Groundsworker I, Short-term Temporary Hourly Pool
Kern Community College District
Position Number: 01858
Posting Date: 11/15/2016
Open Until Filled: Yes
Position Type: Short-term Temporary Hourly
Rate: $14.71 per hour
Work Week: Flexible, as needed
This position is eligible for ACA health benefits only.
College/Site: Porterville College
Location: PC-Main Campus
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of grounds maintenance and gardening duties in the beautification of assigned grounds and landscaped areas
Groundsworker I incumbents perform a variety of routine grounds maintenance duties involving mowing, trimming, edging and weeding lawns, athletic fields and other turf grounds. Groundsworker II incumbents operate and maintain a college irrigation system in addition to performing the full range of grounds maintenance duties
Perform a variety of grounds maintenance and gardening duties in the beautification of assigned grounds and landscaped areas
Plant, cultivate, prune, spray, fertilize and irrigate flowers, trees, lawns, bushes and shrubs; hoe weeds; rake leaves and clear debris from walkways, fields, courts and other facilities; pick up debris
following assigned tasks
Mow, edge, trim and water lawns, athletic fields and other turf grounds; maintain golf green area; prepare and fertilize soil
Perform general pest control duties; apply herbicides, fungicides and pesticides; maintain records related to work performed
Operate a variety of power-driven equipment and District vehicles including a truck, weed eater, mower, fork lift, edger, blower, power pressure sprayer, rototiller and other equipment used in grounds maintenance work; utilize standard gardening hand tools
Communicate with District employees to coordinate work; assist other maintenance and grounds personnel in the repair and maintenance of sprinkler systems
Maintain grounds maintenance equipment in safe operating condition; perform routine maintenance on equipment as needed
Provide training and work direction to temporary and student workers
Perform routine custodial duties as assigned
Perform related duties as assigned
Education and Experience:
Any Combination Equivalent to:
Graduation from high school AND one year of related experience.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Basic grounds maintenance procedures including mowing, edging, raking and weeding
Methods, equipment and materials used in gardening and grounds keeping work
Cultivating, fertilizing, watering and spraying of flowers, trees and shrubs
Proper methods of applying chemicals used in grounds maintenance
Basic record-keeping techniques
Health and safety regulations
Proper lifting techniques
Perform general grounds maintenance duties including mowing, edging, watering, weeding, fertilizing, raking and cultivating lawns, flower beds, athletic fields and other landscaped areas
Operate a variety of power and hand tools used in grounds maintenance
Perform routine maintenance on grounds equipment
Apply specialized chemicals to control and eradicate weeds, insects and other pests
Observe health and safety regulations
Understand and follow instructions
Work cooperatively with others
Salary Grade: 34
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
- Completed Online Application for Employment form
- Current resume
- List of six (6) professional references - Listed on application form
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
All applicants must apply online at https://careers.kccd.edu/postings/8314. Emails will not be accepted.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.
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