King of the Greens Landscaping & Outdoor Enhancements Group, LLC.


Employment Opportunities

What's in it for me?

King of the Greens Lawn Care & Landscaping Design, LLC. offers its team members great opportunities for advancement in several areas of our industry. When you choose to join our team, you're choosing to be a part of a group of individuals dedicated to excelling in all areas we market. Because of the size of our company, there are many growth opportunities for the right team member. We always look to fill positions when possible by first promoting within our organization. Continually training and staying true to our Mission Statement is what brings the success of the company. If you are interested in a position below but don't see jon description or pay scale please contact us.

Position to apply for:
  • Landscape Foreman
  • Landscape crewman
  • Landscape Designer
  • Irrigation & Lighting Technician
  • Lawn Maintenance Technician
  • Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators
  • Holiday Lighting crewmen
  • Fence & Deck Installer
  • Hardscape Installers
  • Maintenance Shop Worker (Worker of all Equipment)
  • Sales & Marketing Representative

Payscale: $8-15per hr.. Depend on Experience

Job Summary: Performs semi-skilled and routine tasks related to the maintenance of irrigation systems.

Desired Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must attend schooling for irrigation within 2 years of hire, or have formal training when hired.
  • Any related combination of training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Some knowledge of practices, procedures, methods and tools relative to irrigation system operation and maintenance.
  • Considerable knowledge and skill in the care and use of power tools and equipment including safety precautions related to irrigation system installation, operation, maintenance and repair work.
  • Some knowledge of the operation and maintenance of irrigation system pumps and associated equipment and controls.
  • Ability to prepare labor and material cost estimates to complete various projects.
  • Ability to read blueprints, specifications, plans.
  • Ability to prepare operational reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand,walk, sit, talk, hear, and use hands to manipulate, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required drive a vehicle, to climb up 30-foot ladders, walk up and down staircases, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Tools & Equipment Used:
Power tools, hand tools, and associated equipment used in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems.

Environmental Conditions:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions, and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy or loud when in the field.

Price: Now Hiring
Grounds maintenance workers perform a variety of tasks necessary to achieve a pleasant and functional outdoor environment. They mow lawns, rake leaves, trim hedges and trees; plant flowers; and otherwise ensure that the grounds of houses, businesses, and parks are attractive, orderly, and healthy. They also care for indoor gardens and plantings in commercial and public facilities, such as malls, hotels, and botanical gardens.

These workers use hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruning and handsaws, hedge and brush trimmers, and axes. They also use power lawnmowers, chain saws, leaf blowers, and electric clippers. Some use equipment such as tractors and twin-axle vehicles.

Grounds maintenance workers can be divided into several specialties, including landscaping workers, groundskeeping workers, pesticide handlers, tree trimmers, and grounds maintenance supervisors. In general, these specialties have varying job duties, but in many cases their responsibilities overlap.

Landscaping workers create new functional outdoor areas and upgrade existing landscapes, but also may help maintain landscapes. Their duties include planting bushes, trees, sod, and other forms of vegetation, as well as, edging, trimming, fertilizing, watering, and mulching lawns and grounds. They also grade property by creating or smoothing hills and inclines, install lighting or sprinkler systems, and build walkways, terraces, patios, decks, and fountains. Landscaping workers provide their services in a variety of residential and commercial settings, such as homes, apartment buildings, office buildings, shopping malls, and hotels and motels.

Groundskeeping workers, also called groundskeepers, usually focus on maintaining existing grounds. In addition to caring for sod, plants, and trees, they rake and mulch leaves, clear snow from walkways and parking lots, and use irrigation methods to adjust water consumption and prevent waste. These individuals work on athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, university campuses, and parks, as well as many of the same settings as landscaping workers. They also see to the proper upkeep and repair of sidewalks, parking lots, groundskeeping equipment, pools, fountains, fences, planters, and benches.

Groundskeeping workers who care for athletic fields keep natural and artificial turf in top condition, mark out boundaries, and paint turf with team logos and names before events. They mow, water, fertilize, and aerate the fields regularly. They must make sure that the underlying soil on fields with natural turf has the required composition to allow proper drainage and to support the grasses used on the field. In sports venues, they vacuum and disinfect synthetic turf after its use to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria, and they remove the turf and replace the cushioning pad periodically.

