CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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We have a wide variety of field, administration, and management positions for people with diverse educational backgrounds, skills, and experience. A position with Ideal is perfect for people who like to:

  • Enjoy fulfilling work where honesty, excellence, integrity, and pride in one’s work is prized.
  • See the results of their hard work.
  • Take satisfaction in completing a project.
  • Feel a daily sense of accomplishment.
  • Work creatively and collaboratively in a variety of situations with diverse groups of people.

Team members may be eligible for:

  • Paid time off
  • Holiday Pay
  • 401K with up to 4% company match
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Dental Insurance
  • Bonus Opportunity
  • Uniforms
  • Career Advancement Opportunities

Long term success in our organization requires an individual to employ a team-oriented mentality, self-starting ability, effective communication and collaboration, energy and drive, eagerness to learn, ability to take on a challenge, willingness to work necessary hours, and handle changing weather conditions.


AVAILABLE POSITIONS:


CREW MEMBER

We are seeking Landscape Crew Members looking to grow with us at Ideal Landscape Group. We are looking for individuals with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. Seeking individuals that can contribute to helping us build a winning culture every day.

We offer full landscape service for commercial properties in the St. Louis and surrounding areas.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform landscape tasks under the direction of the crew foreman.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of professional and ethical conduct.
  • Ensure quality standards are met on every job.
  • Maintain general care of horticultural tools and equipment.
  • Willingness to learn and be trained.
  • Ability to work in all types of weather conditions.
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, mowing operations, removal of current landscaping, installation of new trees, flowers, shrubs, and sod. Installation of retaining walls, patios, and other landscape construction projects.
  • Clear communication with Landscape Crew Members, direct supervisor, and office personnel.
  • Proper use of safety guidelines regarding your daily PPE and the use of equipment.

Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass a drug test/background check.
  • Must be able to safely operate all equipment in use.
  • Must be able to work overtime; including but not limited to 10-hour days. (4-day work week)
  • Positive attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • candidate must be able to bend, stoop, and stand for long periods of time and lift 35lbs.

Job Type: Seasonal with opportunity for full-time employment

Pay: $15.00 per hour

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CREW FOREMAN

We are seeking Landscape Crew Foremen looking to grow with us at Ideal Landscape Group. We are looking for individuals with great leadership skills, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn. Seeking individuals that can contribute to helping us build a winning culture every day.

Priority Skill Set:

Must possess and maintain the ability to:

  • Manage a crew of 1-3 crew members
  • Ability to operate tablets for daily schedules.
  • Perform basic mathematical skills proficiently.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Excellent communication skills

Job Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid (U.S.) driver’s license, Class E.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test/background check.
  • Must be able to safely operate all equipment in use.
  • Must be able to work overtime; including but not limited to 10-hour days.
  • Proper use of safety guidelines regarding your daily PPE and the use of equipment.

Abilities:

  • Able to make sound field decisions on job sites to benefit the company and our clients.
  • Manage jobs within estimated values and budget levels.
  • Assist in training crew members in daily maintenance.
  • Assign duties to crew members and supervise personnel.
  • Monitor crew members who may need disciplinary action and report such required items to direct supervisors.
  • Ensure quality standards are met on every job.
  • Willingness to learn and be trained.
  • Ability to work in all types of weather conditions.

Routine Duties:

  • Directly monitor all crew employees.
  • Daily housekeeping of job site, company vehicles, company trailers, and the equipment associated with them.
  • Job site and Security of equipment.
  • Directly responsible for job production and quality control.
  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, mowing operations, removal of current landscaping, installation of new trees, flowers, shrubs, and sod. Installation of retaining walls, patios, and other landscape construction projects.
  • Snow Removal

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 – $17.00 per hour

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GROUNDSKEEPER

We are seeking a Groundskeeper who is looking to grow with us at Ideal Landscape Group. We are looking for individuals with great leadership skills, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn. Seeking individuals that can contribute to helping us build a winning culture every day.

Job Description:

  • Looking for a candidate with a Horticulture background with 2+ years of experience. The candidate must have a “clean” and valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and will directly report to the job site.
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug test.
  • Candidate needs to have a wide range of landscape/maintenance knowledge important to maintaining main site plantings including but not limited to the planting of flowers, maintenance of flower displays, pruning of trees and shrubs, weeding, mulching, mowing with commercial mowers, line trimming, cultivating and litter control.
  • The candidate must be able to bend and stoop, stand for long periods of time and lift 35lbs.
  • Must be able to work outside, often in variable weather conditions.
  • Good communication skills a must.
  • Missouri pesticide applicators license a plus but will train candidates to acquire technicians license.
  • Strong knowledge of plant material and landscape maintenance techniques; proficient in operating various landscape tools and equipment.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of professional and ethical conduct.
  • In winter months, assist with snow removal crews to remove snow and ice on the site.
  • Maintain general care of horticultural tools and technical equipment.
  • Ensures that all applicable safety standards are followed.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $20.00 per hour

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Hiring Policies:

TOTAL COMPLIANCE WITH IMMIGRATION LAWS – NO LONGER PARTICIPATING IN H-2B AS OF FALL 2019

In the past, we have participated in the United States Department of Labor’s H-2B program which allows the legal employment of non-residents as seasonal labor. The paperwork and monitoring of H-2B are strict and demanding, and we take pride in our ongoing compliance.

Each non-resident worker must possess an identification form obtained through the U.S. Department of Justice called an I-9. Additionally, each immigrant employee must have a Form I-94 from the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Finally, all immigrant workers must obtain valid social security cards, helping to ensure the payment of federal income taxes while they are in the U.S.

Ideal Landscape Group has a zero-tolerance policy regarding non-compliance with any labor statute, most of all immigration policies, and is proud of the workforce we have assembled.

For more information about our transition to an American workforce, click here.

MORE ABOUT THE U.S. H-2B PROGRAM

The H-2B work visa was created to allow people to come to the United States temporarily, mainly for non-agricultural jobs where U.S. workers are in short supply. Up to 66,000 H-2B visas are issued every year.

Workers may qualify for an H-2B visa if they are coming to the United States to accept a temporary or seasonal non-agricultural job from a U.S. employer. With the correct background, skills, or natural abilities needed by the employer, anyone may apply. H-2B visas are aimed at skilled and unskilled workers. Note that H-2B is not to be confused with an H-1B visa, which is intended for college-educated workers.

OUR STUDENT PROGRAM

If you are a student and would like to learn more about careers in the landscaping industry, please visit the National Association of Landscape Professionals website to learn more.