City of Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Toruism
1224 Progressive Dr. Chesapeake, VA 23320, Chesapeake, Va., Virginia
Job Type
Job Code
58,693-77,769 DOQ
Required Education
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Design, Landscape Horticulture, Landscape Architecture or a closely related field.


Under general supervision, this position provides oversight and management of the Municipal Grounds Division, including specialized design, installation and management of all City landscaped areas to include efficient and sustainable landscape beds, utilization of native plants, stormwater/drainage, irrigation systems, and a planned reduction of invasive species in parks and on citywide municipal grounds. Oversees the design, installation and maintenance of all landscaped and designated specialized planting and natural areas within parks, around municipal facilities and city gateways. Responsible for designing and implementing plans, reviewing work assignments, planning work, securing materials, tools, and equipment, assigning and overseeing work, assisting with budgets, contracts, and/or other administrative functions, and completing work related logs, forms, and reports. Works within broad policy and organizational guidelines; independently plans and implements projects; maintains records and fertilization and weed schedules, reports progress of major activities through periodic conferences, meetings, and brochures.

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Required Experience

In addition to satisfying the vocational/education standards, this class requires a minimum of two years of related, full-time equivalent experience to include one year of lead or supervisory experience.

Requires a valid Commercial’s Driver’s License with appropriate endorsements and a driving record that is in compliance with City Driving Standards. Also requires a Certified Applicators License, Class 3A and 3B, within six months of employment.

Employee Benefits

eligible to participate in the City of Chesapeake's full benefit package

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