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Landscaping Supervisor

Landscaping Supervisor
Department: Landscaping
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Reports To: Landscaping Manager
Date: November 15, 2022

Description of Company:
Chinook Enterprises is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1980. We are a non-profit designed to operate as a business, but with a social mission: supporting full participation in community life for people with disabilities or other barriers. Full participation must start with successful employment.

About the Position:
The Landscaping Supervisor position is a full time, non-exempt position which functions within the Landscaping Department of the agency. The position comes under the direct supervision of the Landscaping Manager. This position involves supervising team members, working one-on-one with team members and program customers, production tasks and coordinating multiple support functions for the Landscaping Department. The person employed in this position will perform landscape maitenance tasks including quality control responsibilities, customer relations and production tasks working with all types of landscaping equiptment. Use of chemicals and sprays associated with landscaping maintenance will be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Perform production work as assigned by the Landscaping Manager.
  • Work independently on contracts, as required.
  • Daily inspection of all work performed before leaving the job site.
  • Maintain tools and equipment in proper working order as needed, including changing oil on mowers at regularly scheduled intervals and sharpening mower blades as needed.
  • Assist program customers and assigned crew members in skill acquisition through the provision of one-on-one training, as needed.
  • Supervise non-exempt staff in the Landscaping Department.
  • Communicate with customers about services for assigned contracts.
  • Apply chemicals for weed control, fertilizers and so forth, taking all necessary safety precautions.
  • Operate hand mowers, tractors, edgers, blowers and other similar landscape maintenance equiptment.
  • Create and update records, submit timely reports, and prepare presentations/proposals.
  • Support budgeting and bookkeeping procedures.
  • Prepare cost estimates for projects of future need.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Essential Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of…

  • Must be able to lead work crews in an organized and efficient manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must have strong time management skills
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must possess independent decision-making skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Must have good mechanical aptitude and be familiar with landscaping equipment.
  • Must be willing to work non-standard working hours when contract needs demand.
  • Must display initiative, ability to learn, flexibility, integrity, and self-discipline.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Must present and maintain a professional image to consumers.
  • Ability to adhere to corporate policies as detailed in the Employee Policies and Procedures Handbook.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software with the ability to learn to utilize new technologies.

Position Requirements:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in landscape maintenance required.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in commercial landscape operations.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience operating commercial landscape equipment.
  • A combination of experience may be substituted for these requirements.

Certificates

  • Required Washington State Driver’s license, basic vehicle liability insurance and be insurable.
  • Required to submit and pass a Washington State Patrol background check as well as a DSHS background check.
  • Must have, or obtain, a CPR certificate within six months of employment or current certification upon hire.
  • Must have, or obtain, a valid Pesticide Management License from the Washing State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) within six months of employment or current license upon hire.
  • Must take required courses to maintain Pesticide Management License annually.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The employee is regularly required to stand for long periods of time; walk; use hands to finger, handle, bend and reach with hands and arms; and use feet to operate foot pedal operation. Occasionally required to climb ladders, sit, stoop, kneel, squat, crouch, or crawl.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly outdoors exposed to various outdoor weather conditions, work near moving mechanical parts and occasionally exposed to spraying of pesticides and herbicides. The noise level in the work environment is generally loud and requires the use of hearing protection. Other PPE includes: safety shoes, glasses, gloves and hard hats or high visibility vests.

TO APPLY

  • We are committed to adding voices to our team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We encourage black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), military veterans and spouses, LGBTQ+ identifying individuals, and those with work gaps to apply and help us in our vision to realize a community that celebrates inclusion and diversity through innovative leadership and partnerships.
  • View the Job Announcement here: https://chinookenterprises.org/position-opening-landscaping-supervisor/
  • To learn more about us, the position and to apply, please visit https://chinookenterprises.org/careers-at-chinook
  • Download our application and submit it with your Cover Letter and Resume through our website. Or apply in person at: Chinook Enterprises, 2026 Laventure Rd. Mt Vernon, WA 98273
  • Email: jobs@chinookenterprises.org

To find out more about our Grounds Maintenance Division, check out our website: https://chinookenterprises.org/grounds-maintenance/

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