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Seasonal Zone Gardener

Organization

21st Century Parks

Description

Seasonal Zone Gardener - The Parklands of Floyds Fork is looking for an energetic, skilled, and hard-working individual with landscape and horticultural experience to join our growing team responsible for maintaining one of the newest and most exciting parks in the nation. Under direction of full-time staff, our ideal candidate will participate in the daily maintenance and repair of the parks grounds, natural and landscaped areas. The candidate will work as part of a team alongside full-time maintenance staff to ensure quality plant and horticultural landscapes for visitors of The Parklands of Floyds Fork. To apply, send your resume to: Zone Gardener Search, The Parklands of Floyds Fork, 471 W Main St. Suite 202, Louisville KY 40202, or email areeves@21cparks.org. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Requirements

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge of:
•Landscape, agronomic and horticultural practices, terminology and procedures involving equipment, materials, installation, maintenance, construction and repair as it relates to the parks and landscape industry;
•Operation and maintenance of power driven landscape maintenance equipment;
•Operation of park vehicles and UTV’s (Utility Task Vehicles) in high traffic conditions;
•Safe and efficient work practices, especially in high public use areas.

Ability to:
•Operate a variety of field maintenance equipment in a safe and efficient manner;
•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, volunteers, contractors and the general public;
•Identify, troubleshoot and assist in addressing a wide range of landscape challenges, including but not limited to: drainage, plant beds, erosion control, soil, turf, ground cover, weed, disease, pest, shrub and tree management.

Additional requirements:
•Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record.
•Must be able to pass and secure all necessary herbicide and pesticide licenses.
•Must be able to lift 50 pounds and move easily in an outdoor setting with regular work in outdoor conditions without environmental controls.
•Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment, or shift.

Type

Temporary / Seasonal

Work Schedule

Set Hours — A regular 40-hour work week is standard. The season will not exceed 34 weeks of full-time work (employment period between March 2017 to October 2017).

Salary

n/a

Benefits

BENEFITS:
This position is structured as an hourly paid, seasonal position. A regular 40-hour work week is standard. The season will not exceed 34 weeks of full-time work (employment period between March 2017 to October 2017). Seasonal employees will be considered for full-time employment as positions become available.

Required Education

High School Diploma — EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Experience and high school education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would qualify.

Work Location

Louisville — 1800 Echo Trail, Louisville, KY 40245

Application Process

To apply, send your resume to: Zone Gardener Search, The Parklands of Floyds Fork, 471 W Main St. Suite 202, Louisville KY 40202, or email areeves@21cparks.org. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

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