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Campus Service Worker Lead/Laborer - Roads and Grounds

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


The Roads and Grounds unit of the Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is accepting applications for a Campus Service Worker Lead/Laborer.

About the Opportunity

This position provides both direct and indirect support of the University's recycling program, and the incumbent performs routine and special collection of recyclables, documenting quantity and quality of material, and cleaning and maintenance of both indoor and outdoor recycling sites. Also assists in relocating offices, classrooms, etc. and assists in special event set ups, which may require overtime. As the recycling program develops, job duties may become more varied and complex.

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 ofhealth insurance and other benefits
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking formore retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ's.
  • Wellness programs

What You'll Do

  • Functionas a team leader in the collection of recyclables daily from either inside or outside of campus buildings and transports them to the recycling center or paper mill for the purpose of recycling. Makes decisions for the team with respect to collection locations, collection schedule, inside vs. outside collections, and interacts with building users and occupants to increase amount of recyclables, e.g. speaks to vendors located within buildings asking them to break down cardboard and instructs them where it should be placed for collection. At own discretion, adjusts collection schedule to accommodate traffic patterns, daily demands of the program, and what can realistically be achieved on a daily basis.
  • Makedecisions about when recyclables will be taken to final destination, based on volume and program efficiency. Determinewhat is priority and what can wait.
  • Operatea motor vehicle (i.e. box truck, pick up truck or recycling truck) to transport material and unloads various recyclables at final destination. Records the amounts collected from each building and reports them to the Recycling Coordinator on a weekly basis. Checkbags for content and contamination and makes note of which buildings exhibit problems with material and notifies Recycling Coordinator. When necessary, enters building to collect material and/or address issues at recycling stations, pick up voluminous materials or to answer questions regarding the recycling program
  • Conductspecial pick-ups, outside the routine scheduled collections, as needed or at the direction of supervisor or the Recycling Coordinator. Determineschedule for special collections, based on knowledge of daily work demands.
  • Relocaterecycling bins and/or stations within buildings and throughout campus by lifting, loading, unloading and transporting them to various locations; in many cases, for the purpose of setting up new recycling stations. Makerecommendations or suggestions on what operational changes could be made to improve or streamline the program collections. In cases of heavy request volume, uses judgment to determine priorities and maximize efficiency of the recycling team. Collectand properly disposes of trash and litter throughout institutional buildings and grounds, including cleaning of trash receptacles and assisting sanitation vehicle operators. Attends meetings as requested.
  • Cleanup spills ru1d debris in and around outdoor recycling sites, always ensuring that sites portray a clean and positive image of the recycling program. ln cases where non-recyclable material is deposited at recycling stations, must remove and properly dispose of unwanted material. Must be able to provide support to academics, special events (home football games, Fallfest, Honors Weekend, Blue and Goldmine Sale, etc.) for WVU campus community, regional campuses, and throughout the state, requiring flexible work hours and mandatory overtime.
  • As recycling program demands permit, may be required to remove snow from sidewalks, steps, roads and parking lots, using hand tools, power brooms and snow blowers. Spread de-icers and limestone chips on all areas as needed.
  • Operate, maintain and service equipment and tools that are used while performing moves, collection of recyclables, set ups, sanitation services and snow removal. Operate, service and maintain hand power tools and equipment such as weed-eaters, lawn mowers, roto-tillers, walk-behind sweepers and vacs. May be required to help with the maintenance and care of institutional grounds by mowing, trimming and edging around trees, flower beds, buildings and walkways; watering lawns, shrubs and ornamental gardens during dry periods. Assist with landscape construction by operating jackhammers and other related equipment to remove broken sidewalks; mixing, pouring and spreading concrete, asphalt, gravel and other materials; using tools, excavate and prepare grounds prior to initiation of construction projects.
  • The successful applicant must be willing to adapt schedule to accommodate the needs of a new and developing program, e.g. during special events, must exhibit flexibility with respect to work schedule. Because this position requires interaction with all levels of the university community, applicant must possess excellent communication and customer service skills. Must have a clear understanding of how the recycling program works, what materials are and are not accepted, and have the ability to articulate this to others. Must be cognizant of the fact that personal conduct is representative of the recycling program, and conduct oneself in a courteous and professional manner, always being a champion for recycling.

Pay Grade: 10, WVU provides competitive wages for its employees, and takes experience and related education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • A minimum of six (6) months of experience involving:
    • Experience working with hydraulic and material handling mechanisms.
    • Experience maneuvering trucks and large vans in nan-ow streets and confined spaces, as well as in heavy traffic situations.
  • Ability to read and write and perform basic mathematical computations.
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles that include, but are not limited to, cars, vans and box trucks, and the hydraulic mechanisms with which they are equipped (lift gates, chain hoists, and other specialized equipment).
  • Ability to operate mechanical lifts.
  • Ability to operate machinery, such as pressure washers, leaf blowers, etc. Demonstrated excellent communication and customer service skills Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of university operations, or the ability to quickly learn them.
  • Ability to quickly learn about various programs housed under the recycling umbrella and able to articulate this information to others Ability to perform labor activities (moves, trash removal, etc.) and follow safety procedures.
  • Ability to anchor and secure heavy loads in a safe manner.
  • Physical capability to perform duties of position, which include walking stairs, bending, stooping, climbing and lifting heavy items. Ability to perform tasks outdoors in various weather conditions, and rotating shifts.
  • Ability to flex work schedule around emergencies, weekends, holidays and special events Ability to maintain proper attendance and punctuality standards.
  • Ability to operate vehicles and equipment with standard transmissions Demonstrated ability to maintain, service and operate box vans and trucks.


  • Valid driver's license.
  • Incumbent must possess the ability to climb stairs while equipment and/or heavy boxes. Must possess the physical coordination necessary to maneuver a large truck through narrow streets and tight places, as well as in heavy traffic.

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: Oct 13, 2022

Posting Classification: Classified

Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes
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