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Livermore, California
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1 Sep 2022
Foreman- Commercial Landscape 
Location: Livermore, CA 
Work Responsible for crew training, retention, and the direction of crew activities on job sites. Provides effective leadership supporting high employee morale and quality service for every client. This position supervises a crew of two to six employees, which includes assigning and directing daily tasks, but does not have direct managerial responsibility. Facilitates conflict resolution between crew members.
  • At least 3-5 years of commercial landscape experience required
License or Certification
  • Valid driver license issued by the state where employed is strongly preferred
  • Pesticide License issued by the state where employed or ability to obtain within one year
Specialized Skills
  • Ability to safely operate commercial landscape equipment and tools
  • Demonstrate proper pruning techniques while taking into account the plant material and season
  • Understand fertilization basics for both turf and plants
  • Working knowledge of herbicide applications and relevant practices
  • Have a general understanding of annuals installation and maintenance
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete them under tight deadlines
  • Ability to motivate and lead subordinates
  • Strong commitment to high quality of work and customer service
  • Ability to read and understand maps for navigation and job planning
  • Basic understanding of smartphone apps related to work requirements (e.g. work order entry, time entry, communication with Area Manager)
  • Ability to communicate in English / Spanish
  • Ability to communicate effectively with crew members and Area Manager
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish strongly preferred but not required
  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out tasks
  • Deal with standardized situations with occasional variables
Physical Requirements
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 of this job.
  1. Frequently climbs trees above 15 feet, and performs work on branches or truck platforms
  2. Constantly required to talk, hear, see, sit, stand and walk
  3. Must be able to see at close vision, distant vision, peripherally, have depth perception and have the ability to adjust focus
  4. Frequent use of hands to manipulate, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  5. Frequently required to reach, bend, twist, stoop, crouch, climb and balance on surfaces that may be narrow and/or slippery
  6. Frequently required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Work Conditions
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 of this job.
  • Frequently works with mechanical objects and outside in all weather conditions
  • Occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Frequently exposed to loud noise levels
  1. Understand and Implement job specifications for each site
  2. Assign daily tasks to crew members and ensure compliance
  3. Perform landscape maintenance tasks including, but not limited to mowing , edging, blowing, bed grooming, pruning, fertilizing and leaf pick up.
  4. Successfully execute seasonal operations calendar
  5. Routinely monitor sites for quality and follow up with crews on performance improvements. Communicate continuing concerns to area manager
  6. Conduct and oversee execution of minor Enhancement projects performed at the crew level
  7. Complete daily paperwork timely and accurately
  8. Assess equipment operation issues and effectively communicate repair needs to shop personnel
  9. Supervise safe loading and unloading of equipment
  10. Assist Area Manager with initial and on-going training of crews, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of landscape maintenance tasks that leads to excellent performance and opportunities for Gardener/Sr. Gardener promotion
  11. Assess skill level and work behavior of employees and provide recommendations to Area Manager regarding professional development, performance evaluation and promotional opportunities
  12. Ensure adherence to company policies
  13. Develop and maintain a positive work relationship with Area Manager, peers, and subordinates
  14. Perform minor irrigation repairs and maintenance, including setting and adjusting clocks and controllers
  15. Encourage and maintain safe working conditions by promoting Company's Culture of Safety , including but not limited to reinforcing bi-weekly safety tailgate meetings and ensuring proper personal protective equipment usage
  16. Perform minor in-field maintenance and repairs of equipment
  17. Communicate when budgeted hours are not aligned with actual hours required to perform work
  18. Other duties as assigned     
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  • Job Reference: 701172648-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Monarch Landscaping Company
  • Location: Livermore, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent