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University of Lynchburg
University of Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA, 25401

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: University of Lynchburg - Lynchburg, VA

Position Type: Staff

Education Level: Not Specified

Salary Range: $15.00 - $17.00 Hourly

Job Shift: Full time

Description Groundskeeper

The University of Lynchburg, a private regional university, located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia is seeking a full-time Groundskeeper to join our Groundskeeping team.

Job Type: Full-Time, Benefits Eligible

Work Remotely: No

Starting Salary: $15.00/hr – $17.00/hr (salary commensurate with experience)

Job Purpose: Under the direction of the Grounds Supervisor and Director. The primary duties include but are not limited to; mowing, seeding, fertilizing, sodding, installing landscaping and flower beds, mulching, pruning and snow removal.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Ability to perform general maintenance tasks of a standardized nature using a variety of hand tools and motorized equipment
  • Ability to climb and work from elevated stations such as ladders, bucket truck and scaffolding
  • Ability to work for long periods of time standing, walking, reaching, bending, pushing/pulling
  • Ability to have a good team work skill and be able to understand, comprehend and follow directions in the workplace
  • Must be able to work in types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures. Inclement or hazardous weather cleanup is required as directed.
    obtaining a Pesticide Registered technician certification in 6 months of employment

Benefits: Generous paid vacation, personal days, and paid sick time and family leave, comprehensive insurance (medical, dental, vision, etc.) and retirement plans, flexible spending account, tuition remission, life and long term disability insurance, and more. Learn more about employment benefits at the University of Lynchburg.


  • 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (8 hours/day with some evening and weekends to meet needs of department may be required.
  • Mandatory with this position is the requirement for emergency and/or inclement weather services as deemed by the Director of Grounds.

Physical Demands: Heavy lifting a must (over 50 pounds)


Required Qualifications:

  • Must have 1 to 3 years experience in grounds related services along with knowledge and training in groundskeeping, gardening and landscaping techniques preferred.
  • Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license.
  • Pesticide certification is preferred but not required at time of hire but will be necessary within 6 months of employment.

The University of Lynchburg is committed to building and nurturing an environment of belonging where all students, staff, and faculty can thrive. We believe diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusive excellence are foundational values necessary for achieving our core educational mission. We are dedicated to providing safe, open, and inclusive access for all alumni, volunteers, learners, employees, and visitors seeking to participate in our programs and activities. We embrace the many characteristics of our community members that make them uniquely themselves. We strive to sustain a campus environment that fosters mutual respect and understanding. At the University of Lynchburg, we are open and committed to growth. Here, you belong and are welcome. We invite you to join us in creating a more inclusive future.

The University of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity employer.


The University of Lynchburg is a comprehensive, independent institution that offers distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs reflecting a commitment to teaching and learning, scholarship, and service to the broader community. As a student-centered university, Lynchburg is one of 40 institutions included in the book "Colleges That Change Lives."

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, the University of Lynchburg is located on a 250 acre campus. Undergraduates number approximately 2,000 students in 40 majors, and graduate programs serve 650 students through 16 master's degrees and three doctoral programs.

The strategic plan, Vision 2020, supports the dynamic campus atmosphere by enhancing student engagement in the classroom, active learning, integrated co-curricular activities including Division III athletics, and alumni connections.

Founded in 1903, the University of Lynchburg is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and welcomes people of all beliefs. In the fall of 2018, the institution will became the University of Lynchburg. See http:

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