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ABQ BioPark

Gardener B26 (Botanic Garden)


Perform a variety of duties involved in the planning, care and maintenance of plants and grounds and perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.



  • Methods and techniques of plant maintenance including the pruning and trimming of a variety of shrubs
  • Care, operation and maintenance of a variety of power tools and equipment
  • Principles of plant taxonomy and classification
  • Techniques of plant and garden care
  • Proper watering techniques as applied to individual plant life
  • Safe work practices
  • Basic principles and practices of grounds maintenance
  • Basic principles and practices of irrigation system installation,  maintenance, and repair
  • Care for and maintain a variety of plant life
  • Perform a variety of grounds maintenance duties
  • Install, maintain, and repair irrigation systems
  • Operate a variety of hand and power tools in a safe and effective manner
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Experience Required

MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Education directly related to the minimum requirements below may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. High school diploma or GED; and Two (2) years experience in horticulture grounds maintenance work.

Further Comments

Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid Driver's License. Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.


$16.76 - $17.76 Hourly

How to Apply

All applicants must apply on-line at

ABQ BioPark
903 Tenth St SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-248-8500

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