Municipality of Anchorage SEASONAL GARDENER I - (Gardener I) - Range 6 / L71 (12 Vacancies) in Anchorage, Alaska

Job Title:

SEASONAL GARDENER I - (Gardener I) - Range 6 / L71 (12 Vacancies)

Closing Date/Time:

Sat. 06/30/18 5:00 PM Alaska Time


$16.65 - $19.26 Hourly

$1,332.00 - $1,540.80 Biweekly

$2,886.00 - $3,338.40 Monthly

Job Type:

Seasonal / Full Time


Lidia Selkregg Greenhouse, Anchorage, Alaska


Parks and Recreation

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Open to the general public and any current Municipal employee.

These positions are represented by the Public Employees, Local 71 and are subject to the provisions of the current agreement between the Municipality of Anchorage and Public Employees, Local 71. If the person selected is not affiliated with the Public Employees, Local 71 (L71), he or she must become a member in good standing and provide a dispatch prior to the start date.

DEPARTMENT: Parks & Recreation

HOURS OF WORK: Hours vary; 4/10 Schedule (Monday through Sunday between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or 5:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

LOCATION OF WORK: Parks and Recreation Horticulture; 1321 Lidia Selkregg Lane, Anchorage, AK

This is a full-time, seasonal position with an anticipated start date of March 19, 2018 and an end date of approximately late September through October.

Example of Duties:

Greenhouse plant production and maintenance, environment monitoring and control, tropical plant care, maintenance of the public greenhouse, carrying heavy plants, loading and delivering to planting site, planting and maintaining flowers. Landscape and grounds maintenance including tree/shrub planting, watering, fertilization, pruning, weed control, mulch, and ground maintenance to be neat and attractive. Pick up trash & litter. Maintenance of all tools and equipment used. Plant and maintain the flower beds within the Municipality of Anchorage facilities and keep the surrounding grounds maintained and clean. Follow Zone Leader instructions and perform other related duties as assigned.

Applicant must be able to communicate and interact with others. Position involves: walking; bending; twisting; kneeling; pushing/pulling; repetitive motion of hands/fingers; grasping/gripping with hands; and ability to lift/carry approximately fifty (50) pounds. Applicant must be capable of working in and/or being exposed to inclement weather; loud noises and dust; and/or chemicals, fumes, or exhaust. Position involves using hazardous and/or dangerous equipment and machinery.

Minimum Qualifications / Substitutions / Preferences:

Three (3) months experience in greenhouse, horticulture, or landscape maintenance work, and in the use of associated equipment. Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire.

Must possess a valid State of Alaska Driver's License by the time of hire.

Applicant must be capable of lifting and carrying fifty (50) pounds and frequent walking, bending, twisting, kneeling, and pushing/pulling. Job may involve exposure to inclement weather; loud noises; dust; chemicals; fumes; and/or exhaust. Job may also include use of hazardous/dangerous equipment and/or machinery.

Additional Important Information:

The Municipality Of Anchorage participates in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security E-verify Program. For more information, please go to E-Verify® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

If selected for hire, the appointment in this position will be conditional based upon a satisfactory Municipal Employment Office conducted Background Check. A Background Check encompasses criminal history, verifying education, and verifying dates of employment.

If selected for hire, appointment in this position will be conditional based upon the submission of a current (dated within 30 days from date requested) copy of the applicant's Alaska Driver's License and a current copy of his/her Department of Motor Vehicle driving record, including a driving record from previous states if the Alaskan Driver's License was first issued within one year prior to application, documenting an acceptable driving history. The processing fee(s) are the responsibility of the selected applicant. For information on acceptable driving history, please refer to the MOA Driving Conviction Guidelines.

As a condition of employment, the person selected must provide a Notice of Good Standing Form from the Public Employees, Local 71 Union by the time of hire.

All required certifications and licenses must remain current for the duration of employment.


Veterans who wish to be considered for interview preference as allowed in the Personnel Rules 3.30.031 D must attach a copy of their DD Form 214 to the application. The DD Form 214 must show an honorable discharge. Minimum Qualifications of the position must be met for preference consideration.

The Municipality of Anchorage is an Employer of National Service. Please be sure to include any volunteer work with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service programs on your application in the work history portion.

Application Process:

Once applicants click the "Apply" link underneath the header section of a vacancy announcement, they will be directed to the website to log into their existing account (or to create an account) of their application profile. Applicants will create or review their profile, make any updates necessary, and submit their application from their personal account. NOTE: The GovernmentJobs website and applicant's profile accounts are not administered by the Municipality of Anchorage. For technical assistance or customer service regarding an account profile, applicants may contact the GovernmentJobs customer support line at 1-855-524-5627.

For general questions regarding Municipal vacancy announcements or the employment process with the Municipality of Anchorage, applicants may contact the Employee Relations Department at (907) 343-4447 during regular business hours of Monday – Friday 8:00am-5:00pm, Alaska Time.

The MOA is an EO and AA employer and complies with Title I of the ADA.

For information regarding requests for reasonable accommodations related to employment under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Municipality of Anchorage ADA Coordinator at (907) 343-4571