norfolk Botanical Garden-Groundskeeper-Fri, 06/04/2021 - 6:00pm



Norfolk Botanical Garden
6700 Azalea Garden Road Norfolk Botanical Garden - Norfolk, VA
Norfolk , VA 23518
United States
Virginia US

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Job Description 

Position type: Fulltime employment, 40 hours per week. Nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Description: Performs all aspects of grounds maintenance and landscaping.

Essential Functions: Performs grounds maintenance tasks including mowing, trimming, blowing, edging, fertilizing, pesticide application, turf installation, water feature care, road cleaning, irrigation repair and installation, tree and brush removal, litter pickup, landscaping, snow removal, and other related tasks. Has the knowledge and ability to schedule projects in collaboration with horticulture and facilities department. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have experience with irrigation installation and repairs.

Essential Physical Functions: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Has the ability to work outside for 8 hours in heat, cold or light rain and can continuously walk, stand, bend, twist and/or stoop. Has the ability to push, pull and perform manual labor during working hours.

Health insurance including an HSA or copay option (NBG pays 70% of individual premium and 65% of dependent/family premium)
403(b) retirement plan with discretionary 4% match
Company sponsored life-insurance coverage.
Group rates on voluntary benefits such as dental, supplemental medical expense insurance, vision, STD, accident.
Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.
Professional development opportunities.
Staff discounts on programming, gift shop & café.
NBG logo wear for work provided.
EAP services for all employees.

Equal Employer Opportunity (EEO) statement: NBG is committed to the principles and ideals of equal employment opportunity. It is, and shall continue to be, the policy and practice throughout NBG to foster equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for applicants, employees, and volunteers without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, status as a veteran, or other protected status or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Duties & Responsibilities 

Specific Job Responsibilities:
Performs all aspects of turf care
Pesticide application
Irrigation installation and repair
Water feature care
Roadway cleaning
Landscape installation
Operate small and large power equipment safely
Cleans and uses equipment responsibly
Assists with special events
Other duties as assigned

Reports to: Manager of Grounds & IPM

Education and Experience 

Must be 18 or older with valid driver’s license. Applicant must obtain a Virginia Registered Technician Pesticide Applicators license within six months of hiring. A minimum of 3 years grounds maintenance experience preferred. Associates Degree in Horticulture or related field a plus, but not required.

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Norfolk Botanical Garden