Grounds Foreman

Posting Date: 07/08/2021
Company Name: Miami Shores
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works
Education: ---
Shift: ---
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Travel: N/A
Salary: $19 - $26/hour
Location: Public Works
Closing Date: 07/30/2021
Job Description:


Skilled work in the maintenance of grounds, parks, shrubs, and other plants.  Work is performed under the general direction of the Parks/Streets Supervisor.



Assigns and oversees the work of the Groundskeepers.  Schedules field treatment activities, coordinates with Athletic Supervisor on timing of activities.  Directs and participates with Groundskeepers in mowing and trimming turf, hedges, and cleaning grounds, watering grass and shrubs, spraying lawn and shrubs, and pruning shrubs to shape.  Maintains irrigation system, including pump, well, timers, and spray head management.  Expertise in topdressing, verticutting, aerification, and clay management techniques.

Sets up special events by erecting tents, stages, sound system, etc.  Supervises support staff to assist with special events.  Works on overtime basis as necessary.

Demonstrates and explains tasks.   Supervises the digging, planting, pruning and transplanting of plant material.  Coordinates with Public Works and Recreation staffs.  Responsible for safety compliance by subordinate personnel, and for the occupational and environmental safety of the Recreation Department function.  Understands and complies with Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) requirements and information.  Maintains chemical/records and inventory.  Schedules maintenance activities.

This job description does not list all of the duties of the position.  It is intended to identify the essential job functions, duties and responsibilities of this position.  Incumbents may be asked and directed to perform job-related functions, duties and responsibilities in addition to those stated in this description.

Any specified essential function, duty or responsibility of this position will be re-evaluated, if necessary, should an incumbent or applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).  Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent or applicant when possible.



Three (3) years experience in landscape maintenance. A comparable amount of training or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.  Certification/four years of experience in sports turf grass (Bermuda grass) maintenance.

Public Pesticide Applicator License for Ornamental & Turf Pest Control.

Atleast 3 years of experience in maintaining a Turf grass field and knowledge of maintaining baseball diamonds.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily on a full-time basis.  The following requirements are minimum qualifications and standards required to perform essential job functions, duties and responsibilities of this position.

Preferred Skills:

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Knowledge of the propagating, planting, cultivating, pruning, and general care of plants, grasses, and shrubs.   Knowledge of the uses and safety hazards of common gardening machinery and equipment. Skilled in the use and maintenance of turf maintenance equipment and tools. 

Knowledge of effective supervisory methods and techniques.

Ability to mark/stripe athletic fields for baseball, football, soccer, etc.  Extensive knowledge of athletic field setup (goals, bases, mounds) and maintenance.

Ability to plan and organize work effectively.  Ability to supervise a crew of workers in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.  Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.

Physical strength and ability sufficient to do strenuous labor tasks under varying weather conditions. 


Language Skills and Abilities:

Ability to read, comprehend, analyze and interpret oral and written instructions.  Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and the general public.


Mathematical Skills/Numerical Aptitude:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in units of measure, using whole numbers.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License.

Possession of a Public Pesticide Applicator License for Ornamental & Turf Pest Control.

Atleast 3 years of experience in maintaining a Turf grass field and knowledge of maintaining baseball diamonds.



The following physical requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, sit, stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel tools, and equipment.  The employee is also required to reach with hands, arms, climb and stoop.  The employee is routinely required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 



The following work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works outdoors.   The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.  The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud. 

The Village has the right to revise this job description at any time.  This job description is not a contract of employment.


To apply, resumes must be submitted via email to Mike Skofstad at