Groundskeeper - 500630 & 500634
University of Richmond

Richmond, Virginia

Groundskeeper - 500630 & 500634


The Groundskeeper performs skilled landscaping and manual work necessary to maintain the properties of the University.


  • Removes refuse and trash from campus grounds.
  • Mows, trims, removes leaves, aerates, overseeds, fertilizes and waters lawns and athletic fields using both push and riding power equipment.
  • Plants, trims, mulches, weeds and fertilizes flowers, shrubs and trees as directed or as necessary to insure proper standards are maintained.
  • Repairs and maintains campus walk, roads, benches, signs, light poles and fountains by cleaning, painting, patching, etc.
  • Removes snow and ice and applies sand and chemicals in all areas of campus as directed using hand shovels, brooms, power snow blowers, tractors and trucks equipped with blades and spreaders.
  • Operates lawn and grounds equipment including: push and riding power mowers, leaf blowers, snow blowers, skid and front end loaders and other power equipment.
  • All Facilities employees are expected to exercise behavior in accordance with University policies as well as with the Facilities Mission and statement of Core Values.
  • All Facilities employees are expected to comply to safety standards and demonstrate safe work habits.

  • Basic knowledge of grounds maintenance and the equipment required to perform ground maintenance duties.
  • Basic knowledge of groundskeeping and elementary horticultural practices and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of the pruning and trimming requirements of shrubs and trees.
  • Basic knowledge of the safe use and operation of hand and power tools used in groundskeeping.
  • Physically capable of working while bending, stooping, kneeling in all weather conditions.
  • Physically capable of heavy lifting (minimum 50 pounds).
  • Must be able to remember and follow directions in performing daily landscape maintenance tasks.
  • REQUIRED: Must have a valid Driver's License and be able to produce a driving record with a minimum of 3 years of driving history in good standing.

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Prior work experience in landscape maintenance desirable

  • Full-time, non-exempt position
  • Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; 8 hours a day; 40 hours per week; flexibility required.
  • All Facilities employees are designated as essential personnel, and are subject to work outside the normal work schedule on an emergency basis, and are also subject to planned overtime work as required by the immediate supervisor.

Pay Grade 1 (Hiring rate starting at $15.00 per hour) $500 Signing Bonus Included!


The University of Richmond requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff. The University allows exemptions to this requirement for religious, medical and strong personal conviction reasons. All newly hired employees must report their status within the first two weeks of employment.


At the University of Richmond, we're creative, inclusive, and determined. We're Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond ( ) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There's only one place like Richmond.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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