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Building Operations and Maintenance
Posting Number: 14-91
Job Title: Landscape Specialist
 Open until filled; first review of applications received by 4PM, 9/19/2014 
Job Class: Non-Exempt
Job Hours: Full Time
Salary: $2,537.09/Mo
Description: Performs landscape maintenance for County properties.  Responsibilities include operating grounds keeping related equipment including mowers, trimmers, and leaf blowers; proper upkeep and repair of sidewalks: cleanliness of parking lots; maintenance of assigned equipment, fences, planters, and benches.  In addition to caring for sod, plants, and trees, Landscape Specialists rake, blow and mulch leaves, clear snow/ice from walkways and parking lots, and use irrigation methods to adjust the amount of water consumption and prevent waste.  Knowledge of proper planting and horticulture maintenance procedures is required.    Must possess knowledge of, and the ability to apply correct safety procedures including guidelines for proper and safe use and disposal of insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. 

Considerable knowledge of lawn maintenance, shrubbery and tree pruning, application of fertilizers and herbicides; proper use, maintenance and repair of landscape tools and equipment; and safety practices and procedures is required.  Must possess ability to interpret and comply with written and oral instructions; work in­dependently and manage time efficiently; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the public.

High school graduation or equivalency and three (3) years experience in landscape maintenance; or any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the above described duties.

Possession of or ability to obtain a valid Oregon Driver's License; safe driving record.  Those employed in this position are subject to a background investigation, including criminal background investigation and pre-employment drug screening. Conviction of a crime may disqualify an individual for this classification.  Must pass Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) security clearance.

For more info/application go to or Josephine County Human Resources, 500 NW 6th Street Dept 11, Grants Pass, OR 97526.  An original application (ALL pages) is required; we donít accept  resumes only.  EOE

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