|LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN SR|
|Performs skilled work involving establishment, layout, installation and maintenance of landscape material per plan or blue print. Performs skilled work in the preparation, cultivation and care of the landscape material such as annuals, groundcover, shrubs and trees in the City parks, facilities, medians and right of ways. Performs all installation and maintenance per proper horticultural methods. Responsible for the application of fertilizer and non-restrictive pesticides throughout the parks, facilities and right of ways. May assist in propagating plant material at the City nursery. Responsible for pruning plant material according to Florida Grades and Standards. Work is performed under the direction of the Crew Chief or Field Supervisor.|
|Select and install annuals, perennials, ground cover, shrubs and trees per proper horticulture methods.
Prepare and establish beds for planting, removing existing soil and adding prepared soil and amendments to improve beds.
Recommends plant material for use in flowerbeds and landscape.
Inspect and monitor plant material to determine health and vigor and detect insects, disease and week control.
Dispense fertilizer and non-restrictive pesticides on plant material.
May operates front-end loader/backhoe, dump truck, sod cutter, tiller, edger and other equipment necessary for the operation of the section.
|Knowledge of modern practices and principles of horticulture, floriculture, agronomy and related fields.
Knowledge of plant biology and common and botanical names of tress, shrubs and groundcover.
Knowledge of insects and diseases that affect tress, shrubs, groundcover, perennials, and annuals.
Knowledge of proper establishment, layout per landscape plan or blue print, installation and maintenance of landscape projects.
Knowledge of proper pruning techniques according to Florida Grades and Standards of Nursery Stock.
Knowledge of application methods for fertilizer and non-restrictive pesticides.
Skill in the proper removal and installation of annuals, shrubs, containerized trees and large caliper trees in the landscape.
Skill in the proper use and safe operation of various hand and power operated tools utilized in all phases of horticulture work.
Skill in the use of front-end loader/backhoe and five yard dump truck.
Skill in bed layout
Ability to lift 40 lbs.; ability to load/unload trucks with landscaping materials.
Ability to bend/stoop, push/pull, dig, kneel and crawl.
Ability to work with various chemicals and noxious fumes in various weather conditions.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with employees and the public.
|High School or equivalent recognized certificate and two (2) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
A valid Florida Drivers License is required. A valid Florid Commercial Drivers License Class B may be required.
A Department of Transportation Maintenance of Traffic Basic Certification (Flagging) is required within six (6) months of hire.