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Career Details :: First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Landscaping Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of landscaping workers. Manager/Supervisors are generally found in smaller establishment where they perform both supervisory and management functions, such as accounting, marketing, and personnel work, and may also engage in the same landscaping work as the workers they supervise.
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Some may require a bachelor's degree.
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers.
- Directs workers in maintenance and repair of driveways, walkways, benches, graves, and mausoleums.
- Directs and assists workers engaged in maintenance and repair of equipment such as power mower and backhoe, using hand tools and power tools.
- Observes ongoing work to ascertain if work is being performed according to instructions and will be completed on time.
- Determines work priority, crew and equipment requirements, and assigns workers tasks, such as planting, fertilizing, irrigating, and mowing.
- Mixes and prepares spray and dust solutions, and directs application of fertilizer, insecticide, and fungicide.
- Trains workers in tasks, such as transplanting and pruning trees and shrubs, finishing cement, using equipment, and caring for turf.
- Confers with manager to develop plans and schedules for maintenance and improvement of grounds.
- Interviews, hires, and discharges workers.
- Assists workers in performing work when completion is critical.
- Tours grounds, such as park, botanical garden, cemetery, or golf course, to inspect conditions.
- Keeps employee time records and records daily work performed.
- Chefs and Head Cooks
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Animal Care Workers, Except Livestock
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Extractive Workers
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Horticultural Workers
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Logging Workers
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
- Janitorial Supervisors
- Management Analysts
General Work Activities
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Coordinating Work & Activities of Others
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Communicating With Other Workers
- Guiding, Directing & Motivating Subordinates
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
- Supervise, Coach, Train Others
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Coordinate or Lead Others