State of Washington Classified Job Specification
GROUNDS & NURSERY SERVICES SPECIALIST 6
Class Series Concept
Positions in this level supervise assigned personnel in the landscaping and maintenance program for institution grounds; Positions may plan and manage gardening, greenhouse and grounds maintenance on capitol campus, supervising 15 or more full time Grounds and Nursery Specialists.
Supervises a number of gardeners in carrying out various phases of program; gives technical assistance in gardening, floriculture, tree culture, and surgery and landscaping;
Formulates crew work schedules to coincide with appropriate dates for ground preparation, planting, transplanting, circulating, cultivating, spraying, cutting and pruning;
Plans and develops campus landscaping and gardening projects; monitors landscapes installations and other special projects;
Maintains departmental records; writes reports on grounds maintenance operation;
Assists in developing policies and procedures.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Positions typically require three to four years experience in gardening, grounds maintenance, nursery, parks, or related activity; at least one year must have been supervisory experience.
Class Specification History
Revise class. General revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.