Supervisor - Exterior Maintenance and Grounds (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: General/Environmental Service
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Palo Alto CA 94034
Req: 14944
FTE: 1

General/ Environmental Service

1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.

Job Summary


This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.


The Exterior Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for maintenance of the grounds and related landscape features surrounding the area. They are also to enhance the general appearance of the hospital and promote an aesthetically pleasing environment. The Exterior Grounds Supervisor directs the activities of outside contractors and supervises staff in the proper care, maintenance, and improvement of the landscaping. They suggest and recommend grounds and landscaping procedures to improve appearance and performance.


 Essential Functions


The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.


Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.

  • Directs, coordinates, organizes, and schedules the day-to-day activities associated with the routine maintenance and landscaping of Hospital grounds.

  • Manages outside vendors, monitoring and directing contracted services for the grounds and landscaping areas and supervises a small crew. Participates in, plans, schedules, assigns, and supervises landscaping, seeding, weeding, cultivating, fertilizing, watering, spraying, pruning and trimming of plants, shrubs, trees, and lawns and general care of Hospital grounds.

  • Determines the proper, watering, fertilizing, spraying and pruning schedules.

  • Identifies and implements new approaches and techniques to solve landscaping problems and/or incorporate 'best practice' landscape/grounds management programs.

  • Ensures proper processes and procedures are being managed and followed. 

  • Evaluates and makes recommendations for equipment upgrades, changes in grounds maintenance methods, and work performance standards to ensure a more effective and efficient program. 

  • Provides management with periodic reports on the status of projects and activities.

  • Provides input to annual budgets. Makes sure projects are planned and executed within budget.

  • Reviews and evaluates existing modes of operation; modifies methods for increased efficiency and cost reduction where applicable.

  • Inspects, schedules, and manages the window washing of the building.

  • Ensures safety in the surrounding areas of the building, for example, be sure furniture is in good condition and safe for visitor and employee use and there are no hazards on the paved pathways.


 Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.


Education: High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience

License/Certification: CDL California Driver's License


 Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

  • Must have excellent communication skills, think logically and be able to develop and nurture good working relationships with a diverse group of employees.

  • Ability to coordinate daily activates including work scheduling, monitoring of maintenance activities and supervision of personnel.

  • Ability to conduct job site inspections to ensure compliance.

  • Ability to supervise, coach, mentor, train, and evaluate work results.

  • Knowledge of growing characteristics, pruning, fertilization and common diseases of types of plants commonly used around buildings in this area.

  • Knowledge of environmental and safety rules, regulations, and policies.

  • Knowledge of horticulture methods and materials, landscaping, planting, pruning, watering, fertilizing, care and cultivation of trees, plants, shrubs, and lawns.

  • Knowledge of operating and maintaining tools and power equipment associated with landscaping and ground maintenance.


 Physical Requirements


The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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