Grounds Services Technician

Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive, Winchester, Virginia

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Grounds Services Technician 
Job Location1460 University Drive, Winchester, Virginia
Tracking Code2079-306

Shenandoah University is accepting applications for multiple Grounds Services Technicians. This is a full time 40-hour per week with benefits located on our main campus in Winchester, Virginia.

Purpose of Position:

This position contributes to the overall appearance and condition of the University’s buildings and associated grounds. This position contributes to the overall success of the academic teaching and student learning experience by maintaining the facilities in good working order and neat appearance.

    The maintenance includes, but is not limited to, herbicide, fungicide, insecticide and fertilization treatments which requires basic knowledge of materials, elemental horticulture and the skill to fulfill these duties: litter control and removal, weed control, weed eating, mowing, trimming of undergrowth, pruning of trees, erosion repair and snow and ice removal on roads, walkways and steps. This position supports the overall maintenance of Shenandoah University Facilities including athletic fields through our maintenance and landscaping standards. This position is part of the snow removal response team.

This position will also support activities including but not limited to: Graduation, move-In and move-out, sporting events, Homecoming, and weekend trash pick up.

Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

    Graduation from High School, or GED and related grounds experience.Heavy Lifting is required and candidates must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.Meet the physical requirements of the essential job functions, this does include working in adverse weather conditions and physical manual labor

Preferred Qualifications:

    Experience in grounds/landscaping maintenance. Experience in operating equipment associated with grounds, i.e. tractors, mowers, leaf blowers, edgers, weed-eaters, and other gardening and grass care equipment. Being a self-starter is a must with the ability to see an assigned task to completion with a high degree of quality. Experience in transplanting trees and flowers, mulching, watering plants, trees, and grass is desirable. Ability to effectively communicate the English language (reading, writing, interpretation, and comprehension required. Effective skills in verbal, written, and interpersonal communication is required. Computer literate, with knowledge and skills in Google Chrome, Microsoft Word, and Excel, and/or willing to learn new programs. Ability to effectively work/interact with persons from different backgrounds and cultures.

How to Apply:

The complete application will include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a qualified candidate is selected.

Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff. All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

**Note: A pre-employment background check will be required and a satisfactory driving record may be required as a condition of hire.

Shenandoah University values the unique and diverse perspectives of individuals and communities locally and globally and seeks to foster mutual understanding in an inviting community where individuals are welcome and respected. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical, or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, or on any other basis protected under applicable law.

Salary TypeHourly


We are Shenandoah

Some places radiate special qualities — Shenandoah is one. At Shenandoah lives are illuminated by a love of learning, collaboration, service and a deep, shared history. Its name and location evoke images of legends, natural beauty, exploration, and timelessness. Shenandoah University embraces and reflects its storied valley home, educating students as radiant and warm as mythical lights inspiring Shenandoah’s meaning: “the sons and daughters of the stars.”

This green, fertile, and enchanting land has attracted people for thousands of years, inspiring stories, songs, and lives marked by joy, scholarship, accomplishment, and delight. That legacy remains vibrant to this day, as the leader of the future call upon the rich echoes of the past for inspiration.

We are all part of this timeless story. We are Shenandoah.


Mission & Vision Statements

Shenandoah University educates and inspires individuals to be critical, reflective thinkers; lifelong learners; and ethical, compassionate citizens who are committed to making responsible contributions within a community, a nation and the world.

Shenandoah University will be nationally recognized for forward thinking programs that produce competitive and purposeful graduates.


Shenandoah's History

Dayton, Virginia was Shenandoah’s home for 85 years. In 1875, the university was founded there as Shenandoah High School. Over the next 85 years, the institution changed names six times but always kept “Shenandoah” as part of its name. In 1946, the school nearly closed due to financial concerns. Rather than closing the school, university president Dr. Forrest S. Racey oversaw the move to Winchester. The last classes in Dayton began in the fall of 1959 with an enrollment of 159 students. Shenandoah opened its doors in Winchester in September 1960.


In Winchester, the school began to thrive and, in 1991, became Shenandoah University. 


The Shenandoah of Today


The university now spans 5 locations: 

Shenandoah offers over 150 academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students across seven schools:

Join a university community that brings high energy to learning and activities on and off campus. With 21 men’s and women’s athletics teams and more than 90 clubs and organizations, jump into life on a vibrant campus. Countless international programs expose our students, staff, and faculty to the world and teach them to become global citizens.



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