Gardener Worker Job in SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Vacancy No. 2019-02-11 GW sk Department Presidio Trust
Salary $25.53 to $25.53 Grade 05 to 05
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 2/11/2019 Close Date 3/10/2019
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 02/11/2019 to 03/10/2019

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    AD 05

  • Salary

    $25.53 to $25.53 per year

  • Appointment type


  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


This job is open to

Clarification from the agency


Announcement number

2019-02-11 GW sk

Control number


  • Duties



    The Presidio is rich in formal, ceremonial landscapes and historic neighborhood landscapes. Historic gates and tree-lined boulevards create a deep sense of place. The Main Parade Ground strengthens the dramatic setting of the Main Post and establishes it as the heart of the park. . Rare ornamental plantings have been saved and historic gardens have been recreated with a contemporary sensibility, often with drought-tolerant native plants.

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    The Presidio Trust is seeking a Gardener Worker to join our Landscape Stewardship team. Once an Army base, the Presidio is now a new kind of National Park. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark District, in part because of its beautiful historic landscapes. Presidio Trust Gardeners and Gardener Workers maintain over 180 acres of property around residences, commercial buildings, and public common areas. In addition to lawns and ornamental plantings, the managed landscapes include 3 ball fields, 10 playgrounds, 1 pet cemetery, the only campground in San Francisco, and the beloved Main Parade Ground. Presidio Trust Gardeners help maintain the balance between native and cultural plantings in the Park. Our Gardeners and Gardener Workers are also instrumental in ensuring that our dedicated volunteers are prepared to help to perform basic grounds maintenance.
    Our Gardeners and Gardener Workers are often our first, and perhaps only, point of contact with the public. So in addition to experience and skills in turf management and ornamental landscape maintenance, the ideal candidate will be an ambassador. You will interact and answer questions with knowledge, warmth, and friendliness, so that each visitor, volunteer, and resident you meet has a positive impression of the Presidio Trust. You are meticulous about the safety of your co-workers, visitors, volunteers, residents, and yourself.
    - Maintain turf by mowing and edging large turf areas around residential and commercial units; lay sod and, under direction of a Gardener or Gardener Leader, seed lawn areas.
    - Assist with fertilizing, aeration, top dressing, and compost tea applications, using the amounts and kinds of fertilizer that are routinely used for turf, flowers, shrubs and trees, seeing that ground conditions are proper before application; rototill soil and incorporate soil amendments.
    - Eradicate and control weeds through hand pulling and mechanical means.
    - Maintain perennial and color accent beds in weed free condition; install landscape control fabrics and mulch beds with wood chips; assist with planting as directed by a Gardener or Gardener Leader; transplant flowers and shrubs.
    - Prune diseased or excess branches from trees to 25 feet in height; prune shrubs that have reached the proper stage for trimming and control other growth around housing and commercial units.
    - Look for obvious plant diseases (molds, brown spot, rusts, blight, mildew), plant insects (leaf miners, scale, borers, slugs), and unusual or poor plant growth, and report these conditions to the Gardener or Gardener Leader.
    - Participate in meetings and events related to the Trust volunteer program and, as directed, lead and direct small groups of Trust volunteers (15 or less) in such grounds maintenance tasks as weeding shrub beds, moving wheelbarrows of mulch and spreading mulch, clearing invasive weeds and loading into trucks, cutting brush down, raking, and sweeping; train volunteers, direct their work, and reinforce rules governing participation and safety of volunteers.
    - Excavate for plant installations, irrigation repairs, and soil relocation, as needed, using hand tools; re-grade soil as instructed. Use gas blower to clear walkways and streets.
    - Install, repair, and remove park furnishings, playground fixtures, and fences.
    - Assist with trail and patio repairs, minor irrigation system repairs, and clean drains and culverts.
    - Pick up litter and trash; service public restrooms; maintain maintenance shops and storage yards.
    - Operate small utility vehicles or GSA vehicles.
    - Provide traffic control assistance as needed.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Little to No Travel Required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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