Must posses a high school diploma (GED) and considerable experience in ground maintenance/horticulture activities to include some experience working as a lead worker: or any equivalent combination of education combination of education and experience.
Must possess basic knowledge of turf management, safety procedures, pruning methods and standard practices/terminology of the trade.
Must possess basic working knowledge of, and the ability to safely operate all hand tools and power equipment used in ground maintenance activities.
Must possess working knowledge and skills in the operation and repair of landscape equipment.
Must possess the ability to lead grounds keeping staff. Also must possess organizational, human relations and communication skills.
Must possess a valid Virginia Driver’s License with a good driving record.
Maintains a current Registered Technician’s License to apply non-restricted use pesticides.
The Newport News Public Schools prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy and childbirth, marital status or any other basis prohibited by law. (Reference: School Board Policies 2-33, 4-4, and 4-6).