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Chelan County Ohme Gardens Lead Gardener Seasonal Full Time

Department: Ohme Gardens
Job Type: Temporary Full Time
Salary: $ 17.43 - $ 19.09 / Hourly  PW01
Posted: February 13, 2023
Application Deadline: March 24, 2023

Job Location

Ohme Gardens 3327 Ohme Road Wenatchee, WA 98801


PW 01 steps 2-4, $17.43-19.09 per hour. Longevity steps 5-8 $19.98-$22.82 per hour. Benefits include Washington State Sick Leave and Washington State Retirement Systems

Position Summary:

The Lead Gardener of Ohme Gardens County Park is responsible for maintaining the horticultural beauty at Ohme Gardens. They will work with the Garden Director to evaluate, plan, design and execute horticultural displays throughout the grounds. They will also work with the Facilities & Maintenance manager in maintaining irrigation systems to ensure proper watering of grounds. The Lead Gardener will keep all areas of responsibility in a well-maintained condition using high quality standards in all aspects of the job.  Supervision maybe required of volunteers as necessary.  Must have the ability to work independently, use good time management, work safely, and have good communication skills.  Flexible hours are necessary and required.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Preserve/Enhance Garden Appearance, by caring for plants, trees and shrubs in gardens
  • Perform regular garden Inspections
  • Perform routine grounds keeping maintenance
  • Collaborate with Garden Director to plan & evaluate horticultural & landscaping activities.
  • Diagnose plant problems caused by insects, disease, etc.; develop and implement treatment plans as needed including use of insecticide/herbicide control measures.
  • Other duties as assigned by Garden Director or Facilities & Maintenance Manager.

Education, Skills, Experience and Personal Characteristics:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the field of garden maintenance
  • Knowledge of horticulture and botany of alpine and perennial plants
  • Working knowledge of garden maintenance practice & procedures
  • Washington Public Operator License preferred
  • Strong commitment to maintain high quality standards
  • Ability to operate tools & equipment used for the garden maintenance & repairs
  • Working knowledge of garden maintenance practice & procedures


Physical/Mental Requirements

     ·     This is a hands on position requiring good health, tolerance to, and the ability to work in hot and cool weather under sometimes strenuous conditions.

     ·     Ability to transverse 200 foot elevation change with backpack blower and other tools over uneven stone paths daily. 

     ·     Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs.

Working Conditions:

   ·       Ability to work in all-season outdoor environment

   ·       Ability to work in steep terrain and high elevations

   ·       Need transportation and local phone

   ·       Hours vary.  Some weekend work is required.


Working Relationships:

  • Garden Administrator             Administrative Assistant            Part-time Staff
  • Facilities & Maintenance Manager                 Volunteers       Garden Patrons

Additional Information

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume and completed Chelan County Application to:


Deadline is Friday, March 24th by 5:00 p.m.

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