Best Friends Animal Society
  • 505- Landscaping
  • Kanab, UT, USA
  • Full Time

Join Best Friends and turn your career into a labor of love. The benefits package is one of the best! Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Child Care reimbursement, Pet Sitting reimbursement, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, PTO, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program, 401K, Staff Discounts, Best Friends Wellness Center, and Flex Work Policy. Further, we also have some very unique perks, such as discounted veterinary care and the opportunity to bring pets to work. Our onsite cafeteria serves healthy vegetarian food.


Position Summary: The General Landscaper's purpose is to assist in the maintenance of the landscaped areas of the sanctuary, maintain the natural beauty of the undeveloped areas of the Sanctuary, and to perform a variety of related tasks.

Responsibilities:      

  • Responsible for providing daily care of the Sanctuary landscape
  • Perform weed removal from lawns, garden & flower beds, rock beds, walkways, parking lots, animal areas, areas of heavy traffic and natural landscaped areas using a combination of power tools, hand tools and pulling by hand
  • Perform mowing and edging of lawns using gas powered mowers and trimmers
  • Perform trimming and pruning of trees and various vegetation using chain saw, power tools & hand tools
  • Water areas by hand using a hose and/or watering can as directed
  • Perform routine clean-up of landscaped areas
  • Monitor all plants while working and report any changes or concerns
  • Perform snow removal of walkways and public buildings
  • Apply approved pest deterrent as directed
  • Assist with transplanting
  • Assist with irrigation installation and repair
  • Other duties as assigned

 Skills and Experience:

  • Must be personally committed to the Mission and Core Values of the Best Friends Animal Society (http://bestfriends.org/about-best- friends/our-mission) 
  • Previous experience in landscaping or gardening preferred
  • Ability to work alone as well as working as part of a team
  • Ability to follow written or oral direction effectively
  • Sensitivity to environmental issues
  • A positive approach to challenging situations
  • An ability to learn on the job and a desire to learn new skills
  • General basic computer skills required; email, calendar & internet applications
  • Ability to professionally advocate Best Friends' positions on issues

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to routinely lift and carry 80 pounds
  • Must be able to work outdoors for prolonged periods in all weather conditions with temperatures ranging from below freezing to above 100 degrees
  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical activity daily, including, but not limited to: climbing up and down ladders, lifting and carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, cleaning and bending
  • Must have a valid driver's license with a 3-year clean driving record

 

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society.  Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.

 

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