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Landscape Lead Worker

Company: James Madison University
Location: Harrisonburg
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Working Title: Landscape Lead Worker
State Role Title: Trades Technician III
Position Type: Full-time Staff (Classified)
Position Status: Full-Time
College/Division: Business Services
Department: 100258 - Landscape E&G
Pay Rate: Pay Range
Specify Range or Amount: $35,000 - $38,000
Is this a JMU only position? No
Is this a grant-funded position? No
Is this a Conflict of Interest designated position? No
About JMU:
We are a community committed to preparing students to be educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.

To be the national model for the engaged university: engaged with ideas and the world.

Who We Are
Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, D.C. and Richmond, VA. With a population of just over 53,000, Harrisonburg is one of the most diverse communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The student body includes approximately 20,000 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students, with over 1,000 full-time instructional faculty.

JMU offers thriving programs in the liberal arts, science and technology, and professional disciplines at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research.

General Information:
James Madison University's Facilities Management is accepting applications for a Landscape Lead Worker. Shift is Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., with overtime as required to cover special events and inclement weather. There is a slightly 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:

    • Leads the work of others on all landscaping tasks such as weed eating, grading, sign/post installation, mowing, snow removal, and athletic field maintenance.
    • Schedules work and perform all landscaping maintenance on campus to create an area that is attractive.
    • Operates safely and properly a variety of heavy equipment such as mowers, dump trucks, and highly complex mowing equipment to maintain attractive grounds.
    • Uses pesticides safely as directed including proper application, storage, and/or disposal.
    • 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 general landscaping practices and procedures.
      • Knowledge of turf maintenance and installation.
      • Ability to do the following: work independently; lead a small group of employees; operate tractors, trucks, backpack blowers, chainsaws, snow-blowers, and a variety of hand tools.
      • Ability to do physically demanding work for extended periods of time in a variety of environmental conditions.
      • Must be at least 19 years old and possess a valid driver's license for a minimum of 24 consecutive months.

        Conditions 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.

        Additional Posting Information:
        Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report.

        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:
        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.

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