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Supervisor - Landscape Maintenance

Company: City of Sarasota
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


To plan, organize, direct, supervise and manage the assigned division or unit, including staff and activities. Responsible for monitoring and evaluating the work of contractors and for developing and implementing, on an on-going basis, best management practices and procedures for assigned area.

Prefer a strong background in principles of landscaping, horticulture, aboriculture, irrigation, turf management, project management, and construction. Intermediate MOT and Class B CDL required (within 6 mos of hire).

If the selected candidate holds a CDL or CLP they must register and give consent with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse to verify they are not prohibited from performing safety sensitive functions. For more information please follow the link at

Essential Functions

  • Supervises Crew Leaders in the performance of duties, which relate to the operation and maintenance of assigned area of responsibility.
  • Assists in the establishment of preventative maintenance schedules and maintenance and construction programs for the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Responsible to ensure safety of the assigned workplace and assigned personnel in compliance with mandated federal and state governmental regulations, and to assure, to the extent practical, voluntary compliance with other federal safety regulations.
  • Monitors inventory of equipment, parts and other required materials, additionally initiates orders and makes recommendations for additional stock or equipment as needed.
  • Focuses on employee retention by using communication skills, active listening, and counseling with employees, providing objective feedback to subordinates, motivating the workforce, and using effective conflict resolution skills.
  • Assists in hiring high quality candidates both internally and externally.
  • Engages in developing subordinates by providing training, developmental opportunities and career development discussions.
  • Owns results of the work product generated by division or unit; takes responsibility and accountability of results.
  • Engages and orients new hires and/or transfers by communicating expectations, providing performance reviews and employee feedback, and provides both the tools and processes necessary for subordinates' job success.
  • Manages changes that may occur at a higher level by communicating within division or unit, maintaining morale and assisting subordinates' through these changes.
  • Makes periodic reports to Manager or Deputy Director on the current state of area of responsibility, including recommending and prioritizing needed repairs and related improvements
  • Meets with contractors/vendors and others as required to address safety, maintenance, repair, installation and related issues; provides guidance to contractors/vendors on routine matters and recommendations to the Deputy Director or designated representative regarding unusual problems or policy issues.
  • Responsible for remaining knowledgeable and certified, if required for position, in the specialized discipline.
  • The intent of this class description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of classifications given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbent may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree from an accredited college.
  • Seven years experience in public works or construction at the journeyman level, three years of which must by at the supervisory level in disciplines relating to public works, water utility operations or construction.
  • The above Associate Degree may be substituted for High school or GED with ten years relevant experience.
  • Licenses or certifications required based upon assignment.
  • Possess and maintain a valid Class B or higher State of Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
  • Completion of the Public Works Leadership Institute Program within 2 years in the position.

Assignment Specific Requirements:

  • Public Services Division: (1) 14 hours of maintaining asphalt pavement/Public Works Construction Inspection Skills training from University of Wisconsin or equivalent training. (2) Backhoe/Loader & Motor Grader/Front-end loader training. (3) Intermediate MOT Certification.
  • Plant Maintenance: (1) 80 hours of training in treatment facility maintenance trades such as pumps, motors & circuits. (2) Tanker Truck endorsement. (3) Certification as Certified Plant Maintenance Manager.
  • Lift Stations: (1) Wastewater Collection Level "A" Certification. (2) Tanker Truck endorsement. (3) Certification as Certified Plant Maintenance Manager.
  • Potable Distribution System: (1) Water Distribution Level "A" License. (2) Intermediate MOT Certification. (3) Tanker Truck endorsement. (4) Cross Connection Control Program Manager Certification Series (TREEO Center).
  • Sewer Collection System: (1) Wastewater Collection Level "A" Certification. (2) Intermediate MOT Certification. (3) Tanker Truck endorsement. (4) Wastewater Collection Systems (TREEO Center).
  • Verna/HiHat: (1) Class "A" FDEP Operator's License.
  • Water/Wastewater Plant: (1) Class "A" FDEP Operator's License.

Job Based Competencies

  • Knowledge of methods, equipment and materials used in maintenance and operations of assigned area of responsibility.
  • Knowledge of potential safety hazards and applicable safety precautions.
  • Skill in the use and maintenance of testing, diagnostic and repair equipment.
  • Ability to plan, direct, manage and supervise required maintenance, electrical or mechanical work and make estimates of time, cost and materials needed.
  • Ability to analyze and prioritize needed repairs and other required maintenance activities to arrive at and provide valid recommendations and plans of action.
  • Ability to prepare and present complete, accurate and coherent reports.
  • Ability to give oral and written instructions clearly and ensure those instructions are followed effectively.
  • Ability to respond calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to work overtime and/or be on call.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, staff of other City Departments and Offices, vendors, contractors and others.
  • Understands and operates by the City Rules and Regulations, contracts, culture, City code, administrative processes, and is aware of and effectively uses City resources to operate under these guidelines.

Keywords: City of Sarasota, Sarasota , Supervisor - Landscape Maintenance, Other , Sarasota, Florida

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