ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics). This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Plans, organizes and controls the work of assigned employees. Counsels employees on job performance.
- Directs the care and maintenance of soccer and baseball fields within the City.
- Directs the application of pesticides used on City grounds.
- Analyzes City landscape sites to determine culture needed to maintain the landscape or correct problems.
- Designs new landscape areas or changes to existing landscape areas.
- Analyzes landscape problems and determines workable solution(s).
- Inspects and prepares report on landscape activity within the City.
- Prepares product specifications and requisitions for pesticides, chemicals, plant materials, fertilizers and other supplies required to accomplish objective.
- Coordinates large landscape projects ensuring materials, labor and equipment are available and on-site as scheduled.
- Responds to questions or complaints from the general public regarding City landscapes.
- Investigates prospective problems with insects, diseases or other maladies that affect plants, grass, trees and shrubs. Takes action or recommends a course of action to correct problem.
- Oversees the work of contractors to ensure work is performed as specified in the contract.
- Develops and recommends fertilizer program for parks, athletic fields, ornamental plants, and flowers.
- Knowledge of tools and equipment used in landscape design and maintenance.
- Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, and standards governing area of responsibility.
- Knowledge of the proper methods for applying pesticides and fertilizers.
- Knowledge of theories, practices and principles of Botany, Ornamental Horticulture and/or Entomology.
- Knowledge of supervisory principles and techniques.
- Knowledge of time management principles and techniques.
- Skill in using equipment such as chemical sprayer, tractor, mower, verticutter, aerifier, sod cutter, truck, weed eater, trailer, roller, power fertilizer spreader.
- Skill in identifying unsafe conditions and taking corrective action.
- Skill in troubleshooting and assessing problems and determining most effective corrective action.
- Skill in communicating effectively with others both orally and in writing.
- Skill in dealing effectively with the general public.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.