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Landscape Maintenance/Gardener II/III

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Craft and Skilled Trades | livermore, CA | 06/12/2024

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Company Description

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Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is important for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay Range
$31.33 - $38.03 Hourly for the 414.2 level
$35.98 - $43.67 Hourly for the 414.3 level
Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have openings for Landscape Maintenance/Gardener II/III. You will perform intermediate to advanced landscape maintenance and installation duties of a skilled gardener. This position is in the Facilities Services Division of the Infrastructure Engineering and Operations Department. This position may require work at Site 300 in Tracy, California.

This position requires full-time on-site presence due to the nature of the work.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

You will 

  • Perform site-wide landscaping and grounds maintenance; mowing, edging, trimming; pruning trees, shrubs, and plants; and installing and maintaining landscaping surfaces.
  • Troubleshoot and repair sprinkler irrigation systems; install new landscape.
  • Assist weed and pest control operator by applying herbicides/pesticides, perform high tree pruning, tree removal, stump grinding and pathway sweeping.
  • Operate standard equipment and tools used in gardener tasks such as power hand tools, wood chippers, aerial platform trucks, tractors, trenching equipment, motor vehicles, and other equipment common in the landscape trade.
  • Prepare standard reports and additional reports for permits, vehicle inspections, and deficiency forms.
  • Perform tasks in accordance with safety regulations and procedures, fulfilling all integrated safety, security, and property management responsibilities.
  • Provide good customer service and effectively communicate with all levels of personnel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the 414.3 level

  • Operate specialized equipment including pest control sprayers, watering equipment including fumigators, hand tanks, and 300-gallon tanks.
  • Maintain gardening equipment, including sharpening and changing blades, as necessary.
  • Prepare reports for equipment inspections and pest control; record daily pesticides used; and provide input on Pest Control Trainee Record Book.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • High school diploma or GED or equivalent combination of education and relevant professional experience; valid California’s driver’s license.
  • Intermediate to advanced skills, knowledge, and abilities performing a variety of landscape maintenance duties for a landscape company; mowing, trimming, and pruning of shrubs and trees.
  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing irrigation systems.
  • Experience performing specialized tasks, i.e., high-tree pruning, tree removal, and/or stump grinding.
  • Ability to use chemicals and fertilizers common to the trade and to spot spray weeds in the landscape.
  • Experience operating standard equipment and tools for gardener tasks such as wood-chippers, aerial platform equipment, tractors, and motor vehicles.
  • Basic knowledge and ability to apply Safety policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated customer service and communication skills and the ability to work independently or as a team member interacting well with others.
  • Basic computer skills necessary to complete timekeeping, web-based training, and service requests.

Additional qualifications at the 414.3 level

  • Knowledge of and experience with pesticides and fertilizers common to the landscape trade.
  • Experience with spray equipment including up to 160-gallon truck tank for weed abatement and certification by the State of California to apply pesticides

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, or installing automatic and central irrigation systems.
  • Experience with high tree removal greater than 15 ft.
  • Experience in making independent decisions and providing safety training.

Additional Information


Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

Security Clearance

This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

Davis Bacon Act

The Laboratory performs a variety of work, including some that may fall under Davis Bacon Act requirements.  When work scope falls under this Act, the Laboratory complies with the prevailing wage requirements.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

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