Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
On the Job
Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers directly oversee the activities of workers who care for lawns, grounds, gardens, and other outdoor spaces. They may review contracts, answer questions from customers, and prepare estimates for work.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Confer with coworkers to coordinate maintenance or cleaning activities.
- Determine resource needs.
- Plan employee work schedules.
- Supervise maintenance workers.
- Investigate work related complaints to determine corrective actions.
- Evaluate current or prospective maintenance employees.
- Instruct staff in work policies or procedures.
- Establish work standards.
- Inspect buildings or grounds to determine condition.
- Inspect work to ensure standards are met.
Typical Working Conditions
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Having telephone conversations.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Working with a group or team.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
- High levels of competition.
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