Groundskeeper Group III

Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Groundskeeper Group III

Union Level: Group III
Department: Business & Finance
Campus: Stockton
Posting Number: 201301156P
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Number of Months: 12
Work Schedule: Must be willing to work weekends and odd hours in emergency situations.
Position End Date:
Open Date: 09/23/2017
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions:

Primary Purpose:
To perform tasks relating to irrigation, chemical application and sports turf management for the University of the Pacific's grounds and other duties, as assigned.

Essential Functions:
1. Replace and repair irrigation sprinklers, pipes, valves and controllers.
2. Troubleshooting irrigation problems.
3. Program and maintain irrigation clocks and controllers.
4. Irrigation Management & Maintenance System (IMMS) program and scheduling.
5. Install new or re-designed sprinkler systems.
6. Maintain irrigation pumps.
7. Identify landscape pest problems.
8. Order irrigation parts and accessories, as needed.
9. Gauge water requirements so lawns, shrubs, trees and athletic fields are healthy.
10. Work on special projects.
11. Perform irrigation work, refuse removal, tree maintenance and paint fields.
12. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.
13. Identifies maintenance or repair needs.
14. Cooperate with other people within the departments and other department personnel in completing assigned tasks.
15. Display the necessary initiative and dependability to work alone or in groups.

Minimum Qualifications:
•High school diploma.
•Five (5) years experience directly related to chemical application.
•Must possess a current Qualified Applicator License or Qualified Applicators Certificate through the Department of Pesticide Regulation.
•Five (5) years experience directly related to Irrigation.

Preferred Qualifications:
•College degree
•Ten (10) years’ experience related to Landscaping preferred.
•A certified irrigation technician or certified water auditor is preferred.
•Experience maintaining athletic fields.
•Proven knowledge of small and large grounds equipment maintenance and operation.
•Possess good communication skills and works well with others.
•Working knowledge of lawn maintenance, irrigation work and of lawn maintenance equipment use and repair.
•Working knowledge of athletic field maintenance.
•Ability to accurately calibrate chemical equipment.
•Ability to operate and maintain large equipment including backhoe tractor, tractor attachments, bobcats, large trucks, trenchers, and other equipment.
•Working knowledge of pest and diseases in landscape.
•Ability to read and understand chemical labels.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Requires Physical and Respiratory Fit Testing. Ability to use or wear respirator.

Work Environment/Workweek/Travel:
Work is performed primarily outdoors with exposure to various temperatures and weather elements. Exposure to dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, chemicals, and/or loud noises. Extensive physical activity.
Constant bending, walking, standing, lifting up to 100 lbs., pushing or pulling up to 200 lbs. Must be willing to work weekends and odd hours in emergency situations.

Ability to climb a ladder and work at heights.
Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. Repetitive use of hands.

Union membership required.
Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: Union guidelines, non-exempt

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Background Check Statement:
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check

AA/EEO Policy Statement:
University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.


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