Landscaping – Construction Gardener

Job ID: 526519R
Categories: Landscaping,
Location: Orlando, FL

JOB SUMMARY: Performs skilled landscape maintenance tasks as part of a Horticulture team; proficiency in plant identification of 50 common plant names within 90 days of hire date; ability to perform shrub installation; foliage maintenance, tree installation, heavy equipment operation, and basic clean up.


  • Responsible for trimming/pruning shrubs, ground covers, vines and some trees and palms with hand-held tools and 2-cycle equipment. Operates power shovel and power hammer.
  • Performs site preparation tasks including removal of existing plant material and hardscape, grading and drainage.
  • Operates machinery for loading, unloading and transporting materials, equipment and supplies.
  • Identifies need for and provide supplemental water with manual operation of automatic irrigation zones and hand watering.
  • Assists with the installation, mulching, watering and maintenance of tree, shrub, and groundcover plantings. Installs hardscape elements including gravel, timber walls, and drainage systems.
  • Assist in specimen tree relocation, including ball and burlap operation, jetting in, and staking and guying.
  • Performs equipment maintenance as required.

SCOPE: Responsible for performing basic Construction Gardener functions including: Tree/shrub installation, maintenance of all foliage, detailing and clean up, watering, heavy equipment operating, and mulching, tree rigging, tree staking and guying.

 High school degree or GED required. Horticultural expertise preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Three to five years construction or landscape maintenance experience, preferably in an upscale commercial, residential or resort environment required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid Florida Driver’s License Required.

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means. 

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