Groundskeepers in parks and recreation facilities care for lawns, trees, and shrubs; maintain playgrounds; clean buildings; and keep parking lots, picnic areas, and other public spaces free of litter. They also may erect and dismantle snow fences, and maintain swimming pools. These workers inspect buildings and equipment, make needed repairs, and keep everything freshly painted.

Greenkeepers are workers who maintain golf. Greenskeepers do many of the same things as other groundskeepers, but they also periodically relocate the holes on putting greens to prevent uneven wear of the turf and to add interest and challenge to the game. Greenskeepers also keep canopies, benches, ball washers, and tee markers repaired and freshly painted.

Some groundskeepers specialize in caring for cemeteries and memorial gardens. They dig graves to specified depths, generally using a backhoe. They mow grass regularly, apply fertilizers and other chemicals, prune shrubs and trees, plant flowers, and remove debris from graves.

Pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation mix herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides and apply them through sprays, dusts, or vapors into the soil or onto plants. Those working for chemical lawn service firms are more specialized, inspecting lawns for problems and applying fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemicals to stimulate growth and prevent or control weeds, diseases, or insect infestation. Many practice integrated pest-management techniques.

Tree trimmers and pruners, sometimes called arborists, cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to clear roads, sidewalks, or utilities' equipment, or to improve the appearance, health, and value of trees. Some specialize in diagnosing and treating tree diseases, and in performing preventive measures to keep trees healthy. Some may plant trees. Some of these workers also specialize in pruning, trimming and shaping ornamental trees and shrubs for private residences, golf courses, or other institutional grounds. Tree trimmers and pruners use handsaws, pole saws, shears, and clippers. When trimming near power lines, they usually work on truck-mounted lifts and use power pruners.

Supervisors of landscaping and groundskeeping workers oversee grounds maintenance work. They prepare cost estimates, schedule work for crews on the basis of weather conditions or the availability of equipment, perform spot checks to ensure the quality of the service, and suggest changes in work procedures. In addition, supervisors train workers; keep employees' time records and record work performed; and may assist workers when deadlines are near. Supervisors who own their own business are also known as landscape contractors. They also often call themselves landscape designers if they create landscape design plans. Landscape designers also design exterior floral displays by planting annual or perennial flowers. Some work with landscape architects. (Landscape architects, discussed elsewhere in the Handbook, create more technical architectural plans and usually work on larger projects.) Supervisors of workers on golf courses are known as superintendents.

Work environment. Many grounds maintenance jobs are seasonal, available mainly in the spring, summer, and fall, when most planting, mowing, trimming, and cleanup are necessary. Most of the work is performed outdoors in all kinds of weather. It can be physically demanding and repetitive, involving bending, lifting, and shoveling. This occupation offers opportunities for both part-time and full-time work.

According to BLS data, full-time landscaping and groundskeeping workers, tree trimmers and pruners, and the supervisors of these workers experienced a much higher than average rate of work-related injury and illness. Those who work with pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals, as well as dangerous equipment and tools such as power lawnmowers and chain saws, must exercise safety precautions. Workers who use motorized equipment must take care to protect their hearing.

Special Requirements:
The candidate must have a minimum of 2 years' professional experience in lawn care/landscaping/grounds maintenance, sprinkler system installation and repair. This experience must be accounted for and verifiable with references.

The candidate MUST own and maintain a reliable, presentable work Truck that will be used on occasion in the daily work duties including hauling mulch, rocks, etc. This truck must be insured, at least to the minimum requirements set forth by South Carolina Law, and the applicant must be listed as one of the insured parties for said vehicle. The candidate would be compensated on a mileage basis for the use of their pickup truck.

The candidate MUST have prior experience in irrigation and sprinkler system installation and repair. Competence in sprinkler systems is a core component of this position.

A valid South Carolina Drivers License will be required with no pending adverse violations

A SLED Background Check will be performed - eligible applicants should have absolutely no prior records of law violations on their record of any kind.

A current driving record will be requested - a clean driving record is mandatory with no violations within the last 2 years.

Drug Screening will be performed as deemed necessary by the company owner.

Responsibilities and Duties include but are not limited to:
Able to operate and demonstrate proficiency before hire with landscape maintenance, lawn care, and other equipment including but not limited to:
  • Walker Brand Riding Mower
  • Zero Turn Mower
  • Bluebird Aerator or other Aerator devices

Weed eater (2 stroke, requires fuel mixture) - MUST be able to do a sharp edge using "upside down" technique for edging turf. All applicants are expected to have mastered this skill before hiring.

