Laborer - Rose Garden

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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

City of Tyler Tyler, TX

Tyler, TX
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
High School Diploma or GED


Job Description:

Purpose Of Position This position provides labor assistance to various crews in the Rose Garden and various City properties and traffic islands. Assistance is provided by picking up litter, cleaning equipment, using power equipment, push mowers and using various other hand and power tools to accomplish tasks. Essential Functions Pick up litter.Use hand-held blower.Drive pick-up truck.Plant horticultural materials.Trim plants.Clean areas after work is accomplished.Remove dead plants.Use spin trimmer.Must possess horticultural knowledge of various plants (both annuals and perennials).Ability to perform minor maintenance on equipment.Knowledge of the proper use and maintenance of hand tools and power equipment.Knowledge of traffic and pesticide laws.Knowledge of departmental regulations pertaining to tasks.Ability to identify plants problems.Must be able to communicate with owners, employees and management in person, using telephone or radio.Must be able to work weekends and holidays on a rotating basis.Must be able to stand and walk up to 8 hours daily; up to 6 hours a day; lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 lbs.; able to climb, stoop, bend, and crouch up to 8 hours a day; reach up to 8 hours daily: handle materials and tools.Must be able to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions (summer and winter).Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications High school diploma or GED preferred. At least one (1) year of experience in a horticultural or nursery related field and have a broad knowledge of horticulture preferred. A valid \\"Class C\\" Texas Driver's License, with clear driving record. City Of Tyler Policy It is the policy of the City to recruit, employ and to provide compensation, promotion, and other conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, and other protected veteran. The City affirms that employment decisions shall be made only on the basis of a person's ability to perform the essential functions of the job. This position does require presence in the office to perform the essential functions of the job. The City shall continually review its employment practices and personnel procedures and take positive steps to assure that equality of employment opportunity in the City of Tyler, Texas is a fact as well as an ideal.The City of Tyler will accept two years of relevant experience in place of each year of college required in the job description. Four years of relevant experience will be considered in place of an Associate's Degree, and eight years of relevant experience will be considered in place of a Bachelor's Degree. Any experience required in the Minimum qualifications is in addition to years of experience substituted for a degree.The City of Tyler supports a policy of a drug and alcohol free workplace. All candidates are subject to pre-employment testing, which may include, but is not limited to, Drug and Alcohol Screenings, Work Fitness Evaluation, Criminal Background Check, and Consumer Report/Credit Check. No person under eighteen (18) years of age will be employed in any regular full-time position. Persons under eighteen (18) years of age may be employed in temporary or regular part-time positions, if they furnish the City with a minors release if orm 2-2) and are approved by the City Manager.No person under eighteen (18) years of age will be employed in any position requiring the operation of a City motorized vehicle. The City of Tyler offers an outstanding benefit package including 10 paid holidays, health and dental insurance and retirement through Texas Municipal Retirement System. Click on the link below to learn more about the benefits we offer.

Company Description:

Municipal Government - The City of Tyler is a municipality of over 100,000. It is a place for career growth, satisfaction and real opportunities to contribute to improving your organization, your community, and most importantly, yourself. Public Service to the community and developing excellence through community partnerships are your most important objectives when you take a position with the City of Tyler. We offer a progressive work atmosphere that encourages and nourishes employee growth.