GROUNDS SERVICES SUPERVISOR
San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
Close/First Review Date:
Evergreen Valley College
The Grounds Services Supervisor reports to the Director of College
Fiscal Services at Evergreen Valley College. The work schedule is
12 months per year; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 5:00 a.m. -
1:30 p.m. This is a full time, 12 months per year, classified
Reporting to a campus administrator, the Grounds Services
Supervisor assigns and reviews the work of staff responsible for
providing grounds services. Oversees and participates in all work
activities; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to
assigned area of responsibility.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff
responsible for grounds operations of assigned campus.
2. Interpret job assignments to staff under charge and assign
duties to crews of varying sizes and skills; Establish schedules
and methods for providing grounds services; review needs with
appropriate management staff. Monitor productivity and work flow of
crews; ensure adherence to established deadlines and preventive
maintenance schedules; analyze and resolve work problems, and
assist staff in solving problems.
3. Participate in the preparation and administration of the Grounds
budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.
4. Identify and allocate resources accordingly; requisition
materials and supplies for projects and coordinate the efficient
use of staff, resources and equipment. Distribute grounds supplies
and material; maintain supplies and equipment inventory;
requisition supplies and equipment.
5. Prepare analytical and statistical reports on operations and
activities. Maintain records and reports on personnel and work
6. Ensure adherence to proper methods and safety requirements;
ensure the safe and productive use of equipment utilized in grounds
maintenance and associated repair work. Assist in the maintenance
and upkeep of equipment and oversee preventative maintenance
activities district wide.
7. Maintain current knowledge of correct pesticide and hazardous
materials used in ground maintenance.
8. Ensure proper training of staff in chemical application and
usage procedures, as well as records maintenance to comply with
applicable regulatory standards.
9. Transport and store hazardous waste materials.
10. Operate assigned equipment and vehicles.
11. Use, and supervise the use of, the operation of a variety of
hand and power tools, and light and heavy equipment.
12. Inspects grounds maintenance tasks, e.g., edging, mowing,
trimming, waste and litter removal, fertilizing, placing sod,
raking, planting. Inspect maintenance and repairs on irrigation
systems, equipment, structures, facilities, equipment, and grounds.
Inspect tree pruning by staff and contractors working for the
13. Plan and coordinate the set-up and removal of equipment,
tables, chairs, stages, etc. for special events and programs.
14. Plan and coordinate landscape program projects, e.g., planting,
spraying, fertilizing, mulching, watering, transplanting, lawn care
15. Respond to emergency situations in order to confine, resolve or
prevent unsafe or otherwise hazardous conditions, i.e., fallen
debris, spills, broken windows, broken locks.
16. Oversee the weekly maintenance of fleet of grounds vehicles
with the district mechanic dept.
17. Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of
grounds maintenance and operations.
18. Perform related duties as assigned.
1. Principles and practices of supervision, training and
2. Operations, services and activities of a grounds maintenance
3. Modern and complex principles and practices of facilities
4. Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and
5. Methods, procedures, materials and equipment used in grounds
6. Record keeping methods and techniques.
7. Computer literate including the use of software programs in the
MS Office Suite such as MS Word and Excel.
8. Knowledge of safe work practices including applicable OSHA
9. Work order systems.
10. Practices, standards, methods, tools, equipment and materials
used in various grounds operations.
11. Thorough knowledge of various chemical agents; ability to use
such in accordance with prescribed safety precautions and
12. Ability to operate various automobiles and transport vehicles,
e.g., car, utility truck, utility van.
13. Thorough knowledge of and ability to utilize materials, methods
and equipment used in lawn care and general maintenance work.
14. Horticulture principles and practices; plants adapted to the
climate of the area, with particular regard for those varieties
suitable for school ground landscaped areas.
15. Various types of soil in the area, together with a good
knowledge of the proper fertilizers.
16. Common tree, ornamental shrub and lawn pests and diseases and
the methods of control and eradication.
17. Trimming and pruning techniques.
18. Methods and materials used in landscaping, fence construction,
19. Installation, operation, and maintenance of various
20. Installation and maintenance of turf varieties, including the
maintenance of artificial turf.
Skills and Abilities:
1. Supervise, organize, and review the work of staff.
2. Interpret and explain District policies and procedures.
3. Perform the full range of grounds duties.
4. Ensure the proper and safe use of cleaning chemicals and
5. Prepare clear and concise reports.
6. Make minor repairs to grounds equipment.
7. Distinguish hazardous chemicals.
8. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
9. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work.
10. Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of
assigned duties and responsibilities
11. Maintain standards related to environmental compliance and
personal health and safety.
12. Interpret landscaping plans and sketches.
13. Install, operate, and maintain various irrigational
14. Coordinate and prioritize several functions at one time.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
1. Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
2. Three years of work experience in a supervisory or lead capacity
providing grounds services.
Licenses and Certification
1. Possession of an appropriate valid California driver’s
2. Possession of or ability to obtain California Pesticide
Applicator’s Certificate (Category B, Landscape Maintenance) within
nine months of initial employment and maintain the certificate
during the course of employment.
3. Completed coursework leading to a degree or certificate in one
of the following areas: horticulture, landscaping, plant
identification, plant propagation, pest management, and soil
1. Bilingual abilities, desirable.
District’s Diversity Requirements
- Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge and understanding of the
diverse academic, socioeconomic, gender identity, sexual
orientation, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of groups
historically underrepresented, and groups who may have experienced
- Success integrating diversity as appropriate into the major
duties outlined in the job description and in the duties listed in
the District’s hiring policy; or demonstrated equivalent
transferable skills to do so.
$78,156 - $100,072 Annual Salary (Range S-115: Supervisor 2019-2020
Salary Schedule). Starting salary placement is generally at Step
Excellent fringe benefit package includes District paid medical,
dental, vision, EAP (employee assistance plan) and life insurance
for employee and eligible dependents, and income protection.
Voluntary plans include supplemental life insurance, Flexible
Spending Accounts, 403b and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts.
Supervisor positions also include 22 vacation days, 18 holidays, 12
sick leave days and 6 administrative leave days per year.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and
apply on line at the following link: https://sjeccd.peopleadmin.com/
About San Jose/Evergreen Community College District
The District is represented by dedicated and talented employees who
are passionate about providing our student population with the best
educational experience possible. The District recognizes that
cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic
excellence; fosters cultural, racial and human understanding;
provides positive roles models for all students, and creates an
inclusive and supportive educational and work environment for its
employees, students, and the community it serves.
As of fall 2017, with enrollment of approximately 18,500 per
semester, and an extremely diverse student population
(Hispanic/Latino 44%, Black/African-American 4%, Asian/Pacific
Islander 32%, American Indian/Native American 0.5%, White/Caucasian
11%) attaining educational goals reflecting 45% - AA Degree and
Transfer to a 4-Year College/ University, the District’s emphasis
on student success makes it a recognized educational leader in the
The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants to serve as
colleagues to an existing diverse group of managers, supervisors
and confidential staff consisting of 29 % Hispanic/Latino, 13%
Asian/Pacific Islander, 7% Black/African American, 23%
White/Caucasian, and as well as encouraging applications from all
qualified, outstanding applicants.