Landscape Services Supervisor

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

ID: 7112155 (Ref.No. BSU33818)
Posted: September 29, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Perform supervisory and administrative duties for landscape services group leaders and crews.

The Facilities Planning and Management department on the beautiful Ball State University campus has an exciting opportunity for a Landscape Services Supervisor. This full time position comes with a generous benefits package including 10 paid holidays, health insurance, retirement, vacation, the opportunity for work/life balance, employee discounts to Ball State’s pools, workout facilities, cultural events and much more.

Job Function:

Perform supervisory and administrative duties for landscape services group leaders and crews.

Minimum Education:

Eighteen months of specialized training or education beyond high school or equivalent.

Preferred Education:

Associate's degree.

Minimum Experience:

Three through five years of experience in grounds maintenance, landscape installation, nursery, garden center, or related area; one year in supervisory experience; must possess and maintain a valid Indiana Driver's License and be insurable under the university’s auto fleet policy.

Preferred Experience:

Over one year supervisory experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, schedule, and coordinate the daily operations of Facilities and Landscape workers, including landscape installation and maintenance, mowing/trimming, snow and ice removal, related equipment operation, fertilizer applications, etc.
  • Inspect work in progress and completed work to ensure compliance with established standards; direct any rework or modifications; develop, implement, and monitor procedures to ensure efficiency of operations.
  • Assign and review work, orient and train staff, and make recommendations as to interviewing and selection, performance appraisal, and discipline.
  • Coordinate with university departments for Facilities and Landscape Workers as needed for labor; assign and monitor work.
  • Responsible for flowerbeds in zones assigned; includes layout and fertilizer application, supervision of installation and maintenance.
  • Coordinate/arrange repair and maintenance of grounds equipment as needed; follow up on such repairs/maintenance to assure completion.
  • Plan, coordinate, and schedule training for various areas of ground maintenance practices and procedures, including landscape installation and maintenance, mowing/trimming, snow and ice removal.
  • Update, maintain, and train workers on various job related chemicals, tools, environmental and safety concerns, and MSDS/OSHA regulations; have a working knowledge of Health and Environmental Safety Programs that apply to landscape services.
  • Monitor and enforce all safety, shop, and university rules and regulations and report problems to the Associate Director of Landscape/ Environmental Managementand resolve problems appropriately.
  • Gather and provide information to management for budget preparation, cost analysis, forecasting, recommendations for equipment purchases, time studies, etc.
  • Participate in the rotation for the on call snow event emergency call process with other Landscape Services supervision.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.