Garden Tech: Seasonal until 8/10

Grounds New Paltz, New York


Provide regular maintenance and upkeep of various landscapes and gardens located throughout the property.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS  

 

  • Cultivate, plant, transplant, water, stake, prune, dead-head, weed, rake, edge, mulch, harvest and attend to landscapes, small trees, groundcovers, shrubs, pathways, and annual/perennial plants.
  • Haul garden debris, clear brush, and remove litter.
  • Use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, forks, hoes, wheelbarrows, sprayers, hoses, and other garden tools to prepare and maintain garden beds.
  • Inspect and take corrective action for plant diseases, pests, and wildlife damage.
  • Work with staff to maintain the integrity of assigned landscape areas.        
  • Inspect, clean, and maintain tools and equipment in good working order.  
  • Learn and maintain a basic level of horticultural and plant knowledge.
  • Inspect the work of others by touch, sight, sound and smell for conformance to prescribed standards of cleanliness.
  • Speak, read and write the English language and communicate in a clear and congenial manner, with our guests, visitors and employees.  Hear verbal instructions, directions and warnings.
  • Reach with hands and arms, bend, kneel, stoop, twist and flex arms, walk up and down stairs/inclines, sit, climb up/down ladders or stand for up to 5 hours at a time.
  • Lift up to 100 pounds from ground level to 36 inches with/ without assistance, lift up to 30 pounds from ground level to overhead, carry up to 100 feet with or without assistance.  Walk up to 7 miles per day.
  • See close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Act calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Analyze problems and develop and implement action plans to address problems.
  • Work outdoors and expose self to natural elements including rain, heat, wind, weather extremes, pollen, and insects.
  • Wear Proper Protective Equipment when performing tasks that recommend such equipment.
  • Insure safety of guests, employees and self, anywhere on the property. 
  • Operate vehicles safely while driving and/or parking in compliance with Mohonk Mountain House Traffic Rules and Regulations.
  • Monitor and evaluate work-related conditions to determine compliance with prescribed operating, safety regulations and Department guidelines.
  • Inform supervisor of hazardous situations, emergencies or threats to the security of guests, employees or hotel assets.
  • Work productively and efficiently with or without supervision when performing routine tasks.
  • Adhere to Mohonk Mountain House’s Dress and Grooming Standards; presenting a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance and maintaining a positive, professional image to our customers.
  • Learn and successfully demonstrate the Mohonk Mountain House Service Steps with Service Strategies with guests and staff. 
  • Learn and retain knowledge of historical facts and information about Mohonk Mountain House.
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule including days/nights, overnights, weekdays/weekends, holidays, and during peak periods of business.
  • Interact with fellow staff and guests in a professional, courteous method.  
  • Answer guest questions with accurate information and demonstrate a friendly and helpful personality by smiling, eye contact, initiating conversation and engaging with others.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

 

  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Previous landscaping or gardening experience preferred.

 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.