Green Roof Maintenance Gardener

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Outside Design Build, a niche Green Roof firm in Brooklyn, NY with a diverse portfolio and a commitment to sustainable practices is seeking a part-time Green Roof Maintenance Gardener who is passionate, hard- working, versatile, and highly skilled.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform routine maintenance of green roofs throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Hamptons and New Jersey.
  • A strong working knowledge of plant and weed identification; maintenance of perennials, grasses, vines, shrubs and trees; pest identification and management; training, pruning and deadheading
  • Operate tools including hand pruners, rakes, shovels, loppers, and weed whacker (occasional)
  • Communicate directly with clients and the public
  • Ability to follow instructions and execute tasks in an timely and efficient manor

Skills Required:

  • Dependable, hard-working, and positive attitude
  • Punctual and willing to work in all kinds of weather
  • 2+ years gardening or comparable experience
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work with a team and independently
  • Ability to work part-time, between 2 to 3 days a week thru November
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems and their installation a strong plus

Outside Design Build has been installing and maintaining green roofs and living walls in NYC since 2004. Committed to gardens that aim to reduce our global carbon footprint and conserve resources, we work almost entirely on roof top projects which mitigate the environmental impact of urban life.

To apply, e-mail cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format to Please list the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

No phone calls please. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Contact Information

Outside Design Build
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