Grounds Maintenance Worker
Fort Lee, VA 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description
Grounds Maintenance Worker Seasonal

Where: Fort Lee, VA

Type: Full-time, Non-Exempt Temporary Seasonal Employment

Compensation: $16.00/hr. $4.22/hr Health & Welfare

Work Schedule: Day Shift

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k), Life & Short-Term Disability Insurance, 11 paid holidays, up to 12 paid vacation days per year, paid sick leave, Verizon wireless discount, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and a robust wellness program.

Skookum is a national non-profit, government contractor that is dedicated to "Creating Opportunities for People of All Abilities" through hiring and supporting individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. We take pride in our mission-focused culture, our Core Values, Diversity, Partnership, Commitment, Integrity, and Quality and our dedication to providing a safe and respectful work environment to our employees.

Skookum is seeking a positive and reliable Grounds Maintenance Worker with a can-do attitude. This is an entry level opportunity to gain experience with maintaining and repairing grounds of industrial, commercial, or public property around facilities such as buildings, camp and picnic grounds, parks, playgrounds, greenhouses, and athletic fields, and provide service on all grounds to ensure the grounds are clean, safe, and attractive while supporting our government customer. Employees will be trained to operate various types of equipment and learn other skills or trades for advancement. Also, there are opportunities for pay increases based on the employee's ability to operate equipment requiring certifications, and a willingness to volunteer during snow removal operations. (Potential full-time position offered at the end of season)

This is a seasonal position with an estimated start date of April 1, 2022.

Typical duties include but are not limited to:
  • Cut grass using walking-type or commercial grade riding mowers (less than 2000 lbs.).
  • Trim hedges and edges around walkways, flowerbeds and wells using hedge trimmers, clippers, and edging tools.
  • Prune shrubs and trees to shape and improve growth using shears and other hand tools.
  • Spray lawn, shrubs, and trees with fertilizer or insecticide.
  • Plant grass, flowers, trees, and shrubs.
  • Water lawn and shrubs during dry periods using a hose or activating sprinkler system.
  • Pick-up and cart away leaves, paper, or other litter.
  • Remove snow from walkways, driveways, roads, or parking lots using shovel and snow blower; spread salt on walkways and other areas.
  • Repair and paint fences, gates, benches, tables, guardrails, and outbuildings.
  • Assists with repair of roads, walkways, and buildings.
  • May clean comfort stations, offices, workshop areas, and parking lots by sweeping/blowing, washing, mopping, and polishing.
  • Clean and maintain vehicles, tools, and equipment. May require hand washing mowing equipment and vehicles on a routine basis to include scrubbing and using a power washer.

  • Minimum 0-3 years of experience.
  • Must be able to work independently at a fast pace.
  • Must be able to work up to a 40-hour work week.
  • Operate weed eater, blower, and/or mower on a regular basis.
  • Operate tractor and commercial grade riding mowers and/or other equipment as necessary.
  • May be required to use manual or power tools to complete work assignments.
  • Must be able to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Must have the ability to read and understand contract requirements and maps.
  • Must be able to multi- task throughout workday, with constant interruptions.


  • Valid state driver license is required with the ability to obtain and maintain coverage by Skookum's insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain applicable security clearances and installation access. A background check and E-Verify will be conducted for this position.

Union Affiliation:

This position is represented by the Transport Workers Union, Local 527.

To Apply: Visit our website at to complete an application.

Current Employees need to log into their Workday to apply.

Skookum's mission is "Creating Opportunities for People of all Abilities."

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Disability Accommodations Available for Applicants:Skookum is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation so you can participate in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact us.

For Skookum Contract Services call (360) 475-0756 ext. 583 or email.

For Skookum Aerospace Manufacturing call (360) 381-0324 or email .

Skookum is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Women/Minority/Veteran/Disabled - Skookum participates in E-Verify

Skookum is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
0 to 3 years
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