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General Landscaper-Tier 1

Posted February 11, 2021

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile
Kanab, UT
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About This Job

Location:  Kanab, Utah

The General Landscaper's purpose is to assist in the maintenance of the landscaped areas of the sanctuary, maintain the natural beauty of the undeveloped areas of the Sanctuary, and to perform a variety of related tasks.

Responsibilities:       

  • Responsible for providing daily care of the Sanctuary landscape
  • Perform weed removal from lawns, garden & flower beds, rock beds, walkways, parking lots, animal areas, areas of heavy traffic and natural landscaped areas using a combination of power tools, hand tools and pulling by hand
  • Perform mowing and edging of lawns using gas powered mowers and trimmers
  • Perform trimming and pruning of trees and various vegetation using chain saw, power tools & hand tools
  • Water areas by hand using a hose and/or watering can as directed
  • Perform routine clean-up of landscaped areas
  • Monitor all plants while working and report any changes or concerns
  • Perform snow removal of walkways and public buildings
  • Apply approved pest deterrent as directed
  • Assist with transplanting
  • Assist with irrigation installation and repair
  • Driving Best Friends vehicle to perform essential duties and tasks for this role.
  • Other duties as assigned

 Skills and Experience:

  • Must be personally committed to the Mission and Core Values of the Best Friends Animal Society (http://bestfriends.org/about-best- friends/our-mission) 
  • Previous experience in landscaping or gardening preferred
  • Ability to work alone as well as working as part of a team
  • Ability to follow written or oral direction effectively
  • Sensitivity to environmental issues
  • A positive approach to challenging situations
  • An ability to learn on the job and a desire to learn new skills
  • General basic computer skills required; email, calendar & internet applications
  • Ability to professionally advocate Best Friends' positions on issues

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to routinely lift and carry 80 pounds
  • Must be able to work outdoors for prolonged periods in all weather conditions with temperatures ranging from below freezing to above 100 degrees
  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical activity daily, including, but not limited to: climbing up and down ladders, lifting and carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, cleaning and bending
  • Must have a valid driver's license with a 3-year clean driving record

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society.  Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status.

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About this Employer

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile

30 North 300 West
Kanab, UT 84741

Telephone (435) 644-2001
Reservations (435) 644-3400

40 Room Hotel

bestfriendsroadhouse.org

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Who We Are 

For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters.


Just for Pets

At the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile, pets are just as much guests as their people are. For their comfort and happiness, we are pleased to provide:

  • Personal pet welcome
  • Complimentary self-serve pet washing facilities
  • Complimentary cleaning products, located in the service building
  • Pet walking service provided in half-hour increments by Best Friends volunteers and staff (a fee applies)
  • Pet visits by our staff during the day (a fee applies)
  • Fenced pet-park area with splash water feature (for pets of lodging guests)
  • Pet treats, beds and retail items in the mercantile building
  • Built-in cubbies and snuggling areas in select guest rooms

Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.