Irrigation Tools, Sprinkler adjusting tools, Sprinkler System Diagnostic Tools, etc.

  • Push Lawn Mower
  • Self Propelled Push Lawn Mower
  • Gas Powered, hand held, "stick" edger
  • Gas Powered conventional edger
  • Backpack Blower
  • Hand tools (rake, shovel, and any other common hand tool used in landscaping, lawn care, and grounds keeping)
  • Light equipment
  • Wheel Barrow
  • Gas Powered Hedge Trimmer
  • Fertilizer Drop Spreader
  • And any other common piece of machinery deemed to be necessary to complete the task at hand

Air Tools

Able to consistently, safely, and accurately maneuver a landscape trailer towed behind pickup truck backwards and forwards.

Able to work in various outdoor places and circumstances including exposure to dust from various sources, direct skin contact with various plants & landscaping materials, varying degrees of noise, extreme weather conditions, heat, cold and pests.

Knowledge of safe operating practices in the work environment and with the various tools and machinery.

Must report malfunctioning equipment to the supervisor. However, if the equipment is down, work time is down, and paid time is down – it would be of benefit to the crew member to develop skills in small engines in order to keep the equipment in top working order.

Other duties will be assigned by company owner as needed


The crew leader must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily (at the discretion of the company owner and your working peers). The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

Experience/Education Requirements

This position requires a high school education and at least 2 years related experience in the green industry (lawn care, landscaping, and grounds maintenance). The candidate must have significant experience in irrigation repair and installation. The candidate must have the ability to comprehend, communicate and execute orally spoken directions and instructions to the satisfaction of the company owner and working peers. The position requires the use of text messaging, email, gps navigation, internet...all tools that help us get the jobs done efficiently. The candidate must have a personal computer with access to internet and email and the ability to use these items effectively.

Mathematical Proficiency

Proficiency in Basic math skills required in order to calculate gas/fuel mixtures for the gas powered equipment, navigation on roads, timesheets, job cost calculations, etc.

Communication and Language Skills

Must be fluent in The English Language. Proficiency in Spanish is a plus but not required.

Other abilities and skills

Marketing and sales skills, people skills, likeable personality and networking skills are required. You will often be required to satisfactorily interact effectively with other staff members, the customers, and the company owner.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described below must be met by the crew member to successfully, safely, and efficiently perform the functions of this job position.

The employee is frequently required to stand upright, crouch, walk quickly, sit down, and negotiate physical orientation in various situations (such as mounting and dismounting power equipment).

A satisfactory demonstration of coordination and dexterity is required of this position. The employee is frequently required to use their hands in order to control the various power equipment, operate the machinery, drive vehicles, use hand tools, and help maintain the power equipment. The employee is frequently required to reach with their hands and arms fully extended, climb (no tree climbing required), balance themselves, kneel down, crouch and crawl, and move around quickly.

The employee is required to be able to speak clearly and audibly and to hear sufficiently.

The employee must be able to frequently move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 80 pounds.

This employee's vision must be clear and fully functional to safely and satisfactorily operate the equipment, complete the tasks at hand, and drive a vehicle. Eye protection will be required at all times.

Work Environment

The work environment that will be encountered by the crew member will include, but will not be limited to, the examples below.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works with mechanical, gas/electrically powered objects and equipment

The employee works in outside weather conditions every day consisting of extreme heat in the summer (upwards of 104 degrees) and cold in the winter (as low as 20 degrees).

The employee is exposed to various fumes, airborne particles of all sorts, and occasional toxic or caustic chemicals (herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, etc).

The noise level in the work environment is occasionally loud. Hearing protection will be required (and supplied)


$12/hour, seasonal, hours will vary. Sometimes there is an overwhelming amount of work, sometimes there is very little work. Hours available are awarded to the most productive workers. Bonuses paid to the crew leader at the discretion of the company owner and according to the productivity of their route. Overtime and extra work may be available seasonally but no claim to volume of hours is made. Work delegation is at the discretion of the company owner.

Laborer, Landscape

Laborer, Landscape is very similar to another occupation for which we have a full profile. Check out our full profile for:

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.

Occupation Profile for Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.

