Landscape Supervisor 00550

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
Closing date
Oct 15, 2021

Job Details

Working Title:

Landscape Supervisor 00550

Role Title:

Trades Technician IV

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Appointment Type:

Full Time

Type of Posting:

General Public

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Departmental Objective:

Effectively implement the University president’s vision for a world class campus that attracts, inspires, and bonds people to CNU. We will monitor and maintain all existing and future landscape plantings and ensure they are well maintained to the highest standards. Ensure that these primary duties will emphasize aesthetic appearance and value, is environmentally responsible, and economically feasible.

Purpose of the Position:

The Landscape Supervisor will assist the Director and Associate Director in the weekly, monthly, and annual planning and prioritizing of landscape requirements. The position will plan and supervise daily tasks which include installation, maintenance, pruning, watering, IPM, and pesticide/fertilizer applications related to landscape plantings to include equipment operation and maintenance for the said tasks.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred:


Considerable knowledge of horticulture plants and products related to planting, mulching, fertilization, pruning, weed control, transplanting and pest control

Ability to become a VDACS Certified Pesticide Applicator in Category 3-A within the first year of employment

Ability to read, understand, and implement pesticide and fertilizer product labels

Considerable knowledge of safe use and maintenance of various landscape tools and equipment

Considerable knowledge of various pesticides for controlling weeds, disease and insects as well as fertilizer products for growth enhancement

Considerable knowledge of turf and landscape irrigation requirements

Must be motivated and have ability to work independently and efficiently with little supervision

Good verbal and writing skills

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required :

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Must be a VDACS Registered Technician.

Experience Required: Considerable and progressive experience with landscape maintenance services such as planting, mulching, watering, pruning, and transplanting trees, flowers and shrubs. Considerable and progressive experience with chemical and fertilizer applications to landscape, beds, trees, shrubs, and flowers. Considerable and progressive experience with safe use and maintenance of landscape equipment such as skid steer, light utility vehicles, tillers, sod cutters, augers, and trailers. Supervisory experience. Experience applying pesticides to ornamentals or turf.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred :

Education Preferred: Associate’s degree or higher in turfgrass, horticulture, or similar field. VDACS commercial applicator with 3A or 3B endorsement. VDACS certified fertilizer applicator.

Experience Preferred: Previous experience working at a resort or high-end landscape company with experience related to all aspects of landscape maintenance. Considerable experience with chemical and fertilizer applications.

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Salary Range:

$40,000 - $46,583

Conditions of Employment:

This is a classified position. New and returning classified employees are required to complete a 12-month probationary period; Selected candidate must have the ability to become a VDACS Certified Pesticide Applicator in Category 3-A within the first year of employment (if not already certified); This position includes Commonwealth of Virginia and CNU employee benefits.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.
CNU will only accept online applications through the website. Online applications must be received by midnight on the closing date indicated in a job announcement. Faxed, emailed, hand-delivered or mailed applications and attachments will NOT be accepted. Applicants are welcome to complete an online application by using computers located in the Office of Human Resources. Address: CNU North – 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Public computers are also available in nearby libraries and at the Virginia Employment Commission. Address: 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666 (M-F 9am-4:30pm).
Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their application, in order to receive credit.
Applicant finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. After accepting employment, individuals are required to complete a USCIS Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) and present documentation from the USCIS List of Acceptable Documents that establishes both their identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. The provided documents will be verified through the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify website.
CNU, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), is fully committed to access and opportunity.

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