Hanover County Parks and Recreation
13017 Taylor Complex Ln. Ashland, Virginia
Job Type
$23,777.00 - $32,093.00 Annually


Groundskeeper Athletics (specific tasks related to job discipline)

Predominantly works weekends during athletic booking season (Mid-March to Mid-November) and two to three days during week based on schedule type (flexible).   Conduct field preparation, monitoring and clean up for tournament and sports event groups. Assists in delivery and pickup of election machines for county primaries and elections. Assists Athletic Crew Chief in maintaining the yearly athletic field maintenance plan

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 (all employees):

  • Performs safety checks of County grounds and recreation facilities.
  • Makes repairs as needed.
  • Provides grounds maintenance, such as cutting grass, tree removal, litter control, weed eating, seeding, fertilizing 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:

  1. 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 equipmentRevision Date: January 2020

Employee Benefits

Hanover County is proud to provide our employees with the following comprehensive benefits package. Hanover provides a benefit package that provides for you in times of need, they offer an ongoing level of financial security, peace-of-mind, and healthy work-life balance. This is part of our goal to make Hanover County an attractive place to work. To see exactly what you will find with our offerings, click the link below:

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