Groundskeeper 3

Coast Community College District

Orange Coast College


Groundskeeper 3

Job# O-023-17

Salary: $44,076.00 - $53,736.00 Annually

Deadline: 1/17/2017


Complete job description and application available online at:



Under the general supervision of the Grounds Supervisor or Grounds Lead. Perform a variety of duties with minimum of difficulty or supervision involving automatic irrigation systems, landscape design, installation and maintenance, installation and repair of hydraulic and electric irrigation systems; performs grounds spray operation; trains and leads assigned grounds crews; performs other related duties as assigned.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

a. Design, install, and maintain hydraulic and electric sprinkler systems.

b. Design landscaping plans, purchase and plant trees and shrubbery accord to plan.

c. Evaluate and make recommendations to enhance landscaping plans.

d. Plant, cultivate, and maintain landscaped areas and lawns. e. Prepare soil for various kinds of planting; seed new lawns.

f. Replace and/or repair faulty drains, cracked sidewalks and blacktop as necessary.

g. Maintain labor and material records, including inventory of supplies and materials to ensure that adequate pipe fittings, valves, and irrigation clock parts are on hand.

h. Operate District vehicles observing legal and defensive driving practices, and possession of a valid, appropriate and unrestricted California Driver License.

i. May lead and/or oversee the work of others on assigned projects. k. Rake leaves, sweep lawns, sidewalks, and related areas.

j. Rake leaves, sweep lawns, sidewalks, and related areas.

k. Operate power lawn mowers, edgers, blowers, and sprayers. m. Clean and repair fields and facilities following events.

l. Clean and repair fields and facilitles following events.

m. Assist in moving and arranging furniture and equipment for special events and may assist in facilities use.

n. Design, install, and maintain hydraulic and electric sprinkler systems. p. May perform preventive maintenance on grounds equipment.

o. May perform preventive maintenance on grounds equipment.

p. Perform other duties related to the position as needed.



Knowledge of:

1. Proper methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the grounds maintenance trade.

2. Basic types of plants and shrubs, their characteristics, and care requirement; plant care techniques.

3. Basic math and ability to perform basic math computations.

4. Knowledge of simple record keeping.

5. Visual landscape design and what plants will do best in desired areas.


Ability to:

6. Design, layout, repair, and maintain hydraulic and electric irrigation systems.

7. Design landscaping and plan lawn layouts.

8. Maintain tools and equipment assigned in clean working order, providing proper security and maintenance.

9. Operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices, and possession of a valid, appropriate and unrestricted California Driver License.

10. Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; communicate effectively in English.

11. Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience:

12. Study of the methods, equipment, procedures, chemicals, and materials used in the control of weeds, insects, rodents, and other pests.

13. At least three years progressive, responsible experience in grounds maintenance, which include leading or directing the work of others.


Licenses and Certifications: 

Possession of a valid, appropriate class, unrestricted California Driver's License.

Desirable Qualifications:


Equipment operation - operate light equipment such as JLG lift, forklift, street sweeper, lawn mowers, skid steer, backhoe, excavator, various common machinery and power tools used in the landscape trade.

Training or education in the nursery trade.

Knowledge of California native landscape plants/flowers; soil preparation, soil amendments, soil leveling, planting procedures of newly installed plants and seed; clean and repair of artificial turf.

Knowledge of common landscaping plants/foliage.

Conditions of Employment

This is a full-time, 12-month per year position.  The normal hours of work will be 4:00 am to 12:30 pm Monday through Friday, with a shift differential of 7.5%. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.


Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)

The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individual's interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities

who self-disclose.


Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer