The Grounds Landscape Project Supervisor performs under the direction of the Grounds Superintendent.
Duties include, but not limited to:
Provides the overview of all reviews needed associated with projects impacting the Campus Grounds and Landscapes.
Provides the overall reviews and scheduling of landscape installations.
Provides the project reviews, documentation, coordination for installation work and other administrative needs.
Provides project tracking, meeting scheduling, spreadsheets, follow-up with staff, designers, project managers and consultants.
Provides oversight of several staff including the Horticulturist, Arborist, installation crew members and other assigned staff members.
Provides the documentation and standardization of communication related to landscape projects.
Organize, coordinate, supervise and control grounds maintenance operations, landscaping, lawn mower operations and IPM functions of Facilities Management for the campus community.
Oversee Landscape project Management throughout Campus areas.
Provide specialized landscape maintenance, installations, designs and implementations.
Provides many landscape designs for these areas and act as the coordinator for landscape installation projects throughout Campus.
Distribute and supervise written work / job orders making specific job statements of materials and labor, including preparing purchase requisitions for supplies and materials for scheduled work.
Complete written communications for subordinate personnel.
Establish and conduct training programs for subordinate personnel in safety, horticulture, turf maintenance and equipment operations.
Maintain duel responsibility of Grounds Supervisor I and Landscape Project Coordinator throughout Campus.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Graduation from a technical college with a major in air conditioning, heating and refrigeration technology, industrial maintenance technology or mechanical engineering technology and a minimum of three years progressive experience in facility maintenance; or an Associates degree, with a major in horticulture science, ornamental horticulture, landscape design, or closely related field or an equivalent level of knowledge and experience.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
1. Associates degree, with a major in horticulture science, ornamental horticulture, landscape design, or closely related field or an equivalent level of knowledge and experience. 2. Three years’ of horticultural or grounds experience with supervisory experience. 3. Three years’ of progressive experience involving a wide variety of landscape and horticultural experiences as might be gained in the development and maintenance of large parks or institutional grounds, or in managing or supervising commercial landscape enterprises or an equivalent combination of training and experience. 4. NC Landscape Contractor’s License or ability to receive one within six months of hire date. 5. Thorough knowledge and experience with Landscape designs and installation practices, techniques and equipment. 6. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with managing small to large landscape projects from start to finish, and associated budget management experience. 7. Knowledge of and ability to use and maintain materials, related instruments and equipment necessary for position, to include mowers, chainsaws, hedge trimmers, weed eaters and loaders, etc. Operate equipment with dexterity and safety. 8. Good safety, attendance and past work records. 9. Ability to set mid to long-range maintenance goals and objectives and prioritize activities and tasks; prepare alternative plans to meet changing conditions and ensure timely task accomplishment. 10. Ability to coordinate a wide variety of facility maintenance operational, diagnostic and repair services. 11. Ability to effectively communicate the English language (reading, writing, interpretation and comprehension) required. 12. Effective skills in verbal, written and interpersonal communications required. 13. Computer literacy required. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications, and willingness to learn new programs. 14. Ability to effectively work/interact with persons from different backgrounds and cultures. 15. Ability to foster and create an atmosphere of teamwork with co-workers, visitors, building occupants and the entire campus community. 16. Physical agility to perform tasks required. 17. Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
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