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Supervisor, Landscape

Company: Auburn University
Location: Auburn
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Supervisor, Landscape If you are an Auburn University employee, please login to your existing account to apply for jobs. You will be able use your AU username and password to enter the site. Bookmark this Posting - Print Preview - Apply for this Job Position Details Requisition Number S717P Home Org Name Landscape Service Division Name Assoc Vice President Facilities Position Title Supervisor, Landscape Job Class Code NB37 Appointment Status Full-time Part-time FTE Limited Term No Limited Term Length Job Summary Oversees, assigns, and trains employees in all aspects of proper and safe landscape techniques in order to maintain and improve University grounds.Two positions are available Essential Functions 1. Supervises, leads, and participates in the installation, care, and maintenance of University landscaping. Oversees quality control by inspecting plant care, work sites, and workmanship to ensure that grounds are kept in pristine condition at all times.
2. Plans and prepares job sites across campus for the installation and maintenance of landscaping. Ensures that projects and duties are carried out in a safe, productive, and professional manner.
3. Oversees and performs a variety of technical landscape-related duties on University grounds including, but not limited to, proper plant placement and annual bed installation, pesticide application, tree care, grading and erosion control, tree, plant, and shrub pruning, basic irrigation repairs, and seasonal color maintenance.
4. Creates, approves, and/or implements landscape designs, schedules, purchases, and plant selection for various sites throughout campus. Identifies areas for landscaping improvements and corrects any aesthetic-related issues.
5. Ensures that University grounds, streets, and parking lots are kept free of dirt, leaves, trash, and other debris through the use and maintenance of litter control equipment.
6. Plans and oversees the safety and equipment training, scheduline, and development of assigned staff. Responsible for maintaining records of work orders, purchases, activities, time, and schedules. Gathers metrics and provides reports.
7. Coordinates landscape plans and activities with the Office of University Architect, project managers, outside contractors, utility personnel, and other landscape personnel. Communicates with others to keep them informed of work progress, provide project support, and answer detailed inquiries.
8. Oversees proper moisture, soil, sun, shade, chemical, and seasonal needs to ensure the health and care of plants.
9. Serves as subject matter expert in identifying, diagnosing, and treating plant disease, pests, drought stress, and other plant needs. Oversees pesticide equipment, sprayers, and fertilizer spreaders. Reads and interprets pesticide labels and applies pesticides according to label recommendations.
10. Maintains fleet and tool inventory. Oversees the safe operation, maintenance, and repair of various landscaping equipment such as backhoes, tractors and implements, specialized mowers, and various heavy equipment, hand tools, and power tools.
11. May work outside of normal operating hours and days to manage special events, emergencies, and inclement weather.
12. May be responsible for meeting and maintaining training and certification requirements as outlined by the applicable department's training and credentialing requirements. May perform other landscape-related duties as assigned. Education Level Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution Field of Study Horticulture, landscape architecture, agronomy, or related field. Years of Experience 6 Area of Experience Experience of progressively technical groundskeeping operations. Must include 2 years of supervision, leadership, or mentoring employees in this field. Requirements for Additional Job Levels Education Level When a candidate has the required experience, but lacks the required education, they may normally apply additional relevant experience toward the education requirement, at a rate of two (2) years relevant experience per year of required education. Field of Study Years of Experience Indicated experience is required; no substitutions allowed. Area of Experience Requirements for Additional Job Levels Minimum Skills and Abilities Strong knowledge of landscape design and proper plant selection, planting techniques, and seasonal maintenance. Expert knowledge of plant materials and care including the ability to identify various types of plants, plant materials, and soil types. Strong knowledge of the various types and proper applications of herbicides, fertilizers, and related chemicals. Knowledge of proper safety training and procedures. Minimum Technology Skills Minimum License and Certifications Valid Driver's License required and Ornamental & Turf Pest Control - Supervisor ( OTPS ) or equivalent state pesticide license. If pesticide license is obtained in another state, the OTPS must be obtained in the first 6 months of employment. Desired Qualifications Salary Grade 33 Salary Range $39,300 - $65,500 Job Category Building/Grounds Maintenance Working Hours if Non-Traditional List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position Posting Date 03/22/2021 Closing Date 04/19/2021 EEO Statement A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law. Special Instructions to Applicants Quick Link for Internal Postings https://www.auemployment.com/postings/21937 Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter Optional Documents
  • Other Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  • * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
  • AU Employment website
  • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
  • Veterans Assistance Services
  • Disability Assistance Services
  • Newspaper
  • Professional Journal
  • Listserv
  • HR email
  • Social Media
  • State Employment Service
  • Walk-in
  • Other
  • * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
    • * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in horticulture, landscape architecture, agronomy, or related field, OR 8 years of experience to use in lieu of a degree?
      • Yes
      • No
      • * Do you have 6 years of experience in progressively technical groundskeeping operations, including 2 years of supervision, leadership, or mentoring employees in this field?
        • Yes
        • No
        • * Do you have an Ornamental & Turf Pest Control - Supervisor (OTPS) or equivalent state pesticidelicense?If pesticide license is obtained in another state, the OTPS must be obtained in the first 6 monthsof employment.
          • Yes
          • No
          • * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
            • Yes
            • No

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