NANA Regional Corporation Gardener III in Livermore, California

Job Title Gardener III

Auto req ID 17380BR

Full / Part Time Full-Time

Employment Type Regular

City Livermore

State California

Country United States

Job Introduction Akima Infrastructure Services, LLC (AIS), is actively seeking individuals who can contribute to national security within the science, technology, and engineering fields as part of our supplemental labor team at vital federal research and development installations supporting the Department of Energy. AIS has an established history of contributing to the success of their customers mission. Available employment opportunities may range from administrative and logistical support to advanced technical positions.

Qualified applicants must be a US citizen, at least 18 years of age, and able to meet pre-employment requirements including any required physicals, drug screen, and/or background investigation to satisfy clearance requirements from the Department of Energy.

Successful candidates will be employees of AIS, a premier government contractor charged with employing highly-motivated and well-qualified personnel who can advance the missions of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA. Though employed by AIS, the employee will take day-to-day direction from technical personnel employed directly by the research laboratories. Pay, benefits, Human Resource, and Employment Management functions are provided by AIS.

The Maintenance Services Division of the Central Facilities & Infrastructure Department has an opening for a Gardener III/Lead. The successful candidate will lead work activities and administrative functions in addition to performing day-to-day landscape duties. This position will be assign to work at Site 300, an experimental test site operated by LLNL. Situated on 7,000 acres in rural foothills approximately six miles southwest of downtown Tracy and 15 miles southeast of Livermore, Site 300 hosts approximately 200 employees with expertise in such fields as engineering, chemistry, biology, and environmental restoration. Note: Employees assigned to work at the Site 300 may be exposed to the organism that causes San Joaquin Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis).

This position may require the Gardener III/Lead have the flexibility to work overtime, shift and or weekends to accomplish goals. The successful candidate will be required to pass various on-site training modules to pursue work assignments.

Job Description

Essential Duties

  • Perform day-to-day gardener duties, including site wide landscape maintenance, general clean up, irrigation repairs and pest control.

  • Assist first line supervisor in direction of work activities and administrative functions; establishing priorities, setting schedules, coordinating work, training new employees, safety training and preparing reports.

  • Perform as first line supervisor during supervisor’s absence.

  • Maintain good customer service, communications and interactions with clients, management and other shops.

  • Prepare a variety of standard reports using the computer associated with county agriculture inspection, water usage, pesticide inventory, and tree survey data.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Intermediate to advanced skills and experience in the gardener trade performing all tasks; including experience applying relevant ES&H codes, state laws and regulations.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead, and effective skills and abilities to make independent decisions, solve problems, schedule workload and utilize manpower.

  • Proficient in the use of hand tools and power tools of the trade.

  • Demonstrated customer service, communication skills and the ability to work independently or as a team member interfacing well with others, including outside agencies.

  • Effective writing skills and basic knowledge of computers necessary to complete forms, record time and write reports that are concise and readable.

  • Demonstrated ability to train employees regarding safety equipment.

  • Must possess valid California driver license and State of California Department of Pesticides Regulations QAC License, or ability to obtain one within 90 days.

Special Requirements

Pre-Placement Medical Exam: A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level: Q (Position will be cleared at this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. If you hold dual citizenship (U.S. and another country), you will be required to renounce your other citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


We are Equal Opportunity Employers. Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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