LEAD GROUNDSKEEPER - BASTROP / AUSTIN, TX
Hay Grade 9
Reports To: Regional Director
SSC Services for Education
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Services for Education is a Nationwide Best in Class Facility Service Provider
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Position requires minimal supervision, working on a large campus with direct supervision of employees. Coordinate, supervise, and oversee all aspects of grounds / lawn care management and sports field management that are included in scope of work as defined by RVP of Grounds Management and or Regional support managers and job specifications. Develops, implements, and tracks budget and procurement process within established guidelines. Operate within established procurement protocols established by SSC SERVICES and client. Provide professional consultation or assume lead role in grounds / lawn care projects. Work closely with Campus Liaison to ensure seamless communication.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and implement schedules for the management of grounds / lawn care that are associated with the campus.
Develop and implement schedules for the management of athletic fields
Manage, train, and oversee all grounds / athletic field operations including support vendors.
Develop and implement written annual business plan
Maintain financial records of all funds and labor expended for department
Provide management support for Account Manager/ RVP of Grounds Management.
Act as a safety coordinator and trainer for employees under your management umbrella.
Ensure all operations are performed in compliance with SSC SERVICES, Campus, OSHA and operators manuals as supplied by the original manufacturer.
Minimum of a two year degree in Agriculture / Horticulture related field (Extensive experience can supersede this requirement).
Minimum of five years' experience crew supervision, a minimum of five subordinates.
Minimum of five years' experience in the Grounds / Lawn Care Management industry as a Supervisor/Leader.
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