Employment

Garden maintenance crew lead

Work with an experienced horticulturalist in Bellingham and surrounding areas.

Core capabilities:

  1. Responsibility and dependability
  2. Customer and quality focus
  3. Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  4. Independent problem solving skills
  5. Ethics and integrity

Job duties:

  1. Manage the execution of garden installation and maintenance projects, anticipating labor and equipment requirements
  2. Supervise and lead a crew of 1-2 employees OR work independently, as needed
  3. Keep inventory of all tools, and perform maintenance as needed
  4. General garden clean up; weeding, raking, deadheading, debris removal
  5. Move and install soil, plant material and mulch
  6. Prune trees and shrubs
  7. Use both hand and power tools
  8. Integrated pest management: Identify plants suffering from pests and/or disease, apply appropriate method of control (I use least-toxic controls)
  9. Install and maintain drip irrigation
  10. Some lawn care

Requirements:

  1. Minimum 2 years experience in the landscape industry
  2. Physically fit with strong stamina
  3. Knowledge of plant identification and care, and/or a willingness to learn
  4. Valid driver’s license
  5. Carry and use a smart phone or other data-enabled device for communication and reporting
  6. Experience with irrigation installation and maintenance is a plus

Flexible hours with some weekend work, 30-40 hours a week, probably more as the season progresses. Be prepared to work in all weather conditions and on lots of different kinds of terrain. This can be a very physically strenuous job. Wages depend on experience. Please email me your resume, with the job title in the subject line. Thanks!

Garden maintenance crew member, part time

Work with an experienced horticulturalist in Bellingham and surrounding areas.

Core capabilities:

  1. Responsibility and dependability
  2. Customer and quality focus
  3. Excellent communication skills
  4. Independent problem solving skills
  5. Ethics and integrity

Job duties:

  1. General garden clean up; weeding, raking, mulching, deadheading, etc.
  2. Pruning trees and shrubs
  3. Use both hand and power tools
  4. Integrated pest management: Identify plants suffering from pests and/or disease, apply appropriate method of control (I use least-toxic controls)
  5. Install and maintain drip irrigation
  6. Some lawn care

Requirements:

  1. Physically fit with strong stamina
  2. Knowledge of plant identification and care, and/or a willingness to learn
  3. Valid driver’s license
  4. Carry and use a smart phone or other data-enabled device for communication and reporting

Flexible hours with some weekend work, 20 hours a week, probably more as the season progresses. Be prepared to work in all weather conditions and on lots of different kinds of terrain. This can be a very physically strenuous job. Wages depend on experience. Please email me your resume, with the job title in the subject line. Thanks!


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