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Assistant Field Manager-Government Contract

Location: Silver Spring, MD, United States
Job Category: Landscape Maintenance

Description

Assistant Field Manager - Landscape Maintenance, Government Contract

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS DIRECT REPORT TO BETHESDA, MD. 

Position Description
The Assistant Field Manager is responsible for assisting the Field Manager in managing labor and material in the field to complete assigned contract maintenance and snow removal projects. In addition, assistant field managers must develop the people who report to them. Success in this position is indicated by jobs in which contracts are renewed, jobs completed in the budgeted hours, and low negative turnover of assistants and crewmembers. This position must cooperate with other landscape management field managers and enhancement field managers to see that the overall goals of the branch are met. This assistant field manager position will be assigned to work on federally contracted properties and must meet the employment conditions stated below.

 Responsibilities

  • Develop a clear understanding of the philosophies by which the company operates, the short-and long-term goals of the branch, and the financial position of the branch. 
  • Get to know their people to help them develop within the company. 
  • Be an active part of our training process by attending or conducting certification training sessions regularly. 
  • Plan, schedule and supervise daily production activities on assigned contracts.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the hourly and cost budgets for each of your jobs. Monitor by reviewing job hours, reports, and job costs regularly and acting as needed. Communicate budget hours to crewmembers.
  • Monitor quality of work and be proactive in bringing issues to the customer’s attention by inspecting the job at the end of each day.
  • Maintain assigned vehicle and equipment in good working order.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated skill and ability to manage others at other levels. 
  • Demonstrated skill and ability to work with service customers. 
  • At least one year of experience doing contract maintenance work in a commercial setting. 
  • Two or four-year horticultural or related degrees and two years of industry experience. Additional industry experience or industry certifications can substitute for a non-related degree, a two-year degree, or no degree. 
  • Ability to identify and diagnose insect and disease problems and schedule appropriate treatment. 
  • Working knowledge of vehicles and equipment used in contract maintenance and snow removal. 
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean record over the last three years.

Conditions of Employment on Federal Contract

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

What we provide:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical benefits with dental and vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible work/life balance
  • Family-oriented company culture

General description

Ruppert Landscape has been an industry-leading provider of commercial landscaping services for almost 50 years. Headquartered in Laytonsville, Maryland, the company employs over 2300 people and serves customers from 45 branches primarily throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern US. The company prides itself on its strong culture, commitment to its employees, unmatched attention to its customer and giving back to the community.

Ruppert Landscape is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer

 

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