Groundskeeper (CD)

  • Hanover, Virginia
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Grounds and Landscaping Services
  • Salary: $26,500.00 - $34,034.00 Annually USD

Job Description


The Hanover County Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a motivated individual that is looking for an opportunity to work in a positive team environment! The incumbent will successfully work individually as well as in a group setting. The successful candidate will assist in maintaining our equipment and county parks, fields and common areas as a Groundskeeper.

General Description: This is a technical position that performs routine tasks to maintain and care for county grounds.

Organization: The Groundskeeper position is part of Hanover County's Career Development Program (CD). The Groundskeeper Ladder has four (4) levels ranging from Groundskeeper I to Senior Groundskeeper. Incumbents report to the Groundskeeper Supervisor and Groundskeeper I, II and III supervise no staff. Senior level Groundskeepers may provide workflow guidance to other staff.

Essential Functions:
  • Performs safety checks of County grounds and recreation facilities.
  • Provides grounds maintenance, such as cutting grass, litter control, weed eating, seeding, and edging.
  • Prepares facilities, grounds and equipment for recreational use, such as dragging, marking and lining athletic fields.
  • Sets up, takes down and cleans up for special events and other activities. Performs preventive maintenance of equipment.
  • Performs related work as assigned
Additional Functions (18 years of age or older):
  • Makes repairs as needed.
  • Performs ground maintenance including tree removal and fertilizing
Working Conditions:
A. Hazards
  • Conditions - Must operate equipment safely to avoid injury
B. Environment
  • Field - Tasks are performed normally outside, sometimes in adverse weather
C. Physical Effort
  • Operation of commercial mowing and landscaping equipment, gas powered hand tools and heavy duty equipment as qualified
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
D. Non-exempt

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of general landscaping, standard safety practices and small engine repair, preferred.

Education, Experience and Training: High school diploma or equivalent required with experience working with small tools and proficiency on at least one piece of related equipment preferred - OR - minimum of 17 years of age with studies in landscaping or horticulture-related education program - OR- Any equivalent combination of education, experience and/or training sufficient to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable.

Special Conditions:
  • Criminal Records Check, including fingerprinting
  • Valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver's License
  • Twelve-month probationary period
  • Pre-employment Physical Examination/Drug Test /Alcohol Testing and repeated in accordance to policy thereafter
  • Pre-employment audiometric testing and hearing conservation and repeated in accordance to policy thereafter
  • Work beyond normal work schedule, including weekends, holidays, and nights
  • Must wear uniform, including safety equipment

Revision Date: September 2021
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Hanover, Virginia United States View Map