Foreperson Landscape Management

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Working under the general supervision of the Grounds Assistant Manager, the Foreperson is responsible for the daily direction of staff working at a pre-determined maintenance schedule and ensuring all work meets acceptable organizational practice of an assigned section. It is expected that the Foreperson will work across departments and with other staff on Park Operations to perform their primary tasks.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Working alongside and providing direction to Groundskeepers and Gardeners, care for and maintain all landscapes, hardscapes, playgrounds and perimeter in assigned section
  • Provides instruction to and guides Groundskeepers and Gardeners in the proper techniques of landscape management and in the proper use and care of tools, equipment and materials
  • Monitor and ensure employee engagement, productivity, compliance and status of work assignments
  • Ensures all work is in accordance with established annual work plan
  • Inspects and ensures all work is performed to meet organizational standards of methods and practices, safety and other established requirements
  • Perform mowing, string trimming, watering, weeding, seeding, raking, sweeping and other related duties as assigned including maintaining all athletic and ballfields
  • Install and repair fence as needed
  • Ensure the removal of all trash from landscape, gardens, grounds, hardscape and facilities in a section; collaborate with Park Maintenance on inspections and notifications of unsatisfactory conditions.
  • Supervise the snow removal program and perform duties of snow removal, with machines and physical labor
  • Maintain tools and equipment in good working order and report items that require repair
  • Operate various types of equipment including light or medium weight trucks and tractors

Collaboration

  • Cooperate with other staff within the department and other department personnel in completing assigned tasks
  • Assist in the preparation of special events as needed
  • Assist in the coordination with Assistant Manager and Volunteer Coordinator of volunteer projects; mentor interns
  • Interact with Park patrons in a professional manner
  • Daily reports of malfunctioning infrastructure, furnishings, safety hazards, quality of life issues

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college in a related field; 3 years of increasingly responsible experience in maintenance work in the field of Landscape Management; demonstrated ability to work well and collaborate with others; or
  • Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” above. However all candidates must have demonstrated the ability to work well and collaborate with others
  • Valid Drivers’ License that must be maintained for duration of employment
  • Possess a fundamental understanding and knowledge of urban park maintenance using modern practices

Additional Information

Contact Information

Central Park Conservancy
Contact Name: Omar Lebron
Email: olebron@centralparknyc.org
Phone: 19174711165
Website: Apply Online