Employment Opportunities

Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
Physical Plant
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


Hampton University is seeking a Grounds Maintenance Supervisor to assume operational and managerial responsibilities for the maintenance of campus grounds and other outlying Hampton University owned properties.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Exercise a high degree of independent decision making in both management and grounds operations for the Grounds Maintenance Division.
  •  Plan and implement operations and activities on a daily basis.
  •  Inspect roads, grounds and sidewalks to determine the level of total maintenance needed on a daily basis.
  •  Keep all records (personnel and grounds) up to date.
  •  Prepare and submit an annual budget recommendation for the Grounds Maintenance Division.
  •  Ascertain that all equipment needed to maintain the grounds and roads is in good operational condition.
  •  Interview and orientate new Grounds Maintenance employees.
  •  Perform other related tasks as assigned by Immediate Supervisor.


High School diploma or equivalent required.

Graduate of an accredited school of landscaping, and/or gardening.

Successful applicant must possess a valid Virginia Drivers License.


  •  Well grounded, functional and conceptual knowledge of grounds maintenance and care on an institutional or industrial level.
  •  Ability to identify and possess a keen knowledge of grasses, trees, flowers, shrubs and plants.
  •  Ability to plan, organize, motivate and direct the work of a medium to large grounds maintenance workforce.                                      
  •  Knowledgeable of pest control.
  •  Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  •  Must be able to work well with others and possess a positive attitude in the performance of his/her duties.

How to Apply

Please send in one completed packet your cover letter, resume, and Educational Support Staff Application to the:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668


**No phone calls

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