Landscape Maintenance Area Manager

Curtis Edward Dennison Landscape, Inc.
1773 Mission Rd.
S San Francisco, CA 94080-1219
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
From $100,000 To $110,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Curtis Edward Dennison, Landscape, Inc.

Job title: Landscape Maintenance Area Manager – South San Francisco, CA

About us:

The Landscape Area Manager will ensure the overall quality of maintenance services by conducting routine site visits, delivering detailed field reports, and taking a proactive approach to gardening issues.

This position is a leadership role. A successful Manager will delegate clear direction to the crews while training and developing staff.

Qualified candidates will possess an educational background in horticulture with 5-10 years of residential account management excellence.

Landscape Maintenance Area Manager Duties:

Account Management – Field functions

  • Oversee and optimize maintenance schedules & routing
  • Uphold service quality by conducting routine site visits; deliver horticultural solutions based upon gardening expertise and experience
  • Ensure quality control as relevant to aesthetic and horticultural concerns
  • Communicate with clients; develop and nurture professional relationships
  • Complete regular field reports and site assessments; communicate maintenance progress with Owner and Operations Management
  • Manage irrigation system, maintain records of watering schedules
  • Advise and plan fertilization schedules
  • Identify replacement plants, coordinate material orders with the office as needed

Leadership functions

  • Recruit maintenance team members; build and foster an inclusive team culture while modeling a positive attitude
  • Implement and develop team training in the areas of horticulture, irrigation, and proper pruning techniques
  • Ensure crew safety through proper utilization of PPE as well as adhering to company safety procedures

Administrative Functions

  • Contribute action items to weekly Maintenance Meeting Agendas
  • File site assessments/field reports electronically according to company procedure
  • Monitor and report herbicide/pesticide usage with state and county authorities; adhere to SDS instructions in regard to pesticides and herbicides
  • Review billings and cost invoices in collaboration with the accounting department
  • Track and monitor job costs vs. estimated budget
  • Log and report bulk materials used such as soils, fertilizers, plants

Landscape Area Manager Qualifications:

  • Education: Degree Certificate in Landscape Horticulture or related field (strongly preferred)
  • Experience: 5-10 years fine gardening/account/field management experience (requirement)
  • Expertise: Advanced understanding of horticultural practices including pruning, irrigation, and fertilization; ability to identify and troubleshoot plants, disease and pests, soils, and growing mediums
  • Equipment: Knowledgeable in best practices and safety using mowers, trimmers, blowers
  • Computers: Proficiency in Word, Excel, Gmail, iOS (requirement)
  • Certifications: QAL/QAC (preferred)
  • Valid California driver's license with a clean driving record (requirement)
  • Languages: English-Spanish Bilingual (strongly preferred)
  • Local candidates only (requirement)


  • Positive attitude, Team leader
  • Attention to detail in the landscape environment, strong aesthetic sensibilities
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems time efficiently; Gathers and analyzes information; Develops solutions; Works well in a group, problem-solving situations; Uses reason.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification when necessary; Responds informatively to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings. 
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and concisely; Edits work; Varies writing style to meet specific needs; Presents data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

Physical Demands: 

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs unassisted
  • Exposure to outdoor conditions
  • Full-time position
  • Competitive salary - $100,000 - $110,000/yr (DOE)
  • Competitive medical and dental insurance package
  • PTO, Vacation, and sick time program
  • 401 (k) after 1 year of service