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Groundsworker (Hourly)


Groundsworker (Hourly)

  • req589
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU's Facilities Management Department is seeking to hire a Groundsworker in the Physical Plant.

The Groundsworker performs a range of activities including litter/trash collection and assisting full-time grounds workers with landscape maintenance tasks including, but not limited to mowing, pruning, mulching, weed control, leaf collection, snow removal, and other landscape maintenance tasks.

The Groundsworker performs tasks in accordance with department standards; uses various hand tools and power equipment safely as directed by the supervisor; may receive task guidance from supervisors, lead workers, or senior grounds workers.

This position is designated to work at VCU during emergencies, or when the University closes during certain weather conditions and is subject to being "on call."

The work schedule may include weekends (Saturday and/or Sunday), holidays, after-hours events, and shifts during inclement winter weather.

Minimum Hiring Standards
  • Valid Virginia Driver's License required
  • Must be able to read and write, follow verbal and written instruction, and use a computer to enter time cards or receive work requests
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a staff member at VCU

Preferred Hiring Standards
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred

Required Licensure/Certification
  • Valid Virginia Driver's License

Physical and Cognitive Requirements

Physical Demands & Activities

Light Lifting ( Moderate Lifting (20-50 lbs): Essential
Heavy Lifting (>50 lbs): Essential
Pushing/Pulling: Essential
Standing: Essential
Sitting: Essential
Repetitive Motion: Essential
Walking: Essential
Climbing: Essential
Reaching: Essential
Bending: Essential

Environmental Conditions

Extreme heat/cold: Essential
Extreme Noise: Essential
Vibrations: Essential
Fumes: Essential
Mists/gases: Essential

Emotional Demands

Fast pace: Essential
Average Pace: Essential
Multiple Stimuli: Essential
Intense Customer Interaction: Essential
Frequent Change: Essential

Mental/Sensory Demands

Memory: Essential
Reasoning: Essential
Hearing: Essential
Reading: Essential
Analyzing: Essential
Logic: Essential
Verbal Communication: Essential
Written Communication: Essential


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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