Oversees grounds and gardens operations under the direction of the department head. Provides guidance, direction, and long range/short term planning and directs operational policy including safety. Establishes development and performance criteria for the assigned area in conjunction with departmental plans, goals, and procedures required to maintain Getty landscape and site(s) at a high level. Directs and manages staffing needs and contractor resources and priorities to align with Grounds and Facilities goals.
Oversees complex grounds operations including staffing, scheduling, training, equipment/vehicles, department records, contracts, safety, site fire prevention and project delivery.
Ensures site care including; preservation of Getty's public gardens and horticulture resources, maintenance of grounds, fine gardens, wildland and urban interface, drainage maintenance, fire protection and irrigation systems.
Oversees horticultural care for assigned areas including pest control, fertilization and agronomy, plant care, tree care, problem identification, solving and communication
Ensures aesthetics and standards for department. Works closely with campus architect and grounds archivist/Horticulturist maintaining architectural standards.
Strong financial and budget management experience.
Strong experience with sustainability programs
Strong written and oral communicator. Bi-lingual Spanish language skills necessary
Manages subordinate employees including mentoring, coaching, counseling, evaluating and coordinating the employee's work
Manages and negotiates contracts and directs projects: Prepares work scopes, tracks project costs, and ensures project quality control guidelines are followed, as well as safety and regulatory compliance.
Experience with outscored service contracts such as tree trimming, brush clearance, irrigations systems and general landscape maintenance.
Oversees staff safety training and regulatory compliance documents. Reviews, enforces and coaches on operational safety and training. Works closely with risk management and department facilities management.
Oversee spraying and treatment operations, chemical storage/disposal and reports use to regulatory agencies
Prepares and maintains internal and external compliance documents
Manages, reviews and enforces operational safety, training needs with department and contractors.
Works directly with internal clients & external contractors to plan and implement projects and activities
Key manager with Grounds, Facilities and Security emergency planning. Emergency responder day and night.
5 to 7 years of supervisory and/or project/process management experience