(Full-time) Groundskeeper

Shasta College

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

(Full-time) Groundskeeper

SALARY: $32,802.17 Annually
OPENING DATE: 04/29/19
CLOSING DATE: 05/20/19 04:30 PM


The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Classified positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our classified staff engage with a diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all by implementing and supporting our various employment and academic programs. As a classified staff member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in classified service at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.

To perform general gardening and grounds maintenance work. Employees in this classification receive general supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. This job class performs a variety of general grounds, gardening, and maintenance duties in the upkeep of campus grounds and functions at a journey level of classification.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 25 on the current Classified Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours are 7 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

SUPERVISOR: Director of Physical Plant

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalPERS Retirement and an employee assistance program (EAP).

Employees have the option to contribute to:
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts

    In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance

    For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.


  • Plants, cultivates, prunes, trims, waters, and sprays trees, shrubs, weeds, hedges, and plants
  • Plants, fertilizes, waters, mows, edges, aerifies, weeds, and cares for lawns, fence lines, athletic fields, runways, pits, etc.
  • Prepares and treats soil for planting
  • Operates hand and power tools and equipment including power mowers, edgers, trimmers, sweepers, rotortillers, chainsaw, and tractors
  • Keeps campus grounds clean; sweeps sidewalks and picks up paper, rubbish and other debris, and operates blowers
  • Applies pesticides to grounds and garden areas for pest control purposes
  • Maintains hoses, supplies, and tools in proper condition and repair
  • Performs routine servicing, maintenance, and minor repair work on groundskeeping equipment such as mowers, edgers, sprayers, blowers, etc.

    Possession Of:

  • A valid and appropriate California Driver's License

    Knowledge Of:
  • General groundskeeping and gardening methods and practices
  • The safe use, maintenance, and operation of groundskeeping tools, power equipment, and sprinkling systems
  • The care, use, and application of pesticides and fertilizers

  • Effectively and safely use hand and power tools and equipment associated with groundskeeping and gardening work
  • Make minor repairs and adjustments to sprinkling systems
  • Perform routine maintenance and repair work on a variety of groundskeeping equipment and tools
  • Understand and follow both oral and written instructions
  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform required duties
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties


  • Two years of gardening, grounds maintenance, or related work.
  • Completion of eight grade or equivalent.

    Online Application with Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to application:

  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume
  • College transcripts (if applicable)
    o Note: unofficial will be accepted at the time of application

    Attention Applicants:
  • After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
  • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
  • Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
  • Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
  • Interviews will be by invitation only.
  • Interviews are held on campus. No Skype or Phone Interviews.
  • The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to initial interviews.
  • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.

    New Classified Appointments will be placed at Step 2 on the Classified Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st if the hire date is before April 1, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum sixth step.

    Longevity pay in accordance with Section 8.8 of the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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  • Organization

    Shasta College is a comprehensive community college with campuses in Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties, offering students a unique educational experience. Small class size allows faculty to provide personalized instruction and hands-on training. Shasta College is committed to providing access to the latest information technology.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District encompasses over 10,000 square miles serving approximately 247,700 residents of beautiful north­eastern California. The College is located four miles east of Redding, which is the population center of the upper Sacramento Valley. Located 220 miles northeast of San Francisco, the campus is situated on 337 acres and commands spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, and the Trinity Alps. Nearby are some of the outstanding recreational areas in the western United States, including Shasta, Trinity, and Whiskeytown Lakes.

    Shasta College enrolls approximately 11,000 students, including on-campus day, on-campus evening, and off-campus students taking classes in extended education centers throughout the District. The College currently employs about 150 full-time faculty and administrators, 400 part-time instructors, and 200 support staff.

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