bona terra

A blog for the Washington, DC based landscaping business Bona Terra LLC

Employment Opportunity: Field Worker

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Field Worker

Full-time, $10.00 – $13.00 per hour

Crew members are integral in installing rain gardens, conservation planting, and conducting landscape maintenance on residential properties. Usually works in teams of 2 or 3 people.

Able to read a scale drawing, understand cross-section designs and build according to a plan. Identify Miss Utility markings and participate in responsible digging. Provide information to crew leader or project foreman for tracking hours and materials. Keep work sites and home base neat and clean.

Safely perform heavy lifting, pushing, pulling of various landscaping equipment and materials including, but not limited to, backpack blowers, large containers of mulch/plant material, and rototiller. Safely operate equipment with all necessary personal protective gear. Use of hand tools, shovels, pick axes, brooms, etc.

Lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Bend and kneel up to 9 hours a day.

Walk up to 8 miles a day, sometimes uphill and on uneven terrain, often while carrying, pushing, or pulling equipment, materials, and debris.

Safely load and unload vehicles.

Continually increase knowledge about sustainable landscape practices, plant biology, taxonomy, propagation, conditions and maintenance.

This is mostly residential contract work, so some weeks will be full of long-hours and other weeks might be lighter. Winter work is scarce, we make up for it in the spring and fall. Pay will be negotiable, based on experience and previous employment.

Valid driver’s license and smart phone with data plan preferred.

To apply e-mail resume, including two references, to bonaterradc@gmail.com

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