Gardener/Arborist Bryant Univeristy

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 10:12 AM | Charissa Sharkey (Administrator)

Full Time

Reports To: Executive Director of Facilities Management

Position Summary

The Gardener / Arborist is responsible for working with the team to plan and implement the planting, cultivation, propagation and care of turf, trees, shrubbery, groundcover and flowering plants; installation and care of ponds and landscape features such as stone walls and landscape furnishings.

Principal Accountabilities

Duties and responsibilities also include all work related to the maintenance and repair of lawns, roads, parking lots, gardens, and other grounds. Specific duties include, but are not limited to: routine cleaning of grounds, shoveling snow, operating trucks and power equipment, leveling off ground, hauling and spreading topsoil, felling and removing trees, branches, etc.; digging ditches with pick and shovel, moving furniture and equipment, loading and unloading trucks and trailers, assisting trades-people in their duties, performing minor painting, and other duties as assigned.


  • Must be able to perform tasks that require physical strength.
  • Must hold a current valid Rhode Island Class 2 operator’s license, RI Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Must have at least five (5) years’ experience as a professional arborist or nurseryperson.
  • Must have a current RI pesticide applicator’s license.
  • Must have a RI Arborist License
  • Must be willing and able to work in high places from ladders, staging, and various forms of mechanical lift equipment.
  • Must possess the basic mechanical skills related to the operating and maintenance of power tools and equipment germane to these duties.
  • Must be able to identify plant species commonly used in New England. Must be knowledgeable in their proper installation and maintenance including: proper pruning techniques, irrigation, fertilization, identification, and treatment of disease, identification of common pests and knowledge of the proper use of pesticides.
  • Certain requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities.

Working Environment

Position requires exposure to discomfort arising from having to work for long hours in the sun and heat, dampness, snow and cold. Position also includes the handling and applying of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.

Regular attendance at assigned job site and the ability to work collaboratively with co-workers and constituents are essential functions of this position.

Physical Capacities

Position requires considerable physical effort in lifting and swinging an axe, pick, and shovel; pushing lawn mowers and other grounds-related equipment; lifting, moving and swinging dead weight when necessary, and carrying supplies and materials. Assignments may require climbing ladders, staging and working from heights.

Required Documents


Cover Letter/Letter of Application

Optional Documents

Other Document

Licenses and Certifications

HR Contact Email Address:

HR Contact Phone Number: 401-232-6010

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