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Landscape Laborers

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Ted Lare Design Build is looking for motivated, self-starters to fill positions for landscaping laborers. Various tasks include construction of stone retaining walls, patios, pathways, plantings, and landscape installation. Previous landscape experience is a plus, but not required. Applicants must be tobacco free in the workplace, have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record, we will run an MVR on all driving records. Wages start at $13-$15/hr +based on experience. We provide uniforms and benefits. Call Bobby at 515-249-6018 or 515-981-1073, Applications online at

Gardens Grace

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Gardens Grace, Inc is an award winning residential/commercial landscape company providing custom design-build and maintenance services to clients in the Des Moines and surrounding areas. We believe that a great project starts with a great team who shares ideas and works together! We take pride in the quality of our work and value continually learning in order to grow both as individuals and as a team. We have an amazing group of people building some very cool projects and are looking for a Landscape Foreman to join our team!

Landscape Foreman will be responsible for leading a crew of 3-6 workers to complete residential/commercial landscape construction projects involving hardscape, softscape, garden maintenance and while maintaining company quality and safety standards. This is a Full Time seasonal position with job attachment. Compensation is based on experience.

We Offer:

Competitive pay with additional benefits available depending upon position and time with company Advancement opportunities for qualified candidates Central location on SW 9th street Paid recruiting incentives (Bring your friends and get paid!) Opportunities to build cool projects in great team environment Professional, safe, positive working environment


Valid Iowa driver’s license and must be insurable on company’s insurance policy
3+ years of field experience in Landscape or related field
1+ years of Foreman experience in Landscape or related field
Good oral and written communication skills Must be able to safely lift 50 lbs Must be able to work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, dust, noise and cold Must be able to safely operate heavy equipment such as Skid Loaders and other landscape construction small engine equipment and power tools Able to manage crew of 3-6 workers and train them as needed Able to work in a team with Production Supervisors and other Foremen Must be ready and willing to represent the Company in a professional manner Must be respectful, honest, reliable, self motivated, and possess positive attitude Full-time Monday through Thursday with occasional Fridays weather depending

Landscape Maintenance Manager Position

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Job Postings | 0 comments


  • Possess the ability to schedule, organize and lead a small crew to conduct the landscape maintenance required of our clients.
  • Display the ability to accurately estimate and negotiate maintenance contracts.
  • Have the ability to drive and operate all equipment required to successfully complete all maintenance activities.
  • Pesticide Applicators License required or ability to acquire one with job offer.
  • Valid Iowa Drivers License is required.
  • Possess the ability to lead your crew on occasional planting projects.
  • Display the ability to follow company Safety Program and lead your crew accordingly.

All Full Time Employees Receive:

  • Competitive wages
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • And an option to participate in the company retirement program.

How to Apply:


Orchard Manager and Horticulturist at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch is a family-friendly fall festival in Gretna, NE open to the public mid-September through October 31st. We offer 50+ attractions, but the main draw for families is our 55 acres of  pick-your-own pumpkins. We have a 20-acre high-density orchard and plan to develop our apple business further in the coming years, offering pick-your-own apples to the public, pressing apple cider and brewing hard cider.

Vala’s Pumpkin Patch is looking for a full-time, year round agricultural director with a passion for agriculture and a willingness to learn. This person will be training under skilled staff to take over the roll of Orchard Manager and Horticulturist. They will order seed and trees, plant crops, manage irrigation, set up a spray schedule, rotate crops, and perform many other related tasks, all to ensure there are pumpkins and apples to harvest in the fall. Additionally, they will be responsible for managing a crew of farm workers who help tend the crops. Some Spanish language skills and mechanical ability are preferred.

Experience Required: Applicants should have some experience and familiarity with farming. This person will train on the specific crops and needs of our farm with Tim Vala, the farm’s owner, and our current orchard manager. Spanish language skills and mechanical ability will be helpful in this position.

Schooling Required: Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree. A specialization in agriculture or horticulture is preferred but not required. We are looking for a driven individual with a passion for trees and farming, and a willingness to learn.

Time: Full-Time, Year-Round

Taking Applications: January 2016 until position is filled

Start Date: April or May 2016

How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Kirsten Vala Fong at She will be in touch to schedule an interview.

