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Landscape Worker - Zone

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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Landscape Worker - Zone

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Transportation Operator II

Position Type


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Full Time

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Non-Exempt: Eligible for Overtime


Business Services


300130 - Landscape AUX

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$30,500 - $31,500

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Position Summary Information

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Become a valuable part of the JMU community! James Madison University is regarded as one of the finest regional universities in the nation and is located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley. JMU offers excellent competitive comprehensive benefits (leave, health insurance, retirement, etc.) as well as great opportunities for personal growth and career development!

James Madison University's Facilities Management is accepting applications for a Landscape Specialist - Zone Environmentalist to perform a variety of technical and skilled tasks to maintain safe, functional, and attractive grounds and landscaping. The regular schedule is Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., with an altered summer schedule and overtime as required to cover special events and inclement weather.

JMU offers excellent comprehensive benefits which include paid vacation, sick, parental, and community service leave in addition to 19 paid holidays a year; affordable health insurance; retirement through the Virginia Retirement System. We also offer a work-life balance and integration program, Balanced Dukes, that is designed to support and enhance the overall wellbeing of our employees and a Tuition Waiver Program that allows employees to have tuition waived for undergraduate and graduate level courses taken at JMU. Visit our Prospective Employee site to learn more about what makes James Madison University a great place to work!

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of landscaping tasks such as mowing; trimming and pruning of trees and shrubs; edging; adding gravel; weed eating; sodding; grading; mulching; planting, care, and removal of trees, flowers, and shrubs; post and sign installation; trash pickup; athletic field maintenance; equipment operation; and snow and ice removal.

  • Apply and monitor herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizers.

  • Lead the work of assigned wage and summer employees.

  • Employee is required to work all home football games.

  • The employee in this position will be considered designated, meaning the work performed is essential to university operations and the employee will be required to work during periods of authorized closings.



    • Working knowledge of plants, shrubs, flowers, turf maintenance, and installation, and general landscaping practices and procedures.

    • Ability to operate tractors, trucks, backpack blowers, tractors, edgers, mowers, chainsaws, snow-blowers, backhoes (to load mulch), turf sweepers, seeders, fertilizer spreaders, aerators, deep-tine equipment, and a variety of hand tools.

    • Ability to lift up to 100 pounds and do physically demanding work for extended periods of time in a variety of environmental conditions with or without an accommodation.

    • A Pesticide Registered Technician's License is required within one year of hire into the position.

    • Must meet eligibility requirements to drive within 2 years of hire. Requirements are:

      • 19 years of age.

      • A valid Driver's License, possession of a valid Driver's License for a minimum of 24 consecutive months, and an acceptable motor vehicle report.


        • Knowledge of pesticide application is helpful.

        • A Certified Fertilizer Applicator License.

          Condition(s) of Employment

          Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check and Motor Vehicle Report.

          E-Verify Notice: After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. James Madison University uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

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          Open Until Filled


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          EEO Statement

          James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

          We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

          Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

          Reasonable Accommodation Request

          If you are an individual with a disability and need assistance searching or applying for jobs please contact us at (540) 568-3597 or jobs@jmu.edu. You may also visit the JMU Human Resource Office, located at 752 Ott Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 and we will be happy to assist you.

          Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report

          Notice of Availability - Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

          The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, the university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, protocols for the immediate notification of students and staff upon confirmation of a significant emergency on campus and other matters of importance related to security and safety. The report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period of reported crimes that have occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by JMU or its affiliates; and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

          The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes campus housing fire statistics for the most recent three-year period, a description of each on-campus student housing facility fire safety system, the number of fire drills held during the previous calendar year, policies or rules on portable electrical appliances, smoking, and open flames in student housing; and procedures for student housing evacuation in the event of fire along with other fire safety information.

          The JMU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report includes the Harrisonburg campus and the three overseas branch campuses; Florence, Antwerp, and London. It is available electronically http://www.jmu.edu/publicsafety/clerycompliance/2018Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Report.shtml

          You can obtain a copy of any of this report by contacting the Office of Public Safety, MSC 6810, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 or request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (540)568-6769/6913.

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