Landscape & Grounds Worker
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

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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.

This is an nonexempt, overtime-eligible, benefited position with paid vacation and holidays. Employees benefits package highlights include:

  • 22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off; Parental and Community Service Leave
  • Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs
  • Retirement through the Virginia Retirement System
  • Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year

The hourly starting 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 zero or 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.


Please apply through Workday, and search for R0037877. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs.' Complete an application online with the following documents:

* Resume/work history

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

References will be completed via UVA's standardized process Skill Survey. A total of five references will be requested via SkillSurvey during the final phase of the interview process. A minimum of three references is required.

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, including 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.

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