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Gardener - Grade 280

Location: San Jose, CA Job Number: 886838 Date posted: 10/29/2020

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Under close supervision, perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled grounds keeping duties, including gardening, limited landscaping, spraying and tree trimming; and related work as required. In addition, assists Senior Gardener in general maintenance of the facility's grounds.

Essential Functions:

- Moves soil, equipment, and materials; and digs holes

- Select plants, shrubs, trees and type of lawn to landscape designated areas

- Repairs landscaped areas and irrigation system

- Installs and repairs irrigation piping

- Orders and accounts for supplies, chemicals, minor miscellaneous gardening tools and fertilizer

- Operate power-driven equipment such as mower, light trucks, power aerator, sod cutter, power edger, sweeper, trencher, plant digger, power hedge cutter; rot tiller, etc. in accordance with recommended safety precautions

- Assists the Senior Gardener, as required

- Perform other related duties as necessary

Basic Qualifications:

- Four (4) years of related grounds keeping experience

- High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

- Valid California drivers license

- Knowledge of landscape designing, planning, estimating and construction of landscape

- Considerable knowledge of gardening and ground work, such as cultivating, watering, pruning, cutting and trimming lawns, trees, shrubs, weeding, raking, transplanting, spraying, sweeping parking areas, fertilizing, planting flowers, removing tree stumps

- Considerable knowledge of common trees, ornamental shrubs and plants, and lawn pests and diseases, methods, and materials used in the control and eradication

- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos

- Ability to print and speak simple sentences

- Must be willing to work in a Labor Management Partnership environment

- Also refer to Position Specifications outlined in the appropriate collective bargaining agreement

Primary Location: California,San Jose,San Jose Building 6 275 Hospital Pkwy. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: United Healthcare Workers - West Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Facilities Services Department: Landscaping Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Facilities Services & Materials Management Careers

Handling the administration of all activities concerned with the ordering, storage, and movement of materials — as well as assessing, maintaining, and improving the upkeep and appearance of our facilities — as a member of this team you'll help everything look and run its best inside and outside our 600+ locations. Working in building management, maintenance, sourcing, purchasing, environmental services, and more, you'll play a vital role in ensuring the success of our organization.

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