Job Information Landscape Attendant (LMO/TS 2) Company Information
Contact Name Office of the Services Commission
Contact Email communications@osc.gov.jm
Job Information
Job Type Full-time
Department Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Category Maintenance
Posted 16-02-2024
Job Status
Start Publishing 16-02-2024
Stop Publishing 23-02-2024
Description
Applications are invited to fill/be assigned to the following posts in the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining: Landscape Attendant (LMO/TS 2) (Vacant) - Public Gardens & Zoo Branch, salary range $16,481 – 22,166 per week.
 
Job Purpose
 
Under the supervision of the Landscape Supervisor (SOG/ST 3), the Landscape Attendant (LMO/TS 2) provides support in landscape maintenance duties and related activities at the Head Office, within the Public Gardens and on income generating projects for private entities. The duties include ensuring plant growth, cleaning outdoor facilities and trimming overgrown hedges.
 
Key Responsibilities
Technical/Professional:
  • Assists in the development of landscaping plans;
  • Performs duties such as cutting grass, raking leaves, laying mulch and other physical activities;
  • Assists in cleaning outdoor facilities;
  • Propagates and nurtures plants for landscaping purposes;
  • Mixes and sprays or spreads fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, and trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders;
  • Follows established work zone rotations to accomplish assigned tasks;
  • Cleans equipment and tools after use and provides a safe area;
  • Acts as a first responder for health and weather-related emergencies;
  • Completes cleaning and inventory duties as delegated by the supervisor;
  • Maintains all turf and landscape areas as directed by the supervisor;
  • Makes the necessary arrangements and preparations for external events;
  • Transplants shrubs and plants;
  • Mows and trims lawns;
  • Weeds areas of the landscape;
  • Maintains office plants;
  • Undertakes general cleaning (sweeping, washing, raking, etc.) of the grounds;
  • Aerates soil and the fertilization of foliage and soil;
  • Maintains plants by planting, transplanting, cultivating and irrigating;
  • Performs any other related functions assigned from time to time.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
Core
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good customer and quality focus skills
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • Good use of initiative
  • Good teamwork and cooperation
  • Good planning and organizing skills
Technical
  • Knowledge of the operations of the Ministry’s policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge landscaping and gardening
  • Good knowledge of crop mulching and other plant care activities
  • Good knowledge of soil fertility
  • Ability to operate basic gardening tools
  • Minimum Required Qualification and Experience
  • NVQJ Level 1 and 2 in General Agriculture/ Horticultural/ Landscape/ Turf Management from Ebony Park or equivalent from Knockalva/Elim.
  • At least one (1) year’s work experience in gardening.
Special Condition Associated with the Job
  • Required to work under extreme conditions (sun, dust and water) on occasions;
  • Exposed to harassment, threats and abuse from hostile persons invading the compound seeking employment, caught stealing or vandalizing property, or from persons where animals are impounded for trespassing and damaging the property of the Branch;
  • Exposed to chemicals;
  • Required to wear protective gears.
 
Applications accompanied by résumés should be submitted no later than Thursday 22nd February, 2024 to:
Senior Director
Human Resource Management and Development Division
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Mining
Hope Gardens
Kingston 6
Email: jobopportunities@moa.gov.jm
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
 
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