Landscape Manager

1st Lake Properties   Metairie, LA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on September 9, 2023
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We are an owner-manager of 75 different market-rate apartment communities in the Greater New Orleans area and we have been in business for over 50 years. We are committed to the success of our Team by providing in-house education and training to aid in career growth. And, we'd love to add your talents to our team of Landscape experts to help manage the landscaping needs of a portfolio of apartment communities.


As the Landscape Manager, you will:
  • Routinely inspect property grounds and regularly report any issues with planted materials; watering issues; and irrigation systems.
  • Regularly communicate with, monitor and manage performance of landscape maintenance contractors.
  • Monitor and manage irrigation systems at properties.
  • Consult and assist staff with landscape projects.
  • Meet with Property Managers and Grounds Maintenance Technicians to review and train them on landscaping and grounds care guidelines.
  • Assist and advise on budgetary items relating to ongoing landscape maintenance and planning future projects.
  • Actively recruit and meet with new vendors and contractors.
  • Research and test new products and services that will benefit properties.
In exchange for excellent skills and abilities, you will receive:
  • Salary plus a monthly gas allowance
  • Paid time off includes holidays, generous vacation time, sick time, and up to 2 paid days off per year for working safely
  • Health, dental, and vision plans; company paid basic life insurance and long term disability insurance; spouse and dependent life insurance; short-term disability insurance
  • 401k with a generous company match
To be successful, you will need:
  • 3-5 years horticultural management experience; or,
  • 2-3 years of experience in horticultural management with related college degree.
  • Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Horticultural License or acquisition of license within 6 months.
  • Proficient and adept communication skills with ability to convey concepts and instructions to contractors.
  • Experience in servicing and repairing irrigation systems, and performing landscape installations
  • Literacy and functional knowledge of computers and tablets with Microsoft Office.
  • A valid driver's license and a reliable vehicle
  • A willingness and ability to work outdoors in all types of weather
  • The ability to pass a background check and drug screening

1st Lake Properties

Metairie , LA