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Organic Gardener

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Menlo Park, California

BrightView Landscape Services

Overview

A brighter future is in your hands. When you work as a Landscaper at BrightView, you will be spending your days creating amazing landscapes for our clients. You will be using a variety of equipment and learning about different aspects of landscaping. If you enjoy working outside, BrightView could be the right place for you! At BrightView, we like to promote from within, so you can play an important role in creating your future. Join our landscaping team and learn what it means to be a part of our team.

  • Full Time
  • Job Level – Entry Level

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Responsibilities

Brighter futures start here.  Welcome to BrightView.  We’re a team of talented professionals, driven by results and relationships, and committed to taking care of each other, clients, and communities. 

Brighter futures start here.  BrightView takes pride in providing consistent, high-quality landscape services with a dependable service commitment. As the nation’s leading landscape services company, BrightView provides, through its team of more than 18,000 employees, services ranging from landscape maintenance and enhancements to tree care and landscape development for thousands of customers’ properties, including corporate and commercial properties, HOAs, public parks, hotels and resorts, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, educational institutions, restaurants and retail, and golf courses, among others. BrightView takes care of its employees, customers, and communities while delivering exceptional landscapes that positively impact millions of lives every day.

A brighter future is in your hands.  We’re currently seeking an Organic Gardener to join our team on an organically maintained technical client’s campus. We are looking for somebody who enjoys all aspects of organic horticulture, hands-on gardening and working with a team to expand your knowledge with us. Ideal candidate will have experience in CA native gardening and sustainable gardening practices. Effective communication with clients and team members is required.

What you'll do:

  • Garden maintenance of multiple native and edible landscapes to perform the following duties:
  • Use of all electric maintenance equipment
  • Hand pruning, harvesting and hand weeding
  • Light repair of irrigation systems
  • Blowing of hardscaping
  • Monitoring wildlife
  • Interacting with the public in the gardens

Skills we're seeking:

  • Experience and knowledge of plants
  • Candidate must be well organized
  • Some plant pathology and entomology knowledge
  • Ability to talk about plants to general public
  • Using hand tools, such as pruning shears
  • Work at heights, as above 8 ft ladder
  • Load and operate a blower 10 pounds for long periods of time
  • Using a hand rake for long periods of time
  • Operation of a motor vehicle
  • Operating machinery on public roads

Additionally, it is expected that all employees comply with all internal control and compliance practices:

  • Protect company property from theft or misuse
  • Ensure separation of duties to reduce fraud
  • Meet the work ethic, regulations and laws
  • Maintain confidentiality of proprietary company information

Desired Characteristics:

  • Associates degree or higher in Horticulture related field
  • Work experience with organic gardening methods
  • California native plant knowledge
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus

Work Environment / Physical Requirements:

  • Work eight hours or more per day, with breaks necessary, for 5 days a week (you may require working overtime on the weekends)
  • Ability to work under extreme conditions - temperatures can get to 100 F
  • Ability to work under direct sunlight for long periods of time
  • Ability to carry 40 pounds (bags of fertilizer, mulch, etc.)
  • Ability to load / unload a trailer full of burlaps up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to bend, stoop and twist throughout the day

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; able to translate documents.
  • Strong work ethic
  • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to be considered

Perks

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

BrightView Landscapes, LLC is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer.

Job ID 17543 Date posted 04/02/2019

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