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Grounds Beautification Intern

Company:
Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Category:
Facilities Management
Type:
Adjunct/Part-Time

Job Description

Reporting to the Beautification/Pesticide Application Supervisor, the Grounds Beautification Intern performs flower bed installation and maintenance, fertilizer and pesticide applications, bed maintenance and mulching. Additionally, as needed, performs routine grounds maintenance and snow removal.

Required Qualifications

* Experience such as general grounds maintenance and/or landscape installation and maintenance.
* Must have valid drivers license.
* Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or more with assistance; maneuver materials up and down stairs; ability to climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds; and 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.

Preferred Qualifications

* 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.

Pay Band

1

Appointment Type

Regular

Salary Information

$15 per hour

Review Date

Open until filled

Additional Information

Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds or more with assistance. Climb and work from elevated work stations such as ladders and scaffolds. Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures. Employee must wear all personal protective equipment as directed by supervisor. Work Schedule will be Monday-Thursday 6:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Can be flexible on hours for start and finish time. A pre-employment Driving Check is required.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact HR at opsHR-g@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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