Maintenance Technician II – Landscape Gardener
The City of Roanoke is seeking an ideal candidate that will support the Transportation Division by supervising and participating in the work of a beautification landscape crew throughout the City Rights-of-Way (ROW). Performs skilled landscape and turf maintenance including planting, pruning, fertilizing, mulching, weeding, watering and spraying a wide variety of flowers, bulbs, shrubs, trees, ground covers, perennials, ornamental grasses and other types of plant material as well as mowing, string trimming, edging, aerating and seeding turf areas. Must have some knowledge of the operation of a wide variety of mowers, industry specific power equipment and vehicles. Ability to skillfully operate and do routine daily service and maintenance on this equipment is preferred. Must have the ability to perform report preparation and completing work orders in VUEWorks on an iPad and computer. Operates light to heavy equipment during snow removal. Required to obtain a valid Class B CDL license with air brake and tanker endorsements within 6 months of employment. Required to possess a Registered Technician Pesticide License and Certified Fertilizer Applicator Certificate within 12 months of employment. Associates degree in horticulture, plant science, or related field preferred or horticulture certification from applicable program and one to three years related experience and/or training in horticulture or landscape maintenance or equivalent combination of education and experience.