Landscape Crew Leader

  • CITY OF BIRMINGHAM, AL
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Grounds and Landscaping Services

Job Description

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Grade 18
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CLOSE DATE
12/31/2021

SUMMARY

Landscape Crewleaders plan, guide, and coordinate work projects which include planting and caring for flowers, plants, and shrubs in parks and along streets for the purpose of beautification, roadside improvement, and erosion control. Work involves treating a variety of problems, questions, and situations in conformance with established criteria. Landscape Crewleaders accomplish work through directing the efforts of a work crew. An employee in this classification plans and carries out successive steps and resolves problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, and accepted practice. Work assignments are received through work orders, meetings, and orally. Work is reviewed upon completion by a supervisor for technical conformance, consistency with practice and policy, and for quality and results obtained.

TYPICAL JOB DUTIES:
  • Supervises, plans, assigns, reviews work and evaluates performance of subordinate employees engaged in landscape improvement and maintenance projects to ensure that city gardens, grounds, parks, and major thoroughfares are kept cut, clean, trimmed, and pruned.
  • Maintains equipment and tools (e.g., mowers, bobcat, blower, weed eater, etc.) in order to keep them in working order by conducting pre-trip inspection, regular service and keeping up maintenance schedule to ensure the equipment is working correctly, maintained correctly, and downtime is minimized.
  • Administers the application of pesticides and fertilizers to maintain the health and growth of plants by eliminating unwanted pests.
  • Writes reports such as a daily log of work sites visited detailing what was done, hours of staff supervising, and may keep an incident report log for accidents and behavioral incidents to ensure that the each worksite in the route has being visited and improved and maintained, to keep up with the time of subordinates, and to keep track of accidents if they occur or if there was a subordinate not acting appropriately.
  • Directs and participates in work activities in regard to landscape improvement and maintenance projects assigned to ensure that city gardens, grounds, parks, and major thoroughfares are kept cut, clean, trimmed, and pruned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board's job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job. ​
  • Alabama Pest Control Applicators Certification (OTPC).
  • Commercial Driver's License (Class B).
  • Work experience in operating landscaping equipment and tools including but not limited to: tillers, mowers, hedge shears, chainsaws, edger's, string trimmers, shovels, and rakes, skid steer loader, tractor, backhoe, etc.
  • Work experience in planting and cutting trees, shrubs, hedges, ground cover, and turf grass on the basis of a landscape design.
  • Work experience training new personnel on the proper use of landscaping equipment and tools.
  • Must be willing to perform physical activities such as climbing a ladder, keeping your body balance or staying upright when in an unstable position, lifting objects weighing more than 50 pounds, maintaining physical stamina over long periods of physically demanding work, and walking on unstable ground (e.g., loose dirt at construction sites).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Class A Commercial Driver's License with Tanker Endorsement.
  • Valid Forklift Operator's Certification.


COMPETENCIES:
  • Adaptability & Flexibility.
  • Heavy Equipment & Vehicle Use.
  • Leadership & Management.
  • Learning & Memory.
  • Oral Communication & Comprehension.
  • Physical Abilities.
  • Planning & Organizing.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making.
  • Professionalism & Integrity.
  • Psychomotor Abilities.
  • Researching & Referencing.
  • Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing.
  • Self-Management & Initiative.
  • Sensory Abilities.
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge.
  • Technical Skills.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.


CRITICAL KNOWLEDGES:
  • Knowledge of various plant types and growth patterns including the appropriate methods for planting various plant types.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods of horticulture and landscaping.
  • Knowledge of proper handling and use of herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, and other plant related chemicals.
  • Knowledge of types and use of lawn and plant care chemicals, including the correct method for mixing chemicals, chemical formulations, and when, where, and how to spray chemicals.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of plant care, propagation, and cultivation.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Work is performed primarily in outdoor settings such as gardens, grounds, and parks year-round. Work involves the use of gardening/landscaping tools (e.g., pruning shears, shovels, rakes) as well as the use of various types of heavy equipment (e.g., bobcat, gator, backhoe).


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Job involves physical exertion required for sustained periods of moderate activity such as digging holes, loading/unloading materials, or extended standing.
  • May involve frequent lifting of items or objects weighing up to 50 lbs.


DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at ADAO@pbjcal.org, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website: http://www.pbjcal.org/

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Job Address

Birmingham, Alabama United States View Map