Gardens & Grounds Technician
Oklahoma City, OK Gardens & Grounds
Job Type
Full-time
Description

This position is focused on the beatification and upkeep of the Gardens and Grounds at Science Museum Oklahoma.  

Qualities of ideal candidate include

  • A strong interest in horticulture
  • Self-motivated and strong work ethic
  • Enjoys seeing a job well-done. 
  • Has experience using and maintaining Zero-turn mowers, String trimmers, Chainsaws, and other gardening related gas powered equipment. 
  • Can identify commonly used plant material and non-beneficial plant material
  • Can work alone
  • Enjoys outdoors, and can tolerate extreme weather conditions


General tasks 

  • Mow and maintain turf areas
  • Small engine maintenance/repair
  • Plant installation
  • Plant maintenance
  • Garden bed maintenance
  • Mulching
  • Trash disposal
  • Provides great customer service when interacting with Museum guests and remains knowledgeable of Museum programs to better serve guests with questions.
  • Ensuring work is performed according to Museum and OSHA safety regulations. 
  • Assisting the Gardens & Grounds Manager in planning events in the department.


Daily task may include, but are not limited to:

  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements
  • Two years of experience or education in Horticulture preferred
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • General Horticulture knowledge with a willingness to further their knowledge.
  • Positive attitude 
  • Ability to work in an outdoor setting and meet the physical requirements of this position with or without reasonable accommodation. Work involves frequent standing and walking for long periods of time. Work may involve crouching, climbing and crawling. Work may include occasional pushing and/or pulling, lifting, and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance and 100 pounds with assistance

This position works in an outdoor setting. Work involves frequent standing and walking for long periods of time. Work may involve crouching, climbing and crawling. Work may include occasional pushing and/or pulling, lifting, and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance and 100 pounds with assistance. 


This position has been designated as a safety sensitive position. Safety sensitive positions include job duties that could affect the health and safety of the employee or others


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


This position may require the employee to drive for business purposes in either their own vehicle or a vehicle provided by the Museum. Employees that drive for business purposes must be able to pass a Motor Vehicle Records check and provide proof of insurance and a valid license to drive on an annual basis.



Salary Description
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