Environmental Services

The Division of Environmental Services provides a wide range of environmentally-related services to city government and the public. These include civic beautification, urban forestry, greenway management, mowing of corridors and county roads, enforcement of environmental ordinances, public outreach and education, and internal energy initiatives.  

Job opportunities

Horticultural Bed and Landscape Maintenance Crew Job Description

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Turf mowing
  • String trimming
  • Tree pruning
  • Tree, shrub and flower planting
  • Horticultural bed maintenance
    • Planting
    • Cutbacks
    • Weed control
  • Sidewalk snow removal (seasonal)
  • Other duties as assigned

Safety of self and responsibility for the safety of co-workers and the public is our top priority. Must be willing to work as part of a crew and be comfortable operating equipment within the public right-of-way. No previous experience is required; we will provide training.

The equipment we use includes but is not limited to:

Skid-steer/track loaders with various attachments (forestry cutter, stump grinder, bucket, tree spade); MT55 mini track loader with various attachments; Kubota sub-compact tractor with various attachments; zero-turn mowers; push mowers; weed eaters/string trimmers; chain saws; mechanized pole pruners; backpack blowers; pick-up trucks; snow removal equipment; air knife; pesticide applicators; hand tools (hand saw, pruners, soil knife)

This position works in a variety of weather and site conditions.

Seasonal and year-round positions are available, with occasional opportunities for overtime. The minimum starting pay is $15 per hour.

Position interest form


Hop into nature on Sunday, Sept. 17

This is the sixth annual Nature Hop.

Lexington's official flower

The Purple Coneflower (Echinacea Purpura

Sixth annual Nature Hop seeking events

Nature Hop is back and open for event submissions! This family-friendly event will be coming to green spaces near you this September. The City’s Division of Environmental Services is currently seeking events from community partners to help make Sunday, Sept.