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Groundsworker (Emergency Hire)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Dominguez Hills
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Temporary, Full Time, On-site (work in-person at business location)
Position Description

Working Title:  Groundworker (Emergency Hire)

*** This is a four-month appointment, but not to exceed 6 months. 

**This appointment duration may not exceed the maximum of 180 days. 

Department Name: Grounds Maintenance

Division: Administration and Finance

Classification Title: Groundsworker

Classification Salary Range: $3,545 - $5,562 per month 

The anticipated hiring range for this position is $3,545 - $3,652 per month.

The final salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience.

About the Department/Position:

Under immediate supervision of the Director of Facilities Services and by schedules or periodic instructions, the Groundsworker performs general gardening work and maintains the grounds in an assigned campus area.

Typical Activities:
Groundworkers plant, cultivate, fertilize, water and spray ornamental plants, shrubs, hedges, trees, lawns, and flowers; rake leaves; hoe weeds; clean trash from assigned areas including parking lots; prepare and treat soils for planting; maintain hoses, sprinklers, tools, supplies and equipment in proper condition and repair; trim trees, hedges, and shrubs and erect tree supports; may operate and perform minor maintenance on small power-operated pavement sweepers, power mowers, small riding mowers, and other gardening power equipment; may assist in the preparing and lining of athletic fields for events; may occasionally assist a qualified specialist in sprinkler repair, spraying, tree trimming, or nursery functions; may drive pick-ups and other automotive equipment in performance of assigned duties; and may provide lead work direction to students and unskilled assistants.

 Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for grounds maintenance and landscape installation, which includes but is not limited to the following: stringline trimming, hedge trimming, weed abatement, weeding, blowing, seeding, mulching, watering, irrigation maintenance, and minor system repair, fertilization, planting, cultural practices, low branching of trees, assisting on landscape projects, trash pick up, emptying trash receptacles, planting flowers, soil cultivation, washing of hardscape, sanitizing and disinfecting campus amenities, power washing, leaf raking, spot irrigation of dry areas, perform minor repairs and maintenance on small tools and equipment, lining of athletic fields, sports field maintenance, baseball and softball field dug out cleaning, tree staking, utilization of all small tools and equipment related to grounds maintenance and basic landscape installation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year of experience in the care and maintenance of landscaped areas or in general grounds maintenance work, or in related manual labor.

  • **A motor vehicle such as a truck or electric cart will require the successful candidate(s} to have a valid driver's license.
    **The successful candidate{s} will be required to take and pass a physical exam.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge:
    Thorough knowledge of general gardening and grounds maintenance methods; general knowledge of proper methods of planning, cultivating, and caring for hedges, ornamental trees, shrubs, lawns, and flowers and of the use and care of gardening materials, tools, and equipment.

  • Ability:
    Ability to recognize the more common species of ornamental shrubs, trees and flowers grown in California; ability to perform strenuous physical work as described in this class; mechanical aptitude and motor coordination; ability to learn to operate skillfully small trucks and power-driven grounds equipment; ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; ability to follow simple oral and written instructions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of commercial and professional experience in grounds maintenance and landscape installation.

To view the full position description, click “Position Description” above.

General Information:                                

  • Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
  • In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California.
  • The CSU system offers a competitive total compensation benefits package for employees and qualifying dependents, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and tuition assistance. It is our goal to compensate employees equitably and fairly. You can access a full description of our benefits here.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's License is required. Employees in this position will be enrolled in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Government Employer Pull Notice Program.
  • Employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a pre-employment physical exam with the ability to lift up in excess of 50 lbs.

Closing Statement

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Employees at California State University, Dominguez Hills shall abide by the Nondiscrimination Statement.

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