Landscape Program Manager
NOW HIRING! Landscape Program Manager
We have (2) openings for a Landscape Project Manager to schedule and direct personnel and resources toward providing quality, community-based landscaping services to clients, focusing on turf-conversion projects (install and maintain) primarily for low-income residents. This position also supports the Intake Program Manager in estimating and budgeting as needed, along with providing project support for other field programs within the organization.
● Understand client needs via regular communication with Intake Program Manager;
● Ensure that job site quality and appearance meet client and Our City Forest standards;
● Manage all landscape services, including the coordination of all materials, people, equipment, and subcontractors required to produce quality work;
● Inspect properties prior to scheduled service in order to properly prepare specific action plan for service. Adjust schedule as needed;
● Monitor irrigation systems, identify problems or necessary repairs, and communicate recommendations to the appropriate party;
● Monitor all aspects of the landscape, while identifying and troubleshooting plant health problems;
● As necessary, perform hands-on work with crews to meet work and scheduling demands;
● Implement and enforce OCF policies and procedures related to proper upkeep and maintenance, storage, use, and training required for tools and equipment;
● Work with other Managers to identify staffing needs, prepare daily crew schedules;
● Hands-on training and support of crew personnel and volunteers, including proper operation of equipment, planting and pruning techniques, safety, and quality standards;
● Minimize accidents to personnel and equipment; conduct weekly safety tailgate meetings;
● Maintain and manage all required administrative systems including time sheets, schedules, and executed vs. budgeted performance reports;
● Order materials as needed and monitor costs and deliveries;
● Assist with design and implementation for various field and construction projects as needed;
● Collaborate with field staff by proposing ideas to continually improve service delivery model;
● Other tasks as assigned by Urban Forestry Director.
● 1 - 3 years of prior working experience in landscaping, horticulture, tree care or construction industry including at least one year in a lead/supervisory role;
● Basic plant knowledge and proficiency with irrigation systems; ability to support installation, design, and repair of drip irrigation systems;
● Experience providing community-based services and/or working with volunteers;
● Excellent leadership skills and ability to manage a team and ensure satisfactory performance;
● Strong knowledge of planning logistics and operations;
● Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with staff;
● Ability to positively represent OCF and maintain good client and community relations;
● Proficiency in Google Sketchup and/or CAD software preferred;
● Familiarity with Filemaker Pro preferred;
● A passion and commitment to OCF’s mission and interest in environmental issues preferred;
● Bilingual in Spanish a plus;
● Valid driver’s license and clean record; ability to operate large trucks; Class B license a plus.
● Ability to obtain additional industry certifications as necessary.
● Strong consideration will be given to applicants who possess one or more of the following kinds of specialized knowledge: fine gardening/horticulture; landscape irrigation system installation/troubleshooting; fleet/vehicle maintenance and repair; Class B driver’s license; crew supervision and enforcing Cal-OSHA safe operating procedures; Bilingual in English and Spanish.
● 40-hour full-time with medical benefits
● $40k annual starting salary
APPLY: To apply for this position, send a cover letter and resume to Ben Heistein at email@example.com