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compensation: Crew Chief $15-17/ HR, Gardener $12-14 / HR DOE
employment type: full-time

Green Thumb, Inc. is an urban landscape design, installation and maintenance firm specializing in native and tropical landscapes, antique rose gardens, edibles and tropical edibles, and interior plantscaping. Our passion is bringing nature back into urban areas with the flora that supports those ecosystems. We do this by educating our clients, students and the public, and collaborating with local agencies and organizations to help us to stay on the pulse of the latest research and trends in horticulture regionally.

Our work practices include using environmentally friendly practices and we use protocols and follow guidelines from the Broward Cooperative Extension Service, IFAS and the University of Florida. We specialize in personalized services to meet the individual requirements, environmental conditions and other needs of our diverse clientele.

We are looking to hire a trustworthy, career-minded Landscape Crew Chief/Lead Gardener and a Gardener/Landscape Laborer to work in our team environment. These are both full time positions with potential growth for the right people. We will pay for advancement courses, certifications etc. Team member must be eligible to work in USA and have a valid and clean driver's license. We work in all (3) surrounding counties, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.

For the Crew Chief, individuals must have at least 2+ years of experience supervising crew, a strong work ethic, and reliable transportation. Able to provide for the overall quality control, appearance and general health of the landscape of estate homes and customers who require excellence. Knowledge and experience in many aspects of landscaping, knowledge of plants, plant diseases and irrigation. Able to manage multiple projects, Able to report daily tracking of time, job descriptions and materials as well as manage crew labor hours and tasks to complete projects efficiently. Able to manage materials and supplies inventories so that they are available when needed on jobs. Must be able to communicate both verbally and in writing. Must be able to establish confidence in both customers and employees through sound judgment and tasks completed well. This is a working crew leader position.

Both the Crew Chief and Gardener/Landscape Laborer will need the following skills:
Responsibilities and Duties:
Weeding, hedge trimming, pruning and clean-up.
Hole digging, planting plants, mulching, fertilizing and hauling dirt.
Sodding, lawn mowing, edging, weed eating and blowing.
Experience using other mechanical equipment including a chainsaw and sod cutter, etc.
Hauling tree limbs, raking and clean-up.
Experience with irrigation repairs and installation, digging trenches/holes and gluing and burying pipes.
Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs., bend and move about freely, and work outside in the South Florida heat.

Hours of operation are generally Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm with half hour paid lunch break.
Company will pay for training, certifications and licensure after one year.
Regular pay increases depending upon your commitment and good service to our company, we appreciate and reward those who take care of this company, it's our people who make us who we are. We are a growing company and there is plenty of room for growth and expansion for all of us to succeed into the foreseeable future.

Ideal Candidates (both positions):
Minimum 2+ years experience in landscape, maintenance and irrigation.
Career minded permanent employee.
Very Detail Oriented
Knowledge of plants and trees.
Knowledge of plant pest and diseases.
Knowledge of irrigation diagnostics, repairs and alterations.
Clean driving record.
Must have reliable transportation.
High school graduate.
GI-BMP Fertilizer License or the ability to get it within 6 months
Must Speak English. Bilingual a plus.
Must be a team player, dependable and self-motivated.
Able to work efficiently and effectively with little or no supervision.

No Phone Calls. Please email resume (preferred), or text contact information to (Nine Five Four)-558-6359 with brief description of your experience and availability and we will get back to you shortly.

****No phone calls please****
Only Experienced people need apply.
90-day probationary period

Starting pay for Crew Chief $15-17 per hour, and for Gardener starting range is $12-14 per hour, depending on experience and credentials.
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