State of Washington Classified Job Specification
GROUNDS & NURSERY SERVICES SPECIALIST 2-TEAMSTERS
Positions in this level work under general supervision, performing skilled gardening work in the maintenance of grounds, landscapes, nurseries, and/or greenhouses. Positions instruct the work of others, including students, residents, inmates, or patients as temporarily or regularly assigned to gardening.
Prepares soil for planting;
Plants, transplants, trims, and waters plants, trees, flowers and shrubs;
Applies pesticides and herbicides to flowers and shrubs;
Seeds, mows, irrigates, fertilizes and maintains lawns;
Uses a variety of manual tools and equipment, such as rakes, pruning shears, hand edger’s, loppers, shovels, wheelbarrows and pesticide sprayers;
Operates power and motorized equipment such as weed trimmers, chain saws, backpack blowers, rototillers, light tractors, front-end loaders, small trucks, lawn mowers, sweepers, aerators, sod cutters and snow blowers;
Cleans, services and makes repairs to tools and equipment;May supervise lower level staff.
Class Specification History
New classes consolidates 5121 Gardener II, 90100 Gardener 1; adopted January 1, 2006.
Revise class. General revision adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.