Part Time Landscape Inspector

Spearhead Group
Job Overview


1. Reviews landscape district projects to monitor and evaluate their condition, quality, appearance, conformance to City standards and overall maintenance status. Typical observations are made in regards to irrigation operation and management, turf care, site trimming and detail, trash/debris clean-up, pest, disease and weed control. Monitor the condition of the infrastructure and identify elements that need to be replaced before failures lead to plant damage whenever possible.
2. Meets with landscape district contractors to supervise work status, furnish verbal and written instructions, work orders, correction lists (punch lists) and requests for extra work and repairs. Review work items as completed by the contractor to verify such work is complete.
3. Evaluates, responds to requests and resolves from the public regarding complaints, inquiries, requests for service and information. This may result in additional contact with the landscape district’s contractors, other vendors or suppliers, as well as other City departments or outside agencies.
4. Maintains records of work accomplished, usually involving, but not limited to, landscape punch lists and e-feedback records, photographs, reports and email communications.
5. Consults with supervisors on matters pertaining to complex or politically sensitive issues, or where there is no precedence for action or resolutions.
6. Schedules, supervises and evaluates tree maintenance and removal operations within the landscape district. Keep records of all trimming and removals for future reference and inquiries.
7. Perform all related duties pertaining to landscape maintenance supervision and management as required. This includes supervising and direction of the Landscape Maintenance Inspector.
8. The Senior Landscape Inspector is responsible for overseeing incorporation of new landscape inventory into the landscape district. This may include plan review, inspection and quality control, landscape punch list generation and final field review. Compile all necessary information and reports in order to award work and incorporate the accepted areas into the landscape district. Where necessary, coordinate the work of a contract construction inspector when such services are utilized.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Knowledge and ability in the methods, materials and operating practices used in the commercial maintenance of irrigation systems, trees, shrubs, turf and ground cover.
2. A knowledge of plant material types, habits and growth, and their maintenance characteristics necessary to perform related maintenance duties.
3. Knowledge of the landscape maintenance district areas, boundaries and physical layout of areas to be managed.
4. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the public, contractors and fellow employees.
5. Ability to keep accurate records of work and job duties in written and digital format.
6. Ability to work with word processing, digital images and email programs to perform job duties and tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

– Graduation from high school with a minimum of two years of training in college courses such as Ornamental Horticulture or equivalent, plus two years experience in landscape maintenance and construction. Additional training courses in construction materials and methods are desirable.
– At least one year of experience in a supervisory/lead role in a commercial/institutional landscape management environment.

License Requirements:

– Valid State of California Class C Driver’s License.
– ISA Arborist License
– DPR Qualified Applicator Certificate or Qualified Applicator License

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