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

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $44,350.00
Average Time to Fill 54 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,938
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.31 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Oral Communication
Resource Allocation
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Following Directions
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Implement company or staff policies
Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Inspect landscaping to determine treatment needs
Solve landscaping problems

Performing General Physical Activities

Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides
Plant greenery to improve landscape appearance
Police trash, garbage, or recycling along highways and roadways
Cut brush for removal or trimming
Transplant plants and crops
Irrigate lawns, trees, plants, or crops
Lead indoor or outdoor games
Finish concrete surfaces
Fell trees for timber or land clearing

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Repair construction machinery or equipment
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Maintain watering, fog, or cooling systems
Maintain grounds keeping equipment and tools
Repair farm vehicles, machinery, or mechanical implements
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Repair grounds keeping equipment and tools

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate project labor requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate home or property maintenace material requirements
Determine resource needs
Determine work priorities and requirements
Prepare cost estimates
Estimate maintenance service requirements or costs

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Booster Skills & Certifications

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Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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