Senior Landscape Manager

San Jose, California
May 12, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title: Senior Landscape Manager

Job ID: 24117

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Code: 3312

Department: FD&O


About the Position

The Landscape Manager is responsible for implementing the Campus Landscape Master Plan, coordinating contractors and in-house staff, as well as working with design and consultant professionals in implementing these plans; conducting planned and scheduled evaluations of exterior facilities to ensure given quality levels of grounds, landscape and horticulture; landscaping, maintenance and repair of Main Campus and other remote sites' trees, lawns, vegetation, hardscape, and coordination of professional, athletic and practice field operations meeting NCAA standards; pest control programs and contracted services; special events support, commencement activities, solid waste disposal and recycling programs; and coordinating and supervising the activities of the Grounds/Landscape crews and the Recycling/Moving/Laborers crews.

Assists in the formulation, development, interpretation, and implementation of policies, procedures and programs related to the operations, maintenance and services performed and/or rendered by the aforementioned crews, shops and program personnel.

Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

-Directly plan and supervise the daily work assignments, schedules and priorities for approximately 20 staff, including Lead Grounds-workers, Grounds-workers, Irrigation Specialists, Pest Control and Spray Specialists, Light and Heavy Equipment Operators and Moving/Recycling Services campus-wide. Ensuring the maintenance and cleaning of approximately 130 acres of open space, gardens, and athletic facilities for campus use, as well as the support of campus events.

-Assure quality standards by setting expectations for staff; develop Standard Operating Procedures to communicate performance standards, and performing area inspections and communicating results with staff.

-Train staff in the safe and proper use of equipment and tools and in the proper performance of their tasks and assignments. Conduct annual performance reviews and coach staff for the continuous improvement of their performance.

-Serve as hiring manager on committees for recruitment and selection of landscape staff.

-Evaluate, plan, and supervise the spraying of chemicals on plants, trees, shrubs, and lawns. Prepare reports and maintain records for review by the Department of Pesticide Regulation. Manage a progressive tree-trimming schedule, cognizant of safety items.

-Develop and maintain an annual landscape calendar for campus landscape maintenance, accounting for seasonal tasks and campus events. Work with the campus Planner Scheduler to ensure the documentation of calendared maintenance and with campus Central Stores to ensure the purchase of needed materials, equipment, and tools to implement the plan.

-Utilize campus Computer Maintenance Management System and other software to plan, schedule, and assign work to staff. Keep the campus tree inventory database current during all installation and removal throughout the year and during the implementation of projects and the Campus Landscape Master Plan.

-Plan, develop, prioritize, schedule and conduct on-going health and quality evaluations to ensure given levels of plant health and exterior facility landscape maintenance, including work quality and progress.

-Plan, develop, prioritize, schedule and prepare quality evaluation reports on plant health, safety conditions, and general landscape appearance to provide current status of the quality of the exterior Campus and outlying properties.

Inspect and evaluate daily work of staff, analyze annual financial allocations and expenditures, prepare budget projections and estimates of work, and ensure all equipment and tools are inventoried and kept in safe operating condition.

This is a position in the CSU - Management Personnel Plan (MPP), and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position may also require adherence to University compliance training such as: Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual Harassment Prevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The person hired for this position will be required to complete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordance with Title V of the California Code of Regulation

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