Lead Athletic Groundskeeper

  • James City County
  • James City County
  • Aug 18, 2017
Full time Government

Job Description

$28,538 / year or higher DOQ + Full-Time County Benefits


James City County General Services seeks an individual to perform experienced work serving as a lead worker for the landscaping and maintenance of County-owned athletic field properties and other grounds and planted areas.


Responsibilities: Maintain appearance of grounds including mowing, edging, weeding, watering, trimming, raking and planting; maintain sidewalks and other paved areas by picking up debris including rubbish, pine cones, sticks, branches, etc.; clear snow from sidewalks and makes passageways around the County buildings as needed. Assist in building and school maintenance projects as required, including but not limited to snow removal operations, street sweeping operations, event setup, BMP maintenance, trail maintenance, general county wide landscaping, and any other duty as assigned; and, maintains appearance and playability and safety of athletic field areas, to include mowing, watering, trimming, skinned infields, lining, edging, irrigation operation, troubleshooting and repair, and any other area associated with athletic. Perform athletic field maintenance work as needed to maintain safe and aesthetically pleasing playing surfaces, including irrigation controls/repair and troubleshooting. Move office furniture, boxes, etc., as requested, including voting machines; assist in building maintenance/repair/renovations and special construction projects as required. Maintain grounds-keeping equipment by performing preventive maintenance and minor corrective maintenance; may operate heavy equipment requiring a Commercial Driver’s License. Work with Superintendent to establish maintenance schedule for ground and planted areas; lead and assign work to crew; may act as supervisor in the absence of the Parks and Grounds Superintendent.


Requirements: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma, supplemented by training and/or an Associate’s degree in a related field; and, some experience with methods, equipment, materials, and tools used in grounds maintenance work as needed to maintain gardens, building grounds, and paved areas including application of pesticides; some experience supervising the work of others preferred. Must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record based on James City County’s criteria; a valid Virginia Class A or B Commercial driver’s license preferred. Requires certification as a Pesticide Registered Technician form the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Pesticide Services. Considerable knowledge of grounds-keeping procedures, equipment, and maintenance techniques; safety standards, practices, procedures, and techniques pertaining to grounds and facilities maintenance and equipment; knowledge of chemical composition, structure, and properties and   chemical processes and transformations. Skill in operating a computer to include use of E-mail and databases. Ability to perform strenuous physical labor; operate powered grounds-keeping equipment and electric hand tools; deal courteously with the public; follow oral and written instructions; plan, coordinate, and guide the work of others; effectively communicate orally and in writing.


Accepting applications until position is filled. Only online applications to our website will be considered. To apply, please visit the James City County Career Center at https://jobs.jamescitycountyva.gov





$28,538 / year or higher DOQ