NATURE OF WORK
Performs complex technical and intermediate administrative work supervising the beautification, maintenance and landscape compliance in Broward County Parks. Work is performed under supervision. Supervision is exercised over all section staff.
Oversees all nursery operations for the Parks and Recreation Division.
Advises park staff and administration and/or coordinates tree relocation or removal within parks.
Works in coordination with administration on invasive plant and tree removal in parks.
Advises and/or coordinates landscape design and maintenance for division parks.
Oversees compliance, development and maintenance of Landscape Guidelines for parks.
Coordinates NatureScape Initiative certification within parks.
Makes tours to inspect and determine the condition and need for horticulture maintenance within parks.
Works in coordination with Landscape Architects during planning and planting of new facilities.
Coordinate programming for staff education in regards to landscape installation, maintenance, tree trimming, Landscape Guideline compliance and NatureScape.
Evaluates staff performance.
Prepares a variety of reports on activities.
Orders and inspects supplies and plant materials.
Maintains records of maintenance and landscaping compliance.
Reviews time cards, leave requests, and related documents in order to ensure employees are paid correctly and leave balances are accurate.
Performs related tasks as required
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS - REQUIRED AT TIME OF HIRE
(Applicants are expected to possess the required Knowledge, Abilities, and/or Skills listed below prior to being hired for positions in this job title.)
Comprehensive knowledge of forestry, landscaping and horticulture as it relates to parks.
Comprehensive knowledge of the principals, practices and methods of nursery operations, landscaping, tree work, and the environmental impact of such practices.
Comprehensive knowledge of native plants.
Comprehensive knowledge of the methods and practices with regard to the equipment and tools used in relation to landscaping and maintenance of parks.
Thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions related to work in parks.
Knowledge of budget preparation, forecasting and administration of a budget.
The ability to direct and supervise staff.
The ability to prepare reports, establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, administration, contractors and the general public.
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS – NOT REQUIRED AT TIME OF HIRE BUT EXPECTED TO BE DEVELOPED ON THE JOB :
(The Knowledge, Abilities, and/or Skills listed below, although considered to be required in order to perform the work of this job title, are not required at time of hire .)
Knowledge of the general operating policies and procedures of the assigned agency.
Knowledge of types and locations of various materials and services within the assigned agency or facility.
Knowledge of procedures for ordering supplies, equipment, and materials.
Ability to understand, follow, and explain a variety of agency/County policies and procedures.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from a four (4) year accredited college or university with major coursework in horticulture, environmental science or related field; six (6) years practical experience supervising, planning and organizing in the field of horticulture or landscaping and familiarity with native plants and environmental issues; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
Possession of a valid State of Florida Class “D” driver’s license. Certification in two of the following areas within six (6) months of hire; ISA Certified Arborist, Florida Certified Nursery Professional, LIAF Certified Landscape Inspector, Best Management Practices Certified Trainer. Possession of a Restricted Use Pesticide Applicator’s License.
Bargaining Unit: GSA-Supervisory
FLSA Status: Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E10/05