Riveter Consulting Group is now hiring a Landscape Assistant Manager in Atherton, CA who will assist the Landscape Manager with maintaining the grounds of the estate, including oversight of staff, irrigation, watering, pruning and shaping, fertilizing, pest management, and overall health and wellbeing of the landscape and hardscapes on the property. In addition, assist in managing all aspects of the Landscape Operations and in the preparation of the soil.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee management of the irrigation system daily including daily work orders for irrigation adjustments and repairs
  • Maintain all lawns by making sure they are manicured to correct heights and see that proper equipment is used
  • Prune and shape all hedges to design specifications and schedules
  • Manage and implement a fertilization program that is safe and effective for the wellbeing and health of all plants on the property including interior plants and water plants
  • Assist the Landscape Manager in an integrated Pest Management process for all types of pests in the garden by using an organic approach where possible
  • Maintain and implement a clean and tidy property grounds free from leaves, debris and soils by executing a daily site cleanliness program
  • Monitor and communicate soils conditions, both dry and wet, to the Landscape Maintenance Manager and assist in managing any soils problems
  • Maintain an equipment inventory and storage of all landscape products and supplies in a highly clean, organized and consolidated manner
  • Maintain all hardscapes to a level of no stains or problems within your control and report any problems both minor and major to the Landscape Maintenance Manager
  • Be Prompt and on time to all meetings, scheduled work and timelines established by the Landscape Operations Manager
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Staff and the Landscape Director

Minimum Qualifications / Skills and Certifications:

  • Proven experience as a Landscape Gardener
  • Must have a valid and current Driver License and be able
  • Must be able to work in various weather conditions
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs on a consistent basis and be able to work on various slopes, grades, and on various surfaces including lawns, tarps, concrete, soil, mulched areas, and hardscapes
  • Must be able to communicate in English, either written or orally
  • Must have and express a positive approach to problems and situations that may arise during the course of the work shift

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership and organizational skills
  • Efficient, punctual, reliable, proactive, self-starter
  • Personable and able to work with various individuals effectively
  • Must have and express a positive approach to problems and situations that may arise during the course of the work shift

Physical Demands:

  • Able for full-time active landscape work in and around the Properties
  • Able to reach, bend, stoop, lift, carry, move typical landscape items including furniture
  • Able to lift 50 lbs on a consistent basis and be able to work on various slopes, grades and on various surfaces including lawns, tarps, concrete, soil, mulched areas and hardscapes
  • Able to use stairways, landscape ladders, or step stool
  • Able to operate all landscape and grounds equipment and furnishings, and equipment, tools, and appliances for maintenance and upkeep of Properties
  • Able to tolerate normal exposure to typical landscape, hardscape, and pest control chemicals, equipment noise, and daily exposure to elements
  • Able to work in various weather conditions
  • Able to use a standard computer, telephone and related equipment for communication and recordkeeping
  • Able to provide on-call availability and responsiveness during non-business hours

Compensation

DOE plus Platinum Benefits plans include 401(k), Medical, dental, and Vision, and bonuses