First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
O*NET Detailed Work Activities
O*Net Code
37-1012.00
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
0
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

21 skill sets | 29 total skills
Establish work standards
Establish and enforce operating procedures and work standards that will ensure adequate performance and personnel safety.
Order the performance of corrective work when problems occur and recommend procedural changes to avoid such problems.
Inspect work to ensure standards are met
Monitor project activities to ensure that instructions are followed, deadlines are met, and schedules are maintained.
Inspect completed work to ensure conformance to specifications, standards, and contract requirements.
Supervise maintenance workers
Direct activities of workers who perform duties, such as landscaping, cultivating lawns, or pruning trees and shrubs.
Confer with coworkers to coordinate maintenance or cleaning activities
Direct or assist workers engaged in the maintenance or repair of equipment, such as power tools or motorized equipment.
Plan employee work schedules
Design or supervise the installation of sprinkler systems, calculating water pressure, or valve and pipe coverage needs.
Confer with coworkers to coordinate maintenance or cleaning activities
Confer with other supervisors to coordinate work activities with those of other departments or units.
Confer with managers or landscape architects to develop plans or schedules for landscaping maintenance or improvement.
Plan employee work schedules
Schedule work for crews, depending on work priorities, crew or equipment availability, or weather conditions.
Inspect buildings or grounds to determine condition
Tour grounds, such as parks, botanical gardens, cemeteries, or golf courses, to inspect conditions of plants and soil.
Prepare chemicals for work application
Direct or perform mixing or application of fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, or fungicides.
Document work hours or activities
Perform administrative duties, such as authorizing leaves or processing time sheets.
Maintain required records, such as personnel information or project records.
Prepare or maintain required records, such as work activity or personnel reports.
Provide information about landscaping services or costs
Answer inquiries from current or prospective customers regarding methods, materials, or price ranges.
Negotiate with customers regarding fees for landscaping, lawn service, or groundskeeping work.
Inventory materials or equipment
Inventory supplies of tools, equipment, or materials to ensure that sufficient supplies are available and items are in usable condition.
Investigate work related complaints to determine corrective actions
Investigate work-related complaints to verify problems and to determine responses.
Order the performance of corrective work when problems occur and recommend procedural changes to avoid such problems.
Determine resource needs
Review contracts or work assignments to determine service, machine, or workforce requirements for jobs.
Evaluate current or prospective maintenance employees
Perform personnel-related activities, such as hiring workers, evaluating staff performance, or taking disciplinary actions when performance problems occur.
Estimate maintenance service requirements or costs
Prepare service estimates based on labor, material, and machine costs and maintain budgets for individual projects.
Design or supervise the installation of sprinkler systems, calculating water pressure, or valve and pipe coverage needs.
Irrigate lawns, trees, or plants
Plant or maintain vegetation through activities such as mulching, fertilizing, watering, mowing, or pruning.
Plant greenery to improve landscape appearance
Plant or maintain vegetation through activities such as mulching, fertilizing, watering, mowing, or pruning.
Trim trees or other vegetation
Plant or maintain vegetation through activities such as mulching, fertilizing, watering, mowing, or pruning.
Instruct staff in work policies or procedures
Train workers in tasks such as transplanting or pruning trees or shrubs, finishing cement, using equipment, or caring for turf.
Remove snow
Install or maintain landscaped areas, performing tasks such as removing snow, pouring cement curbs, or repairing sidewalks.