Southwestern Community College District
900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an
equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and
understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,
gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students, and employees, including those with
physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and
support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
Under the direction of the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, perform
routine grounds maintenance duties on District grounds including
landscaped areas and athletic fields; operate a variety of light
and heavy power and grounds equipment to perform grounds
maintenance work; assist other grounds maintenance staff with
Knowledge and Abilities:
MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF:
- Perform routine grounds maintenance duties on District grounds
including landscaped areas and athletic fields; mow and maintain
lawns and fields; trim and prune shrubs, hedges, and trees.
- Operate large gang reel mowers and other motorized equipment in
the maintenance of District landscaped areas.
- Operate and maintain a variety of hand and power equipment
including power mowers, chippers, turf vacuums, aerators, weed
eaters, edgers, trimmers, rototillers, renovators, sod cutters and
other grounds maintenance equipment.
- Water lawns, plants and fields, hoe weeds and rake lawns;
transplant and pot plants and maintain nursery stock.
- Perform general grounds maintenance duties in picking up paper
and trash in grounds areas; clean and remove weeds from sidewalks,
parking lots and roads.
- Operate trucks and other equipment to load, unload and
- Service, adjust and repair assigned equipment; perform
preventive maintenance as necessary; maintain equipment in clean
and proper working condition.
- Assist in landscaping and construction and sprinkler
installation and maintenance; form sidewalks, slabs and pour and
finish concrete; perform repair work on parking lots and roads as
- Participate in athletic field grounds work as assigned.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
MUST HAVE ABILITY TO:
- Methods, tools, materials, equipment and practices utilized in
grounds maintenance work.
- Methods, materials, tools and light and heavy power equipment
used in grounds maintenance work and other trades.
- Plant materials and culture thereof.
- Mowing, edging , hoeing and other basic grounds maintenance
- Operation, maintenance and repair of grounds maintenance and
other light and heavy equipment and tools.
Education and Experience:
- Operate a variety of light and heavy grounds maintenance and
power equipment including power mowers, trucks, sweepers, saws and
- Operate and maintain hand and basic power equipment including
mowers, edgers, trimmers, vacuums, rototillers, renovators, and
other grounds maintenance equipment.
- Maintain, service and repair grounds maintenance equipment.
Perform responsible grounds maintenance equipment.
- Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
- Use assigned methods for control and eradication of plant pests
and weeds. Meet schedules and timelines.
- Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Any combination equivalent to: sufficient training and experience
to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above
one (1) year general grounds keeping
Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator
R. 10, Step 1-7, $3,438.57-$4,356.24 (approximately). Initial
placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits
package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement,
vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is
available for the employee and eligible dependents.
As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the
subsequent governing board approval.
All application materials must be received on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu
. Position is
open until filled. Applications received by the first screening
deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2022 are guaranteed to be
reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after
the deadline is not guaranteed a review.
Monday-Friday: 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (approximately). Work schedule
may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.Successful
candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista,
National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand
delivered application materials. Only complete application
materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To
complete and submit your application for this position, please
visit our online employment website at https://jobs.swccd.edu
. All required
information must be submitted online before the review date and
time indicated on the job posting.
A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet
has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online
application process is available through the Human Resources Office
at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619)
482-6395 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all
application materials are received by the review deadline date. A
separate, complete application packet is required for each position
for which you are applying for. All materials included in your
application packet become District property, will not be returned,
will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening
Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community
College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic
fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of
employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the
past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of
continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof
of eligibility to work in the United States.
In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions
(only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college
transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA
Community College Credential.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with
verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the
time the interview appointment is scheduled.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College
District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with
The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate
against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with
the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group
identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual
orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, 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.
Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report - Southwestern
College is committed to assisting all members of the community in
providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security
Report is available on the SWCPD website at https://www.swccd.edu/student-support/safety-and-security/jeanne-clery-act/
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security
Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC
College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed
to you by calling (619) 482-6390.
The report contains information regarding campus security and
personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public
safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent
dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking;
the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is
reported; and other matters of importance related to security on
campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics
for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes
that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or
property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student
organization; and on public property within, or immediately
adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC
College Police Department.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) - More information
about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug
Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be
found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer
Information page ( http://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=1084
To apply, visit: https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/3855