FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Grade: 5 (Educational Support)

Revision Date: December 4, 2015

Location: Operations

Job Summary

This position provides for the general maintenance of the grounds and athletic fields at assigned school plant.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains lawns, shrubs, trees and plants in good appearance. Mows lawns, using hand-mower or power mower.  Trims and edges around walks, flower beds, and walls, using clippers and edging tools.  Prunes shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth, using shears.
  • Picks up rubbish and cleans up flowerbed and tree areas. Sprays lawn areas, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer or insecticide.  Seeds and waters as required.
  • Assists in upkeep of athletic fields. Cleans up field after usage.
  • Assists in snow removal and salting or sanding of ice to ensure safe walking conditions on passage ways.
  • Monitors and maintains all vehicles and equipment in excellent running condition.
  • Operates and performs maintenance on a variety of grounds equipment, such as tractors, lawn mower, edger, weed eater, etc.
  • May be responsible for debris clean-up/removal on facility grounds where custodial staff and parks staff are not responsible.
  • Performs related duties as required.
  • Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)

  • Some experience in grounds maintenance activities.
  • Knowledge of the use of various types of grounds maintenance machinery, such as tractors, power mowers, hand power equipment, etc.
  • Ability to maintain and perform minor repairs to grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of Virginia.
  • Must have a good driving record based upon the criteria of the Williamsburg-James City County School Division.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor and lift up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, stoop and bend for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work in various types of environmental conditions

Supervision Exercised


Supervision Received

Performs duties under the general supervision of the designated building administrator.  Refers to manuals covering ground maintenance and other functions; also refers to Division's Policy Manual.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals, such as weed killers, paint fumes, etc.  Requires occasional heavy lifting; prolong riding of tractor can cause minor discomfort.  Duties performed outside in extremely hot and extremely cold weather conditions, to include inclement weather.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The incumbent will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the principal or appropriate administrator.  WJCC Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.