Grounds Beautification Worker
Job no: 514853
Work type: Staff
Senior management: VP Campus Planning and Facilities
Department: FS - Facilities Operations
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Facilities / Skilled Trades
Performs flower bed installation and maintenance, fertilizer and pesticide applications, bed maintenance and mulching. Additionally, as needed, performs routine grounds maintenance and snow removal.
Experience in general grounds maintenance and/or landscape installation and maintenance. Must have valid drivers license. Must be able to obtain Registered Technician License within 3 months of employment and Certified Fertilizer Applicator License within 6 months of employment. Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing 50 pounds or more; ability to maneuver materials up and down stairs; ability to climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds; ability to work for long periods of time standing, walking, reaching, bending, pushing/pulling; ability to communicate effectively, have good team work skills, and be able to understand, comprehend and follow directions in the workplace. Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures. May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department. This is a designated emergency personnel position.
Previous experience in grounds care in an institutional or commercial setting; experience using commercial riding mowers, tractors, small power and hand tools; experience performing grounds maintenance in populated areas. Registered Technician License. Experience applying pesticides and fertilizers.
Posting will remain active until the position is filled; preference will be given to submissions received prior to 7/9/2021 (review date).
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
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