The Roads and Grounds department in the Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Landscape Worker Lead position. Under the direction of the Supervisor, this position will lead a team to maintain and care for the exterior appearance of institutional buildings, lawns, plantings, and grounds surrounding the campus utilizing hand tools, walk-behind equipment, and small riding equipment.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Function as a team leader, providing guidance and managing Landscape Workers, Landscape Construction Workers, and Campus Service Workers, and any other personnel as required.
Inspect completed work assignments to ensure quality control.
Assist supervisor with multi-craft projects related to overall work assignments.
Communicate work schedules and goals to employees and customers.
Read and review prints on new and existing building projects for repair or construction associated with specific job duties and expertise.
Develop as-built sketches of completed projects, and complete detailed cost estimates and drawings.
Maintain knowledge of state, federal, and local codes and requirements pertaining to maintenance and construction.
Operate computers utilizing various software programs as needed.
Drive around the campus to complete work assignments.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctora...l Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.