Signficant Points

  • Opportunities should be very good, especially for workers willing to work seasonal or variable schedules, because of significant job turnover and increased demand for landscaping.
  • Many beginning jobs have low earnings and are physically demanding.
  • Most workers learn through short-term on-the-job training.

NOVICE - $8.50 per hour

The novice must know and be able to perform these basic tasks of landscape maintenance services:
  • Wear leather work boots.
  • Wear company issued uniform.
  • Follow all company procedures and safety regulations.
  • Use equipment with proper care.
  • Report any lost or broken equipment.
  • Help load and unload trucks.
  • Wash vehicles and equipment.
  • Able to lift up to 80 pounds.
  • Have reliable transportation to and from office or assigned job site.
  • Show up to work on time daily. Give 24 hours notice if you're unable to.
  • Training
  • Leaf Rake
  • Broom
  • Hoe
  • Shovel
  • Water Hose
  • Hand Pruner
  • Pick Mattocks
  • Hedge Shears
  • 21-inch Mower
  • Blower

Measure of Performance

Employee will be expected to learn and demonstrate the proper use of all equipment within 30 days of date of hire.

Employee will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in the use of hand and power tools according to company standards prior to advancing to position of Lawn Technician.

LAWN MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN - $9.50 - $10.25 per hour (piece work)

The lawn maintenance technician must know and be able to perform the following landscape maintenance tasks:
  • Fulfill all requirements of Novice job description.
  • Be aware of the safety of the public and fellow employees.
  • Report all unsafe practices or conditions to Crew Leader and Foreman.
  • Take proper care of tools to avoid lose of misuse.
  • Training

Tools and Equipment - The Lawn Maintenance Technician must know and be able to use the following equipment:
  • Fueling Procedure and Identification of 2 Stroke and 4 Stroke Engines.
  • 21", 42", 48" 52" and 60" Mower.
  • Height Adjustment and Blade Replacement on 21-inch, 42", 52" and 60" Mowers.
  • Edger
  • Hedge Trimmer
  • Line Trimmer
  • Walk Behind Leaf Vac
  • Identification of Broken or Poorly Operating Equipment
  • Chain saw
  • Pruning Saw
  • Horticultural Practices

Able to identify by common name frequently used plants (annuals, ground cover, shrubs/perennials, trees and turf).
  • Basic pruning, cleaning and detailing techniques.
  • Basic planting of 1 gallon, 5 gallon, 4-inch color, packs and flats.
  • Measure of Performance
  • Proficient in safe and proper use of specified equipment.

Able to identify the common name of frequently used plants (annuals, ground covers, shrubs/perennials, trees and turf).
  • Able to prune, clean and detail.
  • Able to properly plant 1 gallon, 5 gallon, 4-inch color, color packs and flats.
  • Adhere to company policy and safety standards.
  • Able to work as a team member.
  • Drive truck with trailer

ADVANCED LAWN MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN - $11.25 - $12.50 per hour (piece work)

The Advanced Lawn Maintenance Technician must know and be able to perform the following landscape maintenance tasks:
  • Fulfill all requirements of Lawn Maintenance Technician job description.
  • Read and write in either English (Spanish is a plus)
  • Sharpen cutting tools.
  • Apply chemicals after proper training.
  • Have a valid North Carolina driver's license, an insurable driving record, and qualify to drive company vehicles.
  • Training - Tools and Equipment

The Advanced Lawn Maintenance Technician must know and be able to use the following equipment:
  • Leaf Vac
  • Front End Loader
  • Soil Probe
  • De-Thatcher
  • Aerator
  • Dump Trailer
  • Pole Pruner
  • Ladder
  • Wheel Grinder and File
  • Push Spreaders
  • Horticultural Practices
  • Able to identify by common name 30 frequently used plants (bedding flowers, ground cover, shrubs/perennials, trees and turf).
  • Pruning trees, shrubs, and vines to encourage healthy growth.
  • Basic fertilizer application techniques.
  • Staking trees.
  • Installation of 15-gallon and 24-inch box specimens.
  • Able to identify by common name 5 frequently seen weeds.
  • General needs of plants.
  • Recognizing plants with problems.
  • Able to identify by common name 5 frequently seen pests.
  • Measure of Performance
  • Proficient and safe use of specified equipment.
  • Identify by common name 30 frequently used plants.
  • Able to prune correctly.
  • Know basic fertilizer application techniques.
  • Know when and how to sharpen cutting tools.
  • Identify by common name 5 frequently seen weeds and pests.
  • Recognize plant and irrigation problems.
  • Able to stake and prune vines.
  • Able to plant 15-gallon and 24-inch box specimens.
  • Adhere to company policy and safety standards.
  • Able to work as a team member.
  • Reporting Relationship
  • This position reports directly to the Foreman and Chief Operations Supervisor.

