job vacancy : GARDeNER

 

The Kenya Embassy Washington DC is seeking a dependable, positive, motivated individual to manage the gardens at the Ambassador’s Official residence located in Maryland.

 

Job Description:
Duties include, but not limited to:-

 

  • - Experience in working in gardens that will involve  daily inspection of the garden to ensure the highest level of maintenance is achieved and proper watering schedule is being followed
  • - Daily scouting to identify potential disease and pest problems
  • - Cutting and maintaining the lawn, hedges, shrubs ,trees and grass
  • - Maintenance of shrub borders including pruning and weeding
  • - Maintenance of flower beds including weeding , staking , pruning and re-planting as required and mulching
  • - Leaf – clearing and litter picking
  • - Chemical spraying and application of fertilizers(kept to a minimum)
  • - Assisting and providing ideas on landscaping work
  • - Maintaining tools and equipment in the correct and safe manner
  • - Maintaining good relationships with staff , visitors and neighbors
  • - Maintenance of the car park
  • - Snow –clearing including out of hours work
  • - Undertaking  other duties as assigned

 

 

Applications with relevant testimonials and contact details of two (2) references should be sent by October 16 ,2017 to:

 

The Head of Chancery
Embassy of the Republic of Kenya
2249 R Street NW
Washington DC 20008

 

dcm@kenyaembassydc.org