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Gardener (Multiple Positions)

Location: MO-Kansas City
Company Order Number: 579
# of openings: 1

Description

This position will work during the Zoo's peak season.

 

BASIC FUNCTION:

Support staff to the Fulltime Gardeners.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Includes but not limited to:


 

  • Mowing grass
  • Pruning shrubs
  • Operating line trimmers
  • Digging irrigation lines
  • Watering
  • Laying sod
  • Hauling brush
  • Spreading mulch and compost
  • Weeding beds
  • Digging planting holes

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Very demanding.  Must be able to do the following:

  • Shovel mulch for eight hours a day.
  • Lift and carry items up to seventy-five pounds.
  • Operate handheld power equipment for extended periods of time.
  • Work on knees or bent over for extended periods of time.
  • Dig planting holes for eight hours a day.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

All weather outdoor position.

 

RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal: Daily with other employees.

External: Frequently with visitors, volunteers, and community service workers.

 

SKILLS NEEDED:

  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Ability to operate landscape power equipment.
  • Ability to do physical labor in heat for extended period of time.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
     

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or equivalent.

Prefer one season of work experience in Green industry.


 

DECISION MAKING:

Must be able to make immediate decisions pertaining to safety.


 

SUPERVISION:

Completely supervised.  


 

EMOTIONAL:

Frequently short deadlines and hectic work environment with many distractions.  Must be able to stay focused on the assigned tasks.





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