Monthly Archives: March 2019

Trails Crew Member

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The Trails Crewmember position is an exciting and adventurous opportunity to work in a crew building and maintaining trail projects. Featuring opportunities for travel in Colorado, the Trails Crewmember is responsible for carrying out project instructions, performing skilled and non-skilled trail work, and produce a timely and high-quality completed project. Timberline Landscaping seeks an individual that demonstrates passion for trail building and the outdoors.
This position begins on either March 30th or May 11th as there are two available start times. It ends in November (as weather and work availability allows).

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Meets and exceeds client expectations through excellent trail work
• Communicate all safety concerns, work concerns, and other pertinent information to the Trails Crew Leader
• Effectively comply with Timberline’s guidelines in emergency situations, following protocols and communication requirements
• Read, understand, and implement certain plans and schematics
• Maintains and/or operates tools and equipment; including hand tools, small power tools, and chainsaws
• Performs unskilled and, as training and experience allows, semi-skilled work in a responsible manner
• Assists with routine equipment maintenance, particularly sharpening and re-hanging of hand tools
• Works full days in the backcountry without regular access to amenities
• Performs other functions as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:
• Must have a high school diploma or GED
• Be willing to travel (a lot) in Colorado
• Must be willing to work away from home for weeks at a time
• Demonstrated ability to perform the varied physical requirements of trail work
• This job requires a uniform and the use of personal protective equipment as well as adherence to all safety rules and policies. This will include back country first aid and bear safety training
• Creative, pro-active problem-solving skills
• Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English
• Must pass background check consisting of employment history, personal/professional references, MVR, and criminal record
• High degree of interpersonal skills, as Crewmember will be with other crewmembers for long periods of time
• Must be highly adaptable to the kinds of change and hardships that comes along with working outside in remote locations

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds (request help when lifting heavier things)
• Depending on the job, this position could require back-country camping, hiking for miles with a day pack, and dealing with all weather conditions
• This job, at a minimum, requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and control of heavy equipment

JOB SUMMARY
Location: Requires Travel (Colorado)
Position Title: Trails Crewmember
Reports to: Trails Crew Leader
Supervises: None
Department: Trails
Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Experience: 0 + years
Career Level: Non-manager (non-exempt), temporary position
Salary: $15 – $17 per hour, DOE. For job sites over one hour from home, Timberline will provide a per diem as some jobs will require Crewmembers to live on the job site (when lodging is not available, Crewmembers will be expected to camp on site in a tent when lodging is not provided). Depending on the job and arrangement, that lodging may range from staying in tents, RV, a house, etc. Evening and weekend travel to home is an option when realistic for the Crewmember.
Hours: 40+
Benefits:
• Health insurance (after applicable waiting period per company policy)
• Profit sharing

Trails Crew Leader

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The Trails Crew Leader position is an exciting and adventurous opportunity to manage the crew responsible for building and maintaining trail projects. Featuring opportunities for travel in Colorado, the Trails Crew Leader is responsible for the execution of the project, management of the crew members, and reporting to the Trails Project Manager to ensure a timely and high-quality completed project. Timberline Landscaping seeks an individual that demonstrates passion for trail building and the outdoors, and that is willing to continue trail building education through conferences, reading, and obtaining certifications. This position has two available start dates: one begins on March 30th in Boulder, CO or May 4th in various Colorado towns and back country and ends in November (as weather and work availability allows).

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Responsible for supervising crew members
• Collects and ensures proper timekeeping of field personnel
• Oversees daily operations in the field
• Trains, directs, and motivates crew to meet and exceed client expectations
• Provides direction and hands-on assistance to increase efficiency and effectively equip crew members
• Makes basic repairs to equipment in the backcountry
• Ensures that employees assigned are trained in the duties delegated to them and strictly enforce safety in all aspects of operations
• Executes compliance with applicable laws concerning trail building, including stormwater management
• Keeps up with paperwork to ensure proper documentation
• Regularly communicates with Trails Project Manager to receive instructions on the SOW. In addition, the Crew Leader must communicate all safety concerns, work concerns, and other pertinent information to the TPM
• Effectively manage emergency situations, following Timberline protocols and communication requirements
• Read, understand, and implement plans and schematics
• Maintain and/or operate tools and equipment, including hand tools, small power tools, and chainsaws
• Performs other functions as assigned

REQUIREMENTS:
• Must have a high school diploma or GED
• Be willing to travel (a lot) in Colorado
• Must be willing to work away from home for weeks at a time
• This job requires a uniform and the use of personal protective equipment as well as adherence to all safety rules and policies. This will include backcountry first aid and bear safety training
• Minimum of 2 years of experience in either trail building, commercial landscaping, or landscape maintenance
• Ability to interpret electronic, hard, and verbal plans through use of GPS, GIS, and other electronic tools.
• Ability to read and interpret clinometer
• Creative, pro-active problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to inspire others
• Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English
• Experience driving trucks and trailers, experience on trail building equipment a plus
• Must be able to obtain chainsaw safety certification within first year of employment
• Valid Colorado Driver’s License and approval by Timberline’s insurance company
• Must pass background check consisting of employment history, personal/professional references, MVR, and criminal record
• Leadership, interpersonal, and multi-tasking skills (including the handling of multiple priorities and deadlines)
• Effective organizational skills that includes the ability to self-manage work and manage the work of others
• Must be highly adaptable to the kinds of change that comes along with working in an entrepreneurial environment
• Self-starting initiative to pursue improvements and projects without substantial supervision
• Other duties as assigned

