Facilities Supervisor Landscaping Public Facilities

Requisition Number:  6110
Pay Rate:  N/A

Houston, TX, US

Category:  Other

Basic Function

Responsible for supervising all field landscaping maintenance and care at METRO Transit Centers, Park & Rides, along Rail Lines and in all other designated Public Facilities areas.  Supervises staff’s landscaping assignments which includes maintenance and care of turf areas, trees, shrubs, ornamental plants, and natural grasses. Coordinate the scheduled use of resources such as labor, equipment, and materials to ensure maximum use and completion of work within budget, safety guidelines and quality standards.  Performs duties in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with all applicable rules and safety procedures.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties

  • Provides primary managerial direction and performs personnel administrative functions of direct report staff (e.g., training, supervising, work assignments, timesheets, performance evaluations, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining necessary staffing, enhancing productivity of staff, and ensuring necessary department outcomes are achieved
  • Supervises crews in all phases of landscaping maintenance to include mowing, pruning, site cleanup, irrigation repairs and other related work and ensure well-maintained grounds and proper use of tools.  
  • Interprets authority policies, procedures, instructions, and specifications to staff. Responsible for management of maintenance personnel performance including first line labor relations.  Adheres to Union contract agreement work rules, employee discipline, evaluations, training, and safety.
  • Responsible for Irrigation System Preventive Maintenance (PM) programs for all assigned properties and equipment.
  • Prepares and submits daily and monthly operation statistics and inventory reports for all phases of maintenance and cleaning work.
  • Investigates all complaints and initiates corrective action.
  • Responsible for supervising contractors in plant removal, plant replacement and irrigation system repair and installation.
  • Guides and helps management in selecting best professional service contracts required to maintain all landscaped areas.
  • Obtains and coordinates necessary tools, equipment, materials, and supplies to complete job assignments.
  • Conducts METRO tool audits with employees to review assigned tool inventory.
  • Responsible for keeping the work area and equipment clean, operational, available, and up to date.
  • Provides excellent customer service to METRO internal and external customers.
  • Promotes safety awareness and follows safety procedures to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Education Requirement

High School or GED required. 

Years & Experience Required

Minimum of four (4) years of combined landscaping and irrigation system experience required to include lead/supervisory experience. Related experience with PC’s, smart devices, and Microsoft office. 

Knowledge & Skills Required

Valid Texas State Driver’s license.  Knowledge of general landscaping service requirements, local soil conditions and climate. Familiar with irrigation and electrical timer systems. Good human relations and communications (written/verbal) skills. Knowledge of labor agreements and related procedures. Proven experience in related PC and smart device software to include Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Additional Information

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas has a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment.

Further, employees who perform safety-sensitive functions will submit to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or disability.


Nearest Major Market: Houston