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Grounds and Horticulture Manager

Company: GCA Services Group Inc.
Location: Union
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe primary responsibility of the Grounds Manager is to direct daily operations related to the grounds maintenance. Essential aspects of this position include: 1. Plans, oversees and performs grounds maintenance operations. These operations include mowing, trimming, horticultural work, tree work, leaf removal, mulching, sport fields work and snow removal. 2. Monitors grounds budget for labor hours and material purchases. 3. Performs personnel reviews on all grounds employees. 4. Performs routine, frequent grounds and sport fields inspections. 5. Plans and monitors preventive maintenance program for all grounds related equipment. 6. Conducts routine, frequent meetings with staff regarding grounds and sport fields operations, and special events. 7. Ability to operate motor vehicles, lift/move equipment, materials, supplies and tools; wear protective clothing as required by work environment or government regulations. 8. Ability to understand specifications, blueprints, manuals and schematic drawings for installation, maintenance and repair of structures and equipment. 9. Required to follow all GCA Services, client, and regulatory agency policies. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage supervisors, crew leaders and hourly employees QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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 and/or EXPERIENCE: Degree in Horticulture or related field, and 5 years of Supervisory responsibilities. Experience in grounds management and horticulture expertise is a requirement for this position. LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos, Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees or the organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: A valid state driver's license. Pesticide license in turf and ornamentals preferred but not required Must have some knowledge of irrigation systems PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical requirements for this job could be lifting packages up to 90 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to risk of electrical shock. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. A criminal background check, results of which are not necessarily a bar to employment, and a drug screen are required.Company DescriptionGCA Services Group, Inc., an ABM Company, is a leading national provider of quality facility services, including janitorial/custodial services, contamination control for cleanroom manufacturing, facilities operations and maintenance, grounds management, in-sourced production staffing and labor management, diversified staffing, and more.With over 37,000 employees in 46 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, GCA serves a variety of sectors, including K-12 schools, higher education, manufacturing, corporate office buildings, high-tech, bio-pharmaceutical, nuclear power, energy & utilities, defense, the rental car market, and others. Our clients include numerous Fortune 100 companies.GCA’s management team is recognized as one of the strongest and most experienced in the industry.

Keywords: GCA Services Group Inc., Union, Grounds and Horticulture Manager, Executive, Union, New Jersey

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