The City of Roanoke is seeking a Maintenance Technician II - Landscape Gardener to support the Transportation Division by supervising and participating in the work of a beautification landscape crew throughout the City Rights-of-Way (ROW).
Duties: This position 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.
Requirements: Applicants must have some knowledge of the operation of a wide variety of mowers, industry specific power equipment and vehicles; the ability to skillfully operate and do routine daily service and maintenance on this equipment is preferred. They must also have the ability to perform report preparation and completing work orders in VUEWorks on an iPad and computer; and operate light to heavy equipment during snow removal.
Education/Certification: Applicants are required to obtain a valid Class B CDL license with air brake and tanker endorsements within six months of employment; and must possess a Registered Technician Pesticide License and Certified Fertilizer Applicator Certificate or acquire them within 12 months of employment. An Associate’s degree in horticulture, plant science, or related field is preferred, or horticulture certification from an applicable program and one to three years’ related experience and/or training in horticulture or landscape maintenance, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Salary Range: $28,179.89-$31,771.44 Annually. EEO/AA/M/F/Disability Employer. To apply, visit www.roanokeva.gov/jobs. Deadline to apply: June 29, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.