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Gardener

Organization: Elemental Landscapes, Inc.
City: SEATTLE
Job Category: Landscape Crew Member
Job Type: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Associate's
Experience Requirement: 1-2 years
Pay range: $20.00 hourly

Job Description

Elemental Landscapes, Inc. is looking for an Experienced Gardener who is passionate about working in the green industry. We are a licensed & bonded General Contractor so in addition to providing eco-friendly Fine Gardening services we also provide Design/Build services for small/medium sized yard renovations.

The starting salary is $18/hr for a 1-week trial period, then ~$20/hr with room to grow as the company expands.

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and our excellent customer service, so the *ideal* applicant will have earned their AA in Horticulture plus 1-2 years experience or have at least 3 years experience working for a reputable landscaping company (references required). We don’t use toxic chemicals so an understanding of Integrated Pest Management (or at least a willingness to learn) is important.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintain residential clients’ yards by deadheading their annuals & perennials, weeding & raking beds, watering & fertilizing plants as needed, mulching beds and pruning trees & shrubs.
  • Installation of new plants.
  • Debris removal as needed.
  • Meet all deadlines while maintaining high standards.
  • Work outdoors as part of a 2-3 person crew in varying weather conditions.
  • Follow daily timekeeping procedures.
  • Occasional installation of drip irrigation (experience with this is a plus but not required).
  • Experience with outdoor construction is a plus but not required.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants must be able to identify common garden plants (including weeds).
  • Applicants must know proper pruning techniques.
  • Applicants must be able to operate gas-powered line trimmers, chainsaws, leaf blowers and hedge trimmers.
  • Must be at least 20 years old.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle & a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be able to pass a background check & a drug test.
  • Must be able to stand, bend, and squat for extended periods of time and lift up to 40 pounds.

BENEFITS & PERKS

  • We offer our employees paid opportunities to attend Educational Lectures & Seminars throughout the year.
  • We encourage our employees to obtain their Certified Professional Horticulturist certifications through WSNLA and will reimburse employees for the associated costs once they pass.

JOB APPLICATION PROCESS
Please send your Resume with up-to-date references included to elemental206@gmail.com Promising candidates will be contacted to set up a phone interview, followed by an in-person meeting where you will be quizzed on your ornamental plant ID skills and your pruning knowledge.

How to Apply

Please send your Resume with up-to-date references included to elemental206@gmail.com Promising candidates will be contacted to set up a phone interview, followed by an in-person meeting where you will be quizzed on your ornamental plant ID skills and your pruning knowledge.