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Landscape Maintenance Gardener - Level 1

The Rubicon Maintenance Gardener – Level 1 works under the general supervision of the Maintenance Crew Leader, acting as the primary source of labor to perform various tasks related to the maintenance of the landscaped grounds.

We have current openings in Pleasanton, California (workers would launch from our San Leandro yard) and Emeryville, California (works would launch from our Richmond yard).

This is a non-exempt position, full-time position.


1. Plant flowers and shrubs; grade, seed, and fertilize.
2. Remove weeds, debris and other materials from job sites.
3. Manually water lawns, shrubs, ground covers & flowers; make irrigation adjustments.
4. Vehicles and equipment: Help clean and prepare vehicles for the next service day; inspect equipment before use to ensure proper and safe operation and report problems to the Crew Leader and/or Supervisor.
5. General safety: Immediately reports unsafe work conditions or practices to the Crew Leader and/or Supervisor.


1. Basic knowledge of landscape maintenance techniques and methods; basic proficiency using hand tools; ability to recognize the signs of basic plant stress; focus on working safely and efficiently.
2. Teamwork, interpersonal flexibility, willingness and ability to receive and act on instructions from supervisors.
3. Customer service approach.
4. Regular and reliable, on-time attendance.


1. Bend and/or kneel up to 10% of the time.
2. Lift, reach, carry, push, pull: up to 50 pounds and up to 50% of the time.
3. Stand, walk up to 90% of the time.
4. Must be able to work outside during all seasons of the year.

* To perform successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these duties.

NOTICE: This description is to be used as a guide only. It does not constitute a contract, commitment or promise of any kind. Rubicon reserves the right to change, add, delete, upgrade or downgrade the position as dictated by business necessity at any time with or without notice.

Rubicon is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values diversity of culture and thought. We seek talented, qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, conviction history, uniform service membership/veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical conditions, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression regardless of physical gender, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

Rubicon is using E-Verify to validate the eligibility of our new employees to work legally in the United States.