City of O'Fallon
  • 30-Sep-2021 to 29-Oct-2021 (CST)
  • Landscape
  • O'Fallon, MO, USA
  • $22.08-$22.78 DOQ
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

FT benefits offered are: Medical, dental, vision, vacation time, sick time, MO Lagers(retirement)


This position is responsible for supervising and participating in the grounds care and installation of landscaping on municipal properties.

MAJOR DUTIES

  • Performs and supervises horticulture practices related to the cultivation of flowers, shrubs, trees and turf, including pruning, planting, fertilization, integrated pest management, and irrigation.
  • Prepares and maintains municipal grounds through the planting and cultivation of flowers, trees, shrubs and turf to provide aesthetically pleasing landscapes throughout the City.
  • Participates in the design, and supervises the installation and maintenance of landscape beds.
  • Assists and performs in greenhouse operations and landscape plant production.
  • Identifies diseases and insects; implements an integrated pest management program.
  • Identifies plant nutrition disorders and develops an agronomical sound nutrition program.
  • Assesses, operates, schedules, and services irrigation systems.
  • Assists in training staff.
  • Enforces safety policies and procedures.
  • Operates assigned vehicles, equipment and hand and power tools.
  • Assists and supervises the work of seasonal and temporary employees, and volunteers.
  • Assists in the preparation for festivals and special events.
  • Required to work irregular hours.
  • Assists in snow removal
  • Provides input on budget for upcoming projects, existing maintenance and equipment.
  • Performs related duties.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

  • Knowledge of landscape management principles.
  • Knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance procedures.
  • Knowledge of relevant horticulture principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of irrigation maintenance and operation.
  • Knowledge of irrigation scheduling to meet the needs of the plant; lawn, flowers, shrubs, etc.in the O'Fallon MO climate and seasonal changes.
  • Skill in the design and installation of landscape beds.
  • Skill in the operation of assigned tools and equipment.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations at a level commonly associated with the completion of an Associate's Degree in horticulture.
  • Three to five years' experience in grounds care, greenhouse operation and plant production. Supervisory experience in the field.
  • Three to five years' experience with fertilizers, pest control, and irrigation systems.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years of experience or service.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Missouri for the type of vehicle or equipment operated (class A CDL).

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