City of Houston, TX is seeking candidates for a position of Gardener on Full Time basis located at Texas. Do not forget to review the job posting carefully before apply online.
|Job Title:||Gardener||Company Name:||City of Houston, TX||Job Location:||Texas||Job Type:||Full Time||Job Category:||City of Houston||Job Link Expiry:||2023-04-15||Posted on:||Jobstri.xyz|
DIVISION: GREENSPACE MAINTENANCE
WORKDAYS & HOURS: MON-FRI; 6:30 AM TO 3:30 PM*
- Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to building a sustainable community and enhancing the quality of urban life by providing safe well-maintained parks and offering affordable programming for our community. To achieve this mission, HPARD is seeking a Gardener to join its Greenspace team. The potential candidate will play a key role in the following duties:
- Perform horticultural duties such as planting, pruning, fertilization and other tasks needed for general care and maintenance of planting areas.
- May assist in the production of horticulture crop at city greenhouse.
- Review planting plans and provide updates on plant and insect problems.
- Keep records on inventory, scheduling and routine maintenance in relation to plantings.
- Maintain and clean equipment and tools. Perform other duties as requested.
The position involves considerable physical exertion, such as regular climbing of ladders, lifting of heavy objects (up to 80 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time. There are routine exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution. The position may involve periodic exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns.
Basic knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and simple mathematical functions like percentages, ratios, etc. as might normally be acquired through attainment of a high school diploma or a GED.
Two years of experience in a horticultural field such as landscape installation, grounds maintenance, plant production or pest control are required.
Must have a valid Driver’s license and comply with the City of Houston’s policy on driving (AP 2-2).
Applicants with additional training in horticultural skills are preferred.
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
The selection process will involve application review and/or interview.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION YES
If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate’s qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Pay Grade 8
Applications must be submitted online at:
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832.395.7091.
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Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.
EOE Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
- Life insurance
- Long-term disability
- Retirement pension
- 457 deferred compensation plan
- Employee Assistance Program
- 10 days of vacation each year
- 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
- Flexible schedules
- Professional development opportunities
- Transportation/parking plan
- Section 125 pretax deductions
- Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
- Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html