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Groundskeeper

Grounds | Salem, VA | Full Time | Opened 4 months ago | From $16.00 to $16.00 per hour

Job Description

At Roanoke College we are committed to providing a safe, comfortable, and productive environment for our students, faculty, and staff. We are currently seeking a dedicated Groundskeeper to join our team and play a crucial role in maintaining and enhancing the grounds at the college.

This position is eligible for full college benefits and works a core schedule of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Must be able to work outside for extended periods of time and work occasional weekends and evenings. Roanoke College provides uniforms, tools, safety equipment, and lunch each day.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintains lawn care by seeding, fertilizing, watering, planting, mowing, spraying, collecting leaves, trimming and performing tree care.
  • Clean road and area drains.
  • Operates assigned grounds equipment and snow plows.
  • Assists in snow and ice removal through use of chemicals and machinery.
  • Performs the collection and disposal of refuse and trash from campus grounds, and empties outdoor trash receptacles excluding dumpsters.
  • Assists in maintenance and repair of all equipment and tools assigned to the grounds crew.
  • Reports to the supervisor of grounds any repairs or safety hazards which need attention.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Preferred experience in horticulture, irrigation, pesticide application, turf grass or athletic field maintenance, and painting
  • Must be able to drive a straight drive vehicle and other related grounds equipment.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work well with others

About Roanoke College

Roanoke College is a place where every student who works hard has the opportunity to succeed. We champion potential, providing essential learning and leadership through innovative academic programs and transformative educational experiences, giving students the mettle, mindset, and empathy to pursue lives of purpose, build meaningful careers, and meet society’s most pressing needs. Located in scenic Salem, Virginia, Roanoke College is an intimate, welcoming community that has served the local region and beyond for nearly 200 years. Now, we’re building on momentum and offering a Roanoke experience for today’s students and a legacy that belongs to every Maroon.

Roanoke College is a nationally ranked residential liberal arts college affiliated with the Lutheran Church (ELCA), located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa institution, Roanoke College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its faculty, staff, and students; women and members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.