Grounds Supervisor Job Description

Grounds Supervisor Job Description

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Grounds supervisor provides care and maintenance to the campus landscape areas including flowers beds, shrubs, trees, grass, irrigation system, weed control, landscape new projects, including frequency of task and expectations.

Grounds Supervisor Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Lead, enforce, and participate in work place safety, including but not limited to safe working conditions, proper use of tools and equipment, and the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Services equipment and makes field repairs and adjustments
Operates equipment in picking up and delivering materials, debris, and supplies
Familiarity with all aspects of Grounds and Landscape duties from equipment usage, fertilizing, irrigation, hardscape, plantings, manicuring turf and ornamental beds, horticulture, mulching, snow and ice management, mowing and all other aspects that would be required as a Grounds and Landscape Supervisor
Assist in development, implementation, and management of preventative maintenance (PM) program for all grounds responsibilities and grounds equipment
Performs feeding and watering of trees, shrubs, flowers, weed, insect, and disease control of turf
Prepares, implements, and supervises work/shift schedules based on work priorities, employee availability, equipment and resources, and weather conditions
Inspects, evaluates, and reports damaged equipment and deteriorating tombstones, slabs, and vaults
Maintains a preventative maintenance program on all equipment, purchases repair parts and replacement supplies
Inspects, adjusts, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects in many types of golf course maintenance equipment

Grounds Supervisor Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Grounds Supervisor

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HVAC, CPR

Education for Grounds Supervisor

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the grounds supervisor job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and High School Degree in Horticulture, Education, Management, Associates, Technical, Science, Landscape Architecture, General Education, Landscape Design, Forestry

Skills for Grounds Supervisor

Desired skills for grounds supervisor include:

Irrigation requirements
Sports field irrigation systems
Methods
Building trades and use of associated tools
Equipment
Equipment and materials
Heating and air conditioning systems which apply to commercial and industrial applications
Shrubs
Supervisory principles and practices
Both manual and automatic

Desired experience for grounds supervisor includes:

Plan, oversee, coordinate, and inspect the work of Grounds and Landscape personnel in the planting, cultivation, irrigation, and care of various grounds landscape plants and ground covers
Supervise pest and weed control spraying, pruning, tree trimming, and minor tree surgery and, as appropriate, supervision of removal and replacement of dead or damaged trees, landscape plants or grass
Direct the preparation of facilities for various events and specialized grounds assignments
Supervise the maintenance, repair, installation, and modification of irrigation systems
Plan and supervise proper drainage systems for grounds or roadside plantings
Establish and adjust work schedules as needed

