Landscape Services Supervisor
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POST DATE 9/4/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016
University of California - Riverside
JOB DESCRIPTIONLANDSCAPE SERVICES SUPERVISOR
8AM - 5PM
$52,400 - $77,900
The Landscape Services Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the maintenance, development, coordination and installation of landscape areas for the campus. Develops and formulates work schedules for landscape maintenance, including watering, mowing, edging, pruning, fertilizing, new plantings and litter control. Maintains stock inventories and keeps records and prepares reports. Makes recommendations and assists in the selection of landscape equipment, materials and types of landscaping. Performs area inspections and assists in the development and implementation of the Landscaping Services' policies and procedures. Monitors work order system, accepts and delegates service requests for the campus. Provides immediate supervision to a crew of 11 landscaping staff, monitors work assignments and ensures personnel compliance with collective bargaining union and agreements, as applicable. Maintains timekeeping system for staff, participates in the hiring of staff, performs new hire training and disciplinary action, as needed. Provides guidance to staff by interpreting rules, regulations and contracts, and enforcing safety procedures in horticultural activities. Evaluates the work of staff and administers yearly performance appraisals. The Landscape Services Supervisor will provide assistance and operational support to the Assistant Director and other designated Landscape Services personnel as needed. Reporting to the division of Business & Administrative Services (BAS), Facilities Services is one of the largest departments at UC Riverside employing nearly 400 career employees. Facilities Services provides exceptional service in maintaining an environment conducive of teaching, learning, living, working and research for the entire campus community. The department maintains buildings, facilities and landscape totaling over 6 million square feet across 1,350 acres of campus. We are a team of service oriented professionals focused on exceptional client engagement, continuous improvement and development opportunities. **UC Riverside career employees who have passed their probationary period will receive priority consideration for this position. If a qualified pool of internal candidates is not identified, qualified external candidates may be considered at the discretion of the hiring department.**
High school diploma or equivalent certification.
Academic prep in horticulture.
QAL (Qualified Applicators License -- pesticide applicators license) may be required.
Valid Drivers License
Blood born pathogen and sharps disposal training.
Minimum of 6 years of related experience.
Previous supervisory/managerial experience.
Experience working with central controlled irrigation systems. Experience in irrigation maintenance, operation and repair.
Experience in landscaping services and equipment, such as rotary and reel riding mowers, trimmer, roto tillers, light trenchers, utility vehicles, tractors with various attachments, forklifts.
Demonstrated experience with horticultural techniques and procedures and skill to perform landscape designs.
Demonstrated experience in performing supervisory duties including: using timekeeping systems to record daily punches, participate in hiring, training, disciplinary action, monitor performance and administer appraisals.
Demonstrated experience with personnel management in a collective bargaining unit.
Hired candidate Hired candidate must successfully pass a background check through the DOJ and FBI.
Must be available for on-call emergencies.
Must wear and properly display University issued ID badge and/or uniform.
Basic computer applications skills.
Working decision making and reasoning skills, and ability to develop original ideas to solve problems and conduct operations analysis and quality control analysis.
Working knowledge in landscape/groundskeeping services.
Working, effective interpersonal and work leadership skills to provide guidance to other personnel.
Ability to provide plant and pest identification.
Working verbal and written communication skills in the English language, including active listening, flexibility, critical thinking, and the ability to multi-task and ensure effective time management.
Ability to instruct others on the safe use of landscaping and ground keeping equipment.
Skill to coordinate projects and work with vendors and other campus departments in order to meet designated objectives and deadlines.
Knowledge of Cal-OSHA safety regulations. Ability to provide staff guidance on safety policies and practices.
General knowledge and skill to perform tasks on a personal computer using Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to legibly record operating data, maintain computer and paper records accurately and with detail and ability to generate reports.
Proven ability to work with diverse populations.
Working knowledge of timekeeping system for payroll purposes.
Working knowledge of work order systems.
Working knowledge and/or experience of UC systems, polices, procedures and regulations.
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.
UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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