HOW TO APPLY: Completed City of Omaha employment applications must be submitted using the on-line application from the City website. Office hours (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm). It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that any and all required application materials and supplemental forms are received by the City of Omaha Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, regardless of how the materials are submitted. This means that if you submit your materials other than in person, including via computer, it is your responsibility to check and ensure that we have received the materials by the stated deadline. You may confirm receipt of any materials and forms by contacting the Human Resources Department. If the materials are not received in the Human Resources Department by the stated deadline, they will not be considered. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
REQUIRED FORMS: Application: including Applicant's Authorization to Release Information, Criminal Record Check Release, Supplemental Driver's License Form, Confidential Applicant Log and ADA notice. The information requested on the Confidential Applicant Log is used for record keeping.
SALARY RANGE: $16.62 to $19.59 per Hour
CONTACT POINTS: Address: City of Omaha, Human Resources Dept., 1819 Farnam, St., Suite 506, Omaha, NE 68183 Phone: (402) 444-5300 Fax: (402) 444-5317 Web: www.ci.omaha.ne.us/ Email: email@example.com
NATURE OF WORK: This is skilled work in caring for nursery stock of woody ornamentals, shrubs, or flowers and performing landscape gardening in the City nursery, greenhouse, holding nurseries, parks and other specific areas. Work also includes the care and maintenance of golf greens, fairways and roughs. Routine work assignments are performed independently; however, work is inspected during progress and upon completion by the assigned supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES: Knowledge of propagating, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, pruning and general care of plants, flowers, trees and shrubs. Knowledge of the specialized care and maintenance of golf greens and fairways. Knowledge of the methods, tools, materials and practices used in landscape gardening. Knowledge of the use of fungicides, herbicides and insecticides and other disease management techniques used in landscape gardening. Skill in the use of tools of the trade pertaining to forestry, golf and floriculture landscape gardening. Ability to design flower beds. Ability to set out plants and flowers according to specified designs and ornamental flower projects. Ability to identify a wide variety of flowers, trees and shrubs. Ability to recognize and treat various diseases, insect and abiotic problems of flowers, trees, shrubs and turf. Ability to understand oral or written instructions. Ability to operate automotive equipment and tools of the trade pertaining to forestry, golf and floriculture landscape gardening. Ability to reach, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, stand, walk, push, pull and otherwise perform the movements involved in exercising the essential functions of this position for periods of up to eight or more hours. Ability to move objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds up to 33% of the time; weighing up to twenty (20) pounds 34 to 66% of the time; and weighing up to ten (10) pounds from 67 to 100% of the time.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: Forty-hour work week; twelve days of paid vacation per year for the first five years; sick leave and twelve paid holidays. The City offers an employee's group health insurance, which includes major medical for Individual or Family plan; City of Omaha Pension Program, plus Social Security.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of permanent residence or authorization to work. The City of Omaha reserves the right to conduct criminal history, driving record, reference and credit checks and a background investigation on applicants for employment. Successfully passing a criminal background review, reference check, and if applicable, a credit check, is required as a condition of employment. If applicable, the City will require that you successfully pass a review of the driver's license, driving abstract, a pre-employment drug test, a hearing test and a back screening examination as a condition of employment. Failure to provide the information requested in the Application process in a truthful, accurate and complete manner may result in disqualification, revocation of conditional employment or termination. APPLICANTS REQUIRING AN ACCOMMODATION FOR THE EXAMINATION BECAUSE OF A DISABILITY SHOULD ADVISE THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION. THE CITY OF OMAHA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER