The Garden Assistant completes a variety of tasks necessary to support mature and large scale facilities. The primary duty of this position is to maintain and improve the gardens, both ornamental and edible, to a high standard. This position can be a physically demanding position. This position also receives a high level of oversight as to prioritization of tasks and may receive oversight while completing said tasks. Much of the work is cyclical in nature allowing for the position develop routines and take ownership for much of the work.
Daily Duties, Functions, Responsibilities
Performs basic skill-level duties, which may include all or some of the following landscaping, lawn care, gardening, event set up, and other various duties;
Operation of basic hand tools;
Maintains DBBC tools;
Abides by organizational safety plan and policies;
Prepares facilities and grounds for events;
Picks up trash and litter around the facility and disposes of such waste;
May cultivate plants, gardens, and other aspects of the Agri-Tourism program
Paints doors, trim and other parts of the facility to ensure routine maintenance;
Performs routine maintenance on tools and equipment;
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Basic knowledge of basic gardening tools and techniques
Ability to complete tasks without supervision.
General knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions associated with work.
Ability to interpret technical bulletins and schematics on equipment related to work.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to distinguish color for safety signs.
Education and Experience
High school diploma.
Must be 18-years of age.
Gardening experience required
Physical Conditions and Nature of Work Contacts
Involves frequent walking, lifting, and carrying objects weighing in excess of 40lbs routinely.
Requires strenuous tasks including, bending, stooping, lifting.
Work exposes employee to adverse weather.
Ability to multi-task effectively.
Exposes employee to potentially minor injuries.
Ability to distinguish color for safety signs/placards.
Posting ID: 547754126Posted: 2020-10-20