Grounds Supervisor

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Posting Details Posting Number: 0000943 Job Title: Grounds Supervisor Discipline or Department: Facilities Position Type: Staff/Classified Working Title: Grounds Supervisor 2019 Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: starting at $6,335.08 per month (range 29, step 1) Type of Benefits: COMPENSATION:
Based on the 2018-2019 classified salary schedule, the starting salary for this position will be $6,335.08 per month (range 29, step 1), plus a full benefit package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Full Time or Part Time? Full-Time Months Per Year 12 Working Hours: POSITION AVAILABLE:
One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. Contract Days
(Faculty Positions Only) Special Instructions to Applicants: APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on "How to Apply" and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.

Complete application packets submitted through the online system by Wednesday, January 9, 2019, will be included in the first screening. Additional applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit the following documents directly in the online system until you receive a confirmation number:

1.Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.

2.A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how your experience aligns with the essential duties and desirable qualifications.

3.A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

4.Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a post-secondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Post-secondary Accreditation. If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree. Special Instructions to Applicants: Continued NOTE: When you "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING," you will eventually be asked to answer the Supplemental Questions listed below. Your answers will appear at the bottom of the application form.

- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of "sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students."

- Please list the software for centralized irrigation that you are familiar with.

- List all certifications and licenses you currently hold.

- What kinds of experiences have you had in relating with people whose backgrounds are different than yours? What have you learned from these experiences?

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to four (4) weeks following the first screening date.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and 4) fingerprint clearance.

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five (5) days prior to the closing date.

Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions. Basic Function and Other Details: BASIC FUNCTION:
Under direction, plan, organize and supervise the staff, operations and maintenance functions of the grounds department at all District sites; plan, coordinate and assist in new construction, site improvements, renovations and rehabilitation of district sites while ensuring sustainability and responsible water consumption; assist in developing and monitoring the budget; and perform related duties as assigned. Basic Function and Other Details Continued: Representative Duties:
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.

1.Plan, supervise and evaluate the work of grounds staff at district sites; Assign work requests and repair tickets to appropriate department staff; conduct site walks and inspect work performed.

2.Ensure that all department personnel are properly trained in the safe operations of equipment, coordinate the routine maintenance of the equipment. Develop, implement and monitor grounds objectives and service standards; participate in developing, implementing and evaluating departmental plans, processes and procedures to achieve assigned unit objectives.

3.Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports, maintain all records of waste generation, including green waste, landfill diversion and recycling efforts; file all required regulatory reports and schedule refuse abatement work to ensure timely collection of recyclable materials.

4.Prepare and maintain a variety of records and logs for regulatory agencies including inspection forms for ADA compliance and work performed, pesticide training and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all chemicals in inventory and chemical spray applications. Report and coordinate the mandated inspections and preventative maintenance records of the inspections; coordinate and conduct mandated annual pesticide safety training.

5.Manage the underground utilities operations; coordinate all construction, maintenance, inspection and repairs for all fire mains and systems, storm drain systems, irrigation controllers, mains, systems, and irrigation electrical.

6.Plan, select, schedule, coordinate and monitor the work of contractors or service providers; coordinate work with contractors and internal departments.

7.Consult and coordinate with other district departments and personnel to provide for their needs, coordinate with various governmental agencies as the district's point of contact; serve as district representative, attend appropriate meetings, consult and coordinate with architects, engineers, construction management companies and internal and external organizations.

8.Supervise grounds maintenance crew in campus clean-up projects, and assist in special events projects as required.

9.Responsible for the oversight of the department's operational budget, tracking and reporting of all expenditures, procurement of all materials and equipment, utilization of assigned Local Deferred Maintenance and Scheduled Maintenance budgets; provide input and monitor performance against the annual departmental budget.

10.Utilize computerized inventory and financial systems to make purchases and other expenditures in accordance with district procedures; prepare and assemble specifications for service contracts; order and maintain equipment, supplies and materials.

11.Oversee the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and wetlands on the facility grounds; direct and assist the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning and trimming of trees and shrubs, the preparation of soil plant beds for aesthetically pleasing drought resistant plant selection.

12.Manages an aggressive water conservation usage plan and irrigation systems as well as oversight of the district's weather station based centralized irrigation system; direct water conservation efforts and assist with district water needs, consumption and conservation. Representative Duties Continued: 13.Manage all district roadways, parking lots, driveways, walkways, ramps, stairs, hardscapes, and coordinate all of their construction, maintenance, repair and operational needs; ensure compliance with mandated accessibility according to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) regulations.

14.Coordinate with architects, engineers, construction management companies and internal and external organizations in the planning of both in house projects, small to medium construction projects and major capital construction projects; assist in the preparation of site-specific plans for land use and development, review project plans, landscape reports, specifications and/or construction drawings; Direct and oversee construction, installation, maintenance and repair of all exterior landscape, hardscape, roadways, parking lots, utility easements and undeveloped areas participate in new construction, modernization, site improvement, renovation and rehabilitation planning for all district sites.

