The Landscaper supports the work of the Parks and Public Space Manager by helping with various tasks related to landscaping projects that support the maintenance of visually appealing outdoor spaces. They will work under the guidance of the Parks and Public Space Manager and help ensure the efficient execution of landscaping jobs. This hybrid role will also provide the necessary support to other departments as needed.
Job Duties and Key Responsibilities
• Assist in routine landscape maintenance tasks, including pruning, mowing, edging, weeding, and raking.
• Help with pruning trees and shrubs, spreading mulch, and removing debris from the landscape.
• Seasonal color changes which begin with removing the old color, amending the soil, preparing the beds, spacing flowers, and designing the watering schedule.
• Prepare the grounds for other seasonal changes, such as applying mulch or protective covers to plants.
• Assist with planting trees, shrubs, flowers, and other vegetation based on the landscaper's design.
• Help in preparing the soil, placing plants in designated areas, and backfilling with soil or mulch.
• Learn and follow proper maintenance techniques and safety guidelines.
Irrigation and Water Management:
• Assist in monitoring and adjusting irrigation systems to ensure proper watering of plants, turf, and other landscape elements.
• Identify and notify the Manager of leaks or malfunctions in the irrigation system.
• Practice efficient water management techniques to conserve water and promote sustainability.
• Assist in the transportation and handling of landscaping materials, such as plants, soil, mulch, and construction supplies.
• Help load and unload equipment and materials from trucks, distribute them to designated areas, clean tools after use, ensure they are stored securely, and keep an inventory of supplies as directed.
• Assist in auditing, organizing, and maintaining landscaping tools and equipment.
• Operate and maintain landscaping equipment, such as lawnmowers, trimmers, blowers, and hand tools.
• Ensure equipment is in proper working condition and report any maintenance or repair needs.
• Learn to operate basic landscaping tools safely and effectively.
• Support the Parks and Public Space Manager in ensuring the cleanliness and tidiness of the work area after completing landscaping projects.
• Assist in disposing of waste, cleaning up debris, and leaving the site in an organized condition.
Record Keeping, Checks, and Reporting:
• Assist in performing routine maintenance tasks to keep the grounds in optimal condition.
• Assist in maintaining accurate records of maintenance activities, including work performed, materials used, and equipment maintenance.
• Assists with Audit/Report operational status of electrical, plumbing, HVAC, etc. such as equipment failures, safety concerns, or extensive damage.
• Assists with Weekly on foot report of Downtown.
• Assists with Tree audit.
The landscaper plays a crucial role in maintaining the cleanliness, safety, and visual appeal of outdoor spaces. They contribute to creating pleasant environments that are enjoyed by residents, visitors, or the public. Their attention to detail, knowledge of landscaping techniques, and commitment to quality maintenance ensure that the grounds are well-kept and inviting.
• Must be at least 18 years of age or older
• Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check
• High school diploma or GED certificate preferred
• Minimum of one year of relevant work experience preferred
• Valid state driver’s license preferred
• Knowledge of the Downtown Dallas area and ability to use standard maps is desirable
The physical requirements and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
• Use of ladders may be necessary for certain tasks.
• Ability to safely operate all mechanical equipment and machines including but not limited to street sweeper.
• Ability to lift 50 pounds.
• Ability to see at near and far distances. Corrective lenses are acceptable.
• Ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time and/or walk several miles during an 8 or 12-hour shift.
• Ability to hear normal conversations at 20 feet, and whispered conversations at 10 feet with or without the assistance of a hearing aid
• Ability to lift 25 pounds of trash or other material and dump it in a waste container.
• Ability to function in extreme heat or cold conditions with variations in weather.
• Moderate noise level
• Moderate stress level
• Substantial movements (motion) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers in a repetitive manner
• Ascending or descending stairs, ramps, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms
• Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
Education and Experience
• High school diploma or GED certificate
• Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM