Gardener / Horticulturist

Universal Orlando Resort
Competitive compensation package.
Feb 05, 2021
Apr 06, 2021

JOB SUMMARY:  Performs skilled landscape maintenance tasks as part of a Horticulture team; proficiency in plant identification of common plant names; ability to perform shrub installation, foliage maintenance, tree installation, heavy equipment operation, and basic clean up.


  • Responsible for trimming/pruning shrubs, ground covers, vines and some trees and palms with hand-held tools and 2-cycle equipment.
  • Performs removal, installation and maintenance of plant material in beds and containers, and manual weeding.
  • Operates machinery for loading, unloading and transporting materials, equipment and supplies.
  • Identifies need for and provide supplemental water with manual operation of automatic irrigation zones and hand watering.
  • Mowing and edging turf with riding mowers and power equipment.
  • Assist in specimen tree relocation, including ball and burlap operation, jetting in, and staking and guying.
  • Performs equipment maintenance as required.
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SCOPEResponsible for performing basic Gardener functions including: Shrub installation, maintenance of all foliage, detailing and clean up, watering, heavy equipment operating, and mulching.

EDUCATION:  High school degree or GED preferred.  Successful completion horticulture program at Valencia Community College or similar curriculum preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid Florida Driver’s License Required.

EXPERIENCE:  Three to five years landscape maintenance experience, preferably in an upscale commercial, residential or resort environment required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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