Garden Specialist

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

Garden Specialist


Under limited supervision, to perform skilled maintenance, construction, and repair work of athletic facilities, landscaped areas; irrigation systems and grounds equipment; to coordinate work with other district gardening personnel, coaches, students, and volunteers; and to do related work as required consistent with the job description.


Directly responsible to designated administrators.


  • Installs and maintains trees, shrubs, ground cover and turf, including pruning, mowing, watering, fertilizing, and pesticide spraying
  • Keeps landscape areas clean and orderly
  • Installs and repairs automatic sprinkler systems
  • Maintains a variety of outdoor athletic facilities
  • Operates and repairs grounds equipment
  • Coordinates the work of or serves as leadman to employees performing gardening duties
  • Keeps supervisor informed of the work performance of assigned employees
  • Performs professional level work in the maintenance of grounds, irrigation systems and grounds equipment
  • Uses required tools and equipment skillfully and safely
  • Reads and works from sketches and blueprints
  • Keeps accurate work records
  • Follows and give oral and written directions
  • Performs heavy manual labor
  • Exercises responsibility for coordination of a variety of personnel.


  • Must pass qualifying tests.


  • Two (2) years experience as a Gardener III or demonstrable equivalency.

Salary Range 35

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.