NATURE OF WORK
This is advanced technical and supervisory work involving groundskeeping activities overseeing District natural areas and regional parks.
Work involves responsibility for assigning and supervising the work of subordinate maintenance personnel in a variety of grounds maintenance tasks. Work includes supervision of personnel engaged in turf maintenance, gardening, and other grounds maintenance activities. Work is performed with considerable independence and judgment within established policies and procedures. Assignments are received in oral and written form and are often accompanied by sketches diagrams, and blue-prints. Work is reviewed through conferences, written reports, observations, and field inspections of areas maintained.
This classification is distinguished from the position of Grounds Maintenance Supervisor I by the supervisory responsibilities associated with the position as well as the additional experience required, or the ability to work independently on advanced level projects.
Assigns and supervises the maintenance of landscaped areas and grounds within parks recreation and natural areas.
Supervises multiple crews engaged in lawn cutting, landscaping, and turf maintenance; supervises cleanup and litter control in parks.
Established priorities and schedules for work to be performed to ensure the timely completion of assigned tasks.
Supervises the transplanting, planting, pruning, and trimming of trees, shrubs, and plants.
Supervises the control and eradication of plant diseases, insects, and pest through the application of appropriate herbicides and pesticides.
Supervises the eradication and removal of exotics plants; replacing them with native species as necessary. Survey areas periodically to detect diseased and dead plant material.
Establishes weeding, spraying, pruning, and fertilization schedules.
Recommends and requisitions the purchase of new material, equipment, and supplies used to perform assigned tasks.
Insures that adequate amounts and types of equipment and materials are available for project completions.
Instructs crews in methods of performing tasks assigned.
Make periodic field inspections to ensure work plans are implemented and established methods and safety practices are followed.
Maintains records and reports of labor, equipment, and materials used.
Utilizes computer, copier, and fax machine to perform various office tasks.
Performs related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Thorough knowledge of native habitats and invasive and non-invasive plant species.
Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of landscape maintenance and parks beautification.
Thorough knowledge of the methods, and practices used in the care of soil, plant fertilization and gardening.
Considerable knowledge of the methods, tools, and equipment used in the planting and transplanting of grasses, plants, shrubs, flowers, and trees.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and the safety precautions of maintenance work.
Ability to coordinate and supervise the large scale use of staff, equipment, and materials used in grounds maintenance work in geographically separated areas.
Ability to plan and devise ornamental, natural, and formal landscaping patterns.
Ability to work from specifications and blue-prints; and receive and execute written or oral instructions.
Ability to instruct work crews in actual tasks to be performed.
Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
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, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation or sexual orientation.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Graduation from high school; six (6) years experience in landscaping, cultivation and care of grounds, plants, shrubs and trees; including two (2) years experience in the supervisory aspects of the work; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Certification as an applicator of restricted-use pesticides by the State of Florida as required by assignment. Must have valid Class B CDL driver’s license at time of application.
Bargaining Unit: Government Supervisors Association (GSA)
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E09/06