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Behind the scenes and insider information for landscaping careers and green industry jobs.

Need a job in 2019?

C’mon over.

Level Green Landscaping is growing, and that means we’re hiring.

Who do we need? How should you apply? What do you need to know?

Michael Mayberry, chief technical officer at Level Green Landscaping and a former landscaping hiring manager, has the answers.

Jose Ruiz grew up in balmy El Salvador, where the temperature hovers at 85 degrees, coconut palms and tropical orchids flourish and he worked in sunny fields harvesting beans and corn.

Then, he moved to Boston. In the winter. And got a job shoveling snow.

What must that have been like?

“Aauuugh!” Jose says.

Totally.

He was 24 at the time, and a pretty sturdy guy. But still.

“There were times I thought, ‘What was I thinking?’” he says with a laugh. “It was very, very hard to acclimate to the weather. But I thought, you know what? I’m here now. I made my decision.”

What do you look for in a new job?

Great pay? Vacation time? A company vehicle to drive?

None of that matters if your employer isn’t growing.

Michael Mayberry, chief technical officer at Level Green Landscaping, has contributed to his company’s steady growth, and sees a lot more of it down the road.

He shares six reasons why joining a growing landscaping company is a key to your career success.

It’s kind of overwhelming to be a brand new account manager at a landscaping company.

So many clients. So many needs.

“Clients realize they don’t know everything about their property’s landscaping, but they expect us to,” says Emilie Roper, account manager at Level Green Landscaping.

Roper graduated with a horticulture degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho, so she knew plenty.

But it was the several months she spent in Level Green Landscaping’s management training program that really set her up for success. She learned on the job how to be an account manager before being promoted to the role, spending time in every department of the growing company.

When Emilie Roper was a kid, her doodles didn’t look like other kids’ scribbles.

She sketched lush parklike landscapes, filled with trees and fountains.

Her mom saw it as a clue to a future profession, but Emilie wasn’t sure.

She decided to be a special education teacher, taking early childhood education classes at Brigham Young University-Idaho.

“But I didn’t love it,” Emilie says. “I really struggled through the classes.”

Then one day, inspired by a friend who was taking a landscape design class, Emilie decided to design an outdoor learning area for special needs kids for a class project.

Bam. It energized her.

When Corey Rill was in college at Virginia Tech, he had two majors. One was turf grass management. The other was ocean and aerospace engineering.

“One math problem took six hours,” he says of the engineering classes.

When it was time to settle on a career, he chose grass. It’s worked out pretty well.

Now, as account manager at Level Green Landscaping, Corey tends to some pretty nice turf. But there’s so much more.

Here at Level Green Landscaping, we have a lot in common with dogs.

We love big expanses of green grass.

Sometimes, our feet are muddy. We appreciate the scent of open water and scuffling through crisp fall leaves.

We're loyal. We're friendly. We love a good ball chase.

It's probably why a lot of us have dogs. Sometimes they even tag along with us to work, or keep us company in the truck on the way to Home Depot.

We love cats, too, and we're even partial to geckos.

Meet the pets of Level Green Landscaping.

While we love being at work, it's great to come home to these loyal, lovable friends.