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Foreman: Landscape Construction and Installation

 

Job Description and Responsibilities

· Meet with designer at start of project to review landscape plan and formulate construction and implementation plan

· Install landscapes and gardens following a scaled design.

· Construct wooden and stone retaining walls, raised beds, decks, pergolas, sheds, and other outdoor structures.

· Manage natural swimming pool construction under the guidance of company owner and designer.

· Supervise and work along-side a 2 to 4 member crew. We’re looking for natural leaders who can inspire and build crew cohesion and balance an upbeat work environment with a demanding workload in sometimes challenging working conditions.

 

You will be working independently, but also have access to guidance from the company owner and designer as needed, so expertise in all fields is not an absolute requirement. We have a varied project agenda, and this should be considered an opportunity to expand your landscape skills and work-scope. If there are specialties that you are particularly passionate about and/or skilled in, we will make efforts to accommodate more of those projects in our schedule, and afford you opportunities to develop your interests whenever possible.

 

Qualifications

· Several years experience directing a crew

· Knowledge of landscape construction techniques including plant installation, plan reading, patio and retaining wall construction, drainage, outdoor carpentry (decks, pergolas, sheds).

· A degree in horticulture, landscape construction, design, or similar is highly desirable.

· Clean driver’s license, reliable vehicle and smart phone a must.

· Must be comfortable driving truck with equipment/tool trailer.

· Experience with excavation machinery and pond building, and experience with plumbing a plus.

 

Compensation

· $25 to $35/hr to start, DOE

· $2k end-of-year bonus

· Workman’s comp and unemployment

 

 

 

Apprentice – Ecological Landscaping and Landscape Construction

 

Position

Seeking apprentices for on-the-job training. Learn ecological gardening principles including choice and use of mostly-native plants in specific habitats including wild meadows, shade gardens, dry alpine gardens, bog gardens, and ponds. Learn about edible landscapes. Learn landscape construction techniques including building stone walls, patios, and stairs, building decks and retaining walls, and installing proper drainage, plumbing, and electrical conduit. Work with our pond and natural swimming pool crew to learn to construct and maintain a groundwater pond or natural swimming pool. Learn garden maintenance including weed identification, proper planting technique, and design principles.

 

Applicants that successfully finish the first year will be encouraged to return for a second year of training as a Journeyman. We also support our workers in pursuing specific interests and offer some opportunity for them, as they progress, to tailor a position to their specific interests and talents, whether it is designing and interacting with clients, building ponds, installing gardens, driving an excavator, managing logistics, or becoming a partner.

 

Qualifications

· An interest in a career in ecological landscaping and landscape construction.

· A good work ethic and ability to perform demanding physical labor.

· Some background in landscaping, horticulture, carpentry, or construction.

· Reliable vehicle and smart phone.

 

Season

· For non-students the season begins April 1 and goes through Thanksgiving. Part time work available off-season.

· For current students the season begins with the end of school and ends with the beginning of school. Opportunity for part time work during school.

 

Compensation

· $16/hr plus $1000 end-of-season bonus or scholarship.

 

 

Journeyman – Ecological Landscaping and Landscape Construction

 

Position

Continue your on-the-job training and develop a specialty. Learn ecological gardening principles including choice and use of mostly-native plants in specific habitats including wild meadows, shade gardens, dry alpine gardens, bog gardens, and ponds. Learn about edible landscapes. Learn landscape construction techniques including building stone walls, patios, and stairs, building decks and retaining walls, and installing proper drainage, plumbing, and electrical conduit. Work with our pond and natural swimming pool crew to learn to construct and maintain a groundwater pond or natural swimming pool. Learn garden maintenance including weed identification, proper planting technique, and design principles. Choose a specialty for additional training. We support our workers in pursuing specific interests and offer some opportunity for them, as they progress, to tailor a position to their specific interests and talents, whether it is designing and interacting with clients, building ponds, installing gardens, driving an excavator, managing logistics, or becoming a partner.

 

Receive training in the skills needed to run their own installation and construction crew. Applicants that successfully finish the journeyman year will be encouraged to return and apply for a crew leader position the following year.

 

Qualifications

· An interest in a career in ecological landscaping and landscape construction.

· A good work ethic and ability to perform demanding physical labor.

