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Company: City of Houston
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED DIVISION: GREENSPACE MAINTENANCEWORKDAYS & HOURS: MON-FRI; 6:30 AM TO 3:30 PM 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 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 crops at the 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.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.

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

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