Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities.
Landscaping and groundskeeping workers are responsible for managing all field operations and creating and maintaining outdoor spaces. In addition, they coordinate the procurement and scheduled use of labour, equipment, and materials to ensure maximum productivity.
The daily tasks of a lawn service worker include monitoring project activities to ensure that all instructions are followed correctly, deadlines are met, schedules are maintained, and direct activities of workers who perform duties, such as landscaping, cultivating lawns, pruning shrubs.
Candidates who are willing to pursue a career in this field must have completed a High School Diploma with a Bachelor’s Degree followed by work experience. Besides that, the applicant must have good knowledge of the customer and personal service, mathematics skills, administration, and management skills, followed by a good command of English. Also, the lawn service worker must be proficient in using software such as electronic mail, office suite, word processing software etc.
To become a successful landscaping and groundskeeping worker, one must listen and understand the information, give full attention to the work and team members, see the details closely, communicate information and ideas in speaking to others etc. Some of the career options are Field Manager, Landscape Supervisor, Grounds Crew supervisor, and Grounds Foreman.
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