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General Information


Job title: Fine Gardener / Landscape Maintenance Foreman (Estate Gardens)
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Job location: West Palm Beach, FL  33407 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 11/24/2013
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Job Category:Grounds Management
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Estate Gardeners/Gardeners
Lawn Care
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Job Description

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Focal Pointe is a professional, top-tier landscape company providing landscape architectural design, build and maintenance services to premier residential estates in Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter. We are seeking an experienced full-time Fine Gardener Maintenance Foreman to lead a 3-5 person crew on multiple estate properties. Job candidate should have a minimum of 3 years experience in a supervisory position.
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Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
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-Valid State of Florida Driver's License with clean DMV record and NO DUI'S or accidents.
-Ability to pass background and drug test.
-Ability to speak, read and write in English.
-Ability to operate and drive crew safely to and from jobsites daily in Isuzu cab-over.
-Ability to operate all landscape and gardening maintenance equipment such as but not limited to: reel mower, rotary mower, line trimmer, edger, blower, gas trimmers, manual trimmers, hand pruners, loppers, chainsaw, ladder, pole-saw, back-pack sprayer with herbicide, etc.)
-Ability to apply fertilizers to plant, trees and turf material successfully while ensuring that all hard surface areas are clean upon completion.
-Ability to work in and around various landscaping settings including direct contact with various plants and materials and exposure to various dust, noise and weather conditions. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and stand for extended periods.
-Ability to ensure that the gardens and grounds of properties are maintained meticulously and to industry standards at all times.
-Ability to identify pest and irrigation problems and address them as needed.
-Ability to operate various types of irrigation controllers (clocks) and irrigation systems and inspect them for issues such as broken pipes or clogged nozzles and repair them.
-Ability to organize crew-members and assign specific tasks and ensure successful completion.
-Ability to communicate effectively with client representatives (property managers), other employees and Managers at all times.
-Ability to maintain a professional attitude, work ethic, neat appearance and attire at all times.
-Must be detail oriented and a hard worker that understands the demands of our clients and their staff as well as the goals of the company.
-Knowledge of South Florida plant material and identification.
-Prior experience working on the island of Palm Beach or similar work environment is a plus.
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