Job Description - Supervisor, Grounds
Description View created on 08/22/2014

Supervisor, Grounds

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 14
Job Title ID: 16103
Job Series/Job Family: Business Services Series / Building & Grounds Family

Reports To

Director, Buildings & Grounds

Job Purpose

To supervise staff in the landscaping and maintenance of grounds at all campus locations.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Directs the grounds staff in daily maintenance of campus properties by setting schedules, evaluating processes, and determining priorities.
  2. Hires, supervises, reviews, and trains assigned employees; conducts staff meetings to share department strategy, goals, and other information; trains staff on usage of equipment, proper landscaping techniques, and proper safety techniques.
  3. Manages the physical resources of the grounds department, determines equipment needed; procures additional equipment, tools, and materials.
  4. Administers, monitors, and manages contractors to perform tasks such as irrigation, tree removal, trimming, plumbing, parking lot maintenance, or retention pond maintenance; consults with contractors to determine extent of service required and schedule work so as to have minimal impact on daily operations of facilities.
  5. Manages budget for Grounds Department; approves all purchases; maintains college issued credit card, and follows purchasing guidelines; allocates expenditures necessary to improve safety or performance of grounds staff.
  6. Selects, purchases, and monitors application of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides.
  7. Selects and recommends purchase of maintenance supplies and equipment
  8. Maintains reports and records pertaining to personnel actions, invoices, and purchasing transactions.
  9. Consults with college directors, managers, and other staff to assess campus grounds maintenance needs.
  10. Ensures appropriate employee safety training and compliance is completed.

Knowledge

Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Required

Skills

Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Required

Computer Skills

Required

Physical Requirements

Work Experience

Required

Education

Required

Preferred

Licenses/Certifications

Required

Safety