Seasonal Landscaper

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Start Date: March 2022  Compensation: $13.00 hour

In partnership with Essex County Parks Department, we are seeking highly energetic Seasonal Workers interested in caring for Essex County Branch Brook Park. The employer specifically is Essex County. This temporary, seasonal position provides opportunities to learn about horticultural work, plant selection, garden design, and developing workforce skills.

Responsibilities/Duties

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Mulch, edge, cultivate, and the removal of invasive species
  • Prune and trim trees, shrubs, and plants
  • Installation, monitor, and maintenance of trees, shrubs, and perennials
  • Monitor and maintain park grounds to ensure a pleasant appearance
  • Working with and leading volunteers in support of stewardship tasks

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Lift up to 50 lbs. to waist height
  • Work outdoors for 6-8 hours on your feet in a variety of weather conditions
  • Handle shovels, rakes, pruners, handsaws, and other tools in a safe manner
  • Prior experience landscaping
  • Working with volunteers
  • Strong interest in horticulture, public parks, landscape design, and environmental issues
  • Must be willing to undergo a criminal history background verification

Additional Information

Compensation
This position is temporary, funded by the Essex County Parks Department, and begins in March and ends in October.

  • $13.00 per hour
  • Part time, up to 32 hours per week
  • Workdays are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of each week
  • Possible shift times are between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, depending on your availability.

  • How to Apply
    Submit a cover letter and resume by email to the attention of Summer Sprofera, Director of Landscape Management at the following email: summer@jerseycares.org.
    The cover letter should address the physical demands and how you can contribute to our team, as well as availability.

Contact Information

Essex County Parks
Contact Name: Summer Sprofera
Email: summer@jerseycares.org
Phone: 9739691189
Website: Apply Online