Landscape Gardener
Posting Details
Position Title:
Landscape Gardener
Administrative Division - Building Maintenance
Position Number:
Closing Date:
2/15/19 5:00 p.m.
Posting Description

Landscape Gardener

$33,248.00 - $56,447.00 Annually
Wake County, NC
Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
General Assembly
Job Number
2/15/2019 5:00 PM Eastern
Description of Work

***Hiring Range - $33,248 - $45,000*** 

The Landscape Gardener plans and executes landscaping operations and maintains all interior and exterior plants including trees and shrubs for the Legislative Office Building, State Legislative Building and legislative complex grounds. The Landscape Gardener will be comfortable operating lawn maintenance equipment such as blowers and trimmers. The Landscape Gardener will be creative, with excellent problem-solving and organizational skills.  The Landscape Gardener works under the general supervision of the Facility Manager.

Examples of Duties:
  • Recommends landscaping and selects plants for the legislative complex and plants for building interiors.
  • Maintains legislative complex grounds by fertilizing, mowing, weeding, raking, pruning and spraying trees, shrubs and lawn.
  • Confers with nursery owners concerning plant adaptability, accepted usage, sources of supply, and cost and maintenance.
  • Maintains irrigation system including cleaning and winterizing the system.
  • Removes snow and ice on the complex grounds.
  • Organizes, cleans and purchases proper landscaping tools.
  • Orders and purchases plants annually.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Requires a practical knowledge of effective methods of grounds maintenance, plant selection and cultivation, and equipment maintenance.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative work relationships.
  • Ability to perform work tasks that requires lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Willingness and ability to work extra hours.
  • Ability to identify issues with soils that may prevent proper plant growth and develop a plan for improvement of soil nutrition.
  • Ability to operate an automated irrigation system.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate and two years of post-secondary training or direct experience in landscaping design, horticultural and grounds maintenance.

Supplemental and Contact Information

***NC General Assembly positions are NOT Subject to the State Human Resources Act.***

To apply for the Landscape Gardener position, submit the NC General Assembly application through the NC General Assembly website:

To be considered for the Landscape Gardener position, all applicants must submit a NC General Assembly application by 5:00 pm on Friday, February 15, 2019.

Agency Contact Information:
North Carolina General Assembly
Human Resources Office
(919) 715-1210

***Due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application.***

The General Assembly offers employees and their eligible family members a comprehensive and valuable benefits program. The employees have the opportunity to participate in a variety of benefits which can enrich their quality of life, their health, and their future. Benefits include employee health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, NC Flex (flexible benefits - a variety of high-quality, low cost benefits on a pre-tax basis), paid vacation, sick, community service leave, and more. 

State of North Carolina
NOTE: Apply to the department listed on posting

An Equal Opportunity Employer, North Carolina, State Government