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Grounds Worker

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Position Information

Position Information

Present Position Number H0044V
Role Code Title Trades Technician I
Position Title Grounds Worker
Position Summary

Maintain the Institute’s grounds through general groundskeeping, and execute the required Essential Personnel duties. Assists with social function set-ups and moving furniture and equipment.

Required Qualifications
  • Must be 18 years or older at the time of employment.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must have the ability to safely operate commercial-type mowers, tractors, and power tools.
  • Ability to safely and frequently move and handle heavy objects weighing 50 pounds or more
  • Ability to climb and work from elevated work stations, including ladders.
  • Ability to work for long periods of time standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending, and pushing/pulling.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, work cooperatively within a team setting, and be able to understand, comprehend and follow directions in the workplace.
  • Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.
  • May be required to work additional hours/shifts on short notice, to meet the needs of the department.
  • The ability to collaborate with other members of the grounds team in setting up for social functions.
Preferred Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Some experience in moving furniture and equipment.
  • General/manual labor related experience.
  • Previous experience in grounds care in an institutional or commercial setting.
  • Experience using and maintaining commercial riding mowers, tractors, small power and hand tools.
Advertised Pay Range Up to $10.20/hour – Commensurate with Experience
Department Facilities Management Admin - 122100
Location VIMS - Gloucester
University Salary Range

Job Open Date 08/16/2017
Review Begin Date 08/30/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Employment Category Hourly
Position Term 12-Month
Special Application Instructions
Conditions of Employment:

Limited to 29 hours weekly. The normal work schedule is 7:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. This position has been designated as essential to the operation of the department and will require reporting to work when the college is officially closed.

EEO Statement

The College of William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Background Check Statement

The College of William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have the ability to walk, stand for extended periods of time and lift heavy bags and packages up to 50 lbs?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have the ability to climb and work from elevated work stations, including ladders?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have the ability to work for long periods of time standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending, and pushing/pulling?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Are you able to work in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Are you able to work additional shifts/hours on short notice, depending on the needs of the department?

    (Open Ended Question)

Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents