• Landscape & Grounds Worker

    University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 22905

    Job #1977202218

  • The University of Virginia Facilities Management department is seeking Landscape & Grounds Workers within the Facilities Management Department. Facilities Management (FM) supports the University of Virginia's wide range of research, academic and patient care programs. With over 1,200 employees dedicated to excellence, Facilities Management is responsible for the day-to-day operation, repair and maintenance of UVA's buildings, infrastructure and grounds as well as other University-owned and leased properties.

    The University has been recognized by multiple sources over the years as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States. More recently the University has been designated by The Arbor Day Foundation as a "Tree Campus" which speaks to the commitment of the Landscape Department and the University for maintaining the health of our trees. In addition, the University has received the designation of being a Bee Campus, again speaking to our dedication to supporting the pollinator insect population on Grounds. We are seeking multiple Landscape & Grounds Workers who wish to be part of this team tasked with maintaining the exterior environment that is the Grounds of the University of Virginia.

    Duties Include:

    • Garden bed maintenance which includes weed pulling, mulching, leaf removal, pruning, watering; planting of trees, shrubs, ground cover, perennial and annual flowers.

    • Turf Care which includes mowing, string trimming, aerating, over-seeding, fertilizing, grading, sodding.

    • Maintain the cleanliness of Grounds by picking up litter, sweeping patios, walks and steps and emptying trash/recycling barrels.

    • Respond to weather conditions on Grounds to maintain routine and emergency access which includes operating trucks, equipment and shovels to clear walkways, roads and parking lots of snow and ice. Often this work requires working during nonstandard shifts with short notice.

    • Perform all work in accordance with safety rules and procedures, such as OSHA, federal, state, and local regulations.

    • Assist as needed to prepare for events on-grounds occasionally requiring work to be performed during nonstandard shifts (weekends and/or evenings).

    • Operate and perform minor maintenance on landscaping equipment, such as lubrication, maintaining fluid levels, repairs, blade sharpening, and cleaning in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

    In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


    • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

    • Experience: Basic landscape installation, groundskeeping or garden maintenance.

    • Licensure: Valid Virginia driver's license, with a zero/positive points balance.

    The selected candidate will need to complete all required background checks prior to starting in the position. The hourly rate for these positions is $15.00/hour.


    Education: High school diploma or equivalent.

    Experience: Basic landscape or grounds experience.

    Licensure: Valid Virginia drivers license, with a positive points balance.

    The selected candidate will need to complete all required background checks prior to starting in the position including DMV.

    Working conditions and physical demands :

    This position is exposed to varying temperatures due to outside work and to noise from working around and with machinery. Employees are potentially exposed to contaminants and chemicals due to the use of fuel and landscape fertilizers, etc. Landscape & Grounds Workers are also required to stand, walk, and lift above and below the waist various weights which may include different landscape equipment and materials. The use of both hands and a repetitive motion will be required while pruning, driving, weeding, and pushing lawnmowers.

    To apply, visit ~~~ and search for 'Landscape & Grounds Worker'. Fully complete the online application, also attaching the following r e quired documents :

    • Resume

    • Contact information for three (3) professional references.

    Note: multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

    A pplication Process for those Currently Employed by UVA : Please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs", and search for 'Landscape & Grounds Worker' and complete the application, attaching a resume and contact information for three references.

    Incomplete applications that are missing required documents will not be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Michele Jarman at ~~~.

    COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

    Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines (~~~) webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements?and?guidelines for employment at UVA.

    The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

    The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center, and proud history as a renowned research university.

    In January of 1819, the Commonwealth of Virginia's General Assembly chartered what would become the University of Virginia. Entering our third century, the University has served Virginia, the nation, and the world by: educating responsible citizen-leaders; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care. These responsibilities are enduring and continue to inspire our efforts.

    The UVA Health System is renowned for providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The UVA Medical Center and Physicians Group, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education, and research.

    At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers an array of other benefits and services to support faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members with their personal and family needs.

    We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and welcome diversity in all forms. For more information on the University of Virginia and the surrounding area, visit our Why UVA (~~~) and Why Charlottesville (~~~) webpages