Landscape Supervisor

Oakland Housing - Oakland, CA

$ 3193.87 - $3520.60/biweekly

$85,132.32 - $93,921.10/year

(Appointment is generally made at one of the first three steps, depending on qualifications)


Under the supervision of the Landscape Manager, supervises and participates in the management of Authority’s landscaping activities; performs related work as required.


Plans, directs, inspects and supervises the work of skilled and semi-skilled workers engaged in grounds landscaping tasks, such as, installation, repair and adjustment of irrigation systems, construction and/or installation and repair of fences, gates, stairs; trimming and pruning hedges, trees and shrubs. Trains, orients, instructs and leads subordinates on assignments; develops plans and policies to facilitate the implementation of landscaping programs; determines property maintenance needs and orders supplies, materials and equipment when required including flowers, trees, shrubs, sod, sprinkler parts, chemicals, and tools; repairs hand and power tools; assist in the planning and estimating landscaping projects; assigns and controls the flow of work; maintains records and writes reports; writes performance evaluations, and recommends appropriate personnel actions; performs special projects as required.


Performs other related duties as required.


Equivalent to an Associate degree related to landscape management; and three (3) years work experience related to landscape maintenance in an industrial or public facility setting, including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.


Possession of a valid California's driver's license and an insurable driving record.

Equivalent combinations of education, training and experience will be considered.


KNOWLEGDE OF: irrigation systems, parts and design planning; principles and practices of landscape construction and planting techniques; sprinkler installation and repairs methods; plant care techniques; principles of effective supervision; codes, rules, regulations, safety orders, and safety practices.

ABILITY TO: direct, plan, supervise, and inspect the work of landscape maintenance work crews; design and supervise installation of sprinkler systems; assess conditions of plant and soil; trench schedule and coordinate multiple activities simultaneously; estimate material and labor requirements; maintain accurate records and write reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing (or with audio and visual capacities); and other abilities as specified in the State of California Division of Industrial Accidents for RB-91 for this classification.


Environment: Work is performed in an indoor office setting and outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work in or around water; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

BILINGUAL SKILLS: Candidates with bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and/or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please complete an Employment Application online at Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2018.


Thank you for your interest in employment at the Oakland Housing Authority.

To apply for this position, applicants must complete and submit an online application at by the date indicated; a current, detailed resume may be attached but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed employment application.

All applications and resumes will be carefully screened. Those applicants whose education and experience most closely match the requirements of the position will be invited to compete in the examination process. Candidates who compete successfully in this examination will have their names placed on a List of Qualifiers. An appointment will be made from the List. For some positions, an experience/training rating and/or written evaluation of candidates will be used in lieu of the oral examination. The names of the highest-ranking candidates will be placed on the List of Qualifiers, and the final selection will be made from this List. College degrees or units required for the position will be verified prior to final appointment. If this information cannot be verified for a candidate, the candidate's name will not be placed on the List of Qualifiers. All appointments are subject to the approval of the Executive Director.

All prospective employees must pass a physical examination and drug screening by an Authority-designated physician. A pre-employment criminal history background check will also be conducted for all positions. For positions requiring use of an Authority vehicle, candidates' driving records will be checked prior to appointment. To be eligible for appointment, each candidate must possess a valid California Class C driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the Authority's insurer. All prospective employees must also provide proof of American citizenship, or legal resident status and the legal right to work in the United States.

Prior to becoming permanent, new employees must successfully pass a probationary period.


Employees of the Authority enjoy a competitive fringe benefit program.

SICK LEAVE is accrued at the rate of one day per month.

VACATION LEAVE for new employees is accrued at the rate of 10 days each year. There are also fourteen (14) paid holidays each year.

RETIREMENT - The Authority is a member of the Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS). The Authority also participates in Social Security.


GROUP LIFE INSURANCE is fully paid by the Authority.

Management, supervisory, professional and confidential employees are also entitled to a management benefit package allowance and five days of administrative leave per year.

The Oakland Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran's status or disability in the employment or the provision of services.

In compliance with the federal, state and local disability laws, the Oakland Housing Authority will provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to disability. The Authority is committed to making reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodation in the examination process must do so no later than five (5) working days after the point of invitation by the Authority to an examination, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodation for this selection process. The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate disabled applicants. Applicants with special needs, please call (510) 874-1575 (voice); (510) 832-7331 (TDD).