Superintendent, Operations – Landscape Division

WORK OBJECTIVE:

Performs supervisory work in support of general, technical, professional, and specialized operations. Position is responsible for scheduling, organizing, and coordinating the work of others to ensure completion within established time frames, and is responsible for the effective supervision of maintenance crews, technical personnel, and contract workers functioning in area of assignment. Position requires an advanced understanding of specific aspects of work supervised and practical application to problems and situations ordinarily encountered. Position sets objectives and delivers results with a short-term, operational focus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this position. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Work is focused on landscape maintenance projects and new design installations to ensure high quality aesthetic appearance.
  • Oversees semi-skilled and skilled operation of various equipment, e.g., backhoes, sweepers, front end loaders, commercial mowers, dump trucks, tractors, chainsaws, skill saws, hydraulic pruners.
  • Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.
  • Processes applications for fertilizer applicators and maintains registration database; prepares and serves notices to remove and/or correct existing violations.
  • Monitors littoral zones, conservation areas, and wetlands; prepares inventory and analysis of excavations and littoral planting history from County through current projects.
  • Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist designation along with an ornamental and Turf spray license.
  • Complete understanding and wide application of principles, theories, and concepts in general, technical, professional, and specialized operations.
  • Exhibits an advanced understanding of specific aspects of operations work supervised and practical application to problems and situations ordinarily encountered.
  • Knows and effectively uses fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures relative to quality and productivity improvement, training, budgeting, and cost control, and progressive techniques in general, technical, professional, and specialized operations.
  • Generally understands basic supervisory approaches for work direction, motivation, and disciplinary action.

High School Diploma/GED required; Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field strongly preferred; supplemented by three (3) years of professional experience in the area of assignment; depending on area of assignment, one or more certifications may be required within six (6) months of hire; Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) at time of hire preferred, or ability to obtain within 60 days of employment if job assignment includes the operation of heavy equipment; or an equivalent combination of education, certification, training, and/or experience. Demonstrated computer literacy with standard software packages (e.g., word processors, basic spreadsheet applications, email, Internet usage) required. Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Depending on functional area of assignment, tasks involve the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work and may require occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of heavy objects or materials (up to 80 pounds). Tasks that require moving objects of significant weight require the assistance of another person and/or use of proper techniques and moving equipment. May require periodic lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of heavier objects. Tasks may require extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation, depending on area of assignment.

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

Tasks are regularly performed inside and/or outside with potential for exposure to adverse conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, fumes and/or poor ventilation, wetness, humidity, rain, temperature and noise extremes, machinery and/or moving vehicles, vibrations, electric currents, animals/wildlife, toxic/poisonous agents, gases or chemicals, oils and other cutting fluids, violence and/or disease, or pathogenic substances.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Wellington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act, Wellington provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

To apply for this job please visit www.wellingtonfl.gov.