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Landscape Operations Supervisor #2207-160400-01

Assistant Field Operations Supervisor

Date Opened
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 12:00 PM
Close Date
Monday, August 15, 2022 11:59 PM
  • $24.90 - $32.68/hour; $51,791.00 - $67,974.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


Supervise all airport landscape and surface cleaning operations to maintain safe and efficient activities for maintenance occurring on all parts of the airport site. Supervise and participate in the work of semi-skilled and skilled workers performing field operations of moderate to considerable scope and complexity. Oversees a yearly budget of $2 million in maintenance.

General Information:
• Works assigned shift from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Subject to overtime, change and urgent/emergency calls back to work. 
• Certain convictions will disqualify individuals from unescorted access privileges and therefore exclude from employment. 
• May work in all weather conditions. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Supervise crew equipment operators, laborers or technicians using a variety of equipment to complete skilled and unskilled landscape work. Ensure crew members follow safety rules and regulations.
• Review, investigate, resolve or make recommendations about requests for service or complaints.
• Coordinate and supervise the daily use and maintenance of supplies and equipment and make recommendations for repairs.  Assign and test equipment.
• Review and maintain accurate records and reports on daily operations as they relate to employee performance, contract compliance issues, training records and maintenance success.  
• Operate a variety of equipment, such as loader, dingo, skid steer, dump truck, truck and trailer, and all types of small engine equipment in the course of demonstrating or assessing equipment use or capabilities.
• Assist the landscape supervisor with contracted projects and office work as needed. Act as lead when landscape manager is out of office. 
• Supervise and coordinate activities of multiple large scale contracts and other small scale contracts as needed. Also, assist in specification writing, administration, and enforcement of airport ordinances, operating agreements, contracts, and rules and regulations.  Ensure contract compliance. Create, monitor and update specifications as needed to account for industry changes and changes to scopes of work upon the site. 
• Coordinates and schedules maintenance activities for special events with internal and external departments, vendors and tenants.
• Monitor and increase the effectiveness of assigned employees by assigning and directing their work.  Ensure all personnel follow safety rules and regulations. Keep landscape manager fully informed about all operations.
• Write specifications and create bid documents for various projects including RFP’s, formal and informal bids, and other contract acquisition work.
• Create internal purchase order requisitions, yearly services as required, personnel reviews, and City Works work orders. 
• Evaluates, recommends and requisitions current and future equipment purchases.
• Solicit, manage, monitor, review and inspect various maintenance contracts including landscaping, and surface cleaning, and other contracts as needed; inspects all work to ensure contract compliance with specifications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

• Considerable knowledge of the work performed by workers supervised.
• Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards, environmental regulations, safety precautions or trade and the ability to enforce adequate safety precautions against such hazards.
• Considerable knowledge of and skill in the use of the standard methods, materials, tools and equipment related to the assigned areas of work or specialty.
• Excellent organizational and reasoning skills required, as well as the ability to follow directions, communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, complete projects accurately and on schedule and maintain and prepare records and reports.
• Ability to use excel, word, outlook and similar programs. Ability to read landscape plans and operate independently without supervision.  
• Ability to supervise, assign and inspect work of a crew of unskilled, semi-skilled and skilled subordinates.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, tenants, contractors and the public.
• Pass security check in advance of start date, and maintain security authorization.  
• Ability to obtain pesticide license within first six months.
• Ability to obtain city driving permit and maintain in good standing. 

Physical and Sensory Requirements: 
Spends approximately 60% of the time standing, bending, walking, and lifting.  The remaining 40% of the time includes a combination of sitting, twisting, kneeling, squatting, driving, pulling, pushing, lifting, shoveling and carrying. Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. unassisted. May operate complex construction equipment for extended periods and sometimes under unfavorable weather conditions. Touch, hearing, vision (distance, near, peripheral, depth), speech.

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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