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Lawn care specialists

OaSIS code 22114.07

Lawn care specialists apply products to customers' lawns and promote lawn care services.

Overview

Also known as

  • Lawn care specialist

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Visit clients, assess the health of lawns, and apply fertilizer, pesticides and other lawn care products.

Additional information

  • The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services (82031)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

22 – Technical occupations related to natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

221 – Technical occupations related to natural sciences

Minor group

2211 – Technical occupations in life sciences

Unit group

22114 – Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists

Occupational profile

22114.07 – Lawn care specialists

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Handling and Moving Objects
4 - High Level
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
4 - High Level
Performing General Physical Activities
4 - High Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
3 - Moderate Level
Controlling Machines and Processes
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
2 - Minimally close (Less than 100 ft.)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
1 - Very little time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
2 - Somewhat important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Golf courses
  • Landscape designers and contractors
  • Lawn service and tree care establishments
  • Municipal, provincial and national parks
  • Nurseries and greenhouses
  • Self-employed

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Body Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level
Control of Settings
3 - Moderate Level
Depth Perception
3 - Moderate Level
Dynamic Strength
3 - Moderate Level
Finger-Hand-Wrist Motion
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Operation and Control
3 - Moderate Level
Coordinating
2 - Low Level
Critical Thinking
2 - Low Level
Decision Making
2 - Low Level
Equipment and Tool Selection
2 - Low Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
3 - Important
Attention to Detail
3 - Important
Leadership
3 - Important