Horticulture Crew Leader

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Compensation: $26-$30 per hour

Seasonal Full-Time /Start Date: ASAP
BELLA GARDENS is a boutique landscaping company transforming NYC rooftops, backyards, and common spaces into sustainable, luxurious gardens that exceed
expectations. Our passion for plants also carries into interior spaces, using indoor plants and flowers for custom floral arrangements and unique installation projects. We seek a lead horticulturist o join our energetic group of professionals who can direct, perform and implement all aspects of new and existing garden plans and maintenance.

WHAT WE OFFER
Small energetic, fun-loving team of creative types who love to make things with plants and flowers
Competitive hourly rate
Up to 40 hours per week with some overtime in the busy season
Flexible schedule
Paid field trips, conventions, and workshops
Opportunity to work in some of the most prestigious and exclusive sites in NYC

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Install, maintain and enhance gardens, grounds, and containers for a class A appearance
  • Identify plants and diseases and apply treatments.
  • Supervise and teach crew members procedures and proper horticulture techniques.
  • Demonstrate the ability to make field adjustments from blueprints.
  • Instruct others in handling, moving, and installing plant materials safely and efficiently.
  • Keep up-to-date timesheets, worksheets, and receipts; track all material quantities delivered. Report daily progress.
  • Inventory and recommend annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and other supplies (fertilizer, pesticides, soils, etc.) to the manager as required.
  • Maintain an environment where the employees and interns feel supported and valued; communicating effectively in a friendly, positive manner.
  • Maintain a clean driving record and be responsible for all vehicles and equipment.
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely operate all tools and equipment properly and maintain them for consistent use such as lawnmower, blower, string trimmer, pole pruners
  • Be responsible for selecting the appropriate tools, supplies, and machinery for the job site each day.
  • Demonstrate an ability to maintain quality while increasing efficiency.
  • Report and/or correct dangerous situations or accidents.
  • Keep records of policies and requirements for multi-unit buildings (setup, moving materials).

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Three years experience or one year plus a certificate or degree in horticulture or related field.
  • Excellent communication skills to effectively and professionally manage staff and work with clients in a friendly, positive manner.
  • Competent use and possession of a working smartphone
  • Valid driver’s license, clean driving record
  • Capable of traveling to various job sites in the NYC area via public transportation, work vehicle, or walking in some instances.
  • Comfortable and physically capable of traveling to various job sites in the NYC area via public transportation, work vehicle, or walking in some instances.
  • Having an OSHA safety certification or ability to obtain one in the next 3 months.
  • Have a NY Pesticide license or ability to obtain one in the next 6 months.
  • Having irrigation installation experience and knowledge is a plus.
  • Comfortable with working in all weather conditions and have suitable weatherproof attire.
  • Capable of lifting 50 lbs.

Additional Information

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to: letsgrow@bellagardensnyc.com 
Please indicate in the subject line Crew Leader
Bella Gardens Landscape Design, Inc.
Contact: Hiring Manager
Email: letsgrow@bellagardensnyc.com
Phone: 646-475-6484

Contact Information

Bella Gardens Landscape Design, Inc.
Contact Name: Hiring Manager
Email: letsgrow@bellagardensnyc.com