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Groundsworker

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Department: Business & Finance
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Temporary, Full Time

    • Position Summary
    • Two full time temporary, position available on or after November 1, 2019 and ending on or before April 29, 2020 in Facilities Services. Possibility of reappointment based on budget, department needs, and job performance.

      Under immediate supervision of the Grounds and Events Supervisor, the incumbent will perform a combination of unskilled and semiskilled work, which encompasses the maintenance of landscaped areas, parking lots, athletic fields, and surrounding facilities to provide a safe and aesthetically pleasant environment for the campus community. The incumbent shall participate in the preparation and lining of all assigned sport fields to include, proper mowing of turf to the desired height of the sport to be played, but most importantly by the grass cultivar. The hours of this position are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday. 

    • Job Duties
    • Duties include but are not limited to:

       

      • Maintain campus turf by irrigating, mowing, edging, hand and power trimming, fertilizing, and performing annual scheduled maintenance to sport fields, that includes power raking, core aerating, over seeding, and top dressing with appropriate soils and using weed control methods when necessary, to provide a safe and aesthetically pleasant environment for students and authorized visitors. Prepare and line sport fields for academic games and special events. Prepare areas for seed or sod, lay sod and sow seed. Operate walk behind equipment and riding mowers with single or multiple decks including both, rotary blades and reels, rototillers, lawn vacuums, hydraulic sprayers, backpack blowers, weed eaters, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, aerators and other grounds related equipment.
      • Maintain landscaped areas including ornamental trees, shrubs, and ground covers by properly pruning, trimming, and edging according to season, schedule, and growth habit depending on plant species. Plant, cultivate, fertilize water and spray ornamental plants, shrubs, hedges, trees, lawns and flowers, rake leaves, pull and hoe weeds. Prune and trim trees to maintain sufficient clearance to walk and mow safely under canopies. Remove dead and disease shrubs, trees and broken branches/limbs, or unsightly growth, fell and remove trees when work can be done from the ground or with the assistance of aerial equipment.
      • Assists a qualified specialist in sprinkler repair, spraying, tree trimming, or nursery functions. Make minor repairs to the irrigation system such as replacing of sprinklers, replacing of nozzles and adjusting watering pattern on assigned areas of campus. Prepare and amend soil for planting. Make minor repairs to sidewalks and parking lots using appropriate materials and procedures. Maintain hoses, sprinklers, tools, supplies, and equipment in good condition and repair.
      • Clean all access areas to campus’ buildings, by power blowing, sweeping, or pressure washing areas of stain and gum concentration. Clean roadsides, sidewalks, streets and related areas. Pick up trash at assigned facilities and empty trash containers daily or as needed. Make sure that equipment being used is taken to the automotive shop for scheduled preventive maintenance. Inspect and check all fluids, safety guards, and moving parts on equipment prior to be used. Perform minor maintenance on small power-operated pavement sweepers, power mowers, small riding mowers, and other gardening equipment. Service/lubricate all moving parts of equipment daily or as needed.

      Other duties as assigned.

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

      License: See below for required licenses.
    • Preferred Qualifications

      • Three years of experience working in commercial landscape maintenance, large turf areas such as golf courses, parks or school grounds.
      • Knowledge of and ability to use different hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, picks, lawn rollers, saws, pruners, trowels, tamps, hammers, spading forks, brooms and other related hand tools. 
      • Knowledge of and ability to operate walk behind and riding mowers with single and multiple decks, tractors, bobcats, aerial equipment, electric vehicles, brush chippers, rototillers, water tanker with pumps, hydraulic sprayers, aerators, stump grinders, weed eaters, backpack blowers, edgers, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, lawn vacuum and other grounds related equipment. 
      • High School Diploma or equivalent.
    • Required Qualifications

      • Thorough knowledge of general gardening and grounds maintenance methods.
      • General knowledge of proper methods of planting, cultivating, and caring for hedges, ornamental trees, shrubs, lawns, and flowers as well as the use and care of gardening materials, tools, and equipment. 
      • Ability to recognize the more common species of ornamental shrubs, trees and flowers grown in California. 
      • Ability to perform strenuous physical work. 
      • Ability to utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination. 
      • Ability to learn to skillfully operate small trucks and power-driven grounds equipment. 
      • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the position.
      • Ability to follow simple oral and written instructions. 
    • Special Conditions

      • Schedule is Tuesday through Saturday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
      • The incumbent will be in an outdoor environment year-round, which is subject to loud noise, poor air quality, fluctuating temperatures and adverse weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, humid and windy), precipitation, biting insects, chemicals, fumes and other environmental substances.
    • License or Certifications

      • Possess a valid California driver’s license.
    • Physical Requirements
    • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function
      • Must have sufficient coordination to be able to operate grounds powered equipment and hand tools which requires frequent grasping, holding and reaching.
      • Must be able to sit, stoop, stand, squat, twist, kneel, and walk for prolonged periods of time and have the ability to traverse rough uneven terrain. Must be able to perform strenuous physical labor. 
      • Must be able to lift 15 to 30 lbs frequently and 30 to 50 lbs occasionally.
      • Must be able to work at the extended height of a boom truck and/or lift.
    • Salary Range
    • $2,736 - $4,950 per month plus excellent paid benefits.  (Anticipated salary will be $2,736 – $3,010 per month, depending on the qualifications of the successful finalist.)
    • Compensation & Benefits
    • Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year. Link to Benefits Summary: CSUEU (Unit 2,5,7,9) 
    • How to Apply
    • To be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only.  Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.  To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

       

      Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding.  Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    • Application Deadline
    • OPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN OCTOBER 11, 2019. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)
    • Criminal Background Clearance Notice
    • Satisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment.  CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
    • Additional Information
    • Campus & Area

      California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

      Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

      Clery Act Disclosure

      Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382, or by calling 209-667-3572.

      Equal Employment Opportunity

      The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.  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 CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

      Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351.  California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD.  As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool.  Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at:  https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Self_ID_Forms/VoluntarySelf-ID_CC-305_ENG_JRF_QA_508c.pdf.

      CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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    • The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.

      INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

       

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