15.Ensure compliance with all required governmental regulations; ensure compliance with all safety regulations as well as compliance with all federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations pertaining to the handling and disposal of pesticides, hazardous materials and hazardous waste.

16.Ensure district compliance with laws, policies and regulations regarding prevention of illicit discharges from sensitive wetlands and storm drain systems, all fire water systems, central irrigation pumps and their associated control systems; coordinate the annual inspection process of back-flow prevention devices; ensure compliance with all Storm Water Pollution Protection (SWPP) regulations.

1.Oversee the District's solid waste and recycling programs and associate reporting requirements.

2.Oversee the District's Storm Water Pollution Prevention programs.

3.Coordinate leased use of district sports fields by community organizations; establish rules and regulations for usage; assess damage and/or liability from rules infractions and determine consequences.

4.Respond to emergencies as a member of the campus Emergency Preparedness team; assign work to staff and volunteers during emergencies.

5.Perform related duties as assigned. Knowledge and Abilities KNOWLEDGE OF:
1.Principles, methods, terminology and practices used in landscape maintenance, including maintenance of soil, turf, plants, shrubs and trees.

2.Construction practices, codes and laws/regulations governing applicable trades, including grading, demolition, site preparation, landscape construction, asphalt, concrete, pipeline/pipefitting, irrigation installation, signage and electrical.
3.The use and operation of all equipment used in maintaining large landscaped areas, sports fields and campus grounds.
4.Plant identification with an emphasis on California native and drought tolerant plants.
5.Landscape management practices with an emphasis Integrated Pest Management (IMP) plan.
6.Principles and practices of landscape architecture and irrigation design and construction, including site planning, installation, irrigation, repair and maintenance.
7.Safety, access and environmental regulations, laws and practices governing landscape construction and maintenance activities and related potential employee, public and environmental impacts and their mitigation.
8.District practices and procedures for budgeting, purchasing and maintaining public records.
9.Principles and practices of effective supervision.

1.Plan, supervise, assign, review and evaluate the work of staff.

2.Develop and implement appropriate procedures and controls.

3.Represent the district effectively in dealings with vendors and contractors.

4.Plan, schedule, inspect, oversee and repair and/or maintain of all district landscapes including all plant materials, sports fields, hardscapes, utility easements and undeveloped areas.

5.Operate, maintain, repair and train others on the use of tools/equipment used in grounds maintenance.

6.Oversee and participate in the development and implementation of a pest control program responsible for the grounds, landscapes and building exteriors utilizing an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.

7.Review, analyze and interpret plans, specifications and maps for conformance with district standards and policies; enforce specifications, workmanship and materials requirements as provided in assigned contracts and service agreements.

8.Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and regulations. Operate a computer and standard business software.

9.Work from blueprints, shop drawings and sketches; read schematic drawings and technical materials.

10.Perform journey-level trade work in the installation/maintenance of landscapes and grounds.

11.Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic and disability issues. Minimum Qualifications: EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

Graduation from an associate degree program in horticulture, landscape management or a related field, and six years of related work experience, at least two of which were at a lead level; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in a public agency is preferred.
IMPORTANT: For work experience, one "year" is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours. Minimum Qualifications Continued: Desirable Qualifications: Licenses and Other Requirements: LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
1.A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance program.

2.Qualified Applicator's Certificate issued by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation is required and must be maintained as a condition of employment.

3.Backhoe safety training and forklift safety training.

Lead Groundskeeper, Grounds Maintenance Specialist SEC, Refuse and Recycling Worker, Irrigation Specialist, and Gardener/Groundskeepers.

District administrators, faculty, staff, students, other college and community organizations, vendors, contractors, architects, engineers, construction management companies and various governmental agencies and the general public. Physical Effort: PHYSICAL EFFORT:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Moderate to heavy physical labor with constant standing and walking for extended periods; walking over rough or uneven surfaces; frequent pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying of heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds; frequent bending, stooping and kneeling; repetitive use of upper extremities on a regular basis; manual dexterity to safely operate motorized equipment and vehicles; ability to operate district vehicles including gas and electric carts to travel to various locations on campus; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business. Emotional Effort: EMOTIONAL EFFORT:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to effectively work alone or as a crew member; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities. Working Conditions: WORKING CONDITIONS:
Indoor and outside environment; exposure to weather conditions including rain and extreme heat; exposure to sun for extended periods of time; work on slippery or uneven surfaces; work while wearing personal protection equipment including respirators, protective gloves and footwear, face shields, goggles, spray suits and rain suits; exposure to dust, dirt, oil/grease, gasoline, diesel fuel, smoke and pollen; exposure to hazardous materials such as pesticides, herbicides, solvents and other toxic chemicals and fumes; exposure to extreme noise and fumes/exhaust from equipment and vehicle operation; work with or around extremely dangerous equipment and machinery with moving parts. May be required to work at any district location with occasional evenings, holidays and/or weekends on an as-needed basis; occasional local travel may be requested. Posting Date: 12-19-2018 Closing Date: Open Until Filled First Screening Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Human Resources Contact Information [email protected] or 760.795.6854 EEO Statement: EEO STATEMENT:
MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an educational environment which affirms and supports diversity in its faculty, staff, and administration, and promoting an environment of inclusion. The college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is expressed in the policy found at

MiraCosta College
Attn: Human Resources
1 Barnard Drive
Oceanside CA 92056

[email protected]
The MiraCosta Community College District mission is to provide superior educational opportunities and student-support services to a diverse population of learners with a focus on their success. MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career- and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities that strengthen the economic, cultural, social, and educational well-being of the communities it serves.

