Landscape Worker - Job Code #3159

Sarasota County Government
Job Description

Landscape Worker Official Job Title: Horticultural Technician):  Involves daily work activities of landscape maintenance personnel and operation of landscape equipment to maintain vegetation on streets and highways throughout Sarasota County as directed by the Operational Manager.

Duties:

  • Safely operate, fuel and perform basic maintenance functions on the following types of equipment:  gas-powered string trimmers, stick edgers, pole saws, backpack blowers, commercial grade pick-up trucks, 4 - wheel utility carts and other miscellaneous, small hand-operated landscape maintenance tools and perform small-engine repairs.
  • Utilizing the above equipment, but not limited to hand weeding, mulching, digging, turf trimming, tree trimming, hand collection and disposal of litter, removal and installation of plant materials and trees and driving on roads and vegetated maintenance areas.  Work normally occurs on streets and highways with active automobile traffic which will require the implementation of appropriate maintenance of traffic-safety standards and wearing of safety equipment.

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Minimum Qualifications:  A High School Diploma or equivalent and one year of experience performing landscaping, mowing or landscape grounds maintenance.  Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License.

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