Groundsworker I



Groundsworker I

Kern Community College District


Salary: $2,618.92 - $3,700.47 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00079

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department:

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.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and one year of related experience.

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Herbicide Applicator Certificate.
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical assessment.
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug testing.

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 RANGE$2,697.49 - $ $3,811.49 monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ $2,834.05 monthly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by October 4, 2021 are assured consideration. 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
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.



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Posted
09/08/2021
Salary Range
$30,000.00 - 40,000.00
per Year
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Location
Bakersfield, CA 93313, US