8255- Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services

Job Description: 

This unit group includes landscaping and grounds maintenance contractors, who own and operate their own businesses. This group also includes supervisors who supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Nursery and Greenhouse Workers (8432) and Landscaping and Grounds Maintenance Labourers (8612). They are employed by landscaping companies, cemeteries, lawn care and tree service companies, nurseries and greenhouses and by landscaping operations of public works departments and private establishments.

Main Duties: 

Contractors and supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

Supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers who maintain lawns, gardens, athletic fields, golf courses, cemeteries, parks, interior plantscapes and other landscaped areas
Tender bids on contracts for landscaping and grounds maintenance work
Plan and estimate the materials and labour requirements for individual contracts
Organize the planting and maintenance of trees, gardens, lawns, shrubs and hedges and the construction and installation of fences, decks, patios, walkways and retaining walls
Establish work schedules and procedures and co-ordinate activities with other work units
Resolve work-related problems and prepare and submit progress and other reports
Requisition supplies and materials
Maintain financial and personnel records
Hire staff and train workers in job duties and company policies
May manage operations of own company
May provide snow removal services during winter months
May perform the same duties as workers supervised.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is usually required.
A college diploma, specialized courses or industry-related training and certification in landscaping and horticulture are usually required.
Experience as a landscape or horticulture supervisor or as a landscape or horticulture technician is required.
Experience in the type of work supervised is required.
A provincial licence to apply chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides and pesticides may be required.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews (7302)
Contractors and supervisors, other construction trades, installers, repairers and servicers (7205)
Landscape and horticulture technicians and specialists (2225)
Landscape architects (2152)
Managers in agriculture (0821)
Managers in horticulture (0822)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X