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Laborer - Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Laborer - Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Job-Specific Whole-Person Assessment
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Laborer - Landscaping and Groundskeeping

Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.

Top activities and tasks for this job:
  • Gather and remove litter.
  • Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, saws, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes.
  • Operate vehicles or powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain-saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, or pruning saws.
  • Water lawns, trees, or plants, using portable sprinkler systems, hoses, or watering cans.
  • Handling and Moving Objects - use herbicides, fertilizers, pesticides or related products
  • Prune or trim trees, shrubs, or hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes - use chain saws
  • Mix and spray or spread fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, or trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders.

About the test

The HR Avatar Laborer - Landscaping and Groundskeeping Pre-Employment Assessment was designed to help you hire staff in this role. The test provides a whole-person evaluation by measuring job-relevant cognitive ability, personality, knowledge, skills, and relevant behavioral history. Each component provides important data for hiring decisions. Cognitive ability has been linked to overall job performance in most jobs and correlates with a candidate's ability to learn new skills and to solve complex problems. Personality characteristics determine how well the candidate will fit-in with a corporate culture. Knowledge and skills indicate how much training will be needed before a new employee becomes productive. Finally, relevant behavioral history detects counter-productive behaviors that can impact job performance.

The Laborer - Landscaping and Groundskeeping test includes an animated work simulation in which candidates meet customers, colleagues and supervisors in a job-related context. Post-test surveys indicate the majority of candidates react favorably to these simulations.

The specific attributes measured include:

Cognitive Ability
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  Behavioral History
  • History Survey - Performance
  • History Survey - Tenure
Personality
  • Adaptable
  • Competitive
  • Corporate Citizenship
  • Develops Relationships
  • Enjoys Problem-Solving
  • Exhibits a Positive Work Attitude
  • Needs Structure
  • Seeks Perfection
 

Following completion, the test produces a Candidate Selection Report that includes an overall score and detailed scores for each attribute. The overall score weighs each of the factors based on research and analysis from the U.S. Government's Occupational Information Network (O*Net). O*Net represents over a decade of dedicated research evaluating the relative importance of various factors that lead to success in almost 1,000 different job roles.

The Candidate Selection Report also provides expert interview questions that help you probe critical or low-scoring areas, along with a guide for noting your evaluation of the candidate's responses. Consistent use of an interview guide is an important part of gaining better candidate insights and making better hiring decisions.

Language:English (US)
Time to Complete:40 Minutes (Approximately)
O*Net SOC Code:37-3011.00
Simulation Context:General Hourly
O*Net Context:Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
Price:40 Credits ($40 USD)
More information about this Job
Annual US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$19,160 or less
Bottom 25%:
$21,800 or less
Median:
$26,320 (Average)
Top 25%:
$32,790 or more
Top 10%:
$41,070 or more

Hourly US Wages (2016)
Bottom 10%:
$9.21 or less
Bottom 25%:
$10.48 or less
Median:
$12.65 (Average)
Top 25%:
$15.76 or more
Top 10%:
$19.74 or more

US Employment Statistics
2014:
1,167,800
2024 (projected):
1,239,600
Annual U.S. Job Openings:28,230

Top Knowledge Requirements
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Chemistry
  • Mechanical
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Administration and Management
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
Top Skills
  • Operation and Control
  • Critical Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Coordination
  • Active Listening
  • Time Management
  • Judgment and Decision Making
Top Abilities
  • Multilimb Coordination
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Trunk Strength
  • Control Precision
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness
  • Static Strength
  • Extent Flexibility
  • Visualization
Education Requirements
No High School Diploma:
39%
High School Diploma:
8%
Post-Secondary Certificate:
31%
Associate's Degree (2 yr):
3%
Bachelor's Degree:
18%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role who have their highest education in each category.
Related Work Experience Requirements
None:
17%
1 - 3 Months:
22%
6 Months - 1 Year:
13%
1 - 2 Years:
40%
4 - 6 Years:
3%
More than 10 Years:
3%
This graphic shows the percentage of people in this role whose related work experience before they entered this position falls into each category.

Alternate Titles for this Role: Athletic Field Custodian, Bonsai Tender, Brush Cutter, Caretaker, Cemetery Keeper, Cemetery Laborer, Cemetery Warden, Cemetery Worker, Equipment Operator, Flower Picker, Flower Planter, Gardener, Golf Course Keeper, Golf Course Laborer, Grass Cutter, Grave Cleaner, Greens Cutter, Greens Keeper, Greens Laborer, Greenskeeper, Greenskeeper Laborer, Greensman, Ground Crewman, Ground Worker, Grounds Caretaker, Grounds Cleaner, Grounds Keeper, Grounds Maintenance Worker, Grounds Person, Grounds Worker, Grounds/Maintenance Specialist, Groundskeeper, Groundskeeping Maintenance, Groundskeeping Maintenance Worker, Groundskeeping Yardman, Groundsman, Hedge Trimmer, Horticultural Worker, Horticulture Worker, Indoor Landscaper/Gardener, Industrial-Commercial Groundskeeper, Interior Plant Caretaker, Irrigation Technician, Laborer, Land Clearer, Landscape and Yardwork Laborer, Landscape Crew Member, Landscape Foreman, Landscape Gardener, Landscape Laborer, Landscape Management Technician, Landscape Specialist, Landscape Technician, Landscaper, Landscaper Helper, Landscaping and Groundskeeping Laborer, Landscaping Crew Leader, Landscaping Specialist, Lawn Care Professional, Lawn Care Technician, Lawn Care Worker, Lawn Caretaker, Lawn Maintenance Worker, Lawn Mower, Lawn Mower Operator, Lawn Service Worker, Lawn Sprinkler Installer, Lawn Sprinkler Servicer, Maintenance Aide, Maintenance Groundman, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Worker, Mall Plant Caretaker, Mower Operator, Mowing Machine Operator, Nursery Helper, Orchid Transplanter, Outside Maintenance Worker, Park Keeper, Plant Care Worker, Sexton, Sexton Helper, Shrub Planter, Sod Cutter, Sod Stripper, Sodder, Sprinkler Installer, Tree Surgeon Helper, Turfgrass Technician, Utility Worker, Weed Burner, Weed Controller, Weed Cutter, Weed Thinner, Weeder, Yard Laborer, Yard Person, Yard Worker, Yardman

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Activities performed during the Test
  • Correctly complete a time-sheet.
  • Estimate pay for a month's work.
  • Understand scheduling policies such as overtime and paid time off.
  • Communicate company rules and policies to other employees.
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