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GROUNDS WORKER / LANDSCAPER - GERMANTOWN, MD (DA)

Company: Melwood
Location: Germantown
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

** This position is set aside for a person with a disability. Proof of disability is required prior to interview.
** The core working hours are 7:00 am - 3:30 pm, M-F
** The hourly wage is $15.56
** This position is located at the Department of Energy in Germantown, MD

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Trims and edges around walks, flower beds and walls, using clippers and edging tools.

2. Prunes shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth, using shears.

3. Rakes leaves and cleans or sweeps up litter using spiked stick or broom.

4. Shovels snow from walks and driveways.

5. Spreads salt on public passage ways.

6. Plants grass, flowers, trees and shrubs.

7. Waters lawn and shrubs during dry periods using hose or by activating fixed or portable sprinkler system.

8. Cleans out drainage ditches and culverts, using shovel and rake.

9. May operate walking type power mowers, snow blowers, or roto tillers.

10. May operate chain saws, hedge trimmers and other hand held power operated tools to prune, cultivate, shovel, trim, cut and dig.

11. Performs a variety of laboring duties when yard work is completed.

12. Performs other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS:

The incumbent must be able to stand/walk 70% and sit 30% of the work time. These requirements are necessary to operate power equipment and mowers, plant vegetation, rake, shovel, etc. He/she must be able to lift/carry/push/pull 100 pounds, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, and handle, in order to load and unload materials and equipment; must be able to communicate with other workers/supervisors; must possess good vision and be able to differentiate colors, as driving and operating power equipment may be required. Mainly work outside. Working conditions are subject to extreme temperature/weather conditions, dust, dirt, fumes, or flying objects (grass).

QUALIFICATIONS:

At least one year of experience in landscape maintenance work including experience in mowing with push mower and weeding. Should be able to provide own transportation to work site. Must be able to work independently. Melwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free workplace. Pre-employment background checks, including E-Verify, are required for all employment positions. Melwood has an Affirmative Action Plan in place.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Melwood, Germantown , GROUNDS WORKER / LANDSCAPER - GERMANTOWN, MD (DA), Other , Germantown, Maryland

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