Landscape Laborer

at Hermes Landscaping, Inc. in Shawnee, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Landscape Laborer.  35 temporary/full-time positions with Hermes Landscaping, Inc.  from 10/1/2022 - 12/2/2022.

Provide labor for landscape services which may include any combination of the following:  cultivating lawns or gardens, planting, digging, irrigating, mowing, trimming, pruning and fertilizing of growing plants and grasses, mulching, raking, seeding, sod laying, spraying, weeding and opening/filling shallow trenches for irrigation/watering systems.  Use hand/power tools and equipment such as edgers, blowers and mowers to landscape and maintain grounds of property.  Assist with sprinkler installation and maintenance (use hand shovel to dig trench approximately 6 inches wide and 12 inches deep, after lines are laid).  Load/unload/move trees, shrubs and landscape materials; remove debris; maintain, clean and repair equipment/tools when not in use. Work is generally completed during the period of time specified for the requested workers.

Must lift/carry 50 lbs., when necessary.  Saturday and Sunday work required, when necessary.   Post-hire upon suspicion of use and post-accident drug testing required of foreign and domestic workers.  Additional post-hire background check and drug testing required of all new foreign and domestic workers if worker is driving a company vehicle (driving is not a requirement of all workers in the position).  Post-hire background checks may also  be required of foreign and domestic workers based on contract requirements.

On-the-job training will be provided to the worker.

Employer pays in advance or reimburses workers in the first workweek for all government-mandated and visa-related fees (excluding passport fees). For non-local workers (i.e., residing outside normal commuting distance), employer will reimburse inbound travel costs not already paid in advance no later than upon completion of the first half of the contract (the 50 percent point). Inbound travel includes transportation costs from worker’s permanent residence or place of recruitment to the place of employment, a daily subsistence for meals, and reasonable lodging costs, if applicable. Subsistence reimbursements based on rates specified in the Federal Register (currently $14.00 per day minimum, or $59.00 per day maximum for workers with acceptable receipts). Transportation reimbursements based on worker’s actual cost, not to exceed the most economical common carrier transportation costs for distances involved. Employer provides or pays outbound travel costs to same workers upon completion of the contract period or early dismissal, except where the worker has subsequent employment.

Employer guarantees to offer hours equal to at least three-fourths of the workdays in each 6-week period of the total contract period, beginning with the first workday after the worker arrives at the place of employment and ending on the contract end date or any extension thereof. Employer may count all hours worked, as well as any hours offered within the standard work schedule that a worker chooses to not work, up to the maximum number of daily hours on the job order.

Workers who voluntarily abandon employment are not entitled to payment for outbound travel costs or the full three-fourths period guarantee described above.

Employer will provide without charge company-specific uniform and all tools, supplies and equipment necessary to perform duties assigned. If needed, employer intends to assist foreign and non-local U.S. workers hired pursuant to this job order to secure optional worker-paid lodging not to exceed reasonable fair market value cost based on number of occupants. Housing-related expenses are paid directly to facility owner/operator and are not payroll deducted.


 20000 West 47th Street  Shawnee, KS 66218  and multiple worksites within Platte(MO), Jackson(MO), Clay(MO), Cass(MO), Wyandotte(KS), Miami(KS), Leavenworth(KS), Johnson(KS) and Douglas(KS) counties.

 Employer provides incidental transport between job sites.


Wage rate is no less than  $19.56 per Hour. Overtime hours vary at:  $29.34 per Hour. 

Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any worker in the specified occupation, at the company’s sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure. A single workweek will be used to compute wages due. The payroll period is weekly. Workers are paid by check on Friday. The standard work schedule is from 7:30 AM until 3:15 PM, Monday through Friday.

Employer will offer 35 hours per week. Employer may offer more than the stated work hours, depending on weather, business needs, and other conditions. Extreme heat, cold, rain, or drought may affect exact working hours.

Employer makes all payroll deductions required by law. Employer does not envision other workforce-wide payroll deductions.  Voluntary deductions must be pre-authorized in writing and may include the following: Voluntary advances and/or loans made to workers, if any, may be repaid by pre-authorized payroll deductions.   Employer will deduct for reasonable cost of damages and/or replacement of tools and/or equipment  if such repair or replacement results from willful neglect or gross negligence.  The employer offers optional employee health insurance, savings and retirement plans to its workers; participation in any such plan is voluntary. Employer provides first set of uniforms at no cost to workers. Additional uniforms are available for purchase by the worker.  Such purchases are optional and for the worker’s benefit.  Employer may also deduct for union dues.


State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) may only refer for employment individuals who have been apprised of all the material terms and conditions of employment and who are qualified and will be available for employment.  The actual employment offer is at the sole discretion of the employer.  Referrals will be accepted from the SWAs, directly from applicants, or from other sources. Applicants must possess documentation required to enable the employer to comply with the employment verification requirements of IRCA.

To apply, email resume to Hermes Landscaping, Inc.  at  or apply at the job order holding office: Johnson County Workforce Center, 8535 Bluejacket St. Lenexa, KS 66214, phone (913) 577-5900.

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Job Posting: 12096595

Posted On: Jul 03, 2022

Updated On: Sep 10, 2022

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