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Landscape Technician

Company: Pulaski County Government
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

If you would like to apply for a Two Rivers Park job opening but do not have a computer, you may come to the Road & Bridge Department to use our Public Kiosk at 3200 Brown St. Please call first to arrange a time to do so at 501-340-6800.
Department:
Two Rivers Park

Starting Salary Range:
$26,193 - 31,708

Position Number:
000

FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt position, eligible for overtime

Safety Sensitive Designation:
This position is not designated as safety sensitive and is not subject to random drug and alcohol screening.

Opening Date:
12/16/21
Closing Date:
1/14/22 at 11:59 PM

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and minimum qualifications of this job. The incumbent(s) may be required to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign job-related responsibilities and tasks to this job at any time. Certain functions are understood to be essential; these include, but are not limited to, attendance, getting along with others, working a full shift, and dealing with and working under stress. Any essential function of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant only to the extent medically and reasonably feasible.
EEO/AA/F/M/Vet/Disabled
JOB SUMMARY:Responsible for the design and maintenance of the landscaped areas and grounds surrounding County buildings and Garden Center.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Maintains all plants within the landscaped areas of County buildings ensuring adequate amounts of fertilizer, insecticides, herbicides, and water are applied.
  • Selects and purchases plants for landscaping around County buildings based on amount of sunlight, shade, drainage, and availability of water.
  • Positions plants, trees, flowers, shrubs, etc., ensuring optimal health of plants, beauty, and functional usage.
  • Maintains lawns surrounding County buildings and at Garden Center using lawn mowers, weed-eaters, and blowers.
  • Prunes trees, shrubs, bushes, etc. as needed at appropriate times of year.
  • Purchases appropriate fertilizer, insecticides, herbicides, and other needed chemicals to maintain plant life.
  • Removes leaves, branches, and other debris from County grounds.
  • Cuts branches and plants using hand tools.
  • Maintains records of all chemicals applied to plant life on County grounds.
  • Obtains soil samples on a periodic basis from County Extension Services; maintains log of results of all soil samples.
  • Assess water and drainage needs for landscaped area; determine appropriate draining system and needed water supply for area.
  • Designs landscaping on County grounds including flowerbeds, plant boxes, walk areas, etc.
  • Maintains rose garden fountain ensuring proper functioning.
  • Conducts routine maintenance of lawn maintenance power equipment as needed.
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains sprinkler systems in landscaped areas.
  • Maintains inventory of all equipment, tools, and chemicals used in landscape maintenance.
  • Conducts proper winterizing of plants to ensure survival through cold weather.
  • Assigns and supervises the work of two to four inmates performing landscaping duties.
  • Picks up inmates and supplies in County vehicles as needed.
    SECONDARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Performs other related duties as required.
      PERSONNEL SUPERVISED:None
      PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to bend, stoop, and crouch when planting, weeding, weed-eating, or similar dutiesAbility to lift and carry loads up to 50 poundsVisual acuity needed to detect discoloration of growth problems in plants and to assess condition of groundsAbility to walk and push a lawn mower to cut grass
      WORKING CONDITIONS:Duties are performed primarily outdoors with exposure to a variety of types of weather conditions. Requires occasional travel to other areas of the County.
      MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Completion of high school or GED equivalency with advanced training in landscaping and horticulture; considerable work experience with plant care, landscape design, and maintenance, or a related area; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
      ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Must possess or be able to immediately obtain a valid Arkansas Driver's License.Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check, sex offender check, and pre-employment job related physical examination by appropriate licensed agencies.
      PREFERENCES:None
      ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or you are having difficulty using or website to apply for employment, please contact humanresources@pulaskicounty.net or call (501) 340-6110.

Keywords: Pulaski County Government, Little Rock , Landscape Technician, Engineering , Little Rock, Arkansas

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