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Director of Landscaping

Garden of the Gods Club Colorado Springs, CO

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Position Purpose & Summary

Responsible for overseeing maintenance activities associated with resort and villas grounds areas, including weeding, pest control, and care of all exterior plant life. Plans, organizes, and directs Grounds personnel and contractors in landscape installation and maintenance procedures to ensure high quality presentation of the resort and villa's public areas.

Essential Functions

  • Develops long-term plans, develops work schedules, makes work assignments, and inspects ongoing and completed projects to ensure quality standards are met.
  • Plans, directs, and establishes guidelines for weed control programs.
  • Oversees training of grounds crews to ensure the most appropriate use of equipment and procedures are followed. Ensures consistent team member performance through effective training, coaching, mentoring, assessment, and corrective action.
  • Participates in the development of the annual business plans and maintains financial controls within scope of responsibility.
  • Designs and plans planting schemes for the landscape.
  • Makes purchasing decisions and places orders for plant material, seasonal flowers, turf grass, and similar material. Makes purchasing decisions and orders products to assure grounds has tools necessary to perform their function.
  • Maintains Irrigation System-Maintenance alone with water conservation measurables.
  • Conducts walkthroughs and meetings daily to ensure landscaping condition is maintained at an exceptional level.
  • Ensures proper landscaping maintenance and communications with Villa-HOA.
  • Develops and executes business plan to provide landscaping services to outside individuals and organizations.
  • Oversees pool deck(s) cleaning and care, and fountain cleaning, ensures all pathways/roadways are kept clean and maintained as well as sitting areas and trash receptacles along with maintenance of outdoor lighting.
  • Responsible for seasonal snow and ice removal.
  • Demonstrates commitment and effort to eliminate or reduce the risk of injury to guest, members, villa owners, and team members and damage to our property or the property of others. Knows and demonstrates the correct action to take in the event of an emergency. Ensures team members receive the appropriate or required safety and security related training and strictly enforce safety and security procedures within the department.
  • Delivers "I Am Proud" service standards and department-specific signature touch points.
  • Establishes cross-departmental channels of communication among team members that are consistent and complete.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drives truck/trailer when needed.
  • Attends regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Greets every guest, member, villa owner and team member with "I Am Proud" standards and set a positive tone for every interaction.
  • Provides extraordinary service that is "Enriching by Nature."
  • Establishes cross-departmental channels of communication among team members that are consistent and complete.
  • Embraces, embodies, demonstrates, and encourages wellness and the STRATA virtues through interactions, performance, and commitments.
  • Upholds the Garden of the Gods Resort and Club's brand, culture, vision, mission, and values.
  • Empowered to make things go right if they go wrong.Give the guest/member/owner a fond farewell.
  • Address feedback by utilizing the LEARN Model.
  • Demonstrate a professional appearance and be attentive to what matters most.
  • Comply with company policies and procedures.
  • Observe and adhere to safety guidelines.

Position Requirements

Minimum Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of landscape installation and horticultural practices.
  • Strong knowledge of indigenous plants and vegetation of our local region.
  • Equipment usage and operation relevant to grounds maintenance.
  • Knowledge of project management.
  • Knowledge of safe practices and safety in the workplace.
  • The ability to respond to inquiries, handle complaints and create a sense of satisfaction for guests, members, and team members.
  • Able to modify and program irrigation controller.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel.
  • Understanding of building materials and methods.
  • General understanding of building materials and methods.
  • General understanding of state and federal codes as it applies to construction and design.
  • Ability to manage and delegate a multitude of tasks, assignments, and changing priorities efficiently.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Bluebeam, Plan Grid, and Bos; knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, and Sketchup a plus.
  • Ability to read and process architectural and design drawings.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Bilingual a plus (Spanish)

Formal Education and Job-Related Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in architecture, or background in construction or related fields.
  • 5+ years of experience with residential and commercial landscaping maintenance.

License, Registration, and/or Certification Required:

  • Horticulture degree preferred.

External and Internal Personal Contact

Communications:

  • Daily Operations Standup
  • Weekly Operations Meeting; One/One meeting with immediate leader; weekly property inspections.
  • Occasionally Participate in one-on-one coaching sessions.

Teamwork and Collaboration: This position requires continuous teamwork as well as internal and cross-departmental communication.

Marginal Functions

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Interface positively with other departments, helping when needed.
  • Displays care in use of equipment and maintains an organized and professional work environment.

Additional Licenses and/or Certifications Required

YES

NO

Valid Driver's License

X

CPR Certification

X

Food Protection Manager Certification

X

Food Handler Certification

X

Alcohol Server/Seller Certification

X

Position Analysis/Specifications

N/A

(Not Applicable)

OCCASIONAL

FREQUENTLY

Sitting

X

Standing

X

Walking

X

Bending Over

X

Crawling

X

Reaching

X

Crouching

X

Kneeling

X

Balancing

X

Pushing / Pulling

X

Lifting / Carrying:

10 lbs. or less

X

11 to 25 lbs.

X

26 to 50 lbs.

X

51 to 70 lbs.

X

Manual Dexterity

X

Fine Motor Skills

X

Gross Motor Skills

X

Eye / Hand Coordination

X

Near Vision

Far Vision

Color Recognition

X

Hearing

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

Environmental factors may include indoor setting with overhead lighting and comfortable ventilation. May occasionally be called upon to work in all areas of the property, both inside and outside, possibly in inclement weather.

YES

NO

Working Outside

X

Working Inside

X

Working Alone

X

Working Closely with Others

X

Excessive Cold / Heat

X

Excessive Humidity / Dampness

X

Noise / Vibrations

X

Working Above Ground

X

Working Below Ground

X

Working with Chemicals / Detergents / Cleaners

X

Working Around Fumes / Smoke / Gas

X

Walking on Uneven Surfaces

X

Operating Motorized Equipment or Vehicles

X

Working Around/Near Machinery/Motorized Equipment

X

Climbing on Scaffolds or Ladders

X

Continuous use with a Computer and Keyboard

X



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