Groundskeeper I - Landscape Services (S710)

Azusa, Los Angeles County / Irwindale, Los Angeles County
Apr 25, 2014

Under close supervision of the Landscape Services Lead, performs a variety of entry level grounds keeping duties to keep the campus attractive and litter free.

Required Education

  • High school education or equivalent.

Required Experience

  • Entry level up to two years of grounds keeping experience.
  • Skills: Knowledge of materials and tools (as listed below) needed to maintain lawns and shrubs.

Primary Duties/Essential Functions

  • Performs all core duties on a routine basis, under close supervision.
  • Operates and performs routine maintenance on basic grounds keeping equipment, including: walk behind mower, edger, string trimmer, blower, hedge trimmer, chainsaw, transport vehicle, backpack sprayer, hand pruners, loppers, saws, various hand tools, irrigation controllers in designated areas, fertilizer spreader and ladders
  • Maintains existing landscaping to keep area clean and pedestrian friendly.
  • Repairs irrigation lines and sprinkler heads. Operates irrigation controllers in areas assigned
  • Trims and prunes shrubs and trees to control size and keep walking area clear from obstruction
  • Monitors irrigation needs
  • Keeps all areas weed free
  • Uses non-selective herbicide as directed and keeps a record of chemical use
  • Feeds turf as directed
  • Follows detailed instructions and established procedures. Reports any problems to immediate supervisor.
  • Works as part of a team to accomplish tasks.
  • Completes special projects as directed.
  • Regular, punctual attendance as required by the supervisor based on department needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • Knowledge of materials and tools {as listed above} needed to maintain lawns and shrubs.

Mental Demands

  • Able to understand verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.

Physical Demands

  • Able to do heavy work, i.e., lift 50-75 lbs.
  • Stooping, bending, reaching, climbing, pulling,
  • Repetitive motions.

Visual Demands

  • Monitor job performance; inspect and operate machinery.


  • Subject to outdoor environment conditions-temperatures above 95 degrees for periods of more than an hour.
  • Subject to noise and vibration.
  • Subject to hazards-proximity to moving mechanical parts, electric current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to chemicals and oils.


  • Able to use computer to access email and online training.

Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.