Goodwill Industries of The Valleys, Inc.

Grounds Technician

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Roanoke Support Center/Jobs Campus


Goodwill currently has an opening for a Grounds Technician to work at our Roanoke and Rocky Mount Jobs Campuses. This employee provides general grounds maintenance and maintains healthy growth of grass, trees, shrubs, hedges, ground cover, and flowers. Responsible for general maintenance and repairs to GIV facilities and equipment during off season months.


  • Operate vehicles and power equipment such as mowers, trimmers, snow blowers, chain saws, electric clippers, pruning saws, in a safe efficient manner.
  • Ensure that all assigned equipment is maintained and safely operated to manufacturer specification. Arrange for repairs and service from authorized dealers.
  • Prune or trim trees, shrubs, or hedges, using shears, pruners, or chain saws.
  • Care for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding grubbing, removing thatch, or trimming
  • Provide proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, planters and other ground features.
  • Paint/maintain parking lot directional arrows, crosswalks, regular parking spaces, handicapped parking spaces and curbs. Insure that each is maintained to ADA standards/ specifications.
  • Prepare/mix and apply fertilizers, weed killers, brush killer, insecticides/pesticides, or other hazardous lawn care treatments per manufactures instructions. Insure these types of products are stored safely and SDS is on file for each.
  • Plant grass, bulbs, flowering plants, ground cover, trees, or shrubs and apply mulch as needed.
  • Haul or spread topsoil.
  • Water lawns, trees, or plants using portable sprinkler system, hoses, or watering cans.
  • Maintain/repair fences, benches or other structures.
  • Shovel snow from walks, driveways or parking lots and spread salt.
  • Attach wires from planted trees to support stakes
  • Keeps drains and flow line free from debris.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while providing excellent customer service for internal and external customers.


Experience, Competencies and Education
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); A minimum of one year work experience in grounds maintenance and general knowledge of facility repairs and maintenance which would include but not limited to plumbing, drywall repair and painting, minor electrical repairs, etc., or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical skills
Basic Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning ability
High Skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



  • Valid State of Virginia driver’s license and proof of insurance required to drive personal car on company business. Additionally, 3+ point DMV record required to drive company vehicle.



  • Accomplishment of assigned tasks


Goodwill offers a competitive salary and benefits for full time employees such as medical, dental, vision, life, retirement, educational reimbursement, EAP, STD, LTD, and PTO. We offer retirement and EAP benefits for part time employees.


“Helping people and families in our communities achieve a better life through work and independence.”


Goodwill is an equal employment/affirmative action employer.


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