Gardener (experienced)

Los Angeles, CA

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Position Summary

  • Perform tasks and responsibilities associated with the maintenance, repair and upkeep of the gardens, trees and grounds at Mt. Washington and other locations.
  • Perform specific tasks related to pruning of large trees and hedges under 12 feet.
  • Work both independently, and under general supervision.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in garden maintenance and new installations.
  • Preferably able to work with large equipment such as a lift truck, 24” chain saw and ½ HP drill

Responsibilities

  • Help to train, orient and review the work of others.
  • Manage projects and assign tasks to others as required.
  • Works in a team with other individuals who may be performing work at the location for the department.
  • Follow instructions relating to all phases of work, and implement as necessary.
  • Responsible for the pruning and the care of small to large trees and hedges.
  • Assist in care of legacy and other significant trees.
  • Implement annual fertilization plan.
  • Overall working knowledge of the department, so that concerns may be identified easily and reported to the appropriate person for resolution.
  • Responsible to follow SRF’s policies and established processes.
  • Operate large power tools such as a lift truck, 24” chain saw and ½ hp drill and specialized equipment for both garden and arborist responsibilities as directed.
  • Other position-related tasks, as assigned.

Requirements

  • Ability to remain on task until projects are completed.
  • Ability to work in cooperation with other employees as group projects require.
  • Ability to function efficiently and independently when required.
  • Ability to operate a tractor, sweeper, and other equipment as needed.
  • Ability to prune small and medium sized shrubs.
  • Experience with plant materials, and the ability to identify concerns as they arise.
  • Experience in horticulture and gardening.
  • Preferably has experience and knowledge of pruning and the care of large trees.
  • Preferably has experience operating large power tools such as a lift truck, 24” chain saw and ½ hp drill and specialized equipment associated with work as an experienced Gardener.
  • Preferably has experience installing and repairing irrigation systems.

Additional Details

This is a 40 hour per week position, Monday through Friday.

Local candidates only please. No reimbursement for relocation costs offered for this position.

We offer a competitive benefits package that features a variety of insurance coverage choices including group medical, dental, life insurance, a retirement plan and much more. We also provide paid sick, vacation and holiday time.

Please email your resume and salary requirements to resumes@yogananda-srf.org. No phone calls please.

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