Palm Tree selection and harvesting team leader

10 Jun 2024

This is a hybrid leadership position that requires a valid driver's license; individuals holding CDL license will be given priority in the selection process. This position requires an individual that has a strong personality, is healthy & hardy and who is accustomed to being outdoors in the heat & weather. The successful individual will be a self-starter who does not need to be closely & constantly supervised. In this position, the individual spends a significant amount of time on the road driving a company provided pick-up truck moving from farm to farm between Yuma Arizona and Indio California and often times is sleeping in a hotel (at the company's expense). This position is not a good fit for an individual with any kind of family or other responsibilities; there is often little or no notice at all of the need to be at a given farm and, upon hiring, the selected individual will be required to come to Florida for 2-3 weeks to be trained in various skill sets needed. In this position the individual will oftentimes meet with customers of the company to hand select palm trees for an order so good communication skills are important and a bilingual individual (Eng/Spanish) will be given priority in the selection process. Basic computer skills are required as most instruction is rendered via email. The successful candidate does not need to have any experience with Palm Trees or in the nursery industry but he/she must be accustomed to being outside in the heat and weather.

Personal honor and proven trustworthiness are absolute requirements; as a requirement of this position, the individual is initially required to pass a short polygraph every 3 months with questions specific to theft. Failing a polygraph is cause for summary termination. Individuals with mechanical aptitude will also be given priority. Groundworks will do a criminal background check and individuals with theft related criminal histories will be disqualified.Groundworks is in its 38th year in business; we are expanding our distribution into the western United States and the selected individual, if successful, will be positioned to grow with the division.