Job Title: Landscape and Plow Foreperson
Reports To: Owner
Wage Range: 42-50K, depending on previous job experience and desired overtime
Days and Hours: Monday-Friday; 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., occasional overtime; Year round
Based out of Horsford Gardens & Nursery at 2111 Greenbush Road in Charlotte, Vermont.

 

Distinctive Landscaping designs and installs landscapes of all sizes. We take pride in installing award-winning, functional landscape designs. Job requires leadership skills, proficiency with equipment, masonry and hardscape skills, plant knowledge, and mastery of landscape installations. We are based out of Horsford Garden’s & Nursery in Charlotte, VT.

 

Landscaping Responsibilities:
• Oversee and work with other crew members to install a wide range of landscapes designed by Distinctive Landscaping, Inc.
• Schedule your own jobs in terms of labor, machinery, and materials
• Participate in a weekly meeting with other forepersons and designers for scheduling, problem-solving, and planning
• Load and unload trucks at the beginning and end of the day with materials, plants, tools, and equipment
• Operate a number of basic and high-end equipment and machinery, such as: skid steers, excavators, dump trucks,
carpentry tools, laser transits, shovels, wheelbarrows
• Prepare job sites – grading, excavating, and organizing job sites
• Install, plant, and build landscapes and hardscapes
• Maintain a safe, organized, clean, and respectful work environment
• Arrive to work promptly in the morning
• Ability to stay focused and on task while working independently

 

Plowing Responsibilities:
• Oversee and work with three or four other crew members to plow commercial properties
in the Burlington area
• Oversee and install salt as needed
• Communicate directly with property managers

 

Skills and Work Conditions:
• Minimum of five years of experience in the landscape or construction industry is
preferred
• Ability to work with a team and independently, always in a safe and respectful manner
• Willingness to give and take instructions and eagerness to learn new skills
• Capable of physically demanding outdoor work – staying on your feet, moving, or
kneeling for extended periods of time
• Ability to lift at least 50 lbs repeatedly throughout a work day
• Willingness to work outside in the elements of a Vermont spring, summer, and fall

 

Types of Installations:
• Hardscapes – stone patios, steps, and walkways
• Plant Installations – Trees of all sizes, shrubs, perennial gardens, ground covers,
bed preparation
• Site Work – Demolition of existing landscapes, preparing and grading job sites, driveway
installations
• Masonry – Dry-laid retaining and freestanding stone walls
• Carpentry – Wooden decks, fences, pergolas, gazebos, pool and tool sheds
• Recreational – swimming pools, lawns
• Maintenance – our company does a small amount of contracted spring and fall maintenance
for select clients each year

 

Benefits:
• Immediate Retirement Plan – SIMPLE IRA with 3% match
• Paid holidays during active employment
• Generous employee discount
• Paid vacation

Send your resume and cover letter to Charlie Proutt: charlie@horsfordnursery.com