Roads & Grounds Trades Specialist Lead I (Day Shift) - Facilities & Services06499
The Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Roads and Grounds Trades Specialist Lead. This position will provide leadership and training to a group of Landscape Workers, Campus Service Workers, and Laborers as assigned. The Trades Specialist Lead will also perform skilled landscape gardening tasks, and repair and maintenance of roads and sidewalks.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Follow procedures and make work assignments for those individuals assigned to the work crew to ensure work is completed in a timely fashion with proper quality and quantity.
Receive work order and interface with supervisors, managers, etc. to finalize project needs and scope.
Determine and recommend the needs of projects in regard to crew size, types of crafts, material availability, equipment, paperwork, and safety checks to maintain proper work and material flow.
Maintain and care for institutional grounds by mowing, seeding, and aerating lawns and turf; trimming and edging; watering lawns, shrubs, and gardens; removing and disposing of debris.
Identify pest problems on turf; assist in care of plants, shrubs, and application of pesticide; collect soil samples; plant ornamentals, flowers, shrubs; etc.
Operate and maintain all grounds maintenance equipment such as trucks, tractors, hydroseeder, tree spade, aerial lift truck, etc.
Operate and maintain hand power tools and equipment, such as weedeaters, lawnmowers, roto-tillers, etc.
Assist with landscape construction, including operating jackhammers; mixing, pouring, and spreading concrete, asphalt, and gravel; digging holes and trenches, etc.
Pay Grade: 14
Pay is competitive and based on experience
Work Hours: Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
High school diploma and up to 18 months of training beyond high school in horticulture, vocational agriculture
An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered
At least two (2) years of experience in general landscaping and grounds maintenance
Must have valid West Virginia Certified Public Applicator License for turn and ornamental chemical use
Valid driver's license
Must pass respirator fit-testing and comply with all requirements contained within the WVU Respiratory Protection Program
Physical requirements include the ability to:
Lift 50 pounds on a frequent basis, and more than 100 pounds as needed
Work on feet for extended periods, including climbing, stooping, bending
Work on ladders and climb to heights over 10 feet
Work in varying conditions, including extreme hot or cold, uncomfortable positions, and confined spaces
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West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and 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 individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
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