Project Supervisor

Organization: Greencorps Chicago [more info]
Salary: $55,000-$75,000, DOE
Duties and
The Project Supervisor will provide oversight of Greencorps Chicago projects and trainees to ensure quality workmanship and educational goals are met. This position will be responsible for a combination of landscape, tree care, and ecological restoration projects. This includes planning work schedules, project activities, ordering materials, assisting with project budgets, and communicating with project partners. It also includes providing instruction and job training in landscaping, tree care, ecological restoration, and green infrastructure practices to program participants in classroom settings and in the field.
•Manage and implement multiple ongoing projects in multiple industries simultaneously;
•Coach and mentor crew supervisors and trainees to promote their professional development;
•Ensure crews meet project deadlines, stay within budget, and produce a high quality product;
•Foster strong working relationships with project and funding partners; provide excellent customer service;
•Proactively plan project schedules, adjusting as necessary;
•Communicate project tasks to crew supervisors and prepare them for the project;
•Complete detailed project reporting and/or ensure crew supervisors are completing project reports;
•Daily on-site crew management and hands-on involvement in project activities, as needed;
•Follow, promote, and implement safe work practices;
•Assist in the development and implementation of operational systems;
•Assist in hiring and mentoring Crew Supervisors;
•Provide technical and educational training in classroom and field settings;
•Provide regular constructive feedback to program participants throughout the year, including evaluations;
•Other tasks as needed.
Qualifications: •Graduation from an accredited college or university with a relevant Bachelor’s degree supplemented by three years of progressively responsible experience in landscaping, tree care, ecological restoration, green infrastructure, or have seven or more years of related work experience
•Experience managing projects in 1 or more of the above-mentioned industries
•Strong project management skills required (leadership, critical thinking, time management, communication)
•Ability to train participants in tree care, ecological restoration, landscaping, and/or green infrastructure required
•Basic knowledge of invasive species and/or weed identification and vegetation management practices
•Construction, carpentry, and hardscape installation experience preferred
•Green infrastructure (raingardens, drywells, etc.) project installation and maintenance experience a plus
•Chainsaw and chipper experience a plus
•Ability to obtain IL pesticide license within 3 months of employment and Chicago Wilderness Burn Crew certification within 9 months
•Industry certifications (S130/190 burn certification, ISA Certified Arborist, NGICP, IL pesticide license) are a plus
•Ability to work outside in inclement weather and extreme temperatures as needed
•Ability to operate large vehicles with trailers and large equipment (skid steer, stump grinder, etc.) a plus
•Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, email communication, etc.)
•Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license with an insurable driving record
•Must be available to work regular scheduled hours, Monday-Friday, 6:45am-3:15pm
•Must also be willing to work an irregular schedule, when necessary
Teen Opportunity: No
How to Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to:
Please list "Project Supervisor Application" in the subject line.
Address: 445 N Sacramento Blvd
Chicago, IL 60612
Categories: Education, Parks/Outdoor Recreation, Restoration Technician
Type: Full-Time Job
Timeframe: Year Round
Contact: Andy Johnson
(Posted: 3/6/23)