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Landscape Turf Supervisor

Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

The University of Virginia Facilities Management Landscape Services department is seeking a Landscape Supervisor to oversee the day-to-day activities of multiple staff members assigned to one out of our seven Landscape Maintenance Zones. Landscape Supervisors are responsible for ensuring the portion of Grounds under their supervision is maintained to the level called for by our Landscape Management Plan. This is accomplished through continuous inspections, assigning of landscape activities to staff, and coordinating other routine, corrective and renewal projects with other members of the department. This position supports Facilities Management's goal of providing consistent, cost effective, and reliable maintenance and service to University Grounds.Duties Include:

  • Inspect Grounds to identify and prioritize tasks, assign those tasks to the crews, and provide feedback to those crews upon completion of the assigned tasks.
  • Plan, schedule, and perform human resource functions including hiring and performance evaluations.
  • Prepare estimates of labor, material, and machine costs.
  • Foster a safe work environment by instructing and monitoring compliance of policies, procedures, and safety practices including participation in OSHA required workplace safety programs.
  • Maintain accurate daily records of all requested and completed work through the use of both computer and mobile applications.
  • Oversees all activities involving the installation, fertilization, pest control, weed control, and mowing of all turf associated with all Academic spaces, Housing and Student Life, UVA Health, public spaces associated with our Athletic facilities, plus additional service areas.
  • Supervisees the day-to-day activities of 11 full-time staff members to ensure the Universitys turf is healthy and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Oversees the support provided by Business Partners contracted to provide weekly mowing services on Grounds.
  • Ensures compliance with the State Nutrient Management Plan.
  • Coordinates collection of leaves from Grounds.
  • Coordinates team efforts relating to snow and ice removal.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.Qualifications:
    • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
    • Experience: A minimum of four [4] years of relevant Landscaping experience. Extensive landscape experience preferred. One [1] year of supervisory experience preferred.
    • Licensure:--Valid VA driver's license.-- Must acquire a Virginia Registered Tech Pesticide Applicators Certification within nine [9] months of hire.The anticipated hiring range for this position is $22.50 - $24.25 per hour ($46,800 - $50,440 per annum). This is an overtime-eligible, full-time position with UVa benefits. Employees benefits package highlights include:
      • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off
      • Parental and Community Service Leave
      • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
      • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
      • Tuition and professional development benefits
      • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year.For this position, the selected candidate will need to complete the necessary background checks prior to their start date.Physical Demands:This job will require standing, traveling, and lifting above and below the waist various weights which may include different landscape equipment and materials. The use of both hands and a repetitive motion will be required while pruning, driving, weeding, and pushing lawn mowers.APPLICATION PROCESSPlease apply through Workday (https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs) , and search for R0040084. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching Find Jobs. Complete an application online with the following documents: CV/Resume Cover letterUpload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.References will be completed via UVAs standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process. A minimum of three is required. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman (emj2us@virginia.edu) .COVID Vaccination Requirement and GuidelinesPlease visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines (https://hr.virginia.edu/uva-covid-19-job-requirements-and-guidelines) webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Keywords: University of Virginia, Charlottesville , Landscape Turf Supervisor, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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