These temporary NTE 1039 hours positions are located at Gateway Arch National Park. For information on the duties of the position contact: Anton Weinman at 314-655-1781. Anticipated EOD: May 9, 2021Learn more about this agency
Open to the first 100 applicants or until 02/08/2021 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration.
Prunes and trims trees and shrubs to obtain the shape, size, and desired growth characteristics, and to remove diseased limbs or excess branches. Transplants trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants by digging proper sized holes and preparing soil to receive the plants. Removes the plant taking care not to damage the roots and removes sufficient soil to insure its continued growth in the new location. Computes quantities of plants, seeds, and other materials needed for specific areas.
Determines when plants need additional watering and how long they should be watered. Selects and sprays area with herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides for the control plant diseases, plant insects, and weeds. Cuts grass and trims hedges using either hand or power equipment. Fertilizes, waters, and seeds turf areas, and removes rocks, leaves, trash, and debris from landscaped areas. May operate various types of motor vehicles (e.g. pickup trucks) to transport supplies and materials to work sites.
May operate farm-type tractors with attached equipment such as; rotary or flail mowers, augers, tillers, etc. in the performance of the gardener duties.
Physical Demands: The work requires frequent walking, standing, pushing of carts and wheelbarrows, bending, and stooping. The incumbent occasionally climbs ladders to prune or trim vegetation and lifts heavy objects such as begs of fertilizer, grass seed, etc.
Working Conditions: The work is done outside or in a greenhouse. In working outside, the gardener is subject to discomfort from long periods in the sun and sometimes in chilly or rainy weather. On a regular basis the conditions will involve working in an air contaminated with chemical dust and sprays being applied to trees and shrubs. The incumbent will be required to wear protective clothing during herbicide/pesticide application; as well as normal safety items such as gloves, boots, glasses, etc. Because of the duties performed, there is a chance of minor injuries such as bruises, cuts, and scrapes and occasionally possibility of broken bones from falls.
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