· Some background in landscaping, horticulture, carpentry, or construction.

· Reliable vehicle and smart phone.

· Successful completion of Apprenticeship position or equivalent experience working in the landscape construction field.

 

Season

· For non-students the season begins April 1 and goes through Thanksgiving. Part time work available off-season.

· For current students the season begins with the end of school and ends with the beginning of school. Opportunity for part time work during school.

 

Compensation

· $20/hr plus $1200 end-of-season bonus or scholarship.

 

 

Independent Landscape Maintenance Technician

 

Description

· Work independently on your own schedule to maintain clients gardens

· This is a part time position and will fluctuate in hours as jobs become available and you show ability and reliability

· You provide your own hand tools and vehicle

 

Qualifications

· Experience with garden maintenance

· Extreme attention to detail

· Weeding, Edging, Planting, Mulching, Dead-heading, Trimming, Raking

· You must have a reliable vehicle and your own hand tools – rakes, shovel, edger, pruners, etc

· Reliability is essential, but you will have great flexibility in scheduling to suit your needs

 

Compensation

· $25/hr as independent contractor

 

 

Landscape Designer

 

Typical Responsibilities

· schedule consultations with clients – FCDB will supply you with the client contact information

· meet with clients, notate their projects of interest and establish a rapport

· follow up with a typed list of discrete projects listed in order of priority

· establish top-priority projects with clients and provide an estimate for the top-priority project or several projects if they are smaller. review the project and estimate with mike prior to presenting to client.

· if necessary, provide a scaled design to the client and other visual aids to assist in visualizing, estimating, and selling project.

· once a project is sold, collect deposit and schedule the job with the crew

· meet with the crew leader at the jobsite at the beginning of (or prior to starting) the job, review the job with the crew leader

· be available by phone to answer any questions from the crew leader that may arise or address any concerns from the client

· make visits to the jobsite to review progress if, and as needed

· do a final inspection of the installation with the crew leader

· meet with the client to review the project and collect the balance if possible

· collect a list of hours and expenses from the crew leader, compare with estimate, and calculate the job profit (or loss). discuss with crew leader and make a note of any factors which affected the estimated price, either positively or negatively. file with mike.

 

Compensation

· status: the landscape designer works as an independent contractor with FCDB.

· consultation fee: you will set the consultation fee when you schedule the appointment with the client. our typical fee is $150 plus extra for travel if the client is more than 20 or 30 minutes drive. this fee covers your time to meet with the client, drive time, and time to write up project descriptions and estimate for the top-priority project(s).

· design fee: you will advise the client whether a design is necessary and if so what the design fee will be. typical design fees are $200 for an entry garden with walk, $300-500 for an entire front yard, $500-2000 for an entire yard depending on complexity. these are guidelines – you are free to set your own fees. you will use your own design process and technique.

· commission: the landscape designer receives a commission payment upon collection of final balance from client. please inquire for further details.

 

Billing

· the consultation fee and design fee can be paid directly from the client to you

· the project deposit and invoice will be billed by FCDB to the client

· the commission fee will be paid to you by FCDB

 

 

 

Equipment Manager & Operator / Logistics Coordinator

 

Responsibilities

· Maintain truck and tools, check inventory, and maintain order in the tool barn and yard

· Work with designer and crew leaders to organize supply orders and deliveries

· Pickup and deliver materials and supplies to crew

· Load/Unload and transport mini-excavator and bobcat to job site

· Operate excavator and bobcat as needed

· Assist with landscape construction and labor as needed and requested.

 

Qualifications

· expert operator of small and large excavator and bobcat

· experience with landscape excavation including pond digging, grading, septic installation, and drainage

· experienced driving truck and trailer with mini excavator in tow

· basic familiarity with tool, vehicle, and machinery repair and maintenance, but you are not expected to be a mechanic

· very organized and tidy with an eye for detail

· very dependable

· clean driver's license, working smart phone, and reliable vehicle a must

 

Compensation

· TBD - DOE

 

 

 

Landscape Estimator

 

Responsibilities

· work with designer, office manager, and owner to develop estimates for all types of landscape construction and garden installation projects

 

Qualifications

· familiarity with landscape construction and installation techniques in detail

· experience in estimating landscape construction and installation projects

 

Compensation

· TBD - DOE

 

 

 

 

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