|PARKS HORTICULTURE MANAGER|
|Middle Management/Professional/NM AD|
|Schedules and coordinates section activities in the areas of Landscape/Street Tree, Annuals Program, Chemical Application and Nursery Operations. Reviews projects and gives recommendations pertaining to the horticulture and related areas. Designs landscape for projects within the park and for other divisions. Develops and implements section training programs.|
|Reviews blueprints and plans, organizes and schedules work for skilled, unskilled, and supervisory personnel engaged in horticultural activities; inspects work in progress and upon completion to ensure safety and work standards are maintained.
Coordinates activities with other sections within the division, departments, contractors and nurseries for efficient project completion.
Inspects projects and parks to prepare work assignments, small projects and work schedules to ensure proper standards are being met.
Designs and writes specifications for various contracts utilized by Parks and Horticulture; oversees contracts related to horticulture (chemical, interiors, plans, trees, and so on).
Designs, review and implement landscape for projects within the park and other divisions.
Maintains inventory records of equipment, materials and supplies, monitors expenditure accounts and purchase necessary replacements as needed according to Purchasing procedures.
Prepares and administers section budget; recommends goals, objectives, equipment, material, and personnel.
Interviews applicants for vacant non-exempt positions; recommends selections and promotions to Assistant Division Manager and Division Manager.
Establishes and provides employees with safety awareness and technical training; counsels employees as needed to resolve problems.
Administers disciplinary actions according to City Policies and Procedures and union contracts; investigates and responds to grievances filed against Section.
Responds to citizen complaints/inquiries and initiates correction action as needed; keeps Division Manager apprised of complaints/inquiries and action taken.
Performs other related duties as required.
|Knowledge of modern practices and principals of horticulture, botany, agronomy and related fields.
Knowledge of the development, improvement and evaluation of landscape and maintenance programs of planting, irrigation, fertilization, chemical application and growing techniques.
Knowledge of writing contract specifications and the ability to manage contractors and vendors.
Knowledge of insects, parasites, diseases and other infestations which affect plant life and the composition and application of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and disinfectants for their control.
Skill in the use of personal computers and software programs.
Ability to design, draft and review landscape plans.
Ability to supervise and train subordinates engaged in horticulture area.
Ability to establish and enforce safety standards and safe operating procedures.
Ability to effectively communicate with the general public, outside agencies, and City employees.
Ability to walk over uneven terrain for extended periods of time.
Ability to visually detect imperfections in work when performing inspections.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
|Bachelor's Degree in Parks, Horticulture, or related field with two (2) to three (3) years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Knowledge of landscape pest and disease problems is required. Pesticide Applicator's License and a valid Florida Driver's License are required.
REVISED: 4/30/96 SV