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Company Name:
Skookum Contract Services
Approximate Salary:
13.50 Per Hour
Fort Lee, Virginia
United States
General Labor
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Entry Level
Education level:
High School or equivalent

Grounds Maintenance Worker (Temp)


Grounds Maintenance Worker (Temporary)

Where: Fort Lee, VA

Type: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Wage: $13.50/per hour

Benefits: $4.13/per hour worked in Health & Welfare Fringe Benefit, deposited directly into a 401(k)

Work Schedule: Day Shift, Monday – Friday, Must be Flexible

Skookum’s mission is “Creating Opportunities for People with Disabilities”. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

*To apply, visit our website at to complete an application and upload a resume.

Skookum is seeking a dedicated and reliable Grounds Maintenance Work er with a positive attitude. This individual shall maintain and repair 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 that the grounds are clean, safe and attractive.

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 the work day, with constant interruptions.
  • Must be customer service oriented

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Work may require repetitive motion, reaching, lifting, kneeling, walking and standing for several hours at a time, and working in high places, such as on ladders, scaffolds, and from aerial man lifts.
  • Must be able to work outside 100% of the time, in all weather conditions and maintain stamina to perform assigned duties.


  • Valid Driver’s license required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain approval to operate a vehicle by Skookum’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain an installation clearance.

Skookum is an Equal Opportunity Employer- W/M/Veteran/Disabled • Skookum participates in E-Verify.

*Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act