Manager, Landscape

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Landscape Service

Division Name

Assoc Vice President Facilities

Position Title

Manager, Landscape

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Landscape Services, responsible for leading and managing either the maintenance or professional service side of Landscape Services’ workforce and operations.
Oversees the maintenance, contracts, services, and/or projects of Landscape Services to ensure and continually improve the pristine conditions of Auburn University grounds.

Essential Functions

- Initiates and manages landscape projects; coordinates with internal departments and/or contracted services to ensure that the proper support is available for the successful and timely completion of work.
- Coordinates, organizes, and conducts new, reoccurring, and/or daily training related to safety practices and the proper operation of equipment. Leads employee development by building and managing all training and continuing education opportunities and requirements. Oversees training and credentialing requirements for internal promotions.
- Manages, oversees, and reviews assigned landscape-related contracts. Monitors work performed in contracted areas to ensure the contractors’ compliance with all terms and conditions. May assist with writing, developing, and negotiating contracts.
- Oversees the maintenance and inventory control of landscape materials, equipment (including maintenance, pesticides, and heavy equipment), and fleets. Manages service records, vehicle inspections, and repair schedules to ensure that landscape activities remain safe and free from disruptions.
- Manages work order requests and project priorities for work performed by Landscape Services personnel. Ensures that work is completed in a safe, timely, and accurate manner and in compliance with University standards and appropriate regulatory agencies.
- Coordinates communications and activities among Landscape zones, services, and projects; other Facilities Management Departments; outside contractors; and Auburn University customers and affiliates. Communicates with stakeholders to maintains awareness of activities, maximize efficiencies, and resolve questions.
- Manages assigned staff and leads recruitment of positions including reviewing resumes, conducting interviews, and overseeing performance review evaluations. Assists in resolving employee relations issues.
- Leads customer-service-focused initiatives and regularly meets with clients to understand landscape needs and ensure that support can be provided. Investigates and responds to clients’ queries, complaints, or other issues to meet and satisfy client needs.
- Develops and maintains a quality control program to improve processes and ensure high standards of work. Tracks status of work accomplishments, analyzes data, and prepares reports, recommendations, and plans in support of increasingly higher levels of performance and productivity.
- Occasionally required to work outside of normal operating hours and days to manage special events, emergencies, and inclement weather. May perform other related duties as assigned by the Dir, Landscape Services.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Horticulture, landscape architecture, agronomy, or related field.

Years of Experience

7 years experience

Area of Experience

Progressively responsible experience in landscape management and supervision in a University setting or institution of similar size or complexity.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

- Comprehensive knowledge of landscape management and design.
- Knowledge of horticultural principles and practices as well as plant biology, usage, and maintenance.
- Knowledge of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and chemical applications.
- Knowledge of proper safety training and procedures.
- Working knowledge of floriculture, arboriculture, agriculture, turf agronomy, and sustainability initiates.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid driver’s license, Ornamental & Turf Pest Control – Supervisor ( OTPS ) or equivalent state pesticide license. If pesticide license is obtained in another state, the OTPS must be obtained in the first 6 months of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$51,900 - $86,400

Job Category

Building/Grounds Maintenance

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Special Instructions to Applicants:

· Only completed applications will be considered, so please provide all requested information in each section. This should include all employment history and required application documents.
· If required, be sure to attach cover letter and resume.
· Please include a copy of any required or relevant certifications/licenses in the “Other Documents” section.
· Please answer all supplemental questions completely and accurately.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please provide how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in horticulture, landscape architecture, agronomy, or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have 7 years of progressively responsible experience in landscape management, and supervision in a University setting or institution of similar size or complexity?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have an Ornamental & Turf Pest Control - Supervisor (OTPS) or equivalent state pesticide license? If pesticide license is obtained in another state, the OTPS must be obtained in the first 6 months of employment.
    • Yes
    • No

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