The Facilities Management unit of the Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Landscape Worker position. 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.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
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 follow 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 passagesways by means of hand tools, power brooms, tractors and trucks.
Work Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
NOTE: 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.
Pay Grade: 10
High school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience
At least one (1) year of the following:
Directly related grounds maintenance experience within a commercial environment
Experience in operation of all types of ground equipment such as mowers, spreaders, loaders, etc.
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
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