Please share this information to interested individuals who may qualify.

 

City & County of San Francisco (CCSF) is Accepting Applications for Gardeners (3717) Now through May 24th (5:00 p.m. PST)

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1.Three years of verifiable experience in the care, construction or maintenance of landscaped areas by planting, weeding, fertilizing, irrigating, pruning, and controlling pests in the following areas: sports and athletic natural turf fields, golf courses, parks, ornamental gardens, arboreta, greenhouses, nurseries, botanical gardens and/or public landscaped areas;

OR

2.Possession of a Certificate of Achievement from an accredited college or university in horticulture, landscaping, gardening, nursery and garden center operation, commercial cut flower and greenhouse production or related field and two years of verifiable experience in the care, construction or maintenance of landscaped areas by planting, weeding, fertilizing, irrigating, pruning, and controlling pests in the following areas: sports and athletic natural turf fields, golf courses, parks, ornamental gardens, arboreta, greenhouses, nurseries, botanical gardens and/or public landscaped areas;

OR

3.Possession of an Associate of Arts or Science degree from an accredited college or university in horticulture, landscaping, gardening, nursery and garden center operation, commercial cut flower and greenhouse production or related field and 18 months of verifiable experience in the care, construction or maintenance of landscaped areas by planting, weeding, fertilizing, irrigating, pruning, and controlling pests in the following areas: sports and athletic natural turf fields, golf courses, parks, ornamental gardens, arboreta, greenhouses, nurseries, botanical gardens and/or public landscaped areas;

OR

4.Completion of the City and County of San Francisco’s gardener apprenticeship program (4000 hours). (Applicants who have completed 3000 hours may apply and be placed under waiver pending successful completion of the gardener apprenticeship program). AND

5.Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Notes:

1. Eligible’s reached for employment by a department must be insurable under the department’s automobile liability insurance policy. After employment, employees must maintain insurability and valid driver license. 2. Ability to safely and correctly lift, drag and/or move with assistance large and/or heavy plants and equipment to truck bed level, and the ability to kneel, bend and squat for considerable periods of time. The probationary period will be used to evaluate this qualification. 3. One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hours work week.). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

 

Please visit the CCSF website for official job announcement and additional requirements:

http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=CBT&R2=3417&R3=060294&Viewer=Admin&Test=Y  (Please carefully read the full announcement as there are specific instructions for this examination)

 

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