The Getty

Gardener

3 weeks ago(11/22/2017 7:24 AM)
Requisition Number
2017-3071
Position Status
Regular Full-Time
Salaried/Hourly
Hourly
Category
Grounds Maintenance
Getty Center
Program/Dept.
Trust - 1441-Grounds and Garden

Job Summary

Performs grounds maintenance activities required for care of fine gardens, public and back of house areas as well as unimproved areas of Getty properties.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Under direct supervision, completes grounds maintenance activities including but not limited to gardening, equipment operation, materials transport, agricultural chemical application, and general labor
  • Maintains the appearance and safety of Getty gardens and grounds, including plantings, lawns, trees, hillsides, roads and undeveloped acreage
  • Waters, trims and prunes plants, shrubs, trees, and hedges and sprays pesticides on plantings, when appropriate
  • Monitors soil conditions, puts in new plantings and removes old
  • Maintains irrigation systems and may perform minor plumbing repairs
  • Drives tractors and trucks and operates grounds maintenance equipment and tools
  • May respond to questions about the grounds and gardens

Qualifications

  • High school or GED preferred
  • Previous related work experience
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds
  • Requires a California driver's license with fewer than three DMV points
  • Must be able to follow verbal instructions
  • Must be able to work in adverse weather and uneven terrain

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience with landscape tools and equipment such as weed whips, mowers, and hand tools
  • Fundamental knowledge of and experience in grounds care
  • Able to work in extreme weather conditions
  • Ability to use and carry common landscape power tools
  • Ability to work in rough terrain and other adverse landscape conditions
  • Ability to understand spoken communication
  • Willingness and ability to work varied hours and overtime as needed
  • Knowledge and ability to work in team setting or alone
  • Must be capable of prolonged, very physically challenging work including lifting, carrying, twisting, walking knelling as required for landscape work