Crew Leader – Prestige Landscape Services

DEFINITION: Landscape Crew Leader is responsible for the supervision, monitoring, and training of persons receiving services assigned to the Work Activity Program landscape maintenance crews.  Will also perform landscape production work and coordinate client work activities as necessary for the timely completion of contract requirements.  Works with Rehabilitation Counselor in accordance with client and operational needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervises and provides work assistance to persons receiving services.
  • Provides training to persons receiving services and ensures that training is integrated with the successful completion of day-to-day crew work assignments.
  • Make independent judgments, within stated objectives and guidelines, regarding production/contract needs and the needs of persons receiving services.
  • Deals effectively with customers in regard to production contracts to include scheduling and making suggestions to customers with regards to specific landscaping needs.
  • Performs all aspects of landscape maintenance tasks.
  • Performs basic servicing of assigned landscape maintenance equipment, both powered and non-powered.
  • Provides for the safe handling and application of fertilizers/pesticides at designated contract sites.
  • Operates riding mowers, front-end loader tractor, and passenger van with trailer attached.
  • Participates in time studies as requested.
  • Completes and maintains accurate records and reports.
  • Keeps immediate supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance and takes prompt corrective action where necessary.
  • Participates in case conferences, makes recommendations, and assists in the development of rehabilitation goals for persons receiving services.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

  • May supervise volunteers and/or work-study students and Crew Leader Trainees, when assigned.
  • May be required to organize and implement vocational training downtime for persons receiving services.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or requested by the Prestige Landscape Services Director or Executive Director.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

  • Employee is regularly required to stand; walk; bend; lift; twist; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and see and hear and communicate with sufficient acuity to successfully perform all aspects of the job.
  • Employee will be required to work outside in an environment that may include inclement weather and extreme heat and/or cold.
  • Ability to safely lift and/or carry 50 pounds.
  • Ability to drive varied distances daily.

A reasonable accommodation will be made as outlined by law.  Reasonable accommodation is defined as any modification or adjustment to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions.  Reasonable accommodation also includes adjustments to assure that a qualified individual with a disability has rights and privileges in employment equal to those of employees without disabilities.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully perform this job.

REQUIRE:

Any combination of education, knowledge, and/or skills, equal to a minimum of two year’s experience with commercial landscape maintenance and landscape maintenance equipment.

  • Ability to work with persons with disabilities.
  • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License and maintain a clear DMV to be insurable by the Work Training Center’s carrier.
  • A fingerprint clearance from the Department of Justice on file as a condition of continued employment.
  • Ability to pass a drug screen.
  • Commitment to the Work Training Center and its mission and the ability to work as a team member and represent Prestige Landscape in a professional manner.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime as required.
  • Adherence to established dress standards.
  • Candidate must pass post-offer, pre-employment functional evaluation.

PREFER OR WILLING TO ACQUIRE:

Two year’s college credit in the Horticulture Sciences.

Current First Aid and CPR certificate or the ability to obtain certification.

Previous experience working with persons with disabilities.

COMPENSATION:  $10.50-$16.00  ● Benefited, Full-Time Position

Pay levels for new employees, whose qualifications exceed the minimum job requirements, may be started at a higher rate than the bottom figure listed for the salary range.

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, and Vision plans; Cafeteria Plan (includes FSA); Company-paid life insurance, 403(b) plan with employee. Generous PTO program and 11 paid holidays per year.

HOW TO APPLY: Visit our website at www.wtcinc.org for an application packet.  Submit a completed Work Training Center application, and (H6)DMV Report to: Work Training Center ● 2255 Fair Street ● Chico, CA  95928

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