Goal I. MiraCosta Community College District will become a vanguard educational institution committed to innovation and researched best practices, broad access to higher education, and environmental sustainability.

Goal II. MiraCosta Community College District will become the institution where each student has a high probability of achieving academic success.

Goal III. MiraCosta Community College District will institutionalize effective planning processes through the systematic use of data to make decisions.

Goal IV. MiraCosta Community College District will demonstrate high standards of stewardship and fiscal prudence.

Goal V. MiraCosta Community College District will be a conscientious community partner. About MiraCosta: (contd) THE DISTRICT, STAFF AND STUDENTS:
The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton. The single college district is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees who are elected from each of the district's seven communities.

MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.

The college's fee-based Community Education program provides a wide variety of classes, workshops, and excursions. Tuition-free, noncredit classes also present a variety of learning opportunities at the Community Learning Center and throughout the community. In addition, the college partners with the North San Diego Small Business Development Center and hosts the Veterans Business Outreach Center.

MiraCosta College employs 204 full-time faculty, 368 regular classified staff, 13 classified administrators and 16 academic administrators. An additional 673 associate faculty work in the credit and noncredit programs, and about 150 educators or contract staff provide community education and workforce development activities. The Sites: THE SITES:
The district operates two campuses and two centers.

The Oceanside Campus (OC) moved to its 121.5-acre site in 1964 and houses a comprehensive public community college offering credit, fee-based, and noncredit courses. In the 2016-17 academic year, the college offered general education credit courses that applied toward 66 associate degrees, 50 Certificates of Proficiency, and 61 Certificates of Achievement. Some noncredit classes and community services courses are also offered on this campus. Approximately 10,500 students, the majority of the district's students, attend the Oceanside Campus.

The San Elijo Campus (SAN) in Cardiff is positioned as the district's transfer-focused site and offers a wide range of credit courses leading to transfer and almost 40 associate degrees and career certificates. Each semester, more than 200 sections are offered on this campus to a student body of more than 3,000 students, with support networks in tutoring, counseling, library, wellbeing, and student activities. A rich variety of community events and workshops are also offered year-round at the San Elijo Campus.

The Community Learning Center (CLC) opened in fall 2000, serves approximately 2,500 students, and is located on 7.6 acres in downtown Oceanside. The CLC hosts a wide variety of noncredit programs, including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, classes for older adults, health classes, parenting classes, and classes for those who are physically and mentally challenged. The center also houses the Cisco Networking Academy, which prepares students for computer industry certifications. Credit courses that fulfill general education requirements are also offered at this site and are intended to support students' transition from noncredit to credit enrollment.

MiraCosta College's Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of MiraCosta College's Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs. From enrichment classes to job training programs, the TCI provides the types of classes that make it easy for students to reach their goals, no matter what age. All of the programs and classes at the TCI are fee-based and not-for-credit. The TCI offers classes and certificate programs to skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. Accreditation: The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.

MiraCosta College began offering online courses in 1995. The district typically offers approximately 275 fully online class sections each semester, with another 170 sections offered partially online.

MiraCosta College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Boulevard, Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, 415.506.0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education and approved by the California State Department of Education Office of Private Post-Secondary Education for training veterans and other eligible persons under the provisions of the GI Bill of Regulations. The University of California, California State Universities, and private universities of high rank give credit for transfer courses completed at MiraCosta College.

Specific MiraCosta College programs have additional accreditation through their respective agencies: California State Board of Registered Nursing, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, State Board of Vocational Nurse and Psychiatric Technicians, California Department of Public Health Aide and Technician Certification Section, Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (Adult High School). The Area THE AREA:
Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Interstate 5, Amtrak, and Carlsbad regional airport provide easy access to either metropolis and to Mexico. The district, which extends 25 miles along the Pacific Ocean from Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base to the city of San Diego, attracts diverse ethnic and socioeconomic populations who live in urban and suburban communities. The intellectual environment is enhanced by the college's proximity to the University of California San Diego, California State University San Marcos, and other institutions of higher education. Along with numerous theaters, galleries, and museums, residents enjoy a moderate, year-round climate, which provides many opportunities for outdoor activities. Clery Act: As per the Clery Act of 1998, the campus security report can be found at Required Applicant Documents: Resume/Curriculum Vitae
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Posted: 12/25/2018
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