Job Opening Date:
June 30, 2022
Job Closing Date:
Irvine Valley College
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Pay Rate Type:
Monday - Friday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm (Schedule and shift are subject to change in
accordance with department needs.)
Hours Per Week:
Percentage of Employment:
Months of Employment:
Step 1 of Range 122 is $4,577.00 per month
Initial Screening Date: August 11, 2022
Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of
the range of duties performed by employees in the class.
Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed
within the job.
Under general supervision from higher level supervisory and/or
management staff, performs a variety of specialized, semi-skilled,
and skilled duties in the development, maintenance, and repair of
landscaped areas, athletic fields, and related facilities and open
spaces of a community college campus; installs and repairs, and
maintains irrigation systems; operates and maintains a variety of
hand and power tools and equipment; and performs a variety of
general maintenance work relative to assigned area of
May receive functional supervision, technical training and work
direction from a higher-level groundskeeper.
Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within
the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the
specialized nature of assigned duties. Incumbents perform the full
range of duties assigned to positions in the Groundskeeper class
and, in addition, have primary responsibility for performing
specialized duties related to the installation, maintenance, and
repair of irrigation systems. Employees at this level are required
to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of
The following duties are typical for this classification.
Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be
required to perform additional or different duties from those set
forth below to address business needs and changing business
Perform a variety of specialized, semi-skilled, and skilled duties
in the development, maintenance, and repair of landscaped areas,
athletic fields, and related facilities and open spaces of a
community college campus.
Provide lead direction or complex assistance in the maintenance and
repair of the irrigation system assuring the adherence to safety
standards regarding reclaimed water; change and adjust heads;
Provide lead direction in large irrigation system installation and
maintenance projects; perform major main line installations and
repairs; inspect main lines as necessary.
Participate in local water district and health department cross
connection tests and irrigation inspections.
Participate in a variety of landscape maintenance duties including
watering, mowing, weeding, trimming, edging, renovating and
Participate in planting, watering and maintaining landscaped areas
consisting of bushes, trees, flowers and shrubs; re-seed, plant and
maintain new grass and plants; trim and prune bushes, trees and
shrubs; stake trees as necessary.
Rake leaves and/or clear debris from walks, fields, courts, parking
lots and other open areas using a blower; load, remove and dispose
of trimmings and cuttings; empty trash receptacles and transport
rubbish to the local landfill.
Safely apply herbicides, fungicides and pesticides according to
established rules and procedures; maintain records of fertilizers
and chemicals used.
Participate in preparing, maintaining and painting athletic fields
for a variety of sporting events.
Operate a variety of heavy equipment and other maintenance
equipment such as dump trunks, backhoes, front loaders, and power
tools such as mowers, edgers and blowers; ensure adherence to
established safety procedures.
Perform preventative maintenance to vehicles, equipment, and tools;
make minor adjustments and repairs; report the need for major
repairs and maintenance.
Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide
information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an
efficient and timely manner.
Utilize proper safety precautions related to all work
Perform related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability
required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period
of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Operations, services, and activities of a grounds maintenance
program including irrigation systems.
Local water district standards and state regulations applicable to
the use of reclaimed water.
Installation, maintenance and repair of water systems.
Methods, techniques, tools, and materials used in the installation,
troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of landscaped irrigation
Methods, tools, materials and equipment used in comprehensive
grounds maintenance program.
Methods and techniques of mowing, edging, pruning and trimming a
variety of lawns, shrubs and trees.
Operational characteristics of grounds maintenance equipment and
tools used in the area of assignment.
Common insecticides, pesticides and herbicides and their
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Basic sprinkler operation and maintenance.
Principles and practices of record keeping.
Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations
pertaining to the application of various insecticides, pesticides
Perform the more complex maintenance and repair work in the care
and maintenance of campus grounds, including landscaped areas,
athletic fields, lawns and related areas.
Perform skilled irrigation systems maintenance, installation and
Adhere to local water district and health department laws and
guidelines involving reclaimed water usage.
Test and monitor potable and reclaimed water systems to ensure that
no cross-contamination occurs.
Operate a variety of tools, equipment and vehicles used in grounds
Perform grounds maintenance work in accordance with established
schedules and in preparation for special events.
Care for and maintain plants, shrubs, flowers, turf and
Safely and effectively apply fertilizers, pesticides and
Apply NCAA Athletic Field rules and Measurements.
Perform heavy manual labor.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Mix, pour and finish concrete as needed.
Apply insecticides and herbicides to assure insect and weed control
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those
contacted in the course of work.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE GUIDELINES
Any combination of education and experience that would likely
provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A
typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by
specialized training in general grounds maintenance and irrigation
Two years of grounds maintenance experience that includes
irrigation system installation and maintenance related work.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of
Possession of a valid California Pesticide Applicator
Some positions in this class may be required to attend Forklift
Training and obtain certification.
Some positions in this class may be required to attend Heavy and
Power Equipment Training and obtain certification.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met
by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job
Work is performed in an outdoor field
environment; travel from site to site; exposure to potentially
hazardous chemicals, noxious weeds and plants, dust, pollens,
insect stings, noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors,
gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work
and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or
uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Occasional exposure to risks
controlled by safety precautions.
Primary functions require sufficient physical
ability and mobility to work in a field environment; walk, stand,
and sit for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend,
kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift,
and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; operate assigned
equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange
information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without
correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without
SPECIAL COVID-19 NOTICE:
Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary
precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in
California while employed with the South Orange County Community
College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for
your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.
The SOCCCD is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of
students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it
serves. The Board of Trustees voted to require COVID-19
vaccinations for all students, employees, and volunteers with
allowances for medical exemptions and sincerely held religious
beliefs as defined by law. More information can be found on our
District website by visiting https://www.socccd.edu/about/about_covid-19.html
NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT:
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603,
requires that employers obtain documentation from every new
employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in
A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree
may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of
retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent
employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an
active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional
information regarding your retirement status.
Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement
System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to
perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to
elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS
If you require special accommodations in the application and/or
selection process, please notify District Human Resources at least
two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial Screening
Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to
Report to work on a regular and consistent basis, as scheduled, to
CAMPUS CRIME AND SAFETY AWARENESS:
Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be
found at www.saddleback.edu or www.ivc.edu. Paper copies are
available in the District Human Resources office upon
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The South Orange County Community College District is committed to
creating an academic and work environment that fosters diversity,
equity and inclusion and equal opportunity for all, and ensures
that students, faculty, management and staff of all backgrounds
feel welcome, included, supported, and safe. Our culture of
belonging, openness, and inclusion, makes our district a unique and
special place for individuals of all backgrounds.
Our District and our colleges are looking for equity and
inclusion-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of
California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to the understanding
of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender
identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present within
our community. When you join our District, you can expect to be
part of an exciting, thriving, equity-focused, and inclusive
community that approaches higher education with the lens of social
justice and collaboration among students, faculty, staff,
administration, and community partners. In deciding whether to
apply for a position with our District, you are strongly encouraged
to consider whether your values align with our District’s mission
and goals for EEO, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
SOCCCD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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