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Landscape Foreman - SHN

Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/02
Posting End Date: 2024/07/02
Category: Facility Management
Sub Category: Grounds & Landscaping
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Orofino, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 18.85
Maximum Salary: 20.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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Looking for full-time work with benefits? The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is seeking applicants to work full-time (40 hours per week) as a Landscape Foreman at State Hospital North in Orofino. Incumbents may work in all weather conditions. This position will work 8 hour shifts Monday through Friday, and a rotating on-call schedule. This position will maintain our beautiful campus that has open spaces, and walking paths for our employees and patients to enjoy. 

This is an ongoing announcement which means at the time applicants apply, we may or may not have an opening. Those applicants that take and pass the exam to show they meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the referral list. When a position becomes available, the hiring supervisor will then directly contact those applicants they wish to interview off the referral list. 

Any applicant offered employment in this position at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation. Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation. 



We have one of the Nation's best state retirement systems (PERSI) that offers a lifetime benefit. 


  • 11 paid holidays
  • Generous vacation and sick leave accrual beginning as soon as you start 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance - incredible rates!(full-time/30+ hours per week)
  • PERSI Choice 401(k)
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) 
  • Wide variety of training opportunities
  • Some positions offer flexible hours and/or telecommuting


  • Supervises daily operations of grounds crew. 
  • Oversees the motor pool for patient/staff vehicles, tracks motor pool mileage, and schedules any services/repairs on Hospital Transport Vehicles, cleans and washes transport vehicles, schedules winter and summer tire changes. 
  • Plans and designs landscaping and grounds activities. 
  • Ensures work is accomplished according to plan and schedule. 
  • Trains employees in grounds activities. 
  • Prunes trees, seeds and sods lawn areas, removes trees and shrubs, prepares flower beds and weeds, fertilizers and waters lawn and planting areas. 
  • Applies pesticides and herbicides to lawn. 
  • Operates equipment such as front-end loader, dump truck, snow blower, rototiller, multi-winged mower, chain saw, backhoe, trencher, tree spade and various hand and power tools associated with landscaping. 
  • Completes water testing as appropriate. 
  • Maintains grounds care equipment. 



You must possess all the minimum qualifications below to pass the exam for this position. Please make sure your resume or work history supports your meeting the minimum qualifications for this position. Failure to do this may disqualify you from being considered for this position. It is highly recommended to attach a one-page cover letter to your application to demonstrate how you meet the requirements below.

  • Considerable knowledge of grounds maintenance and related safety practices to include good knowledge of plant and soil types, horticulture and professional landscaping practices and experience mixing and using landscape chemicals. Typically gained by at least two years of work experience and training in grounds maintenance to include an understanding of soils, horticulture, professional landscaping practices, including mixing chemicals.
  • Experience operating and maintaining equipment and hand and power tools associated with landscaping and grounds maintenance to include performing mechanical diagnosis, repair, and maintenance on grounds equipment. Typically gained by at least two years of work experience operating and maintaining grounds maintenance equipment to include changing oil, sharpening blades, repairing tires and tuning-up equipment.
  • Some knowledge of sprinkler system layout and design to include experience installing and maintaining sprinkler systems. Typically gained by at least one year of work experience designing, installing and maintaining sprinkler systems.
  • Some knowledge of supervisory practices. Typically gained by a class or seminar (more than one day), specifically covering supervisory practices OR leadwork experience that required work direction, monitoring work, and making work assignments (such experience on a fill-in basis is not qualifying unless for a period of approximately three months or more).

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