Jan. 4, 2021

Landscape Installation Assistant with Portland Edible Gardens

Confidential Seattle-Tacoma, Washington

Position Title: Garden Installation Assistant Background: Portland Edible Gardens (www.portlandediblegardens.com) helps people grow their own fresh, organic food at their homes in the Portland metro area! Job Description: Portland Edible Gardens is looking to add an Installation Assistant to our amazing installation team in the construction and installation of raised garden beds at customers homes throughout the Portland metro area. Installation Assistant will help with preparation of wood in our woodshop, grading and leveling of terrain on-site, removal of vegetation prior to installation, assembly of garden beds, hauling of debris and vegetation, installation of soil into finished garden beds, and installation of drip irrigation systems. ***This is NOT a gardening/horticulture position. Job Responsibilities: \\- Assist with construction and installation of raised garden beds \\- Cut, sand, and prepare materials for garden bed construction in PEG woodshop space \\- Complete grading and leveling of terrain for garden bed installation \\- Move soil into raised garden beds and planting areas at residences \\- Hauling and removal of sod, soil, plants, and debris \\- Spreading of mulch and other organic materials \\- Digging trenches for irrigation infrastructure \\- Installation of drip irrigation systems for raised garden beds Essential Qualities: \\- Must have flexible schedule \\- Strong work ethic and ability to lift 50+ lbs \\- Professional demeanor and sensitivity working at clients’ private residences \\- Sense of humor and enjoyment of physically challenging, dirty, sweaty work \\- Responsive to feedback and can follow directives \\- Ability to work unsupervised at a high level \\- Extreme attention to detail \\- Excellent communication skills \\- Genuine desire to learn, and motivation to ask questions \\- Must have own reliable transportation and excellent driving record \\- Must have no prior criminal record and pass criminal background check Additional Preferred Skills: \\- Basic carpentry skills \\- Garden design experience \\- Familiarity with drip irrigation systems \\- Knowledge of PNW organic vegetable gardening methods/techniques \\- Proficiency with photography/social media Compensation: $15-17/hr DOE Start Date: ASAP w/ limited hours initially.

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