Job description

University of California Irvine


Updated: Apr 2, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Temporary Employment Services

Job Opening ID: 4846

Reports To: UCI Temporary Employment Services (TES) Department

Working Title: Temporary Groundskeeper

Department: UCI Temporary Employment Services (TES) Department

Bargaining Unit: SX

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Job Code: 008133

Job Location: UCI Campus - Irvine

Percent of Time: 0%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Employee Class: Floater

Position Summary:

UCI's Temporary Employment Services (TES) is continuously seeking applicants with a background in Grounds Keeping and Landscaping to assist in filling the UCI's temporary staffing needs. Temp assignments can range from a couple days to numerous months at a time.

Groundskeepers perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled grounds maintenance and gardening tasks; and perform other related duties as required.

Incumbents typically work as a part of a regular crew involved in the care and maintenance of plants, shrubs, trees, hedges, flowers, lawns and bard surfaced areas on the campus grounds; mow lawns and fields; edge around walks, flower beds, walls and similar areas; trim and prune shrubs, hedges and trees; prepare and fertilize soil for planting; spray landscaped areas with insecticides and herbicides; hoe weeds and rake lawns; water various ground areas by hand or by operating the sprinkler system; perform minor maintenance on hard surfaced areas such as walks and roadways; operate trucks, power mowers, power edgers, and a variety of attachments and grounds equipment or tools; service and make minor repairs or adjustments to equipment; may lay out and maintain athletic fields; and may use carpentry tools in simple construction of facilities such as wooden retaining walls.

Compensation Range:



At least 6 months of experience working as a groundskeeper;

Ability to follow oral and written instruction;

Knowledge and skill to operate commonly used grounds equipment and tools;


Possession of a valid California driver's license;

Ability to identify undesirable plant material;

Knowledge and ability to maintain irrigation systems;

Please attach your resume.

Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.

The majority of our temporary positions are Monday - Friday, 8:00a.m. - 5:00p.m., however, we also have occasional part-time, weekend and evening hours available. Comprehensive benefits options are also available for temporary employees, including paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave.

Some temporary assignments may require clearance of health physical or require a valid California Driver's License for driving university vehicles.


This is a temporary employment recruitment reporting to the UCI Temporary Employment Services (TES) Department
To be a viable candidate for the temporary employment program, you must be able to start employment within 1 to 2 days after temporary employment is offered
Interviewing and hiring is based on internal hiring needs and how well the candidate matches the requirements, and is a fit to the assignment
TES is constantly seeking applicants although there may not be the immediate need to interview or hire

Please note that we recruit for this position on an on-going basis in order to build a talent pool of potential candidates. When a position becomes available, we will review applicants at that time. Due to the volume of resumes that we receive, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in employment with UCI Temporary Employment Services

To apply, visit https://careersucirvine.ttcportals.com/jobs/4943041-temporary-groundskeeper

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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/2/2033
Work Type: Full Time