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Grounds Worker Assistant (1500

Facilities / Skilled Trades, Other

Grounds Worker Assistant (1500

  • 524218
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • FS - Facilities Operations
  • Facilities / Skilled Trades
  • Other
  • Hourly Wage/Part-Time
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

Responsible for maintaining established grounds care standards on the Virginia Tech campus. Duties include mowing, weedeating, removal of trash and recycling; debris, leaf, snow, and ice removal from entrance-ways and sidewalks; weeding and edging; and replenishing supplies.
Reports needed equipment and building repair and any unsafe or unusual situations. Responsible for the care and handling of grounds supplies, equipment, and assigned keys. Occasionally assists with the setups, staffing, and breakdowns of events. Remains cognizant of accessibility impacts of ongoing work, is proactive in mitigating and/or reporting physical barriers inside and outside campus buildings. May be required to assist with housekeeping related duties in needed situations.

This position is designated Emergency Personnel, and requires employees to report to work as needed during campus emergencies, holidays, closings, and per supervisor’s instructions.

Required Qualifications

Must be able to walk and stand excessively; climb stairs; safely move or handle up to 50 lbs.; bend, stoop, reach (including reaching above the head to dust), push/pull, perform repetitive motion, twist, and shovel snow.
Must be able to safely and efficiently operate electronically powered and manual equipment.
Ability to comprehend and follow instructions, and properly use or learn to use cleaning chemicals and agents, including dilution and dispensing systems.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively with others.
Ability to communicate effectively with employees and vendors. Excellent customer service and communication skills for interaction with employees, students and visitors.
This position is designated Emergency Personnel, and requires employees to report to work during emergencies, closings, and per supervisor's instructions.

Preferred Qualifications

Grounds care experience in an institutional or commercial environment (such as hospitality (hotel/motel), commercial cleaning company, manufacturing, healthcare facilities, etc.). Grounds care experience working in an educational environment (such as universities/college, school systems, etc.).

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at opshr-g@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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