Field Manager - Landscape Maintenance | Bethesda Magazine

Field Manager – Landscape Maintenance

Ruppert Landscape

Silver Spring | Other, Project Management | Entry-level
Date posted: 09-16-19


The Field Manager is responsible for managing labor and material in the field to complete assigned contract maintenance and snow removal projects. In addition, field managers must develop the people that report to them. Success in this position is indicated by jobs in which contracts are renewed, jobs completed in the budgeted hours and low, negative turnover of assistants and crewmembers. This position must cooperate with other landscape management field managers and enhancement field managers to see that the overall goals of the branch are met.


  • Develop a clear understanding of the philosophies by which the company operates, the short-and long-term goals of the branch and the financial position of the branch.
  • Get to know your people in an effort to help them develop within the company. Set goals with them and monitor their progress through timely formal and informal evaluations.
  • Be an active part of our training process by attending or conducting certification training sessions on a regular basis.
  • Plan, schedule and supervise daily production activities on assigned contracts.
  • Develop a clear understanding of the hourly and cost budgets for each of your jobs. Monitor by reviewing job hours, reports and job costs regularly and taking action as needed. Communicate budget hours to assistants and crewmembers.
  • Develop a good relationship with the client on every job.
  • Monitor quality of work and be proactive in bringing issues to the customer’s attention by inspecting the job at the end of each day and completing property service reports.
  • Sell an acceptable level of extras through the use of T&M tickets.
  • Maintain assigned vehicle and equipment in good working order.


  • Demonstrated skill and ability managing others at other levels.
  • Demonstrated skill and ability working with service customers.
  • At least one year experience doing contract maintenance work in a commercial setting.
  • Two-or four-year horticultural or related degree and two years industry experience. Additional industry experience or industry certifications can substitute for non-related degree, two-year degree or no degree.
  • Ability to identify and diagnose insect and disease problems and schedule appropriate treatment.
  • Working knowledge of vehicles and equipment used in contract maintenance and snow removal.
  • Valid drivers license with a clean record over the last three years.
Ruppert Landscape is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other category as protected by law.
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