The novice must know and gain proficiency in performing basic tasks of landscape maintenance.


  • No previous experience needed.
  • Possess willingness to learn new skills.
  • Legal documentation to verify employment eligibility.
  • Wear appropriate work boots, uniform shirts ascribed by company policy.
  • Familiar with company manual and policies contained and set forth, include safety guidelines/standards.
  • Use assigned tools and equipment in proper/safe manner.
  • Assist loading and unloading work trucks and trailers.
  • Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body.
  • Be able to reach over head.
  • Be able to work in various positions including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling, and squatting for extended periods of time.
  • Be able to lift, pull, and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks.
  • Be able to lift 50# of weight frequently through out assigned work day.
  • Be able to bend and stoop repeatedly throughout assigned workday to complete assigned job tasks.
  • Maintain physical fitness level necessary to complete assigned job tasks.
  • Reliable transportation to job site/office.
  • Report to work at the assigned time and assigned location, perform duties as assigned. If unable to report for work, notification to office is mandatory.


  • Use assigned tools in a safe manner.
  • Become proficient in the use of basic maintenance hand tools: leaf rake, broom, hoe, shovel, cultivator, water hose, quick coupler key, hand pruners, hedge shears and refuse totes.
  • Become proficient in the use of basic power equipment used for landscape maintenance: hedge trimmers, line trimmers, 21" lawn mower, and leaf blower.
  • Learn and perform basic planting skills.
  • Become proficient in loading and unloading of truck and trailer used in landscape maintenance operations.
  • Perform regular safety inspections on vehicle and trailer.
  • Communicate w/ lead people regarding progress of tasks.
  • Able to meet company production rates and standards.


  • Novice expected to learn and demonstrate proper use of equipment within 90 days of hire.
  • Novice expected to meet production rates set forth by company as assigned.
  • Novice expected to demonstrate proficiency in the use of hand and power tools prior to advancing to the position of Landscape Maintenance 1.


  • This position reports directly to Landscape Maintenance Foreman.


  • Base or Entry Level scale

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