Profession Head groundsman

Head groundsman

First line supervisors landscaping, lawn service or groundskeeping workers plan, organise, direct or coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities.

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Personality Type

Tasks head groundsman

  • Interpret plans and drawings.
  • Confer with clients, contractors, other supervisors or other relevant parties to plan and coordinate work activities.
  • Schedule work for crews, e.g. depending on work priorities, crew and equipment availability, and weather conditions.
  • Direct and supervise activities of workers who perform duties such as landscaping, cultivating lawns or planting and maintaining vegetation.
  • Provide workers with assistance in performing duties as necessary.
  • Monitor project activities to ensure that instructions and schedules are followed, quality is maintained and deadlines are met.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure conformity to specifications, standards and contract requirements.
  • Train workers, e.g. in tasks such as transplanting and pruning trees and shrubs, finishing cement, using equipment, and caring for turf.
  • Establish and enforce operating procedures and work standards that will ensure adequate performance and personnel safety.
  • Take inventory of tool, equipment and materials supplies to ensure that sufficient supplies are available and items are in usable condition.
  • Suggest changes in work procedures when necessary.

Related professions horticulture, gardening

  • First line supervisor horticultural nursery gardeners
  • Floral arranger
  • Flower binder
  • Garden architect
  • Garden helper
  • Gardener (cemetery)
  • Gardener (public parks)
  • Gardener, all other
  • Greenkeeper sports grounds
  • Groundsman
  • Horticultural grower
  • Horticultural technician
  • Horticultural worker
  • Landscape architect

Source: Sisyphus ODB