Grounds Worker (Wage)

Job description

Job location: Other Locations

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-17
Req: R0025222
The University of Virginia is seeking a seasonal hourly Grounds Worker to perform basic grounds maintenance duties such as mowing, weeding and mulching at Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce, Virginia.

Blandy Experimental Farm is a 700-acre University of Virginia ecological field station located in the northern Shenandoah Valley, about 10 miles east of Winchester and 60 miles west of Washington, D.C. Its mission is to increase understanding of the natural environment through research and education. The State Arboretum of Virginia, located within Blandy Experimental Farm, is a public garden displaying more than 5500 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants in a diversity of habitats including woodlands, meadows, wetlands, and open fields. Proper grounds maintenance helps provide a positive and attractive image of Blandy for the public and contributes to the best possible display and care of the Arboretum collection.

The employee in this position performs basic grounds maintenance.

Duties include mowing, weeding, mulching and other similar tasks.

This is a seasonal position. Employment will continue through the growing season only - spring, summer and early fall.

Position Compensation Range: $13.00 - $14.50 Hourly

This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:

To apply, please submit an application online through Workday at Search on requisition number: R0025222.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. (SPAKA)

Questions related to the application process may be directed to Brandi Shifflett, HR Specialist at (434) 243-4095 or


Education: High School diploma or equivalent

Experience: None, although the ideal candidate will have some grounds maintenance experience.

Licensure: Valid Driver's License is preferred

Must be 18 years of age or older


The person in this position must be able to perform manual labor outdoors in a variety of harsh environmental conditions, using mowers, other landscape equipment, and hand tools. The use of both hands and a repetitive motion will be required while performing duties.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 6/6/2021
Application Due: 8/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time