Employment Opportunities

Portland, Oregon Landscaper Job Opportunity

We have a job opening and looking for a new gardener/landscaper!

Our position is for a full time person who can work Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 4:30 pm.   (Hours change seasonally.  Winter hours 8 am to 4 pm.  Spring 7:30am to 4 pm, Summer 7 am to 3:30 pm)

We are also considering a second position full time to part time.

If you are interested in working outside every day and working in a variety of gardens throughout the city of Portland send us your resume!

Please note this is a physically demanding job that requires you to work outside in all types of weather so you must be prepared for that.

Experience is preferred but the right person with the right attitude will be considered.

When applying for the gardener position please send a resume and a cover letter stating why you want this position and your favorite tree. Download the employment application.

Position Details:

Organic Landscape Company is looking for a gardener/landscaper.  Full time.

Living Elements Landscape LLC, is based in NE Portland.  We are hiring an individual to work as a gardener and landscaper.  We are an organic company specializing in sustainable gardening and land care.  We are a fine gardening company placing great importance on plant knowledge and correct plant care and pruning.

Starting pay rate is $13.50 to $15.00 per hour depending on experience.  This position offers the opportunity for promotion.

Living Elements Landscape LLC works in many gardens throughout the Portland area.  The right person must be able to work in gardens of different styles and take an ownership in the gardens.   The work we do is to correctly prune trees under 12’, prune shrubs, weed, tend to perennials, mow, edge, plant, mulch, move soil, and other garden tasks.  We are not a typical mow and blow company.  We do not use chemicals to control weeds and pests.

The job candidate is someone who is:

  • Able to work in a physically demanding job.
  • Reliable, dependable, trustworthy, calm, hardworking, and able to solve problems.
  • You must be able to and willing to work in all kinds of weather.
  • Safely and carefully operate all equipment.
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal directions.
  • Interact with clients when working in the landscape answering question, responding to client requests and ensure client satisfaction.
  • Brief the owner and supervisor about all client concerns and any issues about the properties.
  • Drive a truck with a trailer.
  • Knowledge of landscape practices needed.
  • Knowledge of plant ID, organic and sustainable gardening practices a plus.
  • You will need to be able to lift 50 pounds, bend and squat, walk up and down stairs, work on a ladder, use hand tools including but not limited to, hand saws and pruners, mowers, trimmers, and blowers.
  • Knowledge of using mowers, blowers, trimmers, rototillers, chain saws a plus.
  • At times you will need to push a wheelbarrow full of items, including gravel, soil and mulch.
  • Be able to dig, move soil and rock, move plants around and plant them.
  • This position requires a minimum of a GED, or High School Education, horticulture education a plus.
  • You need have a valid driver’s license.
  • Reliable transportation to the shop is required.
  • You must be able to work legally in the United States.

Living Elements Landscape LLC is a licensed landscape company registered with the State of Oregon #9217; we also have a certified arborist on staff, ISA #PN-6144-A.

We are an equal employment opportunity company.

We offer paid time off.

Please email resumes and cover letters. Include in the cover letter the name of your favorite tree and why this position interests you.  No phone calls. Download the employment application.

Email to Anne anne@livingelementslandscape.com


“Thanks for your excellent work on our trees and shrubs. You did a great job and we appreciate your thorough clean up too!”

— Rick Z. (homeowner)

“Thanks for your excellent work on our trees and shrubs. You did a great job and we appreciate your thorough clean up too!”

— Rick Z. (homeowner)

“Thanks for your excellent work on our trees and shrubs. You did a great job and we appreciate your thorough clean up too!”

— Rick Z. (homeowner)