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Grounds Maintenance/Landscape

Location: Geyserville, California

Job Summary: 

The Family Coppola seeks a Landscaper/Grounds Maintenance to help maintain 8 acres of one of Sonoma County's premier travel destinations with ever expanding pool side gardens, park areas, and remote outlining property in an estate setting. The candidate must have 3-5 years of landscaping experience and a desire to learn new methods and processes in care and management of landscapes and hardscapes.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This job may require nights and weekend work. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Landscaping (70%)

  • Maintenance of park areas using basic landscape gas powered tools
  • Water Plants, maintain Bocce courts, and Pressure washing
  • Cleaning signs and fixtures
  • Seasonal pruning of Trees, Shrubs, and Perennial Flowers
  • Deadheading and Shaping plants to maintain a picturesque appearance
  • Monitor and maintain irrigation
  • Mow Lawns
  • Weed abatement
  • Pest Management

Light construction and Hardscape repairs (20%)

  • Maintenance and repair of park features
  • Enhancement of infrastructure including small installations
  • Light Carpentry of pergolas, benches, planter pots
  • Maintenance of drinking fountains

Other (10%)

  • Maintenance of 4 Bocce Ball Courts
  • May be required to work special events as maintenance support, as needed
  • Weekend work may be required

Job Requirements:

Education/Experience: High school education, 3-5 years experience in the profession and a desire to learn new methods and processes in the care and management of landscapes and gardens.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  

Landscapers apply fertilizers, pesticides and other types of chemicals to control hazardous insects, weeds and unwanted plants. He/she must work on hillsides, slopes and flat ground.

Physical ability to perform strenuous labor, including ability to lift 60+ lbs. and to work in all outdoor weather conditions

Willingness to learn and apply new skills as needed for the required work

Have good listening skills and able to follow written and/or verbal directions

Able to work independently and in a crew environment

Positive attitude

Bilingual English/Spanish a plus

Ability to operate a tractor and backhoe is a plus

Possess good work ethics and attitude and able to arrive to work on time as scheduled

Able to work in a safe manner and comply to company policies and procedures

Responsible use and maintenance of landscape equipment as per Head Gardener and Lead Gardener

Physical Demands:

N (Not Applicable)-Activity is not applicable to this occupation.

O (Occasionally)-Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0-2.5+hrs/day)

F (Frequently)-Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5-5.5+ hrs/day)

C(Constantly)-Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


Stand-   F ,Walk-   F, Sit- O, Handling/Fingering- F ,Reaching Outward-  O, Reaching Above Shoulder F,

Climb-      F, Crawl-   O, Squat or Kneel- C Bend-   C



Lift/Carry-          C

10 lbs or Less-   C

11 – 20 lbs-        C

21 – 50 lbs-        F

51 – 100 lbs-      O

Over 100 lbs-     N



12 lbs or Less-     F

13 – 25 lbs-          O

26 – 40 lbs-          O

41 – 100 lbs-        O

Other Physical Requirements

Vision - Near, Distance

Sense of Sound - Machinery/tractor sounds, leaf blowers, mowers

Sense of Touch - Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (Steel toe boots, safety glasses)

Work Environment:   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, landscape work is highly labor intensive. It requires using hand-held earthmoving equipment as well as heavy machinery. The tools include shovels, hoes, post hole diggers, rakes and many other hand-held tools. The Maintenance Gardener works with mulch, dirt, sod, plants, shrubs, water, sand, rocks and many other natural types of materials. This work is always outside where the team is exposed to the elements. This work is dirty and physically demanding.


Must be certified to drive/operate a forklift; in house training and certification will be completed as necessary to comply with Cal-OSHA regulations.

 Heavy equipment operation, backhoe, wheel tractors, dump trucks, etc 

Safety Statement

All employees shall follow safe practices according to the injury and illness Prevention Policy (IIPP), render every possible aid to safe operations, and report all unsafe conditions or practices immediately to any management employee or Human Resources.

Posted: July 23, 2021



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