Jul 11, 2017
Institution Type
Community College
invites applications for the position of:


SALARY:	$2,580.00 - $3,302.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE:	07/10/17
CLOSING DATE:	Continuous


Under direct supervision, perform gardening and grounds maintenance duties related to the college within a broad framework of standard policies and procedures. Perform skilled and semi-skilled work in the maintenance of college grounds; install and maintain athletic equipment; operate a variety of hand and power grounds maintenance equipment.

Essential Functions
Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled work in the maintenance of the college grounds.

Sweep walkways, pick up litter, rake leaves and eradicate weeds; trim and prune.

Service, maintain, and perform adjustments and routine repair work on hand and power grounds maintenance equipment.

Attend and participate in staff meetings and specialized in-service training sessions including but not limited to requirements of OSHA and the EPA.

Prepare, cultivate, fertilize, and water soil, lawns, shrubs, trees, hedges, flowers, and a variety of plants.

Perform varied duties in the planting and transplanting of ornamental plants, trees and shrubs; mow and edge lawns.

Prepare and apply appropriate and approved fertilizers, non-restricted insecticides, herbicides, and pesticides to maintain landscaped areas in a disease-free/insect-free state.

Operate hand and power tools and equipment including power mowers, electric hedgers, lawn edgers, power blowers, chainsaws, pressure washers and weed eaters.

Operate heavy equipment including forklift, dump truck, trencher, boomlift, street sweeper, top dresser and tractor with and without attachments.

Design and arrange planting areas; build planter boxes, sand boxes and fences; mix, pour and finish concrete; paint/weatherproof where necessary.

Assist in the installation and repair of athletic landscaping; prepare athletic fields for events.

Install sprinkler systems and repair sprinklers on lawns; install irrigation systems as needed.

Remove exterior trash and recycle containers; handle hazardous materials properly.

Assist in performing emergency duties for both maintenance and custodial areas as needed and as assigned.

Assist in setting up and removing furniture and standard and specialized equipment for campus functions and special activities.

Perform light carpentry work; patch sidewalks, roadways and parking lots; set up road signs.

Perform low voltage electrical repairs to irrigation systems; install conduit and electrical piping for irrigation.

Perform call back and overtime duties in an emergency.

Other Duties
Attend and participate in staff meetings and specialized in service training sessions; including but not limited to requirement of OSHA and EPA.

Train and oversee work of student employees and other workers, as assigned.

Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education and Experience
Any combination of education and/or experience, which would demonstrate possession of the knowledge abilities and skills listed herein. For example, completion of 12th grade or equivalent, course work in horticulture and park management and/or experience in farming, gardening, or grounds maintenance work is preferred.

Knowledge of: basic methods, practices, tools, and materials used in grounds maintenance work; operation and routine maintenance of equipment; safe working methods and procedures.

Ability to: learn methods used in the care of plants, trees, shrubs, and lawns; operate and maintain grounds maintenance equipment and tools skillfully and safely; understand and follow oral and written directions; meet the physical requirements of the job; read and write at a level necessary to perform the duties of the position; perform basic arithmetical calculations; perform strenuous manual labor; establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties; demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for the diverse academic, ethnic, socio-economic, disability and gender diversity of students and staff attending or working on a community college campus.

Heavy physical effort, which may include frequent standing, walking, and lifting or moving of heavy objects up to 50 pounds. Frequent activities requiring full body exertion. Indoor/outdoor work environment with some exposure to weather extremes.

License and Certifications:A valid Class C California driver's license and evidence of appropriate automobile insurance based on DMV regulations; maintain current certificates including, but not limited to: forklift, dump truck and tractor safety and hazardous waste handling.

Work Schedule
40 hours per week/ 8 months per year

Assigned Shift
Monday - Friday 6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Management reserves the right to change schedules as needed

STEP A ($2,580) - STEP F ($3,302) + Great benefits package
*All Classified employees begin at Step A.

How to Apply

• Complete all required fields of the application.
• Attach a.pdf of your cover letter which describes your interest in and qualifications for the position.
• Attach a.pdf of your resume
• Answer any required supplemental questions, if prompted.
For additional information please contact,

Maddison Burton

Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Human Resources does not accept additional materials such as: letters of reference, test scores from other institutions, certificates of courses/programs completed, letters of commendation from schools, or transcripts with your application. Such items, if included, will not be forwarded to the selection committee. If you are a finalist, HR will request any reference information that is required.
Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close or continue the recruitment at any time.

Conditions of Employment
Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Employees must sign the Oath of Affirmation of Allegiance, and submit fingerprints for California Department of Justice clearance. California School Employees Association Membership or an approved alternative is required.

NOTEOrganizational Security: This is a classified position and California School Employees Association membership or an approved alternative is required in accordance with our agreement with the employee organization.As a condition of employment, you will have 30 days from the date of hire to join the union (paying union dues), or authorize a salary deduction of appropriate fees.

NOTESmoking Policy: Smoking on campus is limited to designated smoking areas.

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