Position Title: Grounds Manager
Reports To: Facility Director
SSC Services for Education is known for our expertise, commitment, and value; and we at SSC truly believe that our people are our greatest asset. By utilizing our associates' knowledge and experience alongside SSC's extensive training, providing supportive management, and offering unparalleled wage and benefit packages as well as career advancement opportunities, we have developed a workforce that differentiates us from our competitors.
SSC Services for Education is a Nationwide Best in Class Facility Service Provider. As a member of Compass Group, North America, we want you to be as great as you can be. We empower our associates to direct their own future, keeping them confident that we support them every step of the way. As a result, our associates embody greatness through their actions, natural passion for quality, and a can-do attitude. The opportunity for greatness is real at SSC and throughout the Compass world.
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The Grounds Manager position will be responsible for management, coordination, supervision, and training of all aspects of a progressive grounds management program for a very active college campus. It will include overseeing all aspects of grounds management which include; ornamental landscape, athletic fields & venues, lawns, rough cut areas, irrigation, hardscaping curb & gutter, and special services. Develops, implements and tracks budget and procurement processes within established guidelines. Manages established procurement protocols established by SSC & client. Develops and implements professional training for subordinates. Provides compliance and technical training for personnel, continues self-education through short courses, professional associations and other means. The Grounds Manager position will be responsible for management, coordination, supervision, and training of all aspects of a progressive grounds management program for a school district. It will include overseeing all aspects of grounds management which include; ornamental landscape, athletic fields & venues, lawns, rough cut areas, irrigation, hardscaping curb & gutter, and special services.
Implement schedules for the management of ornamental landscapes, lawns, parking lots, and grounds equipment.
Develop and implement schedules for the management of grounds/lawn care that are associated with the complex.
Implement inclement weather or natural disaster plans. This includes snow and ice removal, hurricane, tornado or flood occurrences.
Implement Standard Operating Procedures for Grounds Management.
Insure performance of all work in a safe manner for the employees and those exposed to the environment.
Maintain records for all work and services performed including rigid records for pesticide applications.
Maintain financial records of all expenditures within the department.
Minimum of a two year degree in Agriculture / Horticulture related field. (Extensive experience can supersede this requirement).
Must have or be able to obtain a commercial pesticide applicator license in the categories of Turf and Ornamentals within six months from date of hire.
Must have the ability to operate grounds related equipment, drive a standard shift and have a valid driver's license.
Must have the ability to calibrated spreaders and sprayers.
Good writtten and oral communication skills.
Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.
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