Journey Level Gardener

San Francisco
Jan 19, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Journey Level Gardener

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

The journey level gardener, under the supervision of the landscape foreman, performs skilled landscape gardening to include lawns, shrubs, trees, bedding plants, and playing fields; operates power equipment, and installs and maintains automatic sprinkler systems.

Job Responsibilities:

Typical duties are, but not limited to:
Maintains plants, flower beds, turf, and trees;
Application of fertilizers and sprays insecticides and herbicides;
Prunes and trims a variety of shrubs and trees;
Mows with power equipment;
Performs routine irrigation maintenance, making small installations and changes;
Inspect and make minor repairs to tools & equipment

Minimum Requirements:

Completion of four years of high school supplemented by two years of experience in gardening and landscape maintenance work; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Must have a valid California driving license and clean record. Must possess the physical characteristics to perform the duties of the job including sufficient strength to safely lift and handle 60 pounds. Must be willing to work where noxious plants, herbicides and insecticides are present as well as willing to work in a variety of weather conditions.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Requires knowledge of common trees, plants, plant culture, and turf maintenance; and knowledge of pest control materials and methods; and ability to perform minor mechanical work on equipment; and knowledge of automatic sprinkler systems and ability to read design plans.

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The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.


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