Reports to: Landscape Foreman


Job Overview: 

This is a 9-month opportunity to gain experience with environmental restoration work.  Howard EcoWorks also provides training in various soft-skills as well as coaching to give one a leg-up on finding a job in the environmental industry. The Crew Leader leads, supervises, and instructs, a crew including an Assistant Crew Leader and assigned 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. The results of what a crew does needs to be on time, on budget, and meet or exceed quality expectations.  A Crew Leader ensures that the crew meets those objectives in performing their work.  A Crew Leader also motivates their team and participates in the professional development of the Crew Members.  While the Assistant Crew Leader is the designated Safety Officer for the crew, the Crew Leader holds the ultimate responsibility for ensuring the entire crew works safely and in a safe manner, and ensures crew operations do not endanger those not in the crew, such as customers.  Crew Leaders also have the responsibility for ensuring the success of the program through proper execution and delivery of our services.


Responsibilities & Duties:

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

  • Responsible for enforcing safety protocols

  • Required to drive the company vehicle(s) and trailer to transport the crew and/or materials to and from job sites

  • Responsible for the safety of the crew while transporting them in a company vehicle

  • Caring for the company vehicle(s) on a daily and weekly basis while ensuring adherence to weekly Vehicle Inspection Reports.

  • Utilize and look after a company credit card for purchase of gas in company vehicle(s)

  • Properly use and care for company tools and equipment

  • Ensure that Assistant Crew Leader and Crew Members perform their tasks skillfully, safely, and in a workmanlike fashion

  • Ensure the crew delivers EcoWorks services timely, efficiently, and of expected quality (such as for tree planting, installing Bayscapes, performing Rent-An-EcoCrew work, and so forth)

  • Manage and report crew attendance

  • Read and implement Work Plans, Landscape Designs, and Planting Plans, and use them to guide the crew to correctly install projects

  • Determine and assign daily tasks to Assistant Crew Leader and Crew Members

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

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

  • Communicate progress and issues to Landscape Foreman

  • Community outreach and public engagement 

  • Assist in construction and maintenance as needed.

  • If the Assistant Crew Leader is unavailable, acts as person in charge of Crew Member(s) for Rent-An-EcoCrew work, and directly interacts with customers

  • Adhere to company protocols surrounding COVID-19, including but not limited to: wearing of masks, weekly temperature checks, social distancing while traveling in vehicles and working in close proximity, and proactive communication of symptoms to supervisors.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

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

  • Ability to work in a variety of outdoor settings including forests and streams

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

  • Must meet our required level of proficiency for driving a truck and trailer safely

  • 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

  • May need to use their personal vehicle during the course of work.  Mileage is reimbursed at the then-applicable IRS rates

  • Must be dependable


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passion and/or interest in the outdoors

  • Previous experience working outdoors or in landscaping

  • Flexible with changes in day to day tasks


Wage: $15.50/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 a Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional-Associate certificate 

  • 6 paid holidays

Job Timeline:

This is a full-time, seasonal position, with hourly wages, that begins on March 15th and works through December 10th, 2021. Crew hours in the Spring and the Fall are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM (during the summer, hours shift to 7 AM to 3:30 PM), with a half-hour unpaid lunch break. There will be a planned break in the work schedule for 5 days during June 14th - June 18th 2021. Other breaks in the work schedule may occur due to inclement weather or other circumstances. Weekend work opportunities may be available but are not mandatory.  Work is weather-dependent but training and professional development opportunities may be offered on bad-weather days.

Howard EcoWorks

9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 309

Columbia, MD 21046 


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