The Presidio Trust is seeking a Gardener Worker to join our Landscape Stewardship team. Once an Army base, the Presidio is now a new kind of National Park. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark District, in part because of its beautiful historic landscapes. Presidio Trust Gardeners and Gardener Workers maintain over 180 acres of property around residences, commercial buildings, and public common areas. In addition to lawns and ornamental plantings, the managed landscapes include 3 ball fields, 10 playgrounds, 1 pet cemetery, the only campground in San Francisco, and the beloved Main Parade Ground. Presidio Trust Gardeners help maintain the balance between native and cultural plantings in the Park. Our Gardeners and Gardener Workers are also instrumental in ensuring that our dedicated volunteers are prepared to help to perform basic grounds maintenance.
Our Gardeners and Gardener Workers are often our first, and perhaps only, point of contact with the public. So in addition to experience and skills in turf management and ornamental landscape maintenance, the ideal candidate will be an ambassador. You will interact and answer questions with knowledge, warmth, and friendliness, so that each visitor, volunteer, and resident you meet has a positive impression of the Presidio Trust. You are meticulous about the safety of your co-workers, visitors, volunteers, residents, and yourself.
This is a full-time position with benefits and a minimum salary of $23.61 per hour. Applications received by December 22, 2017 will receive first consideration. We are planning to hold the first round of interviews beginning the week of January 9th, 2018, make a job offer by late January, and set a work start date in February.