Grounds Crew Leader

San Diego
Oct 06, 2020
Institution Type
Community College

Grounds Crew Leader

San Diego Community College District

Closing Date: 10/26/2020

Position Number: 009931

Location: San Diego City College

Position Type: Classified

The Position:
Applications are currently being accepted for Grounds Crew Leader in the Facilities Department, located at the San Diego City College. Hours are Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri, 5:30am to 2:00pm. Selected candidate must be willing to adjust work days/hours based on the department's needs.

Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

Major Responsibilities:


Desired Qualifications:
Basic computer literacy.
Care of plants.
Central irrigation systems.
Health and safety regulations.
Methods and chemicals used in pest control.
Methods, materials, and equipment used in custodial work.
Methods, materials, and equipment used in skilled gardening and grounds keeping work.
Plant diseases and pests common to the areas.
Principles of work direction and training.
Safety rules and regulations applicable to hazardous substances handling.
Turf species, soil conditions, materials, and equipment used in landscape operations and maintenance.
Water conservation techniques.

Skills and Abilities:
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Implement a program of landscaping and grounds maintenance including installation of new irrigation systems.
Keep accurate inventory of all equipment.
Keep track of budgets and work with supervisors on budgets.
Lead personnel.
Maintain records and prepare reports
Meet schedules and timelines.
Operate equipment used in landscape and custodial.
Perform heavy physical labor.
Prepare special work assignments and assure completion.
Read and interpret blueprints, plans, and schematics for landscape irrigation systems.
Train and provide work direction.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.

Valid California driver’s license.
Qualified Applicators Certificate, Category B.

Training and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: two years of gardening, grounds keeping, and custodial experience with some related experience in irrigation retrofits, installations, and water management (computerized systems).


Pay Information:
Range 29 ($4,666.60 - $7,448.95) per month based on the current AFT Classified Unit - Maintenance and Operations Salary Schedule

Initial salary placement is commensurate with related experience and promotional rules. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid: medical, dental, and vision plans; sick and vacation leave; and opportunities for professional development. Initial Salary Placement, Promoted or transferred employees will be placed as specified in the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 Classified Staff Collective Bargaining Agreement. This position is FLSA Non-Exempt and may accrue overtime. A temporary probationary period will be applied to the employee entering this assignment. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

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All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

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