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|Working under the direction of the Manager of Landscape & Horticulture and/or Supervisor of Landscape, incumbent is responsible for all phases of gardening and ornamental landscaping at city gardens, parks, and the Botanical Conservatory. The incumb|
|Posted On:||Thursday, 10th January 2019|
|Category:||Regular Full Time|
|Department:||Parks and Recreation|
|Shift:||40 hours per week, varies|
Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
|Pay Rate:||$19.4015 per hour|
Working under the direction of the Manager of Landscape & Horticulture and/or Supervisor of Landscape, incumbent is responsible for all phases of gardening and ornamental landscaping at city gardens, parks, and the Botanical Conservatory. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned.
OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and/or ABILITIES
The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.
Incumbent assists the Supervisor of Landscape in directing the work of regular employees, seasonal employees, volunteers, community service workers, and community correction persons.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 3 years experience in ornamental horticulture or landscape maintenance or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, herbicide labels and SDS’s, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds a minimum of 50 feet.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger; handle; or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to sit, climb or balance, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee must be deemed physically fit to wear respirator devices. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and carry the weight a minimum of 50 feet. Exerts effort for sustained periods which usually involves heavy lifting, pushing, and pulling performed in a non-sitting position with high manual dexterity. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.
(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).
Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.