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Landscape Specialist (STT)

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Working Title
Landscape Specialist (STT)

Position Number

Posting Number

State Role Title
Transportation Operator II

Position Type

Position Status
Full Time

FLSA Status
Non-Exempt: Eligible for Overtime

Business Services

100258 - Landscape E&G

Pay Band

Pay Rate
Pay Range

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$31,000 - $33,000

Is this a JMU Only position?

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Position Summary Information

General Information
James Madison University's Facilities Management is seeking a Landscape Specialist (Sports Turf Technician - STT) to help ensure sports turf facilities' safety, playability, and aesthetics. Previous experience with sports turf is helpful, but not necessary. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing team and learn valuable skills!

The shift for this position is typically Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., with overtime as required for special events, inclement weather, and alternate schedule during the summer months.

JMU offers excellent which include:

  • Paid vacation, sick, parental, and community service leave.
  • 19 paid holidays a year including one week off for Thanksgiving Break and almost two weeks off for Winter Break.
  • Affordable health insurance; retirement through the Virginia Retirement System.
  • A work-life balance and integration program, , is designed to support and enhance the overall well-being of our employees.
  • A that allows employees to have tuition waived for undergraduate and graduate level courses taken at JMU.

    Visit our site to learn more about what makes James Madison University a great place to work!

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Perform general landscape maintenance.
    • Perform maintenance of all athletic fields including turfgrass management (synthetic and natural.)
    • Daily field inspections.
    • Operation of various landscape equipment and inspection of irrigation equipment.
    • Lead the work of assigned wage and summer staff.
    • Perform safe application of pesticides and fertilizers.
    • 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.


      • Ability to learn to use equipment specific to turfgrass maintenance including complex reel and rotary mowers, hand tools, weedeaters, edgers, and tractors with attachments.
      • Ability to work independently, be flexible to changing work environments and schedules, and perform physical labor for extended periods of time.
      • Must possess effective communication skills and have strong attention to detail.
      • Must be at least 19 years old with a valid driver's license and have had a valid driver's license for a total of 24 months at the time of hire.
      • Must obtain both a Virginia Pesticide Registered Technician's License and a Virginia Certified Fertilizer Applicator License within one year of hire into the position; Facilities Management will provide the necessary training tools and support in this process.

        • Working knowledge of landscape maintenance, turfgrass management practices, and associated equipment is helpful.

          Condition(s) of Employment
          Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

          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.

          Posting Detail Information

          Posting Date

          Beginning Review Date

          Closing Date

          Open Until Filled

          Proposed Starting Date

          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 . 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.

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