Job description Public Works Grounds Maintenance Labourer Supervisor in Alberta

Find out what work is like for a public works grounds maintenance labourer supervisor in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services (NOC 8255).

Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

Description

Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Nursery and greenhouse workers (8432) and Landscaping and grounds maintenance labourers (8612). They are employed by landscaping companies, cemeteries, lawn care and tree service companies, nurseries and greenhouses and by landscaping operations of public works departments and private establishments. Contractors may be self-employed.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who maintain lawns, gardens, athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, parks, interior plantscapes and other landscaped areas
  • Tender bids on contracts for landscaping and grounds maintenance work
  • Plan and estimate the materials and labour requirements for individual contracts
  • Organize the planting and maintenance of trees, gardens, lawns, shrubs and hedges and the construction and installation of fences, decks, patios, walkways and retaining walls
  • Establish work schedules and procedures and co-ordinate activities with other work units
  • Resolve work-related problems and prepare and submit progress and other reports
  • Requisition supplies and materials
  • Maintain financial and personnel records
  • Hire staff and train workers in job duties and company policies
  • May manage operations of own company
  • May provide snow removal services during winter months
  • May perform the same duties as workers supervised.

Job titles

  • park maintenance supervisor
  • grounds maintenance contractor
  • interior plantscaping contractor
  • landscaping contractor
  • tree service contractor
  • landscaping supervisor
  • lawn care contractor
  • landscaping foreman/woman
  • nursery foreman/woman
  • greenhouse supervisor
  • horticulture workers supervisor
  • groundskeeping supervisor

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