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Field Supervisor / Landscape Foreperson

24 May 2024 4:39 PM | Zachary Navarro
  • Essex Horticulture seeks and experienced Field Supervisor / Foreperson to oversee the restoration of our project sites, which include marshes, wetlands, parks, meadows, forests, riparian areas and green infrastructure. Installations in these settings range from native seed mixes to 8” caliper trees. The position will also direct the maintenance of these native ecosystems through pruning, weeding, watering, meadow mowing and managing invasive plants. Candidates must have previous field experience working on landscape installation teams. The ideal candidate is punctual, hardworking and a good, highly motivated leader above all other qualifications. The Field Supervisor reports to the Operations Manager who they will work with directly on projects. Please visit us at for additional information on our services.


  • Supervise groups of three to six crew members to execute construction/landscape plans or maintenance activities.
  • Implement landscape plans to specification.
  • Maintain clear and accurate records.
  • Operate mini excavators, skid steers, trucks and trailers.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations.
  • Requirements:

  • 5+ years of field experience in landscape construction.
  • 3+ years of experience managing crew members.
  •  Knowledge of landscape construction industry best practices.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, teamwork, organizational and time management skills.
  • A strong work ethic and ability to execute and direct field work independently.
  • Ability to lift 50+ lbs., repetitively, and work in New England weather conditions.
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean record, DOT Medical Card and OSHA 10 certification.
  • MCLP, MCH, MCA, MA Pesticide License preferable 
  • Compensation:

    This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a base wage of $40 - $55 per hour depending on experience, licensure and certifications.


  • Health Insurance
  • Pension and 401k
  • Competitive wage with potential for overtime
  • Paid holidays, sick, personal and vacation
  • Professional development and company paid certifications and licensure.
  • Career advancement in growing organization

Our farm/shop is in Danvers and office in Salem. Jobsites are generally located in eastern Massachusetts. Crews report to the field from 7:00am to 3:00pm. Opportunities for overtime are available. For questions, or to apply, send resume and references by email to Zachary Navarro at

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