Groundskeeper Senior 00477

Working Title:

Groundskeeper Senior 00477

Role Title:

Trades Technician II

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Non Exempt

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Appointment Type:

Full Time

Type of Posting:

General Public

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Responsible Employee:

This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

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This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

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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 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:


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, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required :

Education Required:

High school diploma or equivalent

Possess and maintains a valid driver’s license

Must be a VDACS Registered Technician

Experience Required:

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

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred :

Experience Preferred:

Experience leading a small crew

Grounds maintenance experience at a university or resort

Salary Information:

Starting at $27,600 (commensurate with experience)

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Conditions 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.

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.

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Special 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.

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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