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GROUNDS MAINTENANCE WORKER

Company: VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES
Location: Richmond
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:






Grounds Worker
Trades Technician I - 79031
Open Until Filled
Hiring Range $24,000 - $28,000
Richmond (City) - 760
Position Number EG010
Full-Time (Salaried


The Department of General Services, Division of Real Estate & Facilities Management (DREFM), Bureau of Facilities Management (BFM) is a customer-focused organization whose primary function is to provide a quality environment for the approximately 75 state agencies that occupy the facilities overseen by DGS. BFM provides its customers effective and timely operational, maintenance, and repair services. BFM is responsible for over 40 buildings and operates and maintains about 6.45 million square feet of buildings and grounds at the seat of government to include the Governor's Mansion, the Virginia Capitol and Capitol Square. BFM strives to ensure tenants enjoy a clean, safe, efficient, and comfortable environment in and around the buildings it manages.

We are recruiting for a Grounds Worker to provide professional level grounds maintenance for the State Capitol Complex. Responsibilities include pruning, mowing, pesticide and fertilizer applications, tree, shrub, bedding plant, rose and bulb crop care; planting trees, shrubs and flowers; using and maintaining landscape and grounds equipment; and snow and ice removal.

Excellent benefits package including retirement pension, affordable healthcare, and paid leave! Supplemented bus passes, ride share, or parking is provided by the agency.

The candidate must be able to lift at least 50 lbs., reach overhead, bend, kneel, and crouch.

Minimum Qualifications
The selected candidate must possess the following:

Prior landscaping experience.

Working knowledge of various plants and turf, related diseases, and its care.

Working knowledge and experience in the mechanical operation of various equipment used in grounds management, including mowing, landscaping, gardening equipment, and power tools.

Good knowledge of safety rules/regulations and accident-prevention practices.

Skill in safe operation and preventative maintenance of assigned equipment under all types of weather conditions.

Good oral and written communication skills.

Ability to create and maintain records; ability to work independently and with a team environment; ability to shovel snow and assist with ice removal.

This position is considered to be designated emergency personnel and must be available to work during office closings in event of weather emergencies to include ability to shovel snow and ice.

Preferred Qualifications

HS diploma or equivalent preferred.

Virginia Certified Commercial/Registered Pesticide Technician Applicator is desired.

Virginia Certified Fertilizer Applicator is desired.

Special Requirements

Applicants that indicate they have preferential hiring rights in the form of a yellow form or blue card must submit these to our office prior to the closing of the posting, in accordance with DHRM policy 1.30. Please note that only current and former employees of the Commonwealth of Virginia that will be or have been laid off are eligible for preferential hiring rights.

Sponsorship will not be provided for this position now or in the future. Confirmation of eligibility to work will be required at time of hire.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Notice: DGS will record information from each new employee's Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Fax, e-mail or mail applications will not be accepted. The online state application must contain all required information and fully respond to questions to be considered for this job opportunity. For assistance or computer access, please visit your local Virginia Employment Office or contact our office jobs@dgs.virginia.gov or 804-786-3910.

Applications will be accepted until a suitable pool of candidates is received. After 5 business days, this position may be closed at any time.

The Virginia Department of General Services is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and individuals with AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service experience are encouraged to apply.

Applicants in need of accommodation during the application and/or interview process may contact DGS at 804-786-3910 for assistance.


For more details or to apply, please visit:
https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/178519


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