Crew Leader Job Description


Reports to: Landscape Foreman


Job Overview: 

The Crew Leader leads, supervises, and instructs, a crew of 4 Crew Members in the construction of rain gardens, conservation landscapes, and other stormwater management practices, as well as leading their crew in performing landscaping maintenance, invasive plant removal, stream cleanup, and more.  As the first line of management, he or she is responsible for handling disciplinary matters, which may include escalating issues to higher level management.  He or she is also responsible for ensuring that team members have the skills and training necessary to complete their assignments correctly, safely, and in a timely manner.  Working with operational and administrative staff, the Crew Leader will help to coordinate and implement the work plan for each day. 

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Lead and supervise a crew to properly implement and maintain projects

  • Ensure that Crew Members perform their tasks skillfully, safely, and in a timely fashion

  • Manage and report crew attendance

  • Read and implement Work Plans, Landscape Designs, and Planting Plans

  • Determine and assign daily tasks to Crew Members

  • Plan, execute, and assess the day to day activities of the crew to ensure adherence to project schedule

  • Oversee clean up of job sites and proper storage and/or disposal of materials 

  • Communicate progress and issues to Landscape Foreman

  • Assist in construction and maintenance as needed.



  • Must be between 18-25 years of age

  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record

  • Able to physically stand, bend, squat, and lift up to 40 pounds repetitively throughout a day

  • Must have reliable transportation to the initial job site of the

  • May be asked to use personal vehicle to reach additional job sites, if applicable.  Approved mileage is reimbursed.

  • Must be dependable

  • Proven track record of strong leadership, communications, and process improvement skills 

  • Experience in landscaping or environmental field work

  • Preference for prior experience with READY program

Wage: $15.25/hr


  • Paid sick leave - 1 hour of Paid Sick Leave accumulated for every 30 hours worked

  • Option to enroll in the EcoWorks 401(k) plan

  • Opportunity to earn Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional-Associate certificate 

Job Timeline:

This is a full-time, hourly, seasonal position that begins with Crew Leader training on June 22, 2020, ahead of Crew Member training which starts on July 1, 2020.  The READY program is scheduled to run until August 14, 2020.  Given the coronavirus situation, the start and end dates of this year's READY program are approximate and are subject to change.  Crew Leader hours during the Summer are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  No paid holidays.  Weekend work opportunities may be available but are not mandatory.  Work in the field is weather-dependent.  Indoor training and professional development opportunities may be offered on bad-weather days.


9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 309

Columbia, MD 21045  


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