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Horticulture - Seasonal Laboerer

Posted: 03/31/2024

Completes repairs, improvements, construction and maintenance of Park District grounds, gardens, facilities, and buildings.  Maintains and operates equipment and completes landscaping.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSABILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Prepares beds and sites, plants, trims, prunes, mulches, waters, weeds, stakes, fertilizes, rakes, shovels, digs, grades, back fills and levels soil to complete and maintain horticultural projects
  • Installs, prunes, waters, mulches, stakes, transplants and removes plant, turf, shrub, flower and tree materials
  • Operate vehicles, trailers, mowing and trimming equipment, chainsaws, wood chippers, tillers, hand and power tools and other maintenance and mechanical equipment in the maintenance of the parks and garden areas. 
  • May include hauling soil, mulch, compost, gravel, etc. 
  • May occasionally include plowing snow.
  • Performs bed preparation, including timber, ledging and border installation, excavation, drainage installation, soil amendment, planting, mulching and weed control
  • Loads, unloads and delivers equipment and supplies, as needed
  • Maintain all equipment by cleaning, adjusting, greasing, checking fluids and air, and replacing parts as needed. 
  • Perform repair on buildings, including routine maintenance such as painting, sweeping, mopping, etc.
  • Operate equipment in the repair of waterlines, sewer lines, and other maintenance areas.
  • Repair park benches, tables, and other park equipment.
  • Rake leaves, trim trees, and shovel sidewalks.  Clean areas of debris or litter.
  • Assist other supervisors and departments in the performance of construction and maintenance activities.Cleans work site when
  • projects are completed
  • Attends work on a regular basis
  • Inspect grounds and report conditions to supervisor. 
  • Treat public complaints and concerns with the utmost attention. Be courteous in all cases.
  • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook
  • Maintains a clean and organized work environment
  • Additional functions may be essential
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