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Director of Landscape and Grounds

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Position Details

Classification Information

Agency Name & Code University of Mary Washington, 215
Role Title Trades Manager II
Pay Band / Salary Grade 6
Employee Class CE

Position Information

Working Title Director of Landscape and Grounds
Position Number 000129
Anticipated Hiring Range $65,000 - $75,000
Position FLSA Exempt
Level Indicator Manager
Organizational Objective / Goal

To direct the operations, maintenance, and incidental construction/alteration projects for the grounds, and landscape of the university. Excludes athletic facilities and Gari Melchers Home & Studio.

General Description of Position

This position directs the performance of all grounds maintenance, parking lots and sidewalks, storm water utility systems and landscape projects on multiple sites including 95 acre Fredericksburg Campus, Dahlgren Campus, and Stafford Campus. The provision of a high level of attentive, dedicated service is essential to protect and enhance the Campus grounds, noted for their beauty and attractiveness. Waste removal, recycling programs, sustainability program support, emergency response, including snow/ice operations are included in the scope of this position. The position is designated essential in accordance with DHRM Policy 1.35.

Required Education

Bachelors degree in horticulture, agriculture or related field or equivalent training and experience.

Required Experience

Knowledge of plant pathology, entomology, horticulture, turf maintenance, and landscape design.

Knowledge of Storm water utility operations, parking lot and sidewalk maintenance, snow and ice operations, and other weather emergency operations.

Strong oral and written communications skills necessary.

Must be able to manage a complex operation and successfully interact with a wide range of customers, staff, and vendors.

Must have experience in assessing safety hazards and providing comprehensive safety training to include Integrated Pest management, Injury Prevention, Personal Protective Equipment, and Power Equipment Operation.

Previous supervisory experience and management of comparable duties at similar institutions/agencies required.

Valid Virginia driver’s license required.

Preferred Education

Bachelors degree in horticulture, agriculture or related field.

Preferred Experience

Management of landscape and grounds at an institution of higher education.

Experience with Virginia Capital Outlay processes.

Experience with Virginia public procurement laws and regulations.

Experience with staff training programs.

Current Pest Control applicators license.

Statement of Economic Interest No

Physical Requirements

Light lifting (less than 20 lbs.) Frequently
Moderate lifting (20-50 lbs.) Frequently
Heavy lifting (more than 50 lbs.) Occasionally
Pushing/pulling Occasionally
Standing Frequently
Sitting Frequently
Bending Frequently
Walking Frequently
Climbing Frequently
Reaching Frequently
Repetitive motion Frequently
List other physical requirements, including frequency

Required to work in harsh weather conditions including sub-freezing, heavy rain/winds, summer heat and humidity and exposed to environmental hazards including insect stings, poison ivy/oak, thorns/briars, etc.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Category Staff
Posting Date 09/13/2017
Close Date 09/22/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions for Applicant
Additional Applicant Instructions

The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online application and related materials. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications or documentation will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, please contact the Recruitment Office at 540/654-1238.

AAEEO Statement

The University of Mary Washington is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3