The Facilities Management unit of the Division of Facilities and Services at West Virginia University is accepting applications for a Road and Grounds Trades Specialist I position. Under the direction of the supervisor and/or lead, this position shall perform skilled landscape construction duties.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Operate various equipment such as payloaders, backhoes, road graders, dozers, asphalt pavers, rollers, etc.
Install, construct and maintain landscape structures while using materials such as concrete, flagstone, brick, blocks, pavers, and others.
Apply sealers, anti-spalling compounds, adhesives, etc. in performing normal duties.
Perform landscaping tasks including planting, seeding, fertilizing, etc.
Remove snow from sidewalks, steps, roads and parking lots using trucks, tractors, power brooms and hand tools.
Complete service and maintenance on all equipment as needed and assist mechanics with major repairs.
Assist in the upkeep of maintenance records for trucks and grounds equipment.
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.