CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE:

Gardener II

REPORTS TO:

Supervisor, Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and Grounds (365)

DEPARTMENT:

Parks and Recreation Services

DIVISION:

Arboretum BG 5150

JOB NO:

133

BAND/LEVEL:

VARIABLE

FLSA STATUS:

Non-Exempt

FT/PT/SEASONAL:

Full-Time

JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Assists in the planning and design of the gardens, flower beds and wooded areas at the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead. Organizes, instructs, and participates in the planting, maintenance and care of plants, trees, flowers and landscaping. Assists in the training and guidance of volunteers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assists in the planning and design of the gardens, flower beds and wooded areas at the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.

Organizes, instructs, and participates in the planting, maintenance and care of plants, trees, flowers and landscaping, in keeping with established work plans. Coordinates work tasks with other seasonal staff and volunteers.

Familiar with the use of rototillers, weed eaters, mowers, brush trimmers, and garden hand tools (included but not limited to shovels, spades, hoes, hedge clippers, wheelbarrows, and post hole diggers)

Loads, transports, and unloads plants and materials from trucks.

Uses a variety of hand and power tools to trim bushes, trees, and grasses around the farmstead.

Uses proper horticultural techniques to water, prune, fertilize, weed, and mulch.

Assists in set up, operation and tear down of event equipment and supplies. Provides customer service to visitors.

Assists in ensuring a safe environment for visitors and the general public. Identifies safety hazards and informs supervisors of hazards and takes corrective action.

Performs other duties as assigned.

The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with supervisors, customers, and any other persons or organization with whom interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.

The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATIONS

High school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 18 years of age.

Possession of appropriate, valid driver's license.

Must maintain an insurable driving record.

EXPERIENCE

Two years experience in greenhouse, nursery or landscaping, and the design, installation and maintenance of plant materials, or an equivalent level of experience.

SKILLS:

Attention to detail.

Basic math skills.

Interpersonal skills.

Project management skills.

Good oral and written communication skills.

Manual dexterity.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to meet deadlines.

Diplomacy and judgment.

Ability to carry out assignments through oral and written instructions.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to work under distracting conditions.

Ability to prioritize work.

Ability to train and guide others.

Ability to work in a hectic environment with many interruptions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to make and receive phone calls.

Ability to operate power and hand tools.

Ability to operate City vehicles and equipment.

Exposure to inclement weather conditions.

Exposure to chemicals, dust, sprays, fogs, and mists.

Ability to identify and distinguish colors.

Ability to lift 50lbs

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):

Direct: None

Indirect: Volunteers

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.