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Featured, Full-Time
Dallas, Texas
Posted 2 weeks ago

Location: University Park area of Dallas

Schedule: Full Time (mostly Monday – Friday)

Compensation:  $25 – $30 / hour

Benefits: Paid Days Off

Overview

Wonderful family in the University Park area of Dallas is looking for an experienced gardener and groundskeeper to care for their property.  The property is on 1 acre with a 10,000 sq. ft home on the grounds. It has a pool, koi pond, and mature trees throughout that will be maintained.

The ideal candidate should have a firm foundational knowledge of plants and their care and be capable of handling exterior maintenance, cleaning, and specialty projects. Including sourcing and pricing plants for regular maintenance and replacement as well as requested seasonal color projects.

Requirements

  • Energetic self-starter willing to learn new things and go the extra mile
  • Knowledge of gardening techniques and methods
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail
  • Non-Toxic Chemical use knowledge
  • Non-Smoker
  • Valid driver’s license with clean record
  • Capable of passing extensive background check and BAI interview
  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal
  • High level of discretion, loyalty, integrity, and honesty
  • Highly organized & excellent eye for detail.
  • Self-sufficient & Self-driven. Doesn’t need handholding.

Duties & Key Success Factors

  • Daily walkthroughs to pick up trash and note needed repairs
  • Maintain exterior cleanliness
  • Special project help (specialty event planting, exterior seasonal decoration)
  • Mowing (weekly in winter, bi-weekly in summer)
  • Pruning, trimming, deadheading, and replacement of dead plants.
  • Keep landscaping beds clean and maintained.
  • Seasonal planting
  • Sprinkler system maintenance and repair (PVC knowledge)
  • Pool maintenance, chemicals, and basic equipment repairs.
  • Koi Pond maintenance and feeding.
  • Exterior cleaning (driveways, patios, doorways, light fixtures, gates, garages, gutters, windows)
  • Cleaning and maintenance of “outbuildings/structures”
  • Assist with interior items when requested by the Principal or current housekeeper.

Other Considerations

The family is looking to improve the quality and consistency of the exterior and grounds by hiring a full-time gardener/handyman.  Based on the hired candidate’s capabilities, outside services will be canceled or reduced to offset the cost of a full-time employee.

A successful employee is going to be knowledgeable about landscaping and is willing to go the extra mile.

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Frequent bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Ability to use a ladder up to 6’

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Job Features

Job CategoryGroundskeeper, Handy Man