Groundsworker I, Short-term Temporary Hourly Pool

Kern Community College
Kern Community College District

Groundsworker I, Short-term Temporary Hourly Pool

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 01858

Posting Date: 11/15/2016

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Short-term Temporary Hourly

Rate: $14.71 per hour

Work Week: Flexible, as needed

Minimum Salary:

Maximum Salary:

Sick Leave

This position is eligible for ACA health benefits only.

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
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

Distinguishing Characteristics:

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

Representative 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:
Knowledge of:

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

Ability to:

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 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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