Field Supervisor-Horticulture experience 5 year experience
Job Description Interior Plantscapes, Inc. seeks a Field Supervisor that provides support to the Operations Manager, supervises horticultural technicians, as well as provide perform quality control checks. The Field Supervisor is forward thinking, a responsible and independent worker, embracing of sustainable horticultural practices, and is highly skilled in the fields of plant care, internal and external landscape maintenance and horticulture design. The Field Supervisor has excellent communication skills with a positive attitude that embraces progressive, respectful, efficient, business practices. The Field Supervisor utilizes horticultural expertise to perform internal and external maintenance and installation tasks as directed and independently. Under the direction of the Operations Manager, the Field Supervisor duties outlined below. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned: Supervises and coordinates activities of technicians engaged in internal and external maintenance Oversees the snow removal on all accounts Applies mulch to designated areas Assist with the designing and planting of plants internal and external installations Hand pruning of shrubs and trees under fifteen feet for health and structure. Assists the Operations Manager in the development of best practices in horticultural services Performs the following supervisory roles: Schedules weekly tasks for the technicians, urban landscapers, installers and communicates via weekly meetings Provides training and guidance in coordination with the Operations Manager to workers in tasks including, raking, brush removal, caring for plant stock, planting of flowers, irrigation, transplanting and pruning of trees and shrubbery. Performs quality control checks Maintains time and production records. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises service department employees in the absence of or as directed by the Operations Manager. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Assists Operations Manager with training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; monitoring performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems. QUALIFICATIONS To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Current Pesticide License and training in Pesticide Application. Must have a valid Maryland Driver's License and safe driving record. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience with emphasis on landscape design and maintenance, plant materials, irrigation and landscape management. Pesticides applicators license required. Computer skills required. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to write correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to residents, contractors, suppliers, and other employees of the organization. Spanish language skills are desirable. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. COMPUTER SKILLS Has advanced computer job skills including logging on to systems, ability to communicate by email, ability to compose documents, enter database information, create presentations, download forms, effectively utilize the internet and other digital resources, and preserve/backup important data. REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Company Description Interior Plantscapes, Inc is a full service interior and exterior landscaping company which serves clients throughout the MD/DC/VA area.