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Gardener

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NYC Parks & Recreation
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Bronx County, NY
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Published 13 days ago

Become a Gardener at NYC Parks and help keep our parks green and beautiful! Public service is a rewarding job—caring and maintaining parks for all New Yorkers to enjoy. We have vacancies in several boroughs of New York City.

Major Responsibilities

• Under supervision, assist in the planting and cultivating of trees, flowers and shrubs, including tasks such as digging up, balling, burlapping, transplanting trees and shrubs; digging up and transplanting sod; potting flowers and plants; propagating plant life and pruning and spraying trees, shrubs and plants. 

• Assist in the maintenance and operations of greenhouses and nurseries. 

• Prepare soil and seed beds. Grade, sod, weed, mulch and mow lawns. Repair damaged planted areas, fertilizing and watering soil.  

• Assist in and perform tasks involved in the operation and care of hand and power gardening tools and equipment. 

• Make necessary operating adjustments; report needs for repairs and replacements to supervisor. 

• Perform simple record keeping and prepare simple written reports. 

• Drive vehicles and operate other motorized equipment required for to the performance of duties. 

• Supervise seasonal employees, as well as volunteers, as needed.

Qualification Requirements 

1. One year of full-time experience in gardening work, including experience in each of the following: planting, cultivating and caring for trees, plants, shrubs and lawns; or

2. A certificate from a horticulture or botanic program containing college-level courses, such as programs offered by the New York Botanical Garden, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, etc.; or

3. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience that is equivalent to “1” above. Thirty semester credits from an accredited college, at least fifteen of which must be in horticulture, agriculture, agronomy, plant pathology, botany, landscape design or architecture, entomology, forestry, floriculture, plant production and/or crop management, may be substituted for the one year of the work experience described in “1” above.

License Requirements

A motor vehicle driver license valid in the State of New York. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.

Residency in New York City, Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Suffolk, Putnam or Westchester counties required for employees with over two years of city service. New York City residency required within 90 days of hire for all other candidates.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

1. Ability to work outdoors in all weather.

2. Knowledge of herbicides and herbicide application. 

3. Ability to work a flexible schedule by working occasional weekends. 

4. Experience working with volunteers. 

5. Ability to lift 50 lbs and handle gas-powered equipment.

6. Demonstrated commitment to public service and the environment.

7. Ability to work effectively as part of a team or independently.

Become a Gardener at NYC Parks and help keep our parks green and beautiful! Public service is a rewarding job—caring and maintaining parks for all New Yorkers to enjoy. We have vacancies in several boroughs of New York City.

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Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
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    August 19, 2022
Salary
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USD $43,410 - USD $49,922
/ year
New hire rate: $43,410. After two years: $49,922

Benefits

NYC Parks offers exceptional health benefits and pension, generous vacation/sick days and a work-life balance. You will have access to training and resources to support you in your career.

NYC Parks offers exceptional health benefits and pension, generous vacation/sick days and a work-life balance. You will have access to training and resources to support you in…

Location

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On-site
1 Bronx River Pkwy, The Bronx, NY 10462, USA

How to Apply

Go to nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID# 541975.

Go to nyc.gov/careers/search and search for Job ID# 541975.

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