Grounds Maintenance Worker (Temporary)

Ventura County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 07, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Grounds Maintenance Worker (Temporary)

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $20.86 Hourly

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: Provisional-004

Location: Oxnard College (Oxnard CA), CA

Department: OC - Administrative Services


This recruitment is being conducted to fill temporary assignments at Oxnard College only and not being conducted to establish an eligibility list from which regular appointments will be made, as such this recruitment may close at any time.

Under the direction of a Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, perform a variety of grounds keeping tasks for an assigned area of a campus; assist grounds maintenance crews as assigned for large scale grounds maintenance projects.

We are currently recruiting for two provisional (temporary) Grounds Maintenance Worker positions. Each assignment may be scheduled up to 30 hours per week.

Oxnard College was founded in 1975 and is the newest of the three community colleges in the county. Set on 118 acres and located two miles from Pacific Ocean beaches, the college is easily accessible by the Ventura Freeway (Highway 101) or the Pacific Coast Highway.

More about Oxnard College can be found here:

Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement.

The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promotes academic excellence and creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its employees, contractors, students, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and qualified group of administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

The Ventura County Community College District seeks candidates who are best prepared to meet the needs, interests, and goals of the diverse students it serves and assures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

This is considered a temporary provisional assignment. As such, employees hired in this capacity are considered at will and do not accrue property interest in the assignment and are not eligible for benefits.

Representative Duties
Plant, cultivate, prune, fertilize and irrigate flowers, trees, shrubs and lawns. E

Operate motorized equipment such as mowers, hedgers, trucks, tractors and sweepers. E

Irrigate and cultivate around trees, shrubs and hedges; trim and prune trees, shrubs and hedges. E

Perform a variety of regular maintenance to grounds such as trash pick-up and removal, weeding, raking and maintaining assigned areas in a clean and orderly condition. E

Plant new lawns, trees, shrubs, hedges and flowers. E

Spray landscaped areas with herbicide; prepare mixtures in proper proportions as directed; maintain related records; prepare paperwork related to pesticide usage. E

Repair, replace, and service sprinkler heads; inspect functioning of sprinklers and report malfunctioning sprinkler systems to supervisor. E

Prepare and maintain track and athletic fields for athletic events. E

Locate, trap and bait rodents.

Assist in the resurfacing of asphalt; mix and pour cement.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of gardening or grounds maintenance experience in a commercial or public setting, including experience operating blowers, mowers, weeders, hedgers, and edgers.

Supplemental Information
Applications will be screened for evidence of the minimum qualifications and submitted to the hiring department as they are received, as such this recruitment may close at any time. Please include ALL employment you wish to be considered in the Employment Experience section of the application and complete all fields. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Employment Experience section of the application will not be considered.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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