Groundskeeper

Location
San Mateo
Posted
Jan 18, 2018
Institution Type
Community College


Groundskeeper



San Mateo County Community College District


Posting Number: 2014545S

Department: Facilities / Public Safety DIST (DEPT)

Location: District Office

Position Number: 1C0090

Percentage of Full Time: 100%

Months per Year: 12

Salary Range: $49,152 (annual) - $61,164 (annual)

Position Type: Staff & Admin

General Statement:

San Mateo County Community College District values the principles of diversity and equity. We provide our students with a rich and dynamic learning community that embraces differences, emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become critical thinkers and socially responsible leaders.

This is manual labor work at the skilled level, involved in the maintenance of landscape and hardscape including plants, shrubs, trees, water features, grounds, parking lots, athletic fields and facilities using appropriate tools and related equipment for a college district. Under general supervision, public contact is primarily with department staff and the campus community, but may include vendors and contractors to exchange instructions and other information regarding regular and special projects, set-ups, and other assignments. The position requires a broad knowledge of gardening, landscaping, maintenance and repair of hardscape, as well as knowledge of applicable safety procedures, equipment and supplies. A moderate degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to plan the procedures required to complete daily and special projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Successful training and experience in gardening and landscaping
• Demonstrated skill in the use of safety procedures, equipment and supplies, including applicable chemicals
• Experience in the operation of common mechanical and electrical equipment related to gardening, landscaping and grounds maintenance
• Demonstrated skill in following oral and written instructions, and attention to detail
• Extensive public contact experience that has demonstrated respectful and sensitive communication with people at various levels within an organization who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds
• Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to safely drive a motor vehicle in the performance of assigned tasks

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
2. Knowledge of general principles of gardening, landscaping, grounds and hardscape maintenance, including plant identification and basic intercultural gardening techniques, equipment and supplies
3. Knowledge of safety procedures, equipment and supplies applicable to gardening, landscape, hardscape, and grounds maintenance
4. Knowledge and skill in installing, maintaining and repairing irrigation systems and controls
5. Skill in reading, comprehending, and following oral and written instructions and directions
6. Skill in communicating effectively with people who are diverse in their cultures, language groups and abilities
7. Skill in working effectively as part of a customer service team
8. Skill in the safe operation and handling of mechanical and electrical equipment, tools, and supplies, including the driving of a motor vehicle
9. Ability to exercise good judgment in safeguarding and protecting the District, public property, and the public
10. Basic understanding of water chemical balance and treatment
11. Ability to perform moderate to heavy physical labor

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits: Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Classified employees participate in the Public Employees’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

First Review Date: 02/07/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

To apply, visit: https://jobs.smccd.edu/

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.




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