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Shenandoah University Grounds Services Technician in Winchester, Virginia

Shenandoah University is accepting applications for multiple Grounds Services Technicians. This is a full time 40-hour per week with benefits located on our main campus in Winchester, Virginia.

Purpose of Position:

This position contributes to the overall appearance and condition of the University’s buildings and associated grounds. This position contributes to the overall success of the academic teaching and student learning experience by maintaining the facilities in good working order and neat appearance.

  • The maintenance includes, but is not limited to, herbicide, fungicide, insecticide and fertilization treatments which requires basic knowledge of materials, elemental horticulture and the skill to fulfill these duties: litter control and removal, weed control, weed eating, mowing, trimming of undergrowth, pruning of trees, erosion repair and snow and ice removal on roads, walkways and steps.

  • This position supports the overall maintenance of Shenandoah University Facilities including athletic fields through our maintenance and landscaping standards.

  • This position is part of the snow removal response team.

    This position will also support activities including but not limited to: Graduation, move-In and move-out, sporting events, Homecoming, and weekend trash pick up.

Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from High School, or GED and related grounds experience.

  • Heavy Lifting is required and candidates must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.

  • Meet the physical requirements of the essential job functions, this does include working in adverse weather conditions and physical manual labor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in grounds/landscaping maintenance. Experience in operating equipment associated with grounds, i.e tractors, mowers, leaf blowers, edgers, weed-eaters, and other gardening and grass care equipment.

  • Being a self-starter is a must with the ability to see an assigned task to completion with a high degree of quality.

  • Experience in transplanting trees and flowers, mulching, watering plants, trees, and grass is desirable.

  • Ability to effectively communicate the English language (reading, writing, interpretation and comprehension required. Effective skills in verbal, written, and interpersonal communication is required.

  • Computer literate and knowledge and skill with Google Chrome, Microsoft Word, Excel, and/or willingness to learn new programs.

  • Ability to effectively work/interact with persons from different backgrounds and cultures.

    The complete application will include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

    Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

    **Note: A pre-employment background check, drug screen, fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or on a University approved medical or religious exemption, as well as a satisfactory driving record will be required as a condition of hire.

    Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

Required Experience