LANDSCAPE TECHNICIAN CLASS PURPOSE Under supervision, to do routine gardening, general landscaping and grounds maintenance work; may instruct, lead, or supervise temporary workers; operate and maintain related equipment; perform related work. EXAMPLES OF WORK Incumbents lift and carry items weighing approximately 50 pounds, and bend, stoop, and shovel in all types of weather. Maintains landscaping around offices, parks, and recreation areas; seeds or sods lawns; prepare areas for planting trees, bushes, and flowers; mows and trims grass; removes clippings, leaves, and debris from grounds area; prunes trees and bushes using hand and power tools; lays out, installs, and repairs sprinkler or other irrigation and watering systems; weeds and fertilizes; applies pesticides and herbicides; patches asphalt in road and parking areas; repairs concrete or assists in pouring and finishing concrete areas; instructs others in proper planting and caring of grounds areas; schedules work crew time; may operate a greenhouse to raise flowers and plants; removes snow and ice from parking lots, walkways, and steps; repairs and paints picnic and playground equipment; operates and maintains all types of grounds keeping equipment; schedules use of equipment as necessary; follows and teaches safe practices when using equipment and chemicals; trains assistants; keeps records; may work with sprinkler system installations and maintenance and/or provide work direction to staff as a lead worker. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS At least six months or one season performing related work. Home yard work is not qualifying experience unless it is for a very large and detailed landscape/grounds; OR any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.