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Grounds and Landscape Specialist

Job ID REQ-2023-2896 Omaha, Nebraska

Maintains horticulture, outdoor floriculture, and greenhouse plants. Completes landscape design and installation, and maintains pathways, green spaces and performs minor tree maintenance.


Assists with horticulture, floriculture, greenhouse, landscape and grounds activities.

  • Operates, maintains, and repairs a variety of environmental control systems.

  • Plants and maintains outdoor display areas for aesthetic and functional purposes using approved organic and biologic control measures.

  • Determines appropriate propagation methods and raises floricultural crops.

  • Maintains greenhouse facilities and utilizes indoor area for winter care of exotic and non-hardy plants.

  • Removes and replaces substandard plant materials as needed; conducts annual autumn cleanup.

  • Determines equipment and supplies needed, helps control inventory.

  • Uses a variety of horticultural and grounds maintenance equipment; utilizes a Boys Town vehicle as needed to complete the duties of the job.

  • Participates in snow removal and other weather cleanup as needed.

  • Maintains properties (turf & flowerbeds). Responsible for landscape design and installation (plant material, trees, mulch, sod, dirt work).

  • Controls growth of unwanted species of weeds and grass by weeding, cultivating, pruning and weed trimming


  • Knowledge of a broad range of landscaping practices, techniques, tools, equipment, and safety procedures. Knowledge of an extensive variety of regional plant life.

  • Ability to understand and interpret written and verbal instructions.

  • Skills in installation and maintenance of landscaping plants and materials

  • Ability to communicate productively and to organize assigned tasks for completion.


  • Previous experience in grounds maintenance, landscape installation, and/or agriculture required.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record required.

  • Pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check required.

  • Ability to be on-call (continuously or rotationally) to provide support required.

  • Available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays if needed required.

  • State of Nebraska certified pesticide and herbicide applicator license is required within 6 months of transfer or hire required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is preferred.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

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