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Grounds Worker

  • 493850
  • 4550 SHENANDOAH AVENUE , ROANOKE, Virginia, United States, 24017
  • Virginia Veterans Care Center
  • Trades and Operations
  • Wage (Hourly)
  • Dept of Veterans Services

Title: Grounds Worker

Hiring Range: $12.00 - $13.33

Agency: Dept of Veterans Services

Location: Virginia Veterans Care Center

Agency Website: www.dvs.virginia.gov

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

This position works dayshift up to 29 hours a week. Maintain appearance of driveway and VVCC property. Assist in removal of snow and ice from walkways, driveways and entrances by shoveling, salting, use of chemicals, snow blower and plow. Inspect lawn, flowers, shrubs and trees for evidence of insects, fungi and other pests and take appropriate measures for effective control. Plant seeds and bulbs, tree seeding and shrubbery. Weed and thin flowerbeds. Prune trees and trim hedges to advance growth or to improve appearance. Dig up and store bulbs and roots or mulch beds for protection and appearance. Connect sprinkling equipment and water lawns, shrubbery and flowerbeds. Use of all lawn care equipment. Pesticide application and maintain current and accurate pesticide application record and logs. Record routine building repairs to equipment such as beds, wheelchairs, sprinklers, lawn mowers, etc. Refer major problems to Department Director. Drywall patch/repair and room painting. Make routine installations including but not limited to: bulletin boards, lightbulbs, electric cord ends, faucet filters, pluming traps, unplug drains, ice-making machines, water fountains, rood drains and spouts, and outside areas. Clean air handling rooms and other shop areas. Performs other duties as may be assigned that are within the Maintenance department's missions and as situations warrant in meeting the overall needs of the facility. This position is considered Essential Personnel.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent. Two years' experience in general maintenance/groundskeeping. Valid Virginia Driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Applicants are encouraged to be specific regarding job related knowledge, skills and abilities. Resumes are encouraged but do not substitute submittal of the online application. Criminal History Check and Pre-employment drug screening and two TB Skin Tests are required. Preference given to veterans provided they meet all of the state requirements. This is a continuous recruitment position so applications will be held for 90 days if positions are not available. Completed state application is required to be considered for this position. Salaries for current state employees will be determined according to the current state compensation plan.

Contact Information:

Name: Kristen Johnson

Phone: 540-982-2860 Ext. 4903

Email: kristen.johnson@dvs.virginia.gov


In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


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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