LANDSCAPE DESIGNER & INSTALLER
Company Description: Casey & Company has a fine garden design, maintenance, and installation division offering bay-friendly rain gardens, conservation planting, and careful maintenance. We prioritize organic, sustainable practices and protecting the local watershed
General Job Description: The Landscape Designer and Installer will coordinate with the Foreman and the Manager to install RiverSmart Homes gardens on residential properties. The Designer is expected to take leadership fo the design of these projects on residential properties. Work from home possible 1 – 2 days per week.
There is also work outside the Riversmart Homes Program such as: garden maintenance, fine garden installation and design and commercial installation.
Make a positive impact on the stormwater challenges facing the city, planting native plants, encouraging pollinators, learning about our environment and helping clean up the bay. Serve as steward to those clients unfamiliar with the benefits of rain gardens and bayscapes, and help to expand the company and provide jobs for friends and co-workers.
We contract with The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the DOEE to install Rain Gardens and Bayscapes under the Riversmart Homes Program. These stormwater projects are designed and installed according to the DOEE requirements on residential properties that qualify for grants and rebate programs.
You will be communicating with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay and the DOEE on a regular basis to request client names, submit photographs, talk about projects, and finish invoicing etc. Your job will be to process client names and information, schedule and attend meetings with 7-10 homeowners on average per week for one-hour sessions each, take before photographs, draw up designs and make plant lists for rain gardens or bayscapes and submit them to homeowners and the Alliance for approval. You will be responsible for communicating scheduling issues and shifts with clients and communicating client preferences and issues with the Riversmart Installations Manager, and ultimately submitting invoices and after photographs.
You will also install plants at work sites one or two days a week. Plant installations occur approximately one week after the work crew prepares the area and in accordance to the project design. Work weeks will be comprised of 20-30 hours designing rain gardens and bayscapes and 10-30 hours of planting.
You will be responsible for providing work for two crews of two people each, 4 – 5 days a week, for 10 months, with a light schedule in the winter. The crews will be managed in the field by the Riversmart Installations Foreman or Manager, who will also be your partner on scheduling, buying, and supplies. You must be available for emergencies by phone or email any day that your crew is in the field.
We use Mac computers, quickbooks, excel, word, gmail, google drive, jobber app, Smartdraw photoshop, dropbox for most of our work.
Most designs are currently done on paper and scanned, but you can use our SmartDraw software. You will be issued a work laptop and expected to care for it, maintain updates, etc.
Applicants will be evaluated based on qualifications, and the person with the most qualifications will be offered the job.
Ideally you will have:
A clean driving record and experience driving for five years or more, having your own vehicle or bicycle is a plus but not required.
A smart phone with sufficient data plan, so that you can use it for the jobber app, navigation, before and after photos, and checking email regularly when at meeting or in the field.
You will need to:
To track and maintain files and paperwork
Track and be responsible for personal hours, mileage etc.
Measure a site, create a scale drawing, cross section drawing and design.
Be able to calculate stormwater run-off and capacity, or learn easily to calculate stormwater run-off and capacity by using formulas.
Be able to identify soil types and accurately assess amendments.
Have a working assessment of water run-off and predictability.
Be able to perform a percolation test, or talk a client through the process of performing one
Know and use scientific plant names and understand rules for binomial nomenclature.
Be familiar with native plants and be interested in learning and memorizing the scientific names of plants, growing conditions, maintenance, division, re-seeding and common name of all the native plants on Casey & Company’s native plant list.
Be able to park legally and in challenging circumstances for example parallel parking on busy streets and in tight alleyways
Be able to handle additional residential design and work, with the help of the installation foreman and upper management.
Know or learn how to install and maintain rain gardens and bayscapes, including downspout hook up, spillway, measuring berms, soil amendments, etc.
Must be able to present and maintain a professional appearance and communicate with clients, and vendors in a courteous, clear and timely manner.
We are a growing company and we currently work from a home office. You must be comfortable with a casual office environment, including a cat. Casey & Company is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We embrace a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life. Come join us. We’re hiring now!