8255 – Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services | Canada NOC |

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

Contractors and supervisors, landscaping, grounds maintenance and horticulture services 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. Contractors may be self-employed.


Index of titles

Example titles

Cemetery foreman/woman

Country club grounds supervisor

Greenhouse foreman/woman

Greenhouse supervisor

Greenhouse worker crew chief

Grounds maintenance contractor

Grounds maintenance park supervisor

Grounds maintenance supervisor

Groundskeeper supervisor

Groundskeeping foreman/woman

Groundskeeping supervisor

Groundskeeping supervisor – cemetery

Groundsman/woman supervisor

Groundsperson supervisor – campground

Horticultural contractor

Horticulture workers supervisor

Interior plantscaping contractor

Landscape design contractor

Landscape maintenance contractor

Landscape service contractor

Landscaping contractor

Landscaping foreman/woman

Landscaping supervisor

Lawn care contractor

Lawn care service contractor

Lawn care supervisor

Lawn maintenance contractor

Lead grower – cannabis

Maintenance worker supervisor – campground

Nursery foreman/woman

Nursery supervisor

Nursery worker crew chief

Nursery worker foreman/woman

Nursery workers supervisor

Park caretaker

Park labourers supervisor

Park maintenance head

Park maintenance supervisor

Park section head – arboriculture

Plantscape maintenance contractor

Public works grounds maintenance labourer supervisor

Public works grounds maintenance worker supervisor

Section grower – cannabis

Tree removal contractor

Tree service contractor

Tree service supervisor

Weed control foreman/woman

Main duties

This group performs 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.


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Managers in horticulture (0822)