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Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Stanford, California, United States

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Four-Year Institution

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Groundskeeper🔍Land, Buildings and Real Estate, Stanford, California, United States📁Facilities📅May 07, 2024 Post Date📅102378 Requisition #

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.

Welcome to Land, Buildings & Real Estate

Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) is the operational core of Stanford University’s physical campus. LBRE constructs and maintains the Stanford campus, where advancements across the academic spectrum are made possible. Our work is founded upon the collective value of dedication, innovation, expertise, teamwork, and continuous improvement. We are committed to serving the university’s academic mission, as well as preserving and enhancing Stanford’s 8,180 acres, and pride ourselves on supporting the teaching and research of the university as “Caretakers of a Legacy."

The Mission of the Stanford University Grounds Services Department is to provide a beautiful and safe outdoor experience for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

We pride ourselves in being the in-house service of choice since the University began. We provide a stewardship role in the proper care of all outdoor facilities. We are prompt, efficient, and professional in appearance and duties. We "tailor make" our services and are immediately responsive to our diverse clientele.

Location: 321 Bonair Siding, Stanford CA

Schedule: M-F, 6:00 am-2:30 pm

What you will do in this role:

You will be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Under direction, employees in this classification perform a variety of groundskeeping duties. They receive assignments on a day-to-day or duty-by duty basis and are clearly instructed as to what to do, where and how.
  • These employees practice safety procedures as directed. Standardized groundskeeping duties may be performed without direct supervision.
  • Prepare beds for planting.
  • Remove leaves and rubbish from grounds.
  • Spray pesticides as directed.
  • Weed small areas.
  • Mow, cultivate, prune, plant, and fertilize plants, Water shrubbery, and ground cover, flowering plants and trees, etc
  • Operate walking power equipment or other power equipment.
  • Adhere to safety rules.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

The successful candidate will embrace the following:

LBRE Core Values of Leadership, Exploration, Gratitude, Accountability, Community and You, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in their management style and help to build an organization where these qualities serve as the foundation for successful and rewarding careers for all employees.

LBRE views a strong culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as one where everyone can thrive. It is a culture of trust and respect, where staff can be their authentic selves, feel safe and work in a place that they feel they belong. We strive to create a community that draws upon a wide pool of talent to unify excellence while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

To be successful in this role you must bring:

  • High School diploma or GED or equivalent required
  • One-year experience in groundskeeping or a combination of equivalent education and work experience.
  • Demonstrated strong communications skills (both verbal and written). Ability to understand and follow job-related instructions given in English, either verbally or in writing.
  • Basic computer skills(email/Calendaring) and use of smart phone
  • Basic horticultural knowledge
  • Valid California Non-commercial Class C license
  • Horticultural industry related certification is preferred

Additional Information:

Physical Requirements*:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class C Driver’s License.
  • Frequently stand/walk, twist/bend/stop/squat, grasp forcefully, shovel/rake/sweep, operate hand and/or foot controls and/or lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 10-40 pounds and 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Occasionally perform seated work, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other) reach/work above shoulders, perform work which require light/fine grasping
  • Rarely, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone, write by hand and/or sort/file paperwork or parts.

Working Conditions

  • Required to wear appropriate issued uniform.
  • Ability to work safely in all types of outside weather conditions
  • May be required to work overtime, evenings and weekends, including Holidays.
  • Required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Maybe exposed to noise greater than 80db TWA
  • May be exposed to allergens, pollens, dust and fertilizers and pesticides

Work Standards

  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at

The expected pay range for this position is $23.82 (Step 1) - $28.74 (Step 10) per hour. Placement in the pay range is subject to the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 7977
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: A70
  • Requisition ID: 102378
  • Work Arrangement : On Site


Change the world. And yourself.

Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.

We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career. 

At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment.

Stanford Facts at a Glance

Opened 1891

Student Enrollment

  • Undergraduates: 6,980
  • Graduates: 8,897


  • 8,180 contiguous acres in six governmental jurisdictions
  • Nearly 700 major buildings
  • 97% of undergraduates live on campus


  • 5,300 externally sponsored projects
  • $1.33 billion total budget


  • 2,043 faculty members
  • 21 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
  • 5:1 student to faculty ratio

Stanford University is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

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