Landscape Crew Lead/Resource Technician
$15.00 – $17.00/hour depending on knowledge and experience
Part-time 15–20 hours or Full-time 35–40 hours/week
Seeking experienced person(s) with technical support in western native plants, botany, soils and CAD mapping. Entry level landscape architects are encouraged to apply. Experience with native plants, identification, installation and soils are needed for crew leaders to assist the designer in sourcing and placing plants, installing designs, managing natives in our demonstration garden and interpreting soil biology on client properties. In addition to technical support, this position will round out our professional enthusiastic landscape team who are committed to learning and implementing sustainable/organic gardening practices. Skills/experience needed to solve and repair irrigation problems, build rain gardens, construct raised garden beds, add soil amendments, remove sod, plant natives and create trails. Experience using trenches, sod cutter, saws, garden tools, etc. preferred. We also manage a demonstration garden with integrated permaculture practices that can be applied here.
This is an opportunity to grow with the company that cares. Our goal is to save the planet by conserving water, increasing biodiversity with native plants, reducing toxins and restoring soil ecology, increasing native habitats for all species and growing food sustainably in Central Oregon. If you are interested in Sustainability—already have housing and want to learn, but may not have as much experience, we will train you as part of the crew.
Benefits: Opportunities for growth, crews get occasional free homegrown produce, semi-flexible work schedule for part-timers. Educational training in all areas. Benefits after one year with the company include sick days and paid vacation. We want to sustain our employees and expand benefits as we grow and build a committed team.
Must have valid Oregon driver’s license and clean driving record, pass a drug test, pass criminal history check, driving record check. Must have ability to do physical labor and other strenuous repetitive physical tasks; easily lift 50lbs, stand, stoop, kneel and material handling for extended time periods. The season runs approximately March through November in all types of weather, so a positive attitude is essential.
To apply: email cover letter, gardening resume and 3 professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.