Equine Caretaker/Groundskeeper

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on July 1, 2021

Job Description

This position is responsible for handling, cleaning, feeding, watering and general husbandry of all equine patients and research/teaching herd. Conducts daily maintenance and repair of hospital facility and grounds. These tasks include painting, mowing, snow removal, fence repair and general handyman chores.

Required Qualifications

Experience handling and caring for horses. Must be able to safely move and handle up to 75 pounds. General/manual labor experience. Ability to follow detailed instructions and communicate effectively. Valid driver’s license. Ability to pass forklift driver certification. Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using farm/lawn equipment and small power and hand tools.

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Salary Information

Pay band 3 - Wage; Commensurate with experience

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Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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