1. Manage all Landscaping contracts, including but not limited to; Pre-bid, bidding, and execution of contracts. 2. Manage the day to day operations of Durham Tech Landscaping 3. Ensure all Durham Tech landscaping needs are addressed in a timely and efficient manner. 4. Attend local landscaping conferences and seminars in order to remain up to date on the latest landscaping designs and trends. 5. Design, purchase product, and plant all annual beds throughout our main, Northern Durham, and Orange County campuses. 6. PM and inspect all landscaping equipment as required by Facility Services Preventive Maintenance program. Notify the Assistant Director of any equipment repairs needed. 7. Ensure the main campus is free of litter each day by making daily morning and afternoon litter pickups. 8. Prioritize, assign, and upon completion, return all work orders to the supervisor. 9. Develop and implement an effective turf management program for all turf areas, including mowing grass, trimming shrubs, edges, walkways, and curbs; fertilizing; soil testing; treating for pre/post emergent weed control, insect and disease control, and irrigation turf areas in dry conditions. 10. Develop and implement an effective program to provide complete care of all trees, plants and shrubs, including pruning, insect control, soil testing, fertilizing and liming, mulching, edging, and manual weeding. 11. Responsible for tree, plant, and shrub removal and replacement due to storm, disease, or insect damage. 12. Develop and implement a renovation and maintenance plan and schedule for existing landscape areas as well as select and install plantings as needed in existing and new areas to be landscaped. 13. Inspect the college grounds and campus areas surrounding all buildings on the Northern Durham Center and Orange County Campus on a weekly basis and report all findings to the supervisor. 14. Maintain and monitor parts and supply inventories and provide purchase requests to the supervisor as needed. 15. Ensure that the workshop and storeroom areas associated with the grounds keeping and landscape equipment are maintained in a clean and orderly manner. 16. Supervise and perform snow removal activities and spread salt or deicer on public walkways to prevent ice build-ups. 17. Be willing to train and upgrade knowledge in assigned duties. 18. Be willing and readily cooperative if reassigned from routine work assignments as needed to assist in temporary and emergency situations. 19. Show initiative in the job to ensure a continuous, timely, and efficient operation, using good judgement without constant or direct supervision, and being alert for new ideas and improvements. 20. Follow and complete work assignments as given by the supervisor. 21. Be regular in attendance and willing to cooperate with other employees to complete duties and assignments. 22. Wear uniforms as furnished by Durham Tech during normal working hours and be neat in appearance. 23. Use and maintain all communication equipment as furnished by Durham Tech in compliance with all FCC regulations and as required by the Facility Services Department. 24. Additional duties shall include other appropriate duties as assigned by the Director of Facility Services, Chief Division Officer, and/or the college President.
In general, the work of the Landscaper includes responsibility for the general upkeep and care of Durham Technical Community College's grounds and campus areas surrounding all of the buildings on the main campus (including the Lawson and Cooper streets), Orange County Campus, and the Northern Durham Center campus. Through the Durham Tech Professional Development Program, the employee will be required to obtain a valid North Carolina Department of Agriculture Pesticide License: Classification- Public Operator within one year of hire date.
1.Have a minimum of an High School Diploma and/or GED with 5-years experience in horticulture, commercial landscaping, or other grounds-related field. 2.Have a valid North Carolina driver's license. 3. Have grounds maintenance experience in a heavily landscaped setting requiring turf care. 4. Have repair and preventive maintenance experience on all landscape and grounds-related equipment. 5. Have experience in budget preparation and execution.