(Washington, D.C) RiverSmart Homes Assistant Foreman

Hiring Organization:
Bona Terra LLC

City:
Washington DC

Application Deadline:
August 12, 2019

Company Description: Bona Terra is a small family run urban landscape design, maintenance, and installation business that specializes in artistic installations, bay-friendly rain gardens, conservation planting, and careful maintenance. We prioritize organic, sustainable practices and protecting the local watershed. We are a creative group of artists, musicians, and writers, and support each other in those endeavors.

General Description: The Assistant Foreman will coordinate with the Installation Manager and landscape designer to install RiverSmart Homes gardens on residential properties. When the manager is temporarily off site the Assistant Foreman is expected to take leadership and responsibility of the project. The Assistant Foreman will also be expected to lead occasional projects from start to finish without the manager on site. They will be responsible for beginning and end of day tasks. There is occasional work out side of the RiverSmart Homes Program such as: patio installation, garden maintenance, nursery work and other carpentry jobs. 

Hours: Full time, Monday-Friday, occasional weekend work based on project

**Note: Due to the outdoor nature of this job, hours vary widely based on weather conditions. Hours are lighter in the winter (20-30 hours a week) and heavier in the warmer months (40-45 hours a week)

Compensation: $15-$17 an hour, dependant on experience

Benefits: 

  • Overtime when applicable
  • Paid sick leave
  • Subsidized health insurance
  • Phone stipend (dependant on personal phone use)

Duties:

  • Identify utility markings and adhere to safe digging regulations
  • Light administrative work (hours tracking and reporting, inventorying materials)
  • Internal and external communication around project needs and timelines
  • Maintain a neat, clean, and safe job site
  • Read and follow scale drawings and cross-section designs
  • Safely load and unload work vehicles
  • Maintain a positive attitude and provide exceptional client service
  • Cross-train in stonework, landscape maintenance, and local horticulture

Qualifications:

  • Landscape experience
  • Knowledge of native plants (retail and non-retail)
  • Demonstrates leadership and responsibility
  • Ability to lift heavy (50+ lbs) objects for extended periods
  • Ability to perform frequent high-intensity manual tasks including pushing, pulling, and lifting various equipment and materials
  • Ability to work on their feet for the entire work day
  • Flexibility in schedule to allot for occasional late (9 hour) day based on project needs
  • Knowledge of landscaping equipment safety procedures
  • Valid US driver’s license 
  • Smartphone with data (preferred)
  • Experience driving large box trucks (preferred)
  • Organized and efficient worker 

 

 

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to: bonaterra@gmail.com