Landscaping Specialist

Job Description

What is Pueblo Diversified Industries?

Pueblo Diversified Industries (“PDI”) is a Colorado Nonprofit Corporation with a mission to create pathways of opportunity where people with diverse abilities thrive through informed choices, meaningful education and employment, premier residential services, and dynamic social experiences.  PDI is a Colorado

What does it take to be successful at PDI?

PDI is a busy, challenging, and vibrant work atmosphere.  Successful employees have a sense of humor, lots of patience, a big heart, and the desire to learn something new every day.

Position Overview


The Landscaping Specialist supports the landscaping contract maintained by PDI at the Pueblo Chemical Depot (“PCD”).  The Landscaping Specialist will support and supervise a crew of individuals with diverse abilities in carrying out duties described in the landscaping contract.




·         Landscaping

o   Maintains grounds of industrial, commercial or public property included in the PDI PCD contract

o   Performs one or more of the following tasks:

§  Cut grass using waling-type or riding mowers (less than 2,000 lbs.)

§  Trim hedges and edges around walks, flowerbeds and wells, using hedge trimmers, clippers edging tools, weed whips, etc.

§  Prunes shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth, using shears and other hand tools

§  Sprays lawn, shrubs and trees with fertilizer or insecticide

o   Job duties also include the following:

§  Planting grass, flowers, trees and shrubs

§  Watering lawn and shrubs during dry periods using hose or activating sprinkler system

§  Picks up and carts away leaves, paper and other litter

·         Safety

o   Follow procedures and direct others in the safe use of chemical cleaners and power equipment

o   Follow safety procedures to check electrical appliances and equipment prior to use

o   Notify maintenance or Community Employment Manager with recommendations about equipment repair and replacement

Monitor the activities of individuals served to ensure that all safety rules and policies are consistently followed

Work Location

2828 Granada Blvd., Pueblo, Colorado  81005.  Limited local travel may be required.


Benefits available after 60 days of continuous employment include medical, dental, vision, accident, illness, short-term disability and group term life insurance.  A deeply discounted YMCA membership and 401(k) savings plan are also available.

Everyone is Welcome at PDI


Job Requirements

Job Requirements

You must be at least age 21 to be employed at PDI.  You must also a pre-hire drug, MVR, and background screen and possess a high school diploma or GED and valid driver’s license.  You must be computer-literate and comfortable with technology with well-developed oral and written communication skills.


You must be able to successfully pass certain background screen requirements mandated by the U.S. Government to work on the Pueblo Chemical Depot campus.


You must be able to complete and pass First Aid and other required training.


At least one year landscaping experience and one year experience working with people of diverse abilities is preferred.

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