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This is manual work in the performance of unskilled tasks of a physically demanding nature.
Work involves the performance of work of a heavy nature which does not require a high degree of manipulative skill; however, as work experience is gained, employees may be assigned to somewhat more difficult tasks of a limited semi-skilled nature. Work is closely supervised with the employee receiving specific instructions at the beginning of each new jobs.


Performs unskilled laboring work digging ditches, planting and pruning shrubbery, cutting lawns, using hand tools, and power mowers.

Rakes and loads grass and brush; cleans grounds; waters plants and assists in the caring of shrubs, flowers, and grass.

Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, and walls using clippers and edging tools.

Sprays lawns, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer and insecticides.

Waters lawns and shrubs during dry periods, using hose or by activating fixed or portable sprinkler system.
Performs related work as required.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the completion of the eighth grade.


Ability to understand and follow specific oral and written instructions.

Ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods, often under adverse climatic conditions.



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