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Grounds Management Technician



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JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for performing specialized landscaping and grounds maintenance duties. JOB SPECIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without accommodation. The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Collaborates with internal and external clients on the design and installation of landscape design packages ranging from small upgrades to major installations. Assists in the development of a landscaping sales enhancement and/or installation proposals by acting as a consulting resource to the field operating teams including meeting at job sites to do cost estimates, develop sales plans, and gather information to incorporate into the final customer proposal. Confers with clients or Area Managers, client engineering personnel if needed, and Architects, if needed, on overall program. Compiles and analyzes data on such site conditions as geographic location; soil, vegetation, and rock features; drainage; and location of structures for preparation of environmental impact report and development of landscaping plans.Develops creative and attractive landscape plans catered toward customer expectations and goals.Prepares site plans, working drawings, specifications, and sometimes cost estimates for land development, showing ground contours, vegetation, locations of structures, and other facilities, coordinating arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures. Works closely with Area Managers to ensure design is in line with customer expectations and cost requirements.Supports Area Manager's creation of landscape plans where Area Manager is the landscape designer.Uses computer software to prepare before and after simulations. Creates blue prints as required for complex projects. Other job duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent. Certification requirement may be waived with verifiable on-the-job training and experience. Ability to multi-task- Manages multiple tasks at one time; quickly and accurately shifts attention among multiple tasks under distracting conditions without loss of accuracy or appearance of frustration. Communication skills - Reads, writes and speaks fluent English, using appropriate grammar, style and vocabulary. Correctly spells commonly used English words and job specific terms. Demonstrates exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills. Organizational ability - Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order. Problem solving skills - Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Translates problems into practical solutions. Client service skills - Consistently ensures the team provides the client with attentive, courteous and informative service. Gains and shows personal satisfaction from delivering great service. Intellectual ability - Accurately and consistently follows instructions delivered in an oral, written or diagram format. Two years of experience installing and maintaining landscaping including annual and perennial flower beds OR High school graduate or GED plus one year college or vocational/technical degree in horticulture or landscape management Knowledge of landscape design and maintenance procedures and safety techniques. Knowledge of fungicide, pesticide, and herbicide application procedures and regulations. Knowledge of annual and perennial flowering plants. Knowledge of turf grass installation and maintenance. Skill in the operation of job related equipment. Skill in interpersonal relations. Skill in oral and written communication. Computer skills - Comfortably and confidently uses a computer and specialized software. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc. New program graduates will be considered. HOURS: Full-time








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