Grounds Manager and Senior Assistant for Special Projects
The supervision and managerial direction necessary to assure that all aspects of grounds, landscaping, pest management, storm-water, solid waste and hazardous material management are developed and executed efficiently and effectively assuring campus ambiance consistent with University objectives; Assist the Associate Vice President – Facilities Management on matters pertaining to the campus master plan, grant development and special studies.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participates in the development and implementation of the Campus Master Plan and conducts and/or oversees relevant studies consistent with the Master Plan objectives
- Participates in special projects as assigned such as new construction planning, environmental, parking, water management, etc.
- Assures the development and execution of a comprehensive Waste Management program including, but not necessarily limited to, compactors, relevant vendor contracts and trash recycling strategies
- Assures appropriate scheduling of personnel and the coordination of services both inter and intra-departmentally
- Prepares division Annual Plan, executes same as approved and manages division within budgetary constraints
- Assures periodic and appropriate training for all subordinate personnel
- Prepares specifications for bids related to material, equipment and contractor services
- Keeps the Associate Vice President of Facilities Management and other constituencies informed in a timely manner of matters pertaining to divisions operations
- Conducts performance appraisals of subordinates, recommends compensation adjustments based on performance and approves all vacation requests and leaves of absences
- Performs other site and position specific functions as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:
College graduate with a minimum of five (5) years managerial experience with strong emphasis on design, site development and all phases of landscape construction and grounds maintenance. A strong working knowledge of Florida plant materials, growth habits, fertilization and water programs. A degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited university is highly desired and preferred. Knowledge of hazardous substances, handling and waste disposal regulations required. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.
SPECIAL SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Effective oral and written ability
- Practical application of recognized standards of good practice relevant to matters of safety, security, hazardous material, pest control and waste management
- The ability to effectively plan and coordinate multi-task requirements and meet self and pre-imposed objectives and deadlines
- Effective human relations and interactive management skills
- Functionally literate in the use of personal computers