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Grow Your Professional Landscape Career with James Martin Associates

Explore the possibilities at one of Chicagolands’ top landscape firms

Considering a Career at James Martin Associates

You deserve more than just a job where you are left feeling stagnant. You deserve a career to be excited about, and a workplace where you can grow not only professionally, but personally. We know that for any company to be successful, its greatest asset must be its team.
We are proud to be an employee-driven snow and landscape firm, and our team is committed to providing development opportunities for all. We reward responsibility, promote from within, and provide regular objective performance reviews, so that you are in charge of your career path.


Available careers and internships with James Martin Associates

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Landscape Internships and Scholarships

At James Martin Associates, we're committed to creating exceptional outdoor spaces and supporting emerging landscape talents. Our internship and scholarship opportunities offer practical experience for your educational journey. Whether you are an aspiring horticulturist, landscape designer, or nature enthusiast, join us to shape the future of landscaping.

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Careers FAQ’s:

What happens after I apply? How can I find out the status of my application?
Thanks for applying. We appreciate your interest. Your résumé is entered into our database so that your credentials can be reviewed against open positions throughout the company. We will contact you directly if there is an appropriate position available. Due to the number of résumés we receive, we cannot provide you with a status update.
What’s involved in an interview?

The interview process involves several steps. You will complete an application with references, and likely be interviewed on the phone. The selection process will proceed to an interview in person at our offices, and ultimately an extensive final interview.

During the extensive full-day interview, you’ll meet several of our Associates, complete example assignments, present your work, and review our benefits and policies. Out of this comprehensive interview, the goal is that both you and James Martin Associates will have complete confidence that you’d make a good fit here.

What kind of physical exam should I expect from James Martin Associates?
All full time job applicants to whom an offer of employment has been accepted must pass a physical exam and drug test as a condition of employment. See our handbook for details.
Is health insurance fully paid by the company?
The company provides an individual health insurance program that does require an employee contribution. Each annual policy renewal, the company reviews the total cost of the health program and establishes the level of company contribution towards the total cost of coverage. The company encourages participation in the Healthy Lifestyle program with incentives towards the insurance premium.
When do benefits start?
James Martin Associates’ paid time off (PTO) benefit begins retroactively, after completion of the 90 probationary period. Most insurance benefits begin after 150 days of employment.
What is the company’s drug policy?
The company is committed to providing a safe, healthy, and productive work environment. To meet this objective, James Martin Associates has a drug-free workplace policy and program that provides reasonable measures to ensure that an employee drug or alcohol problem does not jeopardize the successful operation of our business, our employees, or the general public. Upon acceptance of a position, the details of the drug policy are shared with employees through the employee handbook.
How does the company handle employee continuing education or professional organization involvement?
Employees are encouraged to participate in industry-related continuing education opportunities and professional groups. Participation requires involvement, attendance, and being an active student or member of the organization. Our reimbursement policy is designed to reward your active involvement and successful completion.
Does James Martin Associates have an internship program?
Yes. College students are encouraged to review the internship program by clicking here.
What are possible career paths for a management trainee?
Management Trainees can take a number of different permanent positions after completing the training period. Some become crew foreman, superintendents, account managers, designers or yard managers.
How does James Martin Associates recognize employee performance?
The company recognizes and rewards Associates in many ways, but primarily recognizes employee performance through annual performance plans and goal setting. Long term employees are recognized upon service anniversaries. The company supports the training of employees through the Landscape Industry Certified Technician and Landscape Industry Certified Manager programs. Employees incentives are given for snow event management and accident free programs.