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Trades Technician I – 00116

Trades Technician I – 00116 Open until filled

Hiring Range: $16,472-38,000 (Commensurate with qualifications and experience)

General Information: John Tyler Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education and one of the largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian in the metropolitan Richmond area and at off-campus classrooms throughout the area, John Tyler Community College provides quality educational opportunities that inspire student success and community vitality. The College’s vision is a success story for every student.

Responsibilities: Provide and maintain a safe, comfortable and attractive campus environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. This position is responsible for landscape maintenance of College grounds. Care and maintenance of lawns, plantings, flowerbeds, paved, and natural areas. Operation and maintenance of vehicles and equipment. Compliance with safety standards. Classroom set-ups and deliveries. Other duties as assigned by Supervisor of Building and Grounds. Primary worksite located at the Chester campus. Serves as essential personnel during inclement weather and/or College closures.

Qualifications: High school diploma (or equivalent) required. Prior experience in grounds maintenance preferred. Certified pesticide license preferred or must obtain pesticide license within 12 months of hired date. Ability to follow oral and written instructions regarding a variety of grounds maintenance tasks, knowledge of planting and maintenance methods, and use of power grounds maintenance equipment. Requires ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions for extended periods of times. Excellent customer service and communication skills for interacting and collaborating with a diverse group of employees, subordinates, students, and visitors to the college campus. Ability to take initiative and contribute to a high level of team performance and morale with little supervision. Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. Valid Virginia Driver’s license is required. Background check required.

*All full-time classified employees new to the Commonwealth of Virginia will serve a 12-month probationary period.

Application Instructions: Acceptable application packages are those submitted through the Commonwealth of Virginia career website located at REQUIRED: A fully completed state application. Applications which are not complete or state “see resume” will not be accepted. Applications submitted through other websites are not considered as applying to the position. Should you need assistance or have questions, please contact Cherie Watts at (804) 594-1417.

John Tyler Community College embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion that empowers anyone from anywhere to be successful in their academic and professional pursuits. We strive to provide an environment that is enriching to all by understanding and appreciating our dimensions of diversity, becoming global citizens, and welcoming new ways of engaging the unique contributions of all people.

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