Landscape Architect/Designer

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Applicants for the landscape design position should have a Bachelors or an Associate Degree in Landscape Architecture/Design and a minimum of three years’ experience in landscape design. They will need a strong knowledge of plant material, hardscapes, design technique, and theory that can be utilized in creating landscapes that are unique and reflect the client’s needs. To succeed in this position you must have good communication skills be creative, client focused, organized, results oriented, and able to work independently and with the team.

Primary duties are customer consultations, design, bidding and presenting the final product to clients. Additional duties will include: supervision of installations, follow up with clients, coordinate scheduling, purchasing, and additional duties.

Forever Green Inc. is a design install landscaping firm focused on providing top notch customer service. Our services include design & installation of plantings, patios, ponds, retaining walls, lawns & irrigation, with a full line garden center and greenhouses. Established in 1982 Forever Green Inc. is located in the Iowa City / Cedar Rapids Corridor recognized as one of the fastest growing and most livable areas in the Midwest. We offer health insurance, retirement, vacation pay and training to qualified employees.

For more information or to submit a resume and portfolio of your work contact Lucy Hershberger

Green Goods Purchasing Assistant in Shenandoah IA

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Full time Green Goods Purchasing Assistant in Shenandoah IA.
Excellent benefit package including medical/dental/401K/vacation.
Qualifications: Horticulture or Ag Business degree, or equivalent experience in the nursery/greenhouse industry. Technical knowledge of plants required.

Assist in daily purchasing of Bedding Plants, Perennials, Tropicals, Nursery Stock, Houseplants, and Bulbs
Establish & maintain relationships with our grower partners, both woody and herbaceous, across the U.S.
Assist in planning production schedules for growers
Analyze high volumes of data
Research product availability for quotes & bids
Maintain proper inventory levels
Work within an office environment and collaborate with others on projects
Occasional travel required – growers and retail stores

Successful candidate should have the following qualifications:
Passion for helping plants get to the public
Highly proficient with computer skills
Analytical thinking
Be a problem solver
Enjoy working with data
Good communication skills verbal and written
Handle multiple projects at same time


Please contact Blake Jensen at the information below if interested:

Blake Jensen
Vice President of Green Goods
Earl May Seed & Nursery
208 North Elm Street
Shenandoah, IA 51603
FAX   (712) 246-1020, pause 1024

Landscape Crew Member Position

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Job Postings | 0 comments

  • Ability to work within a team to complete projects.
  • Have a strong natural work ethic & enjoy physical labor outdoors
  • Have the ability to drive and operate all equipment required to successfully complete landscape activities or possess the willingness to learn.  (I.e. dump trucks, skidsters and accessories, tractors, small power equipment, and hand tools).
  • Display the ability to follow company Safety Program.
  • A valid Iowa Drivers license preferred.  CDL license a plus.
  • Knowledge of standard landscape practices a plus but not required.
  • Knowledge of plant material a plus but not required.

All Full Time Employees Receive: competitive wages, health insurance, dental insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation, and an option to participate in the company retirement program.

Purchasing Manager Position

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Foster’s, Inc., the Midwest’s leading wholesale distributor of lawn & garden, outdoor décor and landscaping supplies is seeking an experienced individual to lead our product acquisition team.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in supplier relations, buying supervision and purchasing. A four-year degree is desired. An exceptional understanding of purchasing methodologies, metrics and establishing computer tools to streamline and improve the purchasing process is required. A personal interest in gardening would be beneficial.

This position is located in our Waterloo, IA headquarters. Occasional travel by air and overnight travel are required.

We offer competitive compensation and benefits and a family atmosphere in which to work.

Qualified candidates should forward their resume to or mail to: President, Foster’s, Inc., PO Box 2674, Waterloo, IA 50704-2674.

Groundskeeping position at Creighton University

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Job Postings | 0 comments

We are currently seeking applicants for a full-time, year-round Groundskeeping position at Creighton University in Omaha, NE.  Click on the following link to find out more and apply:

Spring 2015 Landscape & Irrigation Positions at Winona Nursery

Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Job Postings | 0 comments

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