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Superintendent, Grounds


Administrative Services Manager specializing in grounds keeping and landscaping services.  Manages a team of supervisors and groundskeepers.  Plans, directs, coordinates, and supervises grounds keeping and landscaping operations for an organization.  Utilizes familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.  Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  Performs a variety of complicated tasks.  Works under administrative supervision.  Leads and directs the work of others.  Spends 80% or more of work time on supervisory/managerial duties.  Exercises a high degree of creativity and latitude.  Typically, reports to the Assistant Director or other appropriate administrator.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the grounds keeping/landscaping department for a unit or subunit
  • Prepare and review operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency
  • Develop, manage, and monitor records
  • Set goals and deadlines for the department
  • Acquire, distribute, and store supplies
  • Analyze internal processes; develop policies and procedures to ensure a clean and safe environment; recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations, such as supply changes or the disposal of records
  • Plan, develop, administer, manage, and control budgets, equipment, and supplies for grounds keeping/landscaping function
  • Monitor grounds and facilities to ensure that they remains safe, secure, and well-maintained; ensure department complies with applicable environmental, health, and security standards and government regulations/codes
  • Makes recommendation regarding the hire and termination of grounds keeping, clerical, and administrative personnel
  • Ensure staff is properly trained to perform their jobs according to policies and procedures; conduct classes to teach procedures to staff
  • Dispose of, or oversee the disposal of, surplus or unclaimed property for assigned area

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensure and Certification

Driver license may be required (if duties dictate)


This position does have supervisory responsibility.


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