Grounds Worker (Trades Technician II) – 00116
HIRING RANGE: $23,727 – $38,000 Commensurate with qualifications and experience
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
GENERAL INFORMATION: Brightpoint Community College Becoming Bright Point is a two-year public institution of higher education and one of the largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian in the metropolitan Richmond area and at off-campus classrooms throughout the area, Brightpoint Community College provides quality educational opportunities that inspire student success and community vitality. The College’s vision is a success story for every student.
Provide and maintain a safe, comfortable and attractive campus environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. This position is responsible for landscape maintenance of college grounds to include care and maintenance of lawns, plantings, flowerbeds, paved, and natural areas; operation and maintenance of vehicles and equipment; compliance with safety standards; classroom set-ups and deliveries; and other duties as assigned by Supervisor. Primary worksite located at the Chester campus. Serves as essential personnel during inclement weather and/or college closures.
High school diploma (or equivalent) required. Prior experience in grounds maintenance or landscaping required. Certified pesticide applicator’s license is preferred or ability to obtain within 12 months. Ability to follow oral and written instructions regarding a variety of grounds maintenance tasks. Knowledge of grounds maintenance principles, materials, and methods, equipment operation and repair, landscaping, horticulture, turf management, and workplace safety. Requires ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions for extended periods of times. Excellent customer service and communication skills for interacting and collaborating with a diverse group of employees, students, and visitors to the college campus. Ability to take initiative and contribute to a high level of team performance and morale with little supervision. Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. Valid Virginia Driver’s license is required. Background check required.
Preferred: Certified pesticide applicator’s license is preferred.
*All full-time classified employees new to the Commonwealth of Virginia will serve a 12-month probationary period.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Acceptable application packages are those submitted through the Virginia Community College career website located at https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/46839.
Brightpoint Community College embraces a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion that empowers anyone from anywhere to be successful in their academic and professional pursuits. We strive to provide an environment that is enriching to all by understanding and appreciating our dimensions of diversity, becoming global citizens, and welcoming new ways of engaging the unique contributions of all people.