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Campus Service Worker/Laborer - Roads & Grounds

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia
Facilities Management


The Facilities Management unit of the Division of Facilities & Services is seeking applications for a Campus Service Worker/Laborer position. This position will provide a variety of support services for Faculty, Staff, and all academic functions and special events throughout the WVU campus, regional campuses, and throughout the state. 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 utilizing hand tools, walk-behind equipment, and small riding equipment.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:

  • 37.5-hour work week
  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • 15 annual leave (vacation) days per year or more based on years of service (employee leave)
  • 18 sick days per year

    (for when you're ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family's, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
  • WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
  • Wellness programs

What you'll do:

  • Relocates offices and classrooms within buildings and throughout campus by lifting, loading and unloading furniture, file cabinets, boxes, etc. onto hand trucks, dollies, and box vans for transportation. May require removing desk components, doors, and shelves to ease in relocations. Moves, sets-up, rearranges, and erects tables, chairs, platforms, bleachers, tents, displays, etc. May assist in the design for special event set-ups. Reads floor plans and layouts for concerts, registration, commencement, and other special statewide University affiliated events. Drives box vans, forklifts, front loaders, small dump trucks, and operates lift gates. Operates, maintains, and services equipment and tools that are used while performing moves, set-ups, sanitation services, and snow removal.
  • Operates motor vehicle (i.e. car, box van, pick-up truck, fork lift, front loader, small dump truck...) to transport people, to deliver/receive surplus for inventory control, to deliver, receive, or remove surplus materials for shops and equipment throughout the campus and community and statewide. Unloads and stores supplies, rotating stock and equipment at various job sites. Establishes and maintains inventory of departments throughout institutional buildings, warehouse, or stockroom on equipment e.g. tables, chairs, tents, staging, platforms.
  • Collects and properly disposes of trash and litter throughout institutional buildings and grounds, including cleaning of trash receptacles and assisting sanitation vehicles operators. Collects and properly stores hazardous materials, e.g. muriatic acid, propane, diesel fuel, anti-freeze, chlorine, alcohol, and sodium bi-carbonate.
  • Removes snow from sidewalks, steps, roads, and parking lots using hand tools, power brooms, and snow blowers. Spreads de-icers and limestone chips on all areas as needed. Removes graffiti from walls and sidewalks; performs all outside cleaning activities as required. Operates high-pressure washers, sandblasters, and other power equipment to complete these tasks. Operates blowers and walk-behind sweepers to clean and remove debris in maintaining the appearance of institutional grounds.
  • Assists with landscape construction by: operating jackhammers and other related equipment to remove broken sidewalks; mixing, pouring, and spreading concrete, asphalt, gravel, and other materials; digs holes and trenches to assist in the repair or replacement of utility lines, irrigation and drainage systems by using hand and power tools; excavates and prepares grounds prior to initiation of construction projects.
  • Will be required to maintain and care for institutional grounds by mowing, trimming and edging around trees, flower beds, buildings, and walkways; watering lawns, shrubs, and ornamental gardens during dry periods. Removes weeds from flowers, shrubs, and ground cover as required. Removing and disposing of debris throughout grounds area. Collects recyclable items and places in appropriate storage location. Must be able to provide support to academics, special events for WVU campus community, regional campuses, and throughout the state, which requires flexible hours and mandatory overtime.
  • Assists in preparing grounds and ornamental beds for planting and seeding, hauls and spreads topsoil and mixed in fertilizer, peat moss, compost vermiculite, and other additives to condition the soil. Assists in planting ornamentals, flowers, shrubs, and trees as required.
  • Operates, services, and maintains hand power tools and equipment such as weed-eaters, lawn mowers, roto-tillers, walk-behind sweepers, and vacs.
  • May be required to perform various maintenance tasks either assisting or under the direction of qualified craft persons (plumbing, carpentry, painting, etc.). These tasks would be considered non-technical, non-certified, supporting duties. Attends various training classes, seminars, and other meetings to learn new techniques and procedures and to remain current in all safety requirements. Must be able to respond to emergency situations and events, which include snow removal.
  • Assembles/disassembles all furniture, work stations, stages, platforms, tents, portable flooring; hangs banners, signs, and special displays.
  • The Division of Facilities and Services encompasses seven units that are integral to the University's success. Each of our units employs talented and skilled workers whose jobs range from planning and managing construction of the institution's outstanding facilities to 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.

Pay Grade: 7, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.


  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license issued within the United States
  • Preference will be given to candidates with greater amounts of directly related experience


  • Physical coordination and demands:
    • Physical exertion when lifting 50 pounds weights daily
    • Lifting of items weighing up to 100 pounds frequently
    • Working on feet for extended period daily
    • Climbing, stooping, bending, working from ladders, working in confined spaces daily
    • Safely moving objects in excess of 1,000 lbs. to several tons frequently

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.

To learn more about West Virginia University, visit View current career opportunities at

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: Sep 22, 2022

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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