Landcare Field Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time

Published

07/25/2018

Address

100 North 20th Street
5th floor
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
19103
United States

Description

Landcare Field Coordinator

 

DEPARTMENT:          Programs

 

FLSA STATUS:            Non-Exempt

 

GRADE:                      87

 

REPORTS TO:             Manager of Landcare Operations

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Philadelphia LandCare program is an internationally recognized model for addressing vacant land in post-industrial cities through its innovative “Clean and Green” treatment and maintenance system. PHS is currently seeking a dynamic, talented, and extremely motivated Field Specialist, with growth potential to help with supervising, directing, and monitoring landscape construction activities on assigned projects in accordance with schedules, budgets, drawings, and specifications, while maintaining the highest-level quality of work.

This position reports directly to the Philadelphia LandCare Operations Manager, but will work closely with the rest of the Philadelphia LandCare team.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Conduct site visits, verify addresses, and conduct surveys to document existing site conditions
  • Monitor current PLC and Community LandCare maintenance sites
  • Perform site audits and update maintenance inventory
  • Assist with the selection of new stabilization sites
  • Communicate daily with contractors to facilitate satisfactory job completion
  • Assist with job contract administration, project-related data entry scope of work development, scheduling, project meetings, project records and documents
  • Manage development of project schedule and milestone compliance
  • Other duties as assigned

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY

 

  • Participates in PHS events throughout the year including annual fundraising events and the Philadelphia International Flower Show

  • Helps to enlist new and retain existing donors by sharing the benefits of PHS membership with partners, advisors, program participants and others with whom carrying out our mission
  • Remains current with organization information and changes
  • Notifies appropriate individuals promptly of problems or unusual matters of significance
  • Execute emergency procedures in accordance with organizational standards
  • Complies with safety regulations and procedures
  • Attends appropriate meetings and training sessions
  • Uses sustainable practices whenever possible

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

  • 3 years’ experience in Landscape Construction or related field preferred
  • Working knowledge of urban horticulture
  • Experience with community service in an urban environment
  • Full understanding of the Landscaping/ Construction process
  • Well-organized, self-motivated, and willing to work both individually and as part of a team structure
  • Comfortable working in diverse urban environments and spending most of the day doing fieldwork
  • Familiarity with Philadelphia neighborhoods
  • Valid driver’s license is required
  • Ability to read and understand Construction Documents such as construction drawings, contracts, scope of work, schedules, specifications
  • High level of personal and professional integrity
  • Ability to multi-task, which requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail and quality
  • Good problem solving skills to provide proper and expedient solutions to issues as they arise
  • Exhibit a positive and professional attitude with colleagues, contractors, and the community
  • Self-motivated, energetic, enthusiastic
  • Capacity to multi-task in a composed and professional manner
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting

 

COMPENSATION:

PHS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

 

EEO NOTICE

PHS is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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