The Horticulture Manager is responsible managing a team of sixteen (16) employees, 11 full-time and 5 part-time. The team handles planning, planting, and maintenance of the landscapes in the parks, greenways, and recreation centers; as well as the irrigation systems. The incumbent will oversee small construction projects and develop partnerships with outside organization such as Tree Charlotte, Friends of Fourth Ward, Dilworth Rotary Club.
• Assures that work is performed in accordance with accepted trade practices and in a safe manner with little waste of time and materials.
• Monitors and tracks key performance indicators to determine efficiency and effectiveness of building operations and systems.
• Develops an annual operations budget for routine and preventative maintenance.
• Reads blueprints and/or sketches. Lays out work to be performed.
• Orders materials and assures that correct construction methods are utilized.
• Coordinates work with sub-contractors and reviews materials and workmanship.
• Performs related work as required.
Incumbent should have a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related degree with extensive horticulture knowledge. Ability to effectively review landscape designs for the Park System, design landscapes, and manage modest landscape construction projects. Manage budget which includes landscape funding and other relevant categories; Excellent written and oral communication skills. North Carolina or South Carolina Driver’s License. Must be able to obtain and maintain a County Operator’s Permit.
Internal Number: 109383
About Mecklenburg County
Mecklenburg County was formed in 1762 from the western part of Anson County and the first official governmental action took place in February 1763.The North Carolina State Constitution approved in 1868 gave the citizens of all counties the right to elect a Board of County Commissioners to govern them.From 1868 to 1986, Mecklenburg County was governed by a five member board elected at-large. The first seven-member board took office in 1986 and in 1994, the first nine-member Board took office. Six members are elected by districts and three are ?elected at-large.Elections for the Board are held in November of even-numbered years. The Board takes office on the first Monday in December following the November election. A chairman and vice chairman are elected at the Board's first meeting in December.The Board's primary responsibilities are to adopt an annual budget, set a property tax rate and establish priorities to address the County's needs, especially in the areas of health, education, welfare and mental health.