Landscaping Technician
Job Details
Lake Junaluska Assembly, Inc - Lake Junaluska, NC
Full Time
General Labor
Essential Job Functions

LJA Mission Statement

The mission of Lake Junaluska is to be a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind and body. 


Located in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina, Lake Junaluska is a conference and retreat center that hosts over 50,000 overnight guests annually.  We have over 400 lodging rooms, a campground, and meeting space for up to 2,000 people.  All of our facilities are located on a scenic 1,200 acre campus which boasts panoramic views, abundant recreation opportunities, and a 200 acre lake.   Our market ranges from youth groups to affluent leisure guests primarily from the Southeastern US.


Essential Functions

  • Must possess excellent hospitality skills and a strong desire to foster an attitude of Christian hospitality to “exceed guest expectations”.
  • Ability to communicate in a professional, effective and courteous manner with co-workers, guests, and supervisors.
  • Assist with greenhouse operations such as but not limited to;
    • Watering program including weekends
    • Propagation
    • Control plant growth
    • Stick cutting, plant seedlings, plant plugs and shaping of plants
    • Weeding
  • Work with pesticides applications to include but not limited to;
    • Fungicides
    • Insecticides
    • Fertilizers
    • Herbicides
  • Assists with maintaining and beautifying all plants on the grounds
    • Weeding
    • Watering
    • Clipping
    • Trimming
    • Planting flowers, trees and shrubs
  • Mowing and weed eating, edging and general cleanup of limbs, trash, etc.
  • Using various hand and power tools such as chain saws, trimmers, loppers, clippers, etc.
  • Comply with all safety policies, practices and procedures and report any unsafe activities or conditions immediately to supervisor and/or the Human Resources department.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned and required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High school diploma, and 1 year Horticultural experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Horticultural or agricultural experience strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of landscaping equipment and handling pesticides is desirable.
  • MUST have valid NC driver’s license and clean driving record. 
  • Knowledge of farm or construction equipment helpful.
  • Ability to read and write instructions, correspondence, memos and reports.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure.
  • Able to prioritize tasks, multi-task and organize daily activity.
  • Ability to effectively present information to guests, and other employees.
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and other documents. 
  • Must be able to wear mandatory respirator while performing certain duties.

Performance/Success Factors

  • Be punctual to work and other functions; performs well in a team environment; complete work in a timely, accurate, and thorough manner; be able to prioritize daily tasks and events.
  • Must be a team player and cooperate with all staff. 
  • Able to receive guidance with respect to general objectives; in the majority of tasks and projects assigned, determine methods, work sequence, scheduling, and how to achieve objectives of assignments; operate within specific policy guidelines.
  • Able to work independently but operate within department guidelines using independent judgment.
  • Strive for quality in all task and/or duties.
  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skills.

Working Conditions

  • Extensive physical activity performing strenuous daily activities of a primarily productive nature. 
  • Frequently exposed to moderate and very loud noises.
  • Primary work is outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions i.e., cold, rain, sun, snow, wind and heat.
  • Occasionally works in greenhouse environment with adequate ventilation.
  • Coordinate work, constantly moves about, able to stand for prolonged periods of time, walk, at times on uneven surfaces, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms to include overhead, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk to and hear staff and customer requests.
  • At times depending on the season will work in wet or humid conditions.
  • Must be in good physical condition with the ability to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move and/or position objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more.
  • Must be able to see close and at a distance (20 feet or more), good peripheral vision.




Lake Junaluska is an Equal Opportunity Employer