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Groundskeeper Gardener II - Facilities Planning & Services

El Camino College
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Aug 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Under the direction of the Grounds Supervisor, perform grounds maintenance, gardening and construction 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. Groundskeeper-Gardener I incumbents are assigned grounds maintenance and gardening work.


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 perform general grounds maintenance work.

Provide work direction and guidance to others as assigned.

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.

Under the temporary direction of a journey-level trades worker, perform construction, maintenance and repair work to various buildings, structures and accessories using techniques of carpentry, plumbing, pipe fitting, tiling, masonry, painting, cementing, asphalt patching and paving trades.

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

Operate power edgers and mowers, 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 plus one year experience in the construction trades.


Basic tools, materials, equipment, methods and procedures utilized in the construction trades.

Tools, materials, equipment, methods and procedures utilized in the construction trades.

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

Safe work practices.

Safe and proper use and storage of hazardous and toxic substances.


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 for some positions in this class.


Sit and standing for prolonged periods of time.

Bending, kneeling, walking and stooping for long periods of time.

Walking while operative gardening equipment.

Pushing, and pulling heavy loads in a wheelbarrow.

Reaching above shoulders for equipment.

Exposed to direct sunlight, rain and humidity while working outside for extended periods of times.

Working in and around traffic while sweeping streets and clearing branches.

Work inside aerial man lift at heights above ground when trimming large trees.

Exposure to operation of noisy equipment such as blowers, chain saws, weed-eaters and other power tools.

Exposure to vibration while operating vehicles or power equipment.

Exposed to airborne particles.

Contact with herbicides and pesticides.

Exposed to odors from rodent traps.

SALARY : (Step A) $4,101 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).


These positions are designated as regular, full-time, twelve-month classified. Working hours will be 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. 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 .


* 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 r ace, 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.

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