Landscape Worker - Zone
Company: James Madison University
Posted on: January 27, 2023
Landscape Worker - Zone
State Role Title
Transportation Operator II
Non-Exempt: Eligible for Overtime
300130 - Landscape AUX
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$30,500 - $31,500
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Position Summary Information
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
- Working knowledge of plants, shrubs, flowers, turf maintenance,
and installation, and general landscaping practices and
- 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
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