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Parishwide Landscape Manager job in Baton Rouge

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Organization:  The City of Baton Rouge, Dept of Public Works
Job Category:  Grounds and Urban Forestry
Job Type:  Full Time
Country:  USA
State/Province:  Louisiana (LA)
City:  Baton Rouge
Salary and Benefits:  $62,532 Annual, This classification has a special recruiting rate at Step 6 (starting salary $72,491) annually depending on experience for new hires only. May be eligible for a City vehicle or vehicle allowance.
01/31/2014
Application Dates: Jan. 24 - Feb. 21, 2014
Application Times: Friday 12 Noon - Friday 5 pm
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Under the direction of the Public Works Director, performs very responsible work in directing efficient daily maintenance of all City-Parish mowing and landscape maintenance operations. Primary work includes overseeing City-Parish mowing and landscape maintenance operations such as grass cutting, weed eating, spraying, tree maintenance, and state highway grass maintenance programs, as well as beautification and oversight of litter control initiatives and all forestry and landscape operations that take place within the City-Parish right-of-way. Employee is also responsible for continuous process improvement, operational efficiency reviews, and informing the Public Works Director on key issues relative to mowing and landscape maintenance. Must exercise considerable independent judgment and discretion in carrying out responsibilities, and may be on 24-hour call for emergency situations. Work is assigned orally and by written reports and is reviewed daily through observation and written reports for results obtained. Performs other work as requested.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in landscape architecture, forestry, construction management, or a related field, and eight years experience in landscape architecture or professional landscape related operations, including four years managerial experience (may include complex project management).
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES

Position(s) of this classification may require a license to practice landscape architecture as issued by the Louisiana Horticulture Commission. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position. Position(s) of this classification may require a Louisiana State Utility Arborist's license as issued by the Louisiana Horticulture Commission. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position. Position(s) of this classification may require a valid Louisiana driver's license. If license is required, must maintain throughout employment in this position.

SELECTIVE CERTIFICATION
Valid driver's license required. (Must have current driver's license on file with Human Resources.)
 
EXAMINATION

Score derived from application grading.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Please download an employment application from http://www.brgov.com/dept/HR/download.htm , complete it thoroughly and return it no later than 2/21/14:

In person: 1755 Florida Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Mail: P.O. Box 1471, Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Fax: 225-389-4962

 

 

 





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