Gardener I

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

Gardener I


Under general supervision, to perform grounds maintenance and gardening work; and to do related work as required.


Directly responsible to designated administrators.


  • Performs general grounds maintenance work
  • Sweeps walks and picks up papers
  • Maintains supplies, tools, and equipment in proper condition
  • Plants, cultivates, waters, and fertilizes ornamental plants, shrubs, hedges, trees, flowers and lawns; trims trees, hedges, and shrubs
  • Prepares and treats soil for planting; sets out plants
  • Aids in keeping assigned areas free from pests and plant diseases
  • Rakes leaves and hoes weeds
  • Operates small and medium size vehicles, power edger, rototiller, and similar equipment and tools in performance of work
  • Performs ground maintenance duties including repairing fences, preparing athletic fields
  • And assists in pouring cement and installing sprinkler pipe
  • Learns the more common plant diseases and inspect pests and approved methods and materials used in controlling and eradicating them
  • Performs heavy manual labor
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Understands and carries out oral and written directions.


  • Must pass both qualifying written test and performance test.


  • Possession of an appropriate California Operator’s License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.


  • One year of experience in gardening, grounds maintenance, or related work.

Salary Range 22

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.