Grounds Supervisor Examples

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Grounds Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a grounds supervisor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for grounds supervisor
  • Helps to control costs and expenses in the maintenance of the equipment fleet relating to parts purchases, inventory levels, service work, fuel inventories and related items
  • Maintain adequate PPE, supplies inventory, and equipment within approved budgetary guidelines, in order to adequately perform duties
  • Provide supervision of spray equipment and machinery operations in various pesticide applications
  • Utilize math skills for the calibration of mechanically pressurized sprayers, hand operated sprayers, fertilizer application equipment, and the mixing of chemicals in accordance with product labels
  • Inspect grounds and landscape work for compliance with established goals and expectations
  • Duties include working with various campus committees, attending meetings, coordinating with the City and other agencies related to the duties of this position
  • Supervise, motivate, train, and evaluate grounds staff (seasonal and FTE) in grounds department procedures
  • Ensure tasks are performed in a safe, professional manner in accordance with departmental guidelines and procedures
  • Proactive planning and scheduling of work duties either on own or with management
  • Plan and direct the work of all grounds personnel on school properties and related facilities
Qualifications for grounds supervisor
  • Minimum 1 year experience in a supervisory position
  • Must have own vehicle to drive to various sites (will be reimbursed for mileage)
  • Previous experience of carrying out a Ground Maintenance Supervisor
  • PA1 and PA6 would be advantageous but is not essential as training will be provided
  • High school education or equivalent or relevant work experience
  • Previous experience of carrying out a Ground Maintenance Supervisor role
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Grounds Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of grounds supervisor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for grounds supervisor
  • Instruct staff in proper use of various types of equipment, including power mowers, saws, line trimmers, shears, light and medium weight trucks/trackers and attachments used to maintain grounds
  • Determine and initiate the proper action to be taken to effectively and expeditiously complete generally accepted grounds maintenance activities on all school properties and prioritize the urgency of operations
  • Prepare specifications and submit cost estimates of proposed work activities
  • Plans, directs, and supervises interment operations and employees involved in cemetery services
  • Directs the digging of graves, opening/closing of crypts and niches, the installation of grave vaults
  • Trains, assigns, evaluates, and disciplines employees, either directly or at the direction of the Cemetery Director
  • Directs the activities of contracted grounds workers including landscaping
  • Ensures the maintenance and repair of cemetery fences, pavilions, buildings, and gates
  • May perform operational studies, and prepare work reports and correspondence as required
  • Maintains records of preventative maintenance, repairs made, parts ordered
Qualifications for grounds supervisor
  • Formal training and experience with electrical, plumbing, carpentry, metal and plastic work
  • Training in Building Trades
  • Maintenance and repair of outdoor facilities, such as irrigation systems, fences, basic electrical, carpentry & plumbing
  • Must be able to lead and manage a team and have previous experience of doing so
  • Minimum 3 consecutive years in Horticulture/Environmental field
  • Operate various hand and power tools in the performance of duties, such as rakes, shovels, lawn mowers, weed-eaters, chain-saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, pruning saws
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Grounds Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a grounds supervisor. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for grounds supervisor
  • 02 25% Ensures campus grounds and landscape are maintained to a high level
  • 03 10% Plans and schedules work including daily duties and grounds projects
  • 06 10% Supports athletic fields
  • 07 10% Develop and implement campus snow plan to remove snow and ice providing safe ice-free walkways and roadway system for the campus community
  • Responsible for direct supervision of all grounds staff including recruitment, selection, development, performance review, disciplinary action and releases
  • Approve payroll for assigned staff
  • Inspect, report, plan, assign, direct, evaluate, and supervise all preventative and reactionary facilities maintenance – electrical, plumbing, lock and key, paint, carpentry, landscaping
  • Coordinate staffing and support required for special events such as athletics, summer conferences, academia, miscellaneous functions
  • Evaluate and recommend capital projects and asset renewal
  • Assist in developing policies, processes, workflow, and procedures for Facilities Management
Qualifications for grounds supervisor
  • Perform general painting duties, such as painting walls, ceilings, trim, and furniture using enamel/latex paints with brushes, rollers, and low pressure sprayers
  • Three years experience in commercial landscape and athletic field maintenance
  • NRPA Certified Playground Inspector Certification preferred
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and landscape plans
  • Supervisory skills and team management skills including the ability to effectively assist in the hiring/termination process, train incoming staff on College policy, general Grounds procedures, and Grounds duties (semi-skilled manual labor)
  • Advanced landscape irrigation systems skills, Knowledge and skills conducting water audits to determine distribution uniformity, precipitation rates, and providing recommendations for improvement
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Grounds Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of grounds supervisor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for grounds supervisor
  • Provide service to internal and external events
  • Provides technical advice and support for the building fabric maintenance & grounds
  • Supervises/manages direct labour force, required, specialists and sub contractors
  • To ensure Work Orders (or in the future Personal Digital Assistants - PDAs) are issued to operatives, and that operatives complete working the time determined by the Contract, completing Risk Assessment beforehand and all details on the Work Order correctly before signing the Work Order off
  • To monitoring all work activity for quality, signing off completed Work Orders and returning Work Orders in good time to the help desk for closing off in the Facilities Management IT system
  • Completing Tool Box talks with operatives in accordance with Company policy and procedure
  • Responsibility for ensuring that all works undertaken by the Companies appointed specialists is carried out to the appropriate standards and specifications as per Contract requirements, Health Technical Memorandums and Regulations
  • Ensuring at all times that work is undertaken in an effective and efficient manner and operational planning of the maintenance service is undertaken as required
  • Ensure that the companies Quality, Health and Safety and Environmental policies and standards are complied with at all times
  • Provide advice to lnterserve operatives and staff, senior managers, managers and those employed in delivering the work, and as required advise client and external agencies
Qualifications for grounds supervisor
  • Knowledge and skill with garden preparation and design
  • Must exhibit energy and enthusiasm for the job
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop and kneel continuously while performing essential job functions
  • Must have flexible availability and able to work weekends and holidays
  • Ability to operate a standard transmission, chainsaw, skid steer, plow truck, 1 ton truck, and cube van
  • Horticulture/Landscape Management graduate/Plant ID knowledge an asset
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Grounds Supervisor Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of grounds supervisor. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for grounds supervisor
  • Ensure where required that only competent staff undertake work activity
  • Ensure that training of staff is identified to senior management as required by the services required within the Contract, this including ensuring sufficient Authorised Persons, Responsible Persons and Competent Persons at all times so as to maintain the service in line with the contractual requirement
  • Where applicable ensure that duty rosters and resources are available to meet the requirements of the contract on a 24 hour x 7 day x 365 days/annum basis for emergency response
  • To establish, maintain and develop effective working relationships with the client and customers, all staff, external agencies, specialist suppliers and all other relevant groups/companies
  • To supervise the service delivery to ensure that client's needs are met in accordance with contractually agreed targets and service level agreements
  • To be responsible for the operational performance and rectification where required
  • Monitor the quality and timeliness of operatives, specialists and sub contractors, in executing work and ensure necessary data is captured on all jobs and tasks as required by the IT processes
  • Review and refine working practices to increase efficiency and improve customer satisfaction
  • Promote a culture of learning and continuous improvement
  • To ensure customer satisfaction by promoting the highest levels of service in accordance with lnterserve & SWAH Quality, Health and Safety, and Environmental standards
Qualifications for grounds supervisor
  • Skill and ability to understand, accept, and execute direction both orally and in written form from the Manager of Family Services and Operations
  • Skill and ability to coordinate and schedule work for subordinate staff as need to maintain cemetery operations, facilities, and grounds
  • Skill and ability to effectively and independently manage multiple assignments/projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet established deadlines
  • Skill and ability to organize and file burial/interment records, chronologically and alphabetically
  • Skill and ability to be courteous, patience, tactful, and fair to employees, volunteers, customers, and the general public
  • Skill and ability to display initiative, maturity, integrity, loyalty, accountability, creativity, and good judgment

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