Gardening Specialist

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Bentley University

Job Description Summary
The physical demands of this position range from LIGHT to MEDIUM. This position involves planning, planting, and maintaining ornamental flower beds, planters, and all herbaceous plant material. Also schedules and maintains all campus interior plants and may assists in planting, maintaining, and pruning ornamental shrubs and trees. These are completed in accordance with all applicable OSHA regulations and established schedules and procedures at Bentley University. Standing, walking, lifting, carrying and reaching are performed on a frequent to constant basis. Bending, pushing, pulling, climbing, kneeling and twisting are performed on an occasional to frequent basis. The heaviest physical demands are required during handling of furniture, heavier equipment, irrigation pipe, fertilizer, seed bags, etc. These activities require handling of 25-50 pounds of load resistance on an occasional to frequent basis. Heavier tasks may require the assistance of (2) or more co-workers.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A minimum of 5 years of experience in horticultural or landscaping industries working and designing annual and perennial plants on a large-scale basis.
2. Must hold, or acquire within 1 year, a commercial Massachusetts applicator's pesticide license and hoisting license (10-ft or 500-lbs), 2-A at a minimum.
3. Use of motor vehicle required for transportation of tools and equipment for job related duties. Must hold and maintain a valid, unrestricted United States driver's license, with an insurable driving history as determined by Bentley's insurance carrier. May be required to drive a Bentley issued vehicle.
4. Must hold, or acquire within 60 days, a DOT card.
5. Must be physically able to perform the essential duties of the position as set forth in this Position Description.
6. Must be able to read, write and interpret documents in the English language, e.g. safety rules, material safety data sheets (MSDS), operating repair, installation and procedure instruction manuals.
7. Must be able to effectively interact and communicate with co-workers and supervisors.
8. Must be available for emergency call-in situations.
9. Properly uses and cares for Bentley tools, radios and equipment.

Work Environment

May be exposed to seasonal temperature extremes, including occasional wet and slippery conditions. Occasionally working near moving mechanical parts is required. Close spaces, working at heights, and climbing both ladders and stairs should also be expected on an occasional to frequent basis. Noise levels may vary from moderate to occasionally high depending on the work situation.


Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


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