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Horticulture Maintenance I

Company: Rockford Park District
Location: Rockford
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title Horticulture Maintenance I

Location: Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens/Sinnissippi Rec Path and Varies Sites

Pay Grade: $12.00 during ICJIA Grant Period

Length of Season: varies

Summary of Duties:

Include, but are not limited to the following:

* MUST attend all training sessions; maintenance/safety trainings, violence prevention and leadership development sessions
* Performs general duties relating to the upkeep of the buildings, grounds, and water features
* Weeds, waters, and installs bedding plants
* Performs generalized janitorial duties
* Assists with mulching of flower and landscape beds
* Operates various non-powered hand tools
* Maintains a working knowledge of all general and departmental - specific safety rules
* Pays strict attention to housekeeping of work area(s)
* Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

* Minimum of 16 yrs old
* Days and hours vary; general hours will be 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required
* Excellent customer service skills and customer oriented
* Good communication skills including expressive, written, and receptive
* Ability to follow direction from Nicholas Conservatory Horticulture Supervisors, Coordinators and Seasonal Supervisors, demonstrating flexibility as a team player.
* CPR and First Aid Certification (can be obtained through the Rockford Park District within one year of hire)

Physical Requirements & Safety Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Heavy work:

Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally

Exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently

Exerting up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects

* Must be able to perform physically intensive tasks, potentially including any combination of the following: climbing, balancing, stooping, sitting, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, repetitive motions, substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers -far, near, and mid-range vision
* This position includes indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse work with regular exposure to weather related elements (heat, sun, cold, wind, humidity, rain, etc.)
* Expect potential exposure to the following: dirt, noise, temperature and weather extremes, job related hazardous chemicals.

Significant environmental factors are applicable to this position.

The Rockford Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Rockford Park District, Rockford , Horticulture Maintenance I, Other , Rockford, Illinois

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