Job Description

POSITION: Team Leader
LOCATION:  Deerfield Beach, FL
FLSA: Exempt
DEPARTMENT:  Maintenance

POSITION SUMMARY

The Landscape Team Leader is responsible for the planning and direction of landscape maintenance activities according to schedules, standards and procedures. The Landscape Team Leader provides on-site supervision for the crew.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Arrive at the shop 5 minutes prior to departure
  • Meet with supervisor, review timesheet and discuss specific job duties for day’s work.
  • Ensure all Foremen to have shirts tucked in.
  • Review checklist, make sure all of the necessary equipment is on the truck.
  • Be sure that all employees are properly uniformed including either blue baseball hat or orange safari hat.
  • Safety vests, eye protection and other PPE must be worn at all times during work as well as all crew members.
  • Review hours given for each job, discuss with crew the strategy for the day to stay within the budget hours, specific items to address, etc.
  • Write down departure times on timesheet. Take the shortest route to each job.  Dropping off or picking up employees on the roadside is strictly forbidden.
  • When arriving to jobsite, provide a quick review with crew members the duties for the specific job.
  • Secure any equipment not in use with locks provided including trailer tailgate.
  • Park vehicle in a location where it can be seen by crew members at all times.
  • Keep vehicle keys in pocket at all times.
  • Observe maintenance practices of crew-discuss corrective measures where necessary. Example-weed eating too low, weeding of beds, proper trimming of shrubs.  Inspect each person’s work.
  • Spray round-up and/or surgard as the job demands. Any weeds larger than 2” needs to be mechanically removed.  All chemicals must be secured in the vehicle according to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  If truck goes to the dump, chemicals cannot be stored in the trailer unless there is signage on the trailer.
  • Before departing from job-inspect entire job for quality. This includes flower beds, property and building entrances, checking for possible dry areas, checking that the crew members have accomplished the items that they have been directed to complete.  Example-weeds removed, piles picked up, etc.  Notify supervisors immediately if any issues have been discovered.
  • Count all equipment to be sure nothing is missing or mistakenly left behind.
  • Note departure time from last job on timesheet and/or Accurately complete timesheets on a daily basis using LMN
  • Arrive at shop, gas up for next day.
  • Unload equipment-do not allow crew members to assist in unloading.
  • Identify any equipment that is not operational, let the supervisor know to tag for repairs. Explain the nature of how it is not working.
  • Ability to operate all equipment and vehicles necessary to complete daily tasks.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Two years of landscape maintenance experience.
  • One year supervisory experience.
  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License and clean driving record.
  • Reliable transportation.

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

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