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Full-time

POSITION: GROUNDSKEEPER 

Position type: Fulltime employment, 40 hours per week. Nonexempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Description: Performs all aspects of grounds maintenance and landscaping.

Essential Functions: Performs grounds maintenance tasks including mowing, trimming, blowing, edging, fertilizing, pesticide application, turf installation, water feature care, road cleaning, irrigation repair and installation, tree removal, litter and garbage pickup, landscaping, and other related tasks.  Has the ability to work outside for 8 hours in heat, cold or light rain and can continuously walk, stand, bend and/or stoop. Has the ability to push, pull and perform manual labor during working hours. Has the knowledge and ability to schedule projects in collaboration with horticulture and facilities department. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite essential. 

Requirements: 

  • Must be 18 or older with valid driver’s license.
  • Applicant must obtain a Virginia Registered Technician Pesticide Applicators license within six months of hiring. 
  • A minimum of 3 years grounds maintenance experience preferred. Associates Degree in Horticulture or related field a plus. 

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs all aspects of turf care 
  • Pesticide application 
  • Irrigation installation and repair
  • Water feature care
  • Roadway cleaning
  • Landscape installation 
  • Operate small and large power equipment safely 
  • Cleans and uses equipment responsibly 
  • Assists with special events 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Utilize Excel spreadsheets and computer for project planning. 

Reports to: Grounds Manager

Benefits: Paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Health insurance (NBG pays 70% of individual premium), 403(b) retirement with up to 4% company match and professional development opportunities.

Affirmative action plan/equal employer opportunity (AAP/EEO) statement: NBG is committed to the principles and ideals of equal employment opportunity. It is, and shall continue to be, the policy and practice throughout NBGS to foster equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for applicants, employees, and volunteers without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, marital status, disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected status, if qualified to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Print or download fillable application
Send application and resume to hr@nbgs.org


There are no part-time positions available at this time.

 


 

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