Gardener III - Florida Native Plants

The company

At My Dragonfly Gardens, we are passionate about the creation of natural habitats using Florida native plants in residential settings. Florida-friendly plants are also added to designs to add more colors, food sources, and styles for our clients.  In addition to landscape/habitat design, we do installations, maintenance, and permaculture.  Our work is intended to be in complete harmony with nature and our clients.

This is a permanent position with an opportunity for advancement.  The role will assist us in creating natural habitats in residential settings in a way that is consistent with our core value values.

Applicants must be able to use smartphone technology at ease.

The Position

We are looking to hire a Florida native plant experienced, personable, trustworthy gardener to take care of important accounts with the following qualifications. The ideal individual will naturally engage with our six core values:  social responsibility, sustainability, environment friendly, harmony, wildlife, and education.

Qualifications

    • Able to work with phone applications and own a smartphone with operating systems compatible with our work applications (Android 5 or later and iPhones running iOS 10.0 or later) and GPS service.
    • Experienced in gardening with Florida native plants and able to identify less undesirable plant material (a/k/a weeds)
    • Experienced in garden maintenance:
      1. Weeding properly,
      2. Trimming,
      3. Pruning & shaping
      4. Deadheading
      5. Mulching
      6. Diagnostics
      7. Potting up
    • She/he must be tidy!
    • Good listener and able to follow instructions accurately
    • Able to write reports
    • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs., bend and move about freely and work outside in the Florida summer heat
    • Must be available to work 30 to 40 hours per week during the non-growing season and some overtime during the growing season.
    • Applicants must have reliable transportation with a valid clean driving license
    • Applicants must be eligible to work in the USA
    • Applicant must be able to work on his/her feet for long periods
    • Must be a team player, dependable, punctual, and self-motivated
    • All positions require a background check
    • Able to work efficiently and effectively with little or no supervision is preferred
    • Able to effectively communicate with clients
    • Starting pay depends on experience and credentials and is highly competitive

 

“It is My Dragonfly Gardens’ social responsibility to share its knowledge.  We practice sustainable methods to create environmentally friendly habitats that support wildlife in harmony humans.” – MDG

Experience in the following a Plus:

    • Creation and installation of new garden beds
    • Average English grammar
    • Experience in installations
    • Experience in common hardscaping
    • Supervising
    • Customer Service
    • Assist with scheduling and operations
    • Seedling identification: good vs bad

Work hours and coverage area:

    • Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4:30/5:00 PM with 45 to 60-minute lunch breaks
    • Our coverage area consists mostly of the following counties: Lake, Orange, and Sumter counties, and growing into Marion, Polk, and Seminole.
    • Although our office is in Minneola – Florida, Gardeners only visit the office to pick up supplies or special tools or to attend training and meetings.

Advancement opportunity

Leadership opportunities will be discussed with the right candidate.

A career-minded permanent employee is encouraged to apply

Very detail-oriented
knowledge of plant IDs is a PLUS+

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Requirements

    • 1. Reliable transportation
    • 2. Must be eligible to work in the USA
    • 3. Have a valid driver’s license with a clean record
    • 4. Smart phone with GPS for work related apps
    • 5. Must pass a background check
    • 6. Willing to services different coverage areas (fuel allowance available)
    • 7. Okay to work in a smoke-free environment
    • 8. Embrace gardening beyond a job
    • 7. Interest in sustainable living and supporting wildlife
    • 8. Is fit to work outdoors in most weather conditions and occasionally around a body of water (i.e. lake, ponds, canals)
    • 9. Able to lift bags of mulch, pots and other gardening tools at ease.
    • 10. Must be able to work on his/her feet for long periods of time as well as being able to repeatedly get up and down from his/her knees to feet
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