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Athletic Groundskeeper

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The University will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources by calling (757) 594-7145 or email hr@cnu.edu. Christopher Newport University (CNU) will accept only online applications for all CNU employment opportunities (www.cnu.edu). Online applications must be received by midnight on the closing date indicated in a job announcement. Faxed, emailed, hand-delivered or mailed applications and attachments will NOT be accepted. Christopher Newport University does not accept "See Resume" as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application for further consideration. Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Applicants are welcome to use computers located in the CNU Human Resources Office to complete an application. The CNU Resource Room is located in the Office of Human Resources, 1st floor, CNU SunTrust Building at 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Computers are also available at public libraries and the Virginia Employment Commission. State employees who have been affected by Policy 1.3 Layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) must submit the card BEFORE the closing date for this position. The card may be scanned and attached to the application or faxed to (757) 594-7236. Please include your name and the position title and number on the fax cover sheet. Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States which will be verified through the E-Verify system. Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.

Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Athletic Groundskeeper
Role Title Trades Technician I
Position Number H-108
FLSA Non Exempt
Pay Band 1
Appointment Type Part Time
Type of Posting General Public
Is Sensitive Position? No
Designated Personnel Yes
Statement of Economic Interest No
Is this a restricted position subject to availability of funding? Yes
Departmental Objective

Effectively implement the University president’s vision for a world class campus that attracts, inspires, and bonds people to CNU. To provide Christopher Newport University’s students with an outstanding intercollegiate Division III Athletics facility that will emphasize safety, provide aesthetic appearance and value be environmentally responsible, and economically feasible.

Purpose of the Position

This position will be responsible for maintaining athletic and campus turf/landscape areas while striving for a safe workplace with required training for equipment operation. It will coordinate with supervisors each daily task. This position will also ensure that assigned equipment is safely and efficiently used and maintained.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred

Basic knowledge of grounds maintenance

Basic knowledge of grounds maintenance equipment use

Basic writing and verbal skills

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Possess and maintains a valid driver’s license.

Experience Required: Basic experience in grounds maintenance.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred

Education Preferred: VDACS Registered Technician license

Experience Preferred: Experience maintaining an athletic field or high-end turf grass system.

Role Code 79031
Wage Range $10.00 - $11.00

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
Number of Vacancies 1
Posting Date 07/06/2017
Closing Date 09/14/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The University will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the Office of Human Resources by calling (757) 594-7145 or email hr@cnu.edu.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will accept only online applications for all CNU employment opportunities (www.cnu.edu). Online applications must be received by midnight on the closing date indicated in a job announcement. Faxed, emailed, hand-delivered or mailed applications and attachments will NOT be accepted.

Christopher Newport University does not accept “See Resume” as a response to any question. Information on the application is the primary source used for screening the position. Failure to complete any section of the application may disqualify the application for further consideration. Applications should include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Applicants are welcome to use computers located in the CNU Human Resources Office to complete an application. The CNU Resource Room is located in the Office of Human Resources, 1st floor, CNU SunTrust Building at 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Computers are also available at public libraries and the Virginia Employment Commission.

State employees who have been affected by Policy 1.3 Layoff and possess a valid Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) must submit the card BEFORE the closing date for this position. The card may be scanned and attached to the application or faxed to (757) 594-7236. Please include your name and the position title and number on the fax cover sheet.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States which will be verified through the E-Verify system.

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.

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EO Statement

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or the equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess and maintains a valid driver’s license?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have basic experience in grounds maintenance?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have a VDACS Registered Technician license?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. Do you have experience maintaining an athletic field or high-end turf grass system?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * In the last 6 months, have you been employed at Christopher Newport University in a full time position?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Have you retired from a State Agency within the last 60 days?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Application Materials