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Groundskeeper (Lateral and External) (One or More Positions) - EXTENDED
South Orange County Community College District in Mission Viejo, California
 
 
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Date Posted 07/12/2021
Category
Admin-Groundskeeping
Salary 118- starting salary at $3,933 per month -  
Employment Type Classified Staff
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Classification Title

Groundskeeper

Job Category:

Classified Staff

Job Open Date:

04/28/2021

Initial Screening Date

08/02/2021

Position ID:

P0002794

Job Open ID:

8909

Position Title:

Groundskeeper (Lateral and External) (One or More Positions) - EXTENDED

Location

20-Saddleback College

Department

Facilities: Maint, Ops & Support Srvcs (SC-021-080)

Term:

12 Months/Year

Salary Schedule Link:

Click here for current Salary Schedules

Pay Basis:

Monthly

Pay Range:

118- starting salary at $3,933 per month

% of Range:

100%

Hours per week:

40

Work Schedule

Tuesday - Saturday, 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM; Please note, the District will observe an alternative 4/10 work schedule from the week of May 24, 2021 through the week of August 6, 2021, exceptions may apply.

Receives Benefits:

Yes

Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Permanent link to posting

https://jobs.socccd.edu/postings/11311

Summary Description:

Under general supervision from higher level supervisory and/or management staff, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the development, maintenance and repair of landscaped areas, athletic fields, and related facilities and open spaces of a community college campus; assists in the maintenance and repair of irrigation systems; operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools and equipment; and performs a variety of general maintenance work relative to assigned area of responsibility. May receive functional supervision, technical training and work direction from a higher-level groundskeeper.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is the journey level class within the Groundskeeper series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Grounds Specialist in that the latter has primary responsibility for specialized duties including the installation, maintenance, and repair of irrigation systems. This class is distinguished from the Lead Groundskeeper in that the latter position serves as a lead worker over lower level groundskeeping staff. Employees at the Groundskeeper level are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of a grounds maintenance program. 
Methods, tools, materials and equipment used in comprehensive grounds maintenance program. 
Methods and techniques of mowing, edging, pruning and trimming a variety of lawns, shrubs and trees. 
Operational characteristics of grounds maintenance equipment and tools used in the area of assignment. 
Common insecticides, pesticides and herbicides and their application. 
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices. 
Basic sprinkler operation and maintenance. 
Principles and practices of record keeping. 
Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations pertaining to the application of various insecticides, pesticides and herbicides.

Ability to:

Perform a variety of maintenance and repair work in the care and maintenance of campus grounds, including landscaped areas, athletic fields, lawns and related areas. 
Operate a variety of tools, equipment and vehicles used in grounds maintenance work. 
Perform grounds maintenance work in accordance with established schedules and in preparation for special events. 
Care for and maintain plants, shrubs, flowers, turf and trees. 
Assist in the maintenance and repair of the District’s irrigation system including installing, operating, maintaining and making minor repairs and adjustments to automatic sprinkler systems. 
Safely and effectively apply fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. 
Learn NCAA Athletic Field rules and Measurements. 
Learn local water district and health department laws and guidelines involving reclaimed water usage. 
Perform heavy manual labor. 
Understand and follow oral and written instructions. 
Mix, pour and finish concrete as needed. 
Apply insecticides and herbicides to assure insect and weed control when authorized. 
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures. 
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students. 
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. 
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Education/Training:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in grounds maintenance.

Experience:

One year of grounds maintenance experience.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability. Some positions in this class may be required to attend Forklift Training and obtain certification. Some positions in this class may be required to attend Pesticide Application Training, involving requirements, safety and training, and obtain certification Some positions in this class may be required to attend Heavy and Power Equipment Training and obtain certification.

Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in an outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals, noxious weeds and plants, pollens, insect stings, noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Position Specific Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in a variety of landscape maintenance duties including watering, mowing, weeding, trimming, edging, renovating and fertilizing lawns.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in planting, watering and maintaining landscaped areas consisting of bushes, trees, flowers and shrubs; re-seed, plant and maintain new grass and plants; trim and prune bushes, trees and shrubs; stake trees as necessary.

Duties and Responsibilities

Rake leaves and/or clear debris from walks, fields, courts, parking lots and other open areas using a blower; load, remove and dispose of trimmings and cuttings; pick-up trash; empty trash receptacles and transport rubbish to the local landfill.

Duties and Responsibilities

Safely apply herbicides, fungicides and pesticides according to established rules and procedures; maintain records of fertilizers and chemicals used.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in preparing, maintaining and painting athletic fields for a variety of sporting events.

Duties and Responsibilities

Operate a variety of heavy equipment and other maintenance equipment such as dump trunks, backhoes, front loaders, and power tools such as mowers, edgers and blowers; ensure adherence to established safety procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform preventative maintenance to vehicles, equipment, and tools; make minor adjustments and repairs; report the need for major repairs and maintenance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

Utilize proper safety precautions related to all work performed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist in the maintenance and repair of the District’s irrigation system; change and adjust heads; maintain controllers and assist in large irrigation system installation and maintenance projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as required.

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