Implements detailed landscape plans. Plants, fertilizes, applies chemicals, waters, weeds, and prunes woody and herbaceous plants. Is responsible for performing tasks involving physical labor as part of a team. May operate a variety of hand and power tools. The Gardener may assist other craft workers and Forman. 


The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Plants, transplants, fertilizes, applies chemicals, waters, prunes, and weeds flower beds and plant areas. 
  • Maintains flowers, bushes, trees, and shrubs. 
  • Implements detailed landscape plans. 
  • Plants and propagates bedding plants; may manage greenhouse operations, as applicable. 
  • Assists in the work direction and on-the-job training of other personnel. 
  • Picks up and disposes of litter. 
  • May assist in various maintenance activities as required. 
  • May operate a motor vehicle to transport materials and equipment, as appropriate to the position. 
  • Ensures proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promotes continuous improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices. 
  • May irrigate, mow, rake, and trim lawns and/or athletic fields. 
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 


  • High school diploma or GED; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. 
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. 
  • Knowledge of horticulture methods and materials, landscaping and cultivation of trees and woody plants. 
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade. 
  • Ability to perform grounds maintenance tasks.
  • Skill in interpreting and completing landscape plans.
  • Knowledge of fertilizer and/or pesticide applications.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment
  • Some knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions
  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule
  • Ability to lift heavy objects, walk and stand for long periods of time and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing
  • Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely
  • Ability to understand, follow and transmit written and oral instructions
  • Ability to meet attendance schedule with dependability and consistency