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds (request help when lifting heavier things)
• Depending on the job, this position could require back-country camping, hiking for miles with a day pack, and dealing with all weather conditions
• This job, at a minimum, requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and control of heavy equipment

JOB SUMMARY
Location: Requires Travel (in Colorado)
Position Title: Trails Crew Leader
Reports to: Trails Project Manager, close working relationship with Equipment Operator
Supervises: Trails Crew Workers
Department: Trails
Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Experience: 2 + years
Career Level: Non-manager (non-exempt), temporary position
Salary: $17 – $19 per hour, DOE. For job sites over one hour from home, Timberline will provide food and sometimes lodging as some jobs will require Crewmembers to live on the job site (when lodging is not available, Crewmembers will be expected to camp on site in a tent or other means when lodging is not provided). Depending on the job and arrangement, that lodging may range from staying in tents, RV, a house, etc. Evening and weekend travel to home is an option when realistic for the Crewmember.
Hours: 40+
Benefits:
• Health insurance
• Profit sharing

How often should I Mow My Lawn Lawnmower

How Often Should I Mow My Lawn?

Mowing your lawn is an essential part of keeping it looking happy and healthy. When it comes to how often you should mow, there are several factors that will play into your mowing schedule. Consistency will be key.

The most important thing to remember with mowing is that “how often” isn’t as important as “how much” grass you cut. Improper mowing can lead to brown spots, weak roots, and burnt grass. Below are important points to consider when asking “How often should I mow my lawn.”

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Plant Health Care Technician

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Timberline Landscaping, Inc. is an award-winning company serving Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas, “Creating a Little Bit of Heaven” for 35 years. We offer a full range of services from landscape design, construction and maintenance for commercial and residential properties.
Primary Operational Objectives:
This position is primarily responsible for professional service of our clients’ landscapes with our comprehensive plant health care program. This employee oversees a crew of PHC professionals, organizing and directing the team’s work.
Duties & Responsibilities:
• Responsible for leading crew in general tree/plant care.
• Direct team in executing the PHC Manager’s schedule and other instructions
• Conduct complete tree, lawn and shrub care, including insect and disease control, fertilization.
• Proper application of a variety of lawn and tree care products; fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, pesticide products. Must have an applicator’s license or in the processing of obtaining it.
• Safe handling and use of all chemicals.
• Accurate and timely completion of required paperwork.

Requirements:
• Must pass background check consisting of employment history, personal/professional references, criminal record and drug screening.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license with a clean driving record.
• Demonstrated proficiency with products and techniques used to maintain plant health.
• Ability to perform basic math calculations when mixing chemicals.
• Ability to manage projects according to contract, on time, and on budget.
• Must be able to interact with customers in a professional manner.
• Safe securement of equipment and materials during transport.
• Must be punctual, responsible, and have a positive, can-do attitude.
• Demonstrate dependability and efficient work practices.
• Must be able to read and understand safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
• Ability to speak, read and write English.
• Must be willing to do things outside of your job description. All team members help and support other departments when necessary.

Desired Qualities:
• Department of Agriculture Qualified Supervisor (QS) most desirable.
• Highly desirable, ISA Arborist Certification, NALP Certified Technician or Lawn Care Technician.
• Bilingual in Spanish, highly desirable.
• B.S. in Horticulture or related field.
• 5+ years of experience

Physical Demands & Work Environment:
• This position is primarily an outdoor job which will require working hours outside in all temperatures and weather conditions.
• Long pants, long sleeved shirts required due to the nature of spraying chemicals.
• The position requires bending, stooping, reaching, crawling, walking and lifting.
• Technician should be comfortable with, and have physical and manual dexterity to operate hand tools and small – medium sized machinery and should be comfortable working with digging equipment/tools.
• Occasional exposure to dust, grease, noise and chemical vapors – PPE is provided, and company logoed apparel must be worn.
• Occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds (must ask for help above 50 lbs.)
Position Title: Plant Health Care Technician
Position Reports to: PHC Manager
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Career Level: FT / Non-manager (non-exempt)
Salary: Hourly rate $16 – $25/ DOE
Benefits: (Per company eligibility)
 Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
 Profit sharing
 Paid time off
 401K Investment plan

 

5 Benefits of Smart Irrigation Controllers

Smart technology is becoming increasingly popular in the home. Smart technology is more efficient and makes life easier. There’s no reason why smart technology shouldn’t move outdoors to help us with our landscapes too. Our favorite outdoor technology is the smart irrigation controller. A smart irrigation controller waters your landscape for you, but with the added features of adjusting based on weather, plant type, and other things depending on the controller.  The benefits of smart irrigation controllers definitely outweigh the costs of basic stand-alone controllers.

Low-tech stand-alone controllers are typically just a timer. They do not provide any weather input or alerts and typically result in excessive water waste and even landscape loss from overwatering. Here are 5 benefits you’ll experience when you upgrade to a smart irrigation controller:

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Kill Weeds for Good plus Natural Vs. Chemical Weed Killer

When you’re planning your dream landscape, the last thing that you want to worry about is weeds threatening the health of your plants. While weeds can be prevented before they even begin to grow if you take the proper precautions, sometimes they are already invading your property. Therefore, finding the proper form of removal can seem like a daunting task. Here’s your guide to Kill Weeds for Good plus Natural Vs. Chemical Weed Killer.

At Timberline Landscaping, we are experts in keeping your landscape protected from weeds. We’ve compiled some tips to help you understand how to prevent weeds from growing and kill weeds that already exist. Also, read on for information about natural and chemical weed killers. 

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