Groundskeeper - 19407-1A

Job description

Updated: Jun 4, 2021
Location: UC Irvine Campus
Job Type:
Department: Housing Administration Svcs

Job Opening ID: 19407

Reports To: Landscape Grounds Supervisor I

Working Title: Groundskeeper

Department: Middle Earth/Housing Administration Services

Bargaining Unit: SX

FLSA: Non-exempt

Payroll Job Code: 008133

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 7am - 3:30pm, M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

Student Housing is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 6 housing communities and 3 support units, with more than 240 staff employees, 300-400 student employees and an annual operating budget of $120 million. Student Housing provides housing for approximately 9,000 undergraduates, graduate students and their families in over 250 buildings and approximately 3.3 million sq. ft. Currently, Student Housing houses 45% of UCI’s enrolled students (in conjunction with American Campus Communities, UCI’s 3rd party housing partner) with a goal of housing 60% as part of the campus Long Range Development Plan (LRDP). Student Housing also provides maintenance and repair services to student residents.

The Department of Student Housing builds, maintains and operates facilities that promote and support a learning-centered and resident-focused organization. Under supervision of the Grounds Supervisor, performs a variety of grounds maintenance and repair functions throughout student housing. Functions include: mowing, edging, litter pick up, cultivating, trimming of shrubs and small trees, fertilizing, planting and irrigation repairs. Operates grounds power tools and machinery.

Compensation Range:

$40,945.68 - $47,084.40

Department Website:


Possession of a valid California’s driver’s license

Apply problem solving skills and use sound judgement

Skill to safely use both hand and power tools and equipment

Demonstrate knowledge of commonly used Southern California plant material, their cultural requirements, pests and diseases

Knowledge and ability to maintain irrigation systems

Ability to follow, model and promote conduct that adheres to the University of California Principles of Community

Ability to follow through and carry out assigned tasks

Ability to effectively communicate in English orally, electronically and in writing

Ability to identify undesirable plant material

Ability to completely and accurately fill out daily work reports

Knowledge and skill to operate commonly used grounds equipment and tools

Ability to effectively work independently or in a team

Skill in operating trenchers, riding mowers, tractors, roto-tillers, and other commonly used pieces of power driven equipment


Ability to effectively communicate in Spanish orally, in writing or electronically

Ability to troubleshoot and make minor irrigation repairs

Special Conditions Required:

Must be able to communicate in English – both verbally and in writing – for purpose of instruction and record keeping. Must be able to pass background check. Available for overtime and weekend work. Work schedules are subject to change to meet department’s needs. Department can require overtime work to meet operational needs. Department can operate and assign shifts seven days a week.

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.




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Job No:
Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 9/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time