Horticulture Maintenance III - Outside

Rockford Park District Rockford , IL 61101

Posted 1 week ago

Job Title: Horticulture Maintenance III

Location: Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens/Sinnissippi Rec Path

Starting Rate: $10 -$11

Length of Season: March-November

Summary of Duties:

Include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Performs general duties relating to the upkeep of the buildings, grounds, and water features

  • Weeds, waters, prunes, and installs bedding plants, bulbs and trees

  • Fertilizes and applies plant protectants

  • Performs generalized janitorial duties

  • Trims, mows and rakes lawns

  • Mulches flower and landscape beds

  • Operates various hand tools, power tools and power equipment

  • Operates park district equipment and vehicles (i.e. trucks, utility carts, bobcat, aerial lift, fork lift, etc.)

  • Maintains a working knowledge of all general and departmental specific safety rules

  • Inspects work areas for compliance with safe work practices and rules

  • Enforces safety rules and improves employee knowledge of the same by confronting and correcting unsafe behavior and conditions

  • Attends all required safety trainings

  • Pays strict attention to housekeeping of work area(s)

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Supervises and directs seasonal employees and volunteers

Qualifications:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

  • Horticulture degree plus 2 years of related experience (or equivalent)

  • Valid Illinois Pesticide Operator License (can be obtained within six months of hire)

  • Days and hours vary, general hours will be 7:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required

  • Excellent customer service skills and customer oriented

  • Good communication skills including expressive, written, and receptive

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including, but not limited to Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Ability to follow direction from Nicholas Conservatory Horticulture Supervisors and Coordinators, demonstrating flexibility as a team player

  • Valid Driver's license

  • CPR and First Aid Certification (can be obtained through the Rockford Park District within one year of hire)

Physical Requirements & Safety

Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Heavy work:

Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally

Exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently

Exerting up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects

  • Must be able to perform physically intensive tasks, potentially including any combination of the following: climbing, balancing, stooping, sitting, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, repetitive motions, substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers -Far, near, and mid-range vision

  • This position includes indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse work with regular exposure to weather related elements (heat, sun, cold, wind, humidity, rain, etc.)

  • Expect potential exposure to the following: dirt, noise, temperature and weather extremes, job related hazardous chemicals.

Significant environmental factors are applicable to this position.

The Rockford Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Horticulture Maintenance III - Outside

Rockford Park District