The Facilities and Services Department at WVU Keyser (Potomac State College) is seeking applications for a Landscape Worker. The primary purpose of this position is to maintain the exterior appearance of Potomac State College campus to ensure a neat, clean, aesthetically pleasing environment. Areas of responsibility include exterior of buildings, lawns. planting beds, and general campus grounds following established standard procedures, techniques, and safety requirements.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Maintain lawn by mowing, seeding, and aerating turf.
Trim and edge around trees, flower beds, buildings and walkways.
Water lawns, shrubs, and ornamental gardens as needed during extended dry periods.
Report pest problems on turf, ground covers, flowers, trees, and shrubs.
Collect soil samples as needed for testing to determine mineral composition to ensure adequate support for plants and greenery. Apply compounds and materials to correct deficiencies as assigned.
Prepare soil for plantings by tilling and/or digging, adding topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss, compost. vermiculite, and other additives to condition the soil.
Plant ornamentals, flowers, shrubs, and trees following recommended depth and spacing to enhance survival rate.
Trim and prune shrubs and trees; weed and thin ornamentals to shape and improve growth as assigned.
Remove leaves from beds and grounds as assigned.
Assist with landscape construction as assigned. Work may include operating jackhammers to remove broken sidewalks; mixing, pouring, and spreading concrete, asphalt, or gravel; and digging holes and/or trenches for irrigation and drainage systems.
Daily remove trash from receptacles across campus and replace liners and lids to control litter.
Pick up trash and debris from around campus and dispose of property.
Ensure trash and recycling bins are stored and used property. Move items that are in the wrong bin to the correct bin as needed.
Clear snow and/or ice from sidewalks. steps, road, and parking lots as assigned. Equipment may include blowers, shovels, power broom. tractor, or truck.
Spread deicers and abrasives as needed. Application may be hand spread, small portable spreader, large mounted spreader, or by other means determined by supervisor.
Must be available by phone 24/7 to respond to emergency situations.
Work as part of a cohesive team to provide excellent service, protect University resources, and build positive working relationships with other team members, students, faculty, staff, vendors, and neighbors.
Assist with moving furniture, equipment, and special event set-ups as assigned.
Receive deliveries as needed, checking delivery ticket against items received, unload trucks, deliver items across campus, and ensures paperwork is placed in the correct office bin.
Use equipment following best practice standards to ensure safe handling and equipment maintenance.
Assist in maintaining equipment by cleaning. refurbishing, and storing securely
Recommend to supervisor all needs for materials and parts.
Pay Grade: 10
High school diploma, GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Education/training in an agriculture/horticulture program preferred.
One (1) year of previous landscape experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of grounds keeping procedures.
Working knowledge of the materials. methods, tools. equipment, and occupational hazards and safety related to grounds.
Demonstrated ability to use and operate all appropriate hand and power tool and equipment.
Ability to read and write in English and perform simple mathematical calculations.
Ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions.
Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
Valid driver's license issued within the United States.
Preference shown to candidates with a biocide applicator license.
At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.
From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley -- the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.
Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.
To learn more about West Virginia University, visit go.wvu.edu. View current career opportunities at careers.wvu.edu.
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Jun 4, 2021
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 229063
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.