494591 - Groundsworker
$2,945 - $4,950 per month
Monday - Friday, schedule will vary according
to department needs. This is a temporary hourly position with a
maximum assignment of 180 days.
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the
university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of
over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse
perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving
students the support they need to graduate, while responding to
California’s revolving work force needs. At California State
University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of
students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations,
training programs and professional development opportunities. As
part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus
facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand
Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center,
Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes
Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports
events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in
demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future
of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students,
faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive
excellence, free speech, and an environment free from
discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a
variety of career disciplines that share in the University's
mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining
the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities
About the Position:
Facilities Management is committed to planning, developing, and
maintaining a safe, sustainable, and high quality learning and
working environment for the campus community. We are seeking an
exceptional individual to join our team as a Groundsworker. The
ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an
active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical
practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility,
integrity, and kindness.
In addressing some of the challenges of COVID-19, Cal State
Fullerton will continue with thorough sanitation efforts that
adhere to health and safety guidelines. As we prepare for the
demands of a re-populated campus, additional temporary staffing
will target cleaning and sanitizing of high touch points and high
Under immediate supervision, the Groundsworker provides general
gardening/landscape maintenance services to assigned campus grounds
areas including parking lot landscape maintenance and athletic
fields. Plants, cultivates, fertilizes, waters, and sprays
ornamental plants, shrubs, hedges, trees, lawns, and flowers. Trims
trees, rakes leaves, hoe weeds, mow turf grass and cleans trash
from assigned areas including parking lots. Prepares and treats the
soil for planting. Maintains and repairs hoses, sprinklers, tools,
supplies, and equipment. Checks sprinkler heads, risers, and lines
and repairs if needed. Cleans parking lots and parking structures.
Other duties as assigned.
One year of experience in the care and maintenance of landscaped
areas in general grounds maintenance work, or in related labor.
Thorough knowledge of general gardening and grounds maintenance
methods. General knowledge of proper methods of planting,
cultivating and caring for hedges, ornamental trees, shrubs, lawns,
and flowers, as well as the use and care of gardening materials,
tools, and equipment. Knowledge of methods/materials used in the
maintenance of grass, shrubs, and flowers. Excellent customer
service and interpersonal skills. Ability to read and write in
English in order to understand and follow instructions and
communicate with co-workers and customers.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be
completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will
make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if
the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it
is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified
information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background
check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee
who was conditionally offered the position.
Previous experience in a landscape position for a large facility.
Ability to operate small engine powered equipment, large turf
equipment, skip loader, tractors, and forklift up to 3000lb.
capacity. Knowledge of sports turf and sports fields. Ability to
use a computer to read and enter information.
Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and
Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator
The position will remain open until filled; but only those
applications received by December 31, 2021 will be assured full
Ability to perform manual labor for an extended period. Working
outdoors, exposed to various weather conditions. May be required to
work overtime and varied shifts during athletic events season.
Ability to push, pull, lift and carry up to 50 pounds with or
without accommodation as needed. Will carry a Master key.
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of
diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive
environment within which students, staff, administrators and
faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the
University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to
apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified
applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the
strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are
not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an
Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching
Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be
required to successfully complete job related performance test(s)
as part of the selection process.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission
on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard
Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to
complete all sections of the online application form will be
disqualified from consideration.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency
for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus
facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or
religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a
currently open search process should be prepared to comply with
this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3a%2f%2furldefense.com%2fv3%2f__https%3a%2f%2fcalstate.policystat.com%2fpolicy%2f9779821%2flatest%2f__%3b
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Dec 31, 2021 (9:00 AM)
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