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Landscaper & Grounds Laborer

In this position, you will be responsible for the cultivation and care of the landscaping and grounds of Arlington International Racecourse: plant flowers, mow, pull weeds, repair structures, and maintain outside of building.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Performs grounds-keeping maintenance activities: planting, transplanting, removing, pruning, trimming, watering, fertilizing and related tree and shrubbery care activities.
Monitors the condition of plants and checks for signs of stress or dangerous conditions. Performs work to alleviate hazardous conditions.
Maintains a daily inventory of tools and equipment
Responsible for garbage clean up of parking lots and train lot.
Personal Qualifications:
Diverse general landscape knowledge and experience is recommended
Education, Training and Experience:
Professional knowledge of landscaping maintenance issues, including horticulture principles and the safe application of pesticides and fertilizers.
Knowledge of state-of-the-art landscape maintenance practices and techniques. Knowledge of landscape architecture and maintenance practices which enhance design intent.
Knowledge of soils, fertilizers and the propagation of plant life.
Knowledge of common trees and shrubs and their growth characteristics.
Knowledge of diseases and pests associated with trees and shrubs.
Knowledge of landscape construction tools, equipment and machinery.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or mover up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.



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