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Landscaping Crew Leader - Landscaping Department - Position #1362

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$14.52 Per Hour
  • Posted Date:12/18/2020

POSITION SUMMARY
This position is responsible for performing, coordinating and inspecting all phases of the in-house grounds maintenance at County facilities.

Work is performed outside of County facilities where employee is occasionally exposed to cold or inclement weather. Employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, and machinery which have moving parts. Employee must wear protective devices as needed.

Work is performed with employee intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, or crouching. Employee must lift both light and heavy objects frequently, climb ladders, possess a high degree of manual dexterity, and be able to operate landscape equipment.


The purpose of this position is to assist in maintaining County facility grounds at an acceptable standard of safety, attractiveness, and utility. Day to day supervision of the in-house landscape workers. Errors may result in unsafe and/or unsightly work which could create legal liability, an unpleasant environment for employees, and a poor image for the county.

Guidelines included are work orders and instructions from the Grounds Manager. Guidelines are usually clear and specific, but employee must occasionally choose the guideline which applies to a given situation.

The work of this position is to perform landscaping tasks at County facilities and supervision of staff. The variety of tasks to be performed, weather conditions and the occasional lack of specialized tools add to complexity of work.

Contacts are typically co-workers, representatives of other county departments and vendors.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
Performs landscape maintenance tasks.

Supervision and coordination of landscape workers

Operates and maintains landscape equipment to include mowers, edger’s, blowers, trimmers and/or small landscape tractors

Use hand tools such as rakes, shovels and manual cutting tools

Manually pick up debris, pull weeds, remove and replant shrubs or trees

Performs other related duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the methods, techniques, and standards used in landscape work

Skill in operating landscape equipment

Skill in oral communication

Skill in understanding and following oral and written instructions

Skill in dealing with co-workers from a supervisory position

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of landscaping, usually associated with having a similar position for one to two years.

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the class of vehicle or equipment operated.

Email:   mbartles@columbiacountyga.gov
Fax:     (706) 868-3301

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