Groundskeeper Senior 00477Role Title:
Trades Technician IIPosition Number:
Non ExemptPay Band:
Full TimeType of Posting:
General PublicIs Sensitive Position?:
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Effectively implement the University president’s vision for a world class campus that attracts, inspires, and bonds people to CNU. We will continuously monitor and maintain existing and future turf areas on campus to provide high quality full- service turf maintenance on all designated areas. We will ensure that these primary duties will emphasis and enhance aesthetic appearance, and value promote environmental responsibility, and be economically feasible.Purpose of the Position:
As a Senior Groundskeeper for the Grounds Department, you will be a working crew member and lead crew member, coordinating with supervisors, each daily task. You will have responsibility of maintaining campus turf areas through advanced assignments related to grounds maintenance while striving for a safe workplace. Performing other duties as assigned to facilitate operations within the department.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred:
Required:Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required :
Advanced knowledge in grounds maintenance related to turf grass maintenance practices
Advanced knowledge in grounds maintenance equipment use
Advanced knowledge of grounds equipment maintenance
Advanced knowledge of pests, diseases, and watering requirements for turf grass
Advanced skills to lead small working crews
Basic writing and verbal skills
Education Required: Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred :
High school diploma or equivalent
Possess and maintains a valid driver’s license
Must be a VDACS Registered Technician
Advanced experience of turf maintenance.
Advanced experience of daily, safe, and efficient use of turf maintenance equipment
Advanced experience of turf care requirements relative to pesticide applications, watering needs, and maintenance
Advanced experience at a landscape company in grounds maintenance
Advanced experience in grounds equipment maintenance
Experience Preferred:Salary Information:
Experience leading a small crew
Grounds maintenance experience at a university or resort
Starting at $27,600 (commensurate with experience) Role Code:
79032Conditions of Employment:
Per the Governor’s order, as a state employee, you would be required to disclose vaccine status. If you are fully vaccinated, you must provide documents confirming this status. The Governor requires that all employees who are unvaccinated, or not yet fully vaccinated to be tested weekly until they are fully vaccinated. This is a condition of employment. Posting Number:
This is a classified position. New and returning classified employees are required to complete a 12-month probationary period; This position includes Commonwealth of Virginia and CNU employee benefits; Selected candidate must attend 3-day New Employee Orientation Program.
PS522PNumber of Vacancies:
08/06/2021Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
This is a Continuous Recruitment. Review of applications will begin immediately. Applicants will be notified when their application is no longer active. Continuous Recruitment may be closed at any time.Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting:
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CNU will only accept online applications through the jobs.cnu.edu 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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