POSITION: Landscaping Laborer
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation
REPORTS TO: Floral and Landscaping Leader
WORK SCHEDULE: Seasonal (as assigned)
JOB CATEGORY: LTC (Labor,Trades, Crafts)
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge,skill, and/or ability required. The City of Richmond provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.
The Landscaping Laborer serves to assist the Floral Division Team at the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department for the City of Richmond. Duties to be performed primarily in the Downtown Richmond area.
Assist in invasive plant/tree removal;
Assist in the landscaping throughout our priority areas;
Assist in planning, planting, care, and maintenance of landscaping;
Assist in daily greenhouse operations including plant care and maintenance;
Provide daily interaction with users and merchants to provide consistent high-quality experience;
Assist with educational program development, presentations,and assist volunteer groups alongside greenhouse staff;
Performs related duties as assigned.
The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal function of the job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
High school diploma or GED;
Previous horticultural/naturalist experience preferred;
Ability to follow the policies and procedures set forth by the City of Richmond and the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department;
Strong supervisory and management skills and ability to work alone with minimum supervision,multitask, and complete assignments effectively;
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills; Working knowledge of Standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to compose and prepare correspondence;
Ability to effectively communicate orally, and in writing with co-workers, other City departments, partnerships and the public;
Maintain contact with co-workers, other City departments,
Ability to work alone with minimum supervision and on several tasks at the same time;
Possession of a valid driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record.
Incumbent performs specific landscaping and flower/plant maintenance duties with priorities determined by a flexible, customary routine and seasonal deadlines. Assignments are guided by definite objectives using a variety of methods or procedures, with incumbent referring to supervisor when interpretations of programs, expenditures are thought necessary. Errors in work are primarily detected or prevented through supervisory review and/or notification from other departments or the public.
Incumbent reports directly to Floral and Landscaping Leader.
Incumbent’s duties may involve continuous physical exertion, driving, lifting/carrying objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds, pushing/pulling objects, bending,crouching/kneeling, reaching, sitting/walking at will, standing/walking for long periods, close/far vision, color/depth perception, hearing sounds/communication and handling/grasping/fingering objects.
Incumbent performs a majority of duties outdoors and is frequently exposed to normal hazards associated with landscaping and park maintenance duties, including machinery,traffic, moving parts, toxic chemicals, dust, dirt, mold, fumes, slippery surfaces, extreme temperatures, humidity, and wet/icy conditions. Incumbent may be required to wear protective clothing and/or equipment. Safety precautions must be followed at all times to avoid injury to self and others.