Groundskeeper I – Parks & Recreation – Parks & Landscape Services – 35068

City of Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation
Virginia Beach, VA, Virginia
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$24,876.80 -$36,483.20 annually
Required Education
Some High School


**The salary for this position is $12.50 per hour/$26,000 annually. 

GROUNDSKEEPER I duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual will perform landscape and grounds maintenance services for parks, building sites, roadways, school sites, athletic fields, resort area, and the Municipal Center.
  • Operate a variety of lawn mowers (including commercial type) and other motorized equipment
  • Operate handheld power tools such as weed-eaters, edging and trimming equipment
  • Use common gardening and hand tools
  • Collect and dispose of trash and debris
  • Load and unload tools, equipment, dirt, gravel, clay, and sand for project assignments
  • Regularly lift/carry 50 lbs. and occasionally lift/carry 50+ lbs.
  • Work independently and/or with as part of a team
  • Assist in installing, mulching, maintaining and weeding plant and shrub beds, lawn areas, turf, and walkways
  • Prune, fertilize, spray herbicides, apply pesticides, etc.
  • Plant Installation
  • Plant & Tree Pruning
  • Athletic Field Maintenance

**Work is performed outside in all weather conditions including temperature extremes.

Required Experience

MINIMUMS: Requires completion of 10th grade; or any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must have, or obtain, a current and valid Virginia or North Carolina driver's license in accordance with Virginia or North Carolina DMV driver's license eligibility requirements.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be available to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime when required to meet operational needs. Positions within this class have been designated as Alpha I positions requiring employees to work during inclement weather, regardless of the City's operational status. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical.

This position will require that incumbents wear and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, steel-toed shoes, safety glasses, gloves, or other designated safety attire and equipment in designated areas of risk. Specific requirements will be determined and communicated by the employee's supervisor based on position assigned. This position may be designated as a safety sensitive position and be subject to mandatory drug testing. Positive drug test results may result in counseling and/or discipline, up to and including, termination.

May require a commercial driver's license and/or pesticide certification.

**The salary for this position is $12.50 per hour/$26,000 annually.

This position is being advertised as a pool, and applications will be used to fill current vacancies and any other similar Groundskeeper I positions that become available within six (6) months from the closing date of this posting.

Selected candidates must have a current and valid Virginia or North Carolina Driver's License (a learner's permit is not a valid driver's license), pass a pre-employment physical and have a
satisfactory background check.

This is an Alpha I position, which requires reporting to work during periods of emergency or inclement weather, regardless of the City’s operational status.

Selected candidates must furnish and wear steel-toed safety boots.

Work schedules may be adjusted seasonally.

Employee Benefits

Full Time Benefits

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