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Company: City of Houston
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM: -- -ALL PERSONS INTERESTEDDIVISION: -- -RECREATION & WELLNESSSECTION: -- -GOLF OPERATIONSWORKDAYS & HOURS:-- -VARIES*-- -*Subject to changeDESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe 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 Recreation and Wellness/Golf Operations 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.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.-- -WORKING CONDITIONS-- - -- - -- -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.Job Requirements:EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS-- -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.-- --- -EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSTwo years of experience in a horticultural field such as landscape installation, grounds maintenance, plant production or pest control are required.-- -LICENSE REQUIREMENTSMust have a valid Driver's license and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2).-- -Applicants with experience in the operation of specialized golf course equipment and attachments are preferred. -- -**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 REQUIREDThe selection process will involve application review and/or interview.SAFETY IMPACT POSITION-- - -- - -- - -- - -- -YESIf yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test. -- --- -SALARY INFORMATIONFactors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification. The salary range is:Pay Grade 8-- -APPLICATION PROCEDURESOnly online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during posting opening and closing dates shown.-- --- -Applications must be submitted online at:-- --- --- -To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: or call 832-395-7108.-- -If you need special services or accommodations, call (832.395.7108) or (TTY 7-1-1).-- -If you need login assistance or technical support call 855-524-5627.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.-- -EEO Equal Employment Opportunity-- -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.-- -

Keywords: City of Houston, Houston , GARDENER - GOLF, Other , Houston, Texas

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