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Landscape Workers

Company:
West Virginia University
Job Location:
Category:
Facilities Management
Type:
Full-Time


Description

The Facilities Management unit of the Division of Facilities and Services is seeking applications for Landscape Worker positions. 

Under the direction of the Supervisor and/or Lead, this position will maintain and care for the exterior appearance of institutional buildings, lawns, plantings and grounds surrounding the campus. This work involves adhering to established standard procedures, techniques and safety requirements with some judgment required to interpret instructions.

Applying to this position today allows you to be considered for multiple Landscape Worker openings available at WVU.  Please be sure to answer the prescreening questions when submitting your application so that we can filter your application to the correct supervisory teams/ locations based on your employment preferences. 

What you'll do:

  • Mow, seed, and aerate lawns and turf; trim and edge as needed; water lawns, shrubs and ornamental gardens; remove and dispose of debris throughout grounds area.
  • Take care of plants, shrubs and flowers located throughout campus, including preparing grounds and beds for planting and seeding, taking soil samples, reporting pest problems hauling and spreading topsoil and other additives, planting ornamentals, flowers, shrubs and trees, and trimming and pruning landscaping.
  • Interpret blueprints or follows verbal and written instructions in performing skilled landscape maintenance and construction.
  • Operate, service and maintain all grounds maintenance equipment such as trucks, tractors, large seeders, riding mowers, snow removal equipment, skid loaders, end loaders and tiltbed trucks.
  • Operate, service and maintain hand tools, power tools and equipment such as weedeaters, lawnmowers, roto-tillers, chain saws, fertilizer spreaders, small seeders, sod cutters, walk-behind sweepers, vacs and turf renovators.
  • Assist in the planting, staking and removal of trees as needed.
  • Set up plant material for use at Special Events.
  • Remove snow and spread de-icers on on all public passageways by means of hand tools, power brooms, tractors and trucks.
  • Must be able to respond to emergency situations on all occasions and must be available for telephone contact during all emergency and environmentally unsafe conditions.
The Division of Facilities and Services encompasses two units that are integral to the University's success. Our units employ talented and skilled workers whose jobs range from maintaining, protecting and improving the University's buildings and grounds. Facilities and Services takes care of every aspect of WVU so that its employees, students and guests are safe and satisfied on campus. 

Work Hours: Various shifts available

Work Schedule:  Full Time, Part Time, and Temporary employment available at different times throughout the year

Work Location:  Varies based on needs

Work Days:  Varies based on needs of department

Pay Grade: 10

WVU provides competitive wages for its employees and takes related experience and education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.  We also offer full time employees a comprehensive benefits package, 12 paid holidays and generous paid time off, as well as many other discounts and services. Learn more about available benefits for full time employees at  https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/benefits-and-compensation.  (Some part time positions may also qualify for benefits.  Temporary roles are not benefits-eligible)



Please note:  This is a pool requisition so your application will be considered for all current Landscape Worker openings.  If you are selected to move forward in the hiring process, your application will be moved to a specific Landscape Worker opening.



Qualifications
  • High School diploma, GED, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least one (1)  year of work experience in areas such as: heavy equipment operation, farm operations and equipment use, highway  maintenance, building construction, public works, and park maintenance.
  • Experience in grounds maintenance and lawn care within a commercial and/or residential environment is preferred.


Requirements

  • Valid driver's license
  • Physical requirements include:
    • Lifting at least 50 pounds
    • Ability to work on feet for extended periods
    • Climbing, stooping, bending and working from ladders
    • Working in confined spaces 
    • Employee must use landscape construction and maintenance equipment on steep slopes and in close proximity to students, faculty, staff and buildings on campus
    • Must have excellent eye to hand coordination


About WVU

At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.  

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position. 

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb. 

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

 


Job Posting: Jul 2, 2024

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

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