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Arbutus Garden Management Experienced Gardener / Horticulturist / Landscaper in Poulsbo, Washington

Experienced Gardener/Horticulturist Fine Gardening business - Poulsbo, WA $15 - $18 per hour DOE (Entry-level @ $12-$14 DOE) Full-time to Part-time Job locations: Poulsbo, Indianola, Bainbridge Island, Belfair, and Port Ludlow. At Arbutus Garden Management, there is a strong emphasis on horticulturally and holistic inspired gardening. We take pride in creating a sanctuary for our clients. They appreciate our knowledgeable staff and detailed gardening approach. Arbutus Garden Management is looking for people who want a career in the Horticulture field. Joining our family-run business offers a positive work environment with the intimacy of a close crew. We need a team that can communicate and consult each other around the many facets of garden Management. Your input will be valued and encouraged. Do you enjoy the idea of solving the evolving needs of our clients' gardens? DO you feel one of your qualities offers a balanced mix of being reliable and adaptable? Great! Keep reading. We are looking for an employee who is detail-oriented and able to work with a sense of urgency. Those demonstrating motivation and commitment can expect to advance rapidly. We are willing to promote the right people into management roles once they have proven themselves in the field. We encourage all our employees to learn and expand knowledge in all aspects of gardening. We support you in pursuing educational opportunities relevant to the field, including financial support and bonuses for approved classes, events, and professional certifications. COVID-19 considerations: We are taking C-19 seriously and using the recommended precautions. Requirements: *A Washington state driver's license *Applicants must provide us with three years clean driving record *At least 18 years or older * Authorized to work in the United States *Work with a sense of urgency *Physical ability to lift, bend, carry 40+lbs, *Stamina to tolerate a 10-hour workday. *Reliable transportation to and from job sites. *Detail Orientated *2-3 years of Horticulture experience and/or education. (We would consider a person who is interested in a horticulture career. ) *Communicating any/ all issues that arise in the field to the supervisor. *You are following all safety requirements. *You must be familiar with a wide range of typical northwest garden plants, including trees and shrubs, both in identification and care. *You need to identify symptoms of plant stress, including nutrient problems, diseases, water needs, and insect damage. *Ability to provide feedback on issues in the field and give potential solutions. *You need to be willing and able to go to ALL of our clients' gardens, including Bainbridge Island, Indianola, and Hood Canal, at times using your vehicle to meet on site. With C-19, we cannot offer car-pooling, and you may need to bring tools with you. *Work outside in all weather, performing activities including but not limited to; bending, kneeling, lifting, stooping, squatting, reaching, and walking on uneven surfaces for long periods. *Operating edgers, line trimmers, power aerators, mechanical thatcher, lawnmower, and pressure washer. Expectations: *Ability to arrive at work on time each day. *Dependable and able to work both independently and in a diverse team environment, rain, or shine. *Excellent communication skills. *Positive attitude. *Consistent ability to interact with co-workers, clients

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