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Groundskeeper-Gardener I

El Camino Community College
Torrance, California
$3,539 per month.
Closing date
Jul 29, 2021

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El Camino College



Req:   C2122-003

Division:  Facilities Planning & Services

Close Date: 07/29/2021


Complete job description and application available online at:



Groundskeeper-Gardener I




Under the direction of the Grounds Supervisor, perform grounds maintenance and gardening work.




Groundskeeper-Gardener I incumbents are assigned grounds maintenance and gardening work. Groundskeeper Gardener II incumbents perform grounds maintenance, gardening and construction work. Incumbents are assigned semi-skilled to skilled construction work and positions require experience in one or more of the construction trades.



• Plant, cultivate, water, spray and propagate plants, shrubs hedges and flowers; prepare and treat soil for planting.

• Plant, fertilize and care for lawns.

• Spade and fertilize flowerbeds and set out plants.

• Trim hedges, shrubs and trees.

• Hoe weeds; rake leaves and performs general grounds maintenance work.

• Maintain supplies tools and equipment in safe and proper working condition.

• Prepare, set up and maintain athletic fields and related areas.

• Assist in setting up for special events.

• Perform routine duties in the installation and maintenance of sprinkler systems.

• Operate power edgers and movers, trucks, tractors and attachments, sweepers, skip loaders, forklifts and other assigned equipment.

• Perform custodial or maintenance duties during vacations or on a relief basis as assigned.

• Schedule grounds maintenance and gardening work according to weather, time and equipment requirements.

• Operate a District vehicle to travel from site-to-site to conduct work.

• Utilize pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals in the control and eradication of pests and weeds as assigned.

• Perform related duties as assigned.




• Any combination equivalent to: sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above and one year of experience in grounds maintenance and gardening.



Tools, materials, equipment and methods used in grounds maintenance and gardening work.

• Principles of propagating and maintaining trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns.

• Safe work practices.

• Safe and proper use and storage of hazardous and toxic materials.



• Perform grounds maintenance, gardening and construction work.

• Perform a wide variety of grounds maintenance and gardening work.

• Utilize required hand and power tools and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

• Schedule grounds maintenance and gardening work according to weather, time and equipment requirements.

• Read and write at the level required for successful job performance.

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

• Understand and follow oral and written directions.

• Work independently with little direction.

• Provide work direction to others.



• Valid California driver's license.

• Possession of a Pest Control Operator's license may be required.



• Exposure to direct sunlight, rain and humidity while working outside for extended periods of time.

• Exposure to operation of noisy equipment such as blowers, chain saws, weedeaters and other power tools.

• Exposed to dust from blowers.

• Lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

• Sit, stand, kneel and crouch.

• Exposure to vibration while operating vehicles or power equipment.

• Contact with herbicides and pesticides.

• Contact with engine grease, oils and lubricants for blowers and mowers.


SALARY: (Step A) $3,539 per month.

*Salary increases are granted on the first day of the month following each year of service, until step F is reached.

Employees contribute 7% of their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).



This position is designated as a full-time, twelve-month classified. Excellent fringe benefits include eight 32-hour workweeks during the summer. Working hours will be Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.



Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:

1. Online application:

2. Resume in Word Format

3. Pest Control Operator's License (Please upload certification if you hold one)


Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date.


Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.


If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 3807 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or by email at [email protected]


Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. PST (pacific standard time).



CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.


* Previous employment performed in a different public retirement system may allow eligibility to continue in the same retirement system.



In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, El Camino College has published Annual Security Reports and all required statistical data, which can be found on the Police Department webpage at These publications include Clery crime statistics for the previous three years relevant to El Camino College classes and activities, in addition to institutional policies concerning campus safety and security. The information is also available in printed form in the lobby of the Police Department and in select locations on campus. Upon request, the Campus Police Department can provide or mail out copies of this publication. Contact them at 310-660-3100.



El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer


The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.


Welcome to El Camino College

You don't have to be an ECC student to enjoy our beautiful campus. Visit us online through our website, or on campus any time -- we are YOUR community college.

Founded in 1947, El Camino College is situated on a beautiful and spacious 126-acre campus near Torrance, California. The college enrolls more than 25,000 students each semester and boasts a curriculum of over 850 highly regarded academic and career programs taught by exceptional faculty.

Where are we located?

El Camino College is easily accessible from the 405 and 91 freeways, at the corner of Manhattan Beach and Crenshaw boulevards near Torrance. A daylong parking permit costs $3 – you may purchase a parking permit from one of the dispensers available in various lots. Please do not park in staff-marked parking stalls. Click here for the Campus Map.

El Camino College – A South Bay Tradition

Since the opening of El Camino College over 70 years ago, we have been dedicated to serve our community's educational and cultural needs. El Camino College is well-known for our academic excellence, our consistently high transfer rate to four-year colleges and universities, and our exceptional career training programs.

El Camino College offers many outstanding features, including:

  • Transfer agreements with many four-year universities
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Ranked among the largest single-campus, two-year colleges in the nation
  • Excellent career training programs
  • Outstanding community education programs
  • Only $46 per unit for California residents


President's Message

Our mission at El Camino College is to make a positive difference in people's lives. We provide excellent comprehensive educational programs and services that promote student learning and success in collaboration with our diverse communities. We are dedicated to achieving our mission and ensuring that everyone who wishes to pursue higher education and earn a degree or certificate is able to accomplish that goal at El Camino College.

The college will implement several innovative programs in the coming year, all designed to increase access to a college education and ensure students are successful once they arrive here. In our pursuit for equity and achievement we are constantly working to ensure that all students have what they need to succeed – in the classroom, in the tutoring lab, in the library, in the concert hall or on the playing field. Students have access to facilities that support teaching and learning, backed by the technology necessary to support their success.

We are also proud to be a strong and trusted partner in the South Bay, working with community leaders to align our programs with the workforce needs of the future. We share a common interest in the economic vitality of the South Bay, and we are a proactive provider of education and training that support this region.

Watch for future innovations such as expanded evening/weekend classes for working adults, new educational technology initiatives and additional college/career pathways with area high schools.

Dena P. Maloney, Ed.D.

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