Head Groundskeeper

Job description

Los Rios Community College District


Head Groundskeeper

Job Posting Number: C00762P

Salary: $3,725.16 per month

Closing Date: 11/27/2018


Complete job description and application available online at: https://jobs.losrios.edu/postings/9977


Position Summary        

Under direction, incumbent serves as lead person to a grounds crew, making work assignments for groundskeeper engaged in gardening and grounds maintenance; instruct personnel in the proper performance of their duties; personally participate in grounds maintenance activities; maintain and repair irrigation systems; submit reports on activities and problems.


Los Rios Community College District offers competitive salaries and a very comprehensive employee benefits package to include medical insurance, CalPERS retirement, and opportunities for additional insurance and financial investments.


Full-time, twelve-month employees receive 17 days of annual paid holidays, 15 days’ vacation yearly (with increases after 10 years) and 8 hours of sick leave per month. Los Rios also offers extensive professional development opportunities with the district and financial support and/or paid time off to complete external academic studies. (See full SEIU contract agreement details)


This position is assigned to Facilities Management, 3753 Bradview Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827.


Assignment Responsibilities    

● Under direction, oversees a crew of groundskeepers in lawn care, soil treatment and preparation, plant disease and pest control.

● Oversees and assists crew in all phases of gardening work.

● Personally performs planting, cultivating, watering, spraying and propagation of flowers, shrubs and trees.

● Assigns duties and instructs crew in work methods and safe practices.

● Inspects completed work; overhauls and maintains irrigation system including clocks, valves, heads and lines.

● Assists in planning areas to be developed and landscaped.

● Mixes different types of soils and composts for shrub beds and grass.

● Oversees the marking and cleaning of athletic field.

● Operates services and makes minor repairs on equipment used in planting and grounds-maintenance, including forklift.

● Performs related work as required.


Special Requirements    

Possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License in compliance with Los Rios Board Regulation R-8343; employment is contingent upon meeting the requirements of Los Rios Board Regulation R-8343. This position may require operating a District or personal vehicle in order to complete assigned work within the scope of the position duties.


Within six months obtain pesticide certification as a California Commercial Applicator with B and C option.


After six month of hire, must maintain a valid pesticide certification as a California Commercial Applicator with B and C option.


Within six months of hire obtain a forklift operator certificate.


After six months of hire, must maintain a valid forklift operator certificate.


Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a medical evaluation.


Minimum Qualifications    

EXPERIENCE: One year of lead experience in grounds keeping or two years in broad grounds keeping experience.


Promotional: One year of experience in Los Rios CCD as a groundskeeper. (Promotional applies to regular current Classified employees working with the Los Rios CCD.)


EDUCATION: Completion of courses in use of herbicides and insecticides leading to certificate or qualify for certificate within six months of hire. Courses in groundskeeping and horticulture desirable. Completion of course necessary to obtain forklift operator certificate or qualify for certificate by taking course within 6 months of hire.


Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.


(One year of experience is equal to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week. Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for purposes of meeting the experience requirement. Education Requirement: 15 units are equal to six months of education; 30 units are equal to one year of education.)



The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.




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Job No: C00762P
Posted: 11/7/2018
Application Due: 11/27/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $3,725.16 per month