FOREMAN - $13.00 - $15.00 per hour (piece work)

Performs the tasks necessary to provide the best landscape maintenance service and works with minimal supervision in an effective and professional manner.

The Foreman must know and be able to perform the following landscape maintenance tasks:
  • Fulfill all requirements of Advanced Lawn Maintenance Technician job description.
  • Able to read, write and speak in English.
  • Able to communicate in Spanish.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and supervise two to five employees and be able to set priorities.
  • Demonstrate ability to train and delegate.
  • Completed training for the application of chemicals.
  • Be able to manage and supervise assigned crew members.
  • Report problems to Supervisor.
  • Train crew members to complete job within established time frame.
  • Plan and organize work for crew members on job.
  • Initiate and complete all required paperwork within established time frame.
  • Interface with client when necessary.
  • Enforce all safety policies and procedures.
  • Know how to discipline a crew member for justifiable reasons and initiate proper written warnings where applicable.
  • Set up truck daily with all supplies and equipment needed to complete the day's work.
  • Maintain equipment in good operating condition.
  • Completely understand the company's Maintenance Program and Guidelines.
  • Know how to use the basics of CLIP
  • Training - Tools and Equipment

The Foreman must know and be able to use the following equipment:
  • Chain Saw
  • Drive a Truck with a Trailer
  • Basic Troubleshooting on Power Equipment
  • Measuring Wheel
  • Horticultural Practices
  • Able to identify by common name 50 frequently used plants.
  • Able to identify by common name 10 frequently seen weeds.
  • Able to identify by common name 10 frequently seen garden pests.
  • Calibrating fertilizer application equipment.
  • Basic elements of fertilizer.
  • Recognizing and documenting potential hazards.
  • Pesticide Practices
  • Use of pesticide application equipment and proper application techniques.
  • Proper cleaning procedure for application equipment.
  • Proper procedure for transporting and storing pesticides.
  • Proper procedure for emergency spill cleanup.
  • Proper use of safety gear.
  • Participation in training program designed for basic pest control procedures.

Irrigation & Lighting Technician $11-$13 per. hr.

  • Valid Drivers' License
  • Must pass background & drug test
  • Clean driving record
  • Reliable transportation
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus but, not required
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Proficiency in irrigation system diagnosis and repair
  • Legal citizen or alien authorized to work in the U.S.

Under the direction of the responsible administrator, provide a variety of skilled work in the installation, repair and maintenance of district irrigation systems; assist other skilled grounds personnel as necessary in grounds maintenance work.

Essential Duties:
Install, maintain, repair and replace sprinklers including sprinkler heads and sprinkler systems; operate grounds equipment as necessary to dig trenches and install sprinkler lines; plan and layout entire sprinkler systems for designated lawn areas as directed; review plans with supervisors; install sprinkler lines as directed assuring adequate sprinkler coverage for lawn areas; install automatic clocks; set and operate the clocks as necessary to provide proper coverage during all seasons; remain current on new sprinkler technologies to assure efficient and economical irrigation systems; make adjustments to sprinklers as necessary including locating and repairing faulty valves and wires, repairing water mains, replacing controllers and other equipment as necessary; maintain adequate supply of equipment and supplies utilized in sprinkler repair including sprinkler heads, valves, clocks and other items; respond to concerns by grounds maintenance personnel regarding lawn areas receiving insufficient water; advise grounds maintenance personnel regarding sprinkler systems for their assigned areas.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Methods involved in the installation, repair and maintenance of sprinkler systems; design and layout of general irrigation systems including knowledge of types of lawns and the frequency and amount of watering required; equipment and tools required in sprinkler repair and installation; health and safety regulations; reading and writing communication skills; technical aspects in the field of irrigation, read blueprints and layouts; operate equipment used in sprinkler repair; understand and follow oral and written directions; work cooperatively with others; work independently with little direction; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; maintain records and prepare reports.

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