$54,576.60 - $65,459.76 Annually
10/4/2023 11:59 PM Pacific
The District is strongly committed to achieving staff
diversity and the principles of equal opportunity employment. The
District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin,
ancestry, sex, age, religion, marital status, disability, or sexual
orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices. In
fact, the college encourages applications from all segments of
This position will close on October 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM (or when 50
applications are received, whichever occurs
College is ranked 14th among the top 100 schools with the highest
Hispanic enrollment in the United States by the United States
Department of Education. Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive
community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities
within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower,
Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and
portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs
and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in
more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Enrollment
currently averages 20,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online
The Facilities department is dedicated to the maintenance of the
campus's physical environment. As the stewards of the buildings and
grounds on our campus, Facilities is the single point of contact
for all service and maintenance requests. Dedicated to providing
superior service to our clients (students, faculty, staff, and the
neighboring community), Our staff evaluates and prioritizes
customer service requests and works to ensure the highest standards
of care and concern for the campus.
Performs a variety of skilled work in the preparation and
maintenance of grounds and athletic fields; installation,
maintenance, and repair of sprinkler irrigation systems, and/or the
construction of special landscaping or public use areas.
The Groundskeeper requires competency in several areas including,
but not limited to, operation of hand and power equipment for the
upkeep of grounds, and including landscape and horticultural skills
to layout, contour, construct, and maintain special areas, fields,
turf management, and irrigation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Selects, plants, prunes, and trims trees, ornamental plants,
shrubs, and ground covers to accomplish landscaping
Removes weeds, blows, rakes, and removes trash and debris from
walkways, culverts, stairways, roadways, planters, and parking.
Mows, grooms, and replants lawn areas. Fertilizes turf and various
landscaped areas. Maintains in-ground drains and culverts.
Installs new landscaping by cultivating and renovating areas
and installing or replacing turf, trees, ornamental plants, shrubs,
ground covers, annuals, and bulbs.
Repairs, maintains, or installs irrigation systems, fencing,
paving or pathways, beauty bark, garden areas, and drains.
Repairs irrigation valves, lines, heads, and connections.
Stakes, prunes, thins, and transplants turf, trees, ornamental
plants, shrubs, ground covers, annuals, and bulbs. Levels, cuts,
fills, trenches, and excavates grounds with tractors and other
Maintains athletic fields, areas, surfaces, and outdoor
classrooms in a safe and usable condition. Removes graffiti from
assigned areas. Mows, grooms, contours, paints, and lines athletic
and public use play fields to comply with required dimensions.
May construct, sets up, take down, maintain, and repairs
athletic activity courses, tracks, ranges, fields, and other
equipment and constructions.
May set up benches, trash cans, and portable and seating for
Monitors and diagnoses weed, disease, and pest problems in
athletic fields/areas, taking appropriate measures to mitigate or
eliminate the problems.
Sets calibration on tank sprayers, drop spreaders, and
Applies fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to areas, as
authorized. Places postings where pesticides are being applied.
Disposes of product containers per applicable environmental
regulations. Applies biological/organic controls for pests and
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of safe pesticide/herbicide
Assists with event support and logistics, including, but not
limited to preparation of sites, access ways, and parking
Requests work orders and documents activity such as equipment
and parts used, seed usage logs, irrigation repair logs, and
records of supplies used on athletic fields.
Documents Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for potentially
hazardous materials. Maintains logs and files pesticide use reports
with the District and/or local governmental agencies.
Raises and lowers flags according to protocol.
May oversee the work of part-time and student workers on an
Maintains currency in knowledge and skills to perform the
duties and responsibilities.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
The position requires a High School diploma or equivalent and 2
years of increasingly responsible grounds keeping experience in
areas such as grounds maintenance, landscaping, and operation of
Two years' experience in groundskeeping at an institution of
higher education or similar facility.
Knowledge of general maintenance on groundskeeping
Knowledge of mechanics and ability to troubleshoot
Knowledge and Skills
The position requires a working knowledge of turf management and
maintenance practices and techniques, including those for athletic
fields. Requires a working knowledge of horticulture and methods of
planting, cultivating, pruning, and caring for plants, trees, and
lawns. Requires knowledge of the operating characteristics of a
full range of grounds maintenance equipment. Requires knowledge of
and skill at reading landscape blueprints and specifications.
Requires knowledge of irrigation systems and procedures for fields
and gardens. Requires knowledge of proper and safe application of
fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. Requires knowledge of
plant diseases and pests and their biological and chemical
controls. Requires knowledge of safe lifting techniques, and
techniques for safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous
materials. Requires sufficient math skills to calculate distances,
proportions, and sums. Requires sufficient human relations skills
to work cooperatively as part of a team to serve internal and
Requires the ability to plant, cultivate, prune, and care for
plants, trees, and lawns. Requires the ability to use herbicides
and pesticides safely and effectively. Requires the ability to
maintain lawns, athletic fields, and gardens. Requires the ability
to identify turf and other plant diseases and pests and take steps
to mitigate or eradicate. Requires the ability to setup, set
timers, and troubleshoot irrigation. Requires the ability to use
and perform servicing and minor repair to hand tools, mechanical
equipment, and power tools and rolling stock. Requires the ability
to maintain accurate records. Requires the ability to safely apply
pesticides and herbicides. Requires the ability to maintain
productive and cooperative working relationships with others as
part of a team with minimal supervision.
ability to stand for extended periods of time, walk up to 400
yards, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to heavy weights of
up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. Requires the ability to push,
pull, and guide materials over 75 pounds. Requires the ability to
climb (e.g. ladders), stoop, kneel, and crouch on a regular basis.
Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination, hand and finger
dexterity including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to operate
common grounds equipment and read instructions and safety
information. Requires auditory ability to hear machinery sounds and
alarms. Requires near and far visual acuity to read printed
materials and observe stationary and moving objects. Requires
speaking ability to carry on ordinary conversations. Requires the
ability to work in extreme temperature conditions.
Requires valid Driver's
performed outdoors where significant health and safety
considerations exist from physical labor and working with
Grade 25 on District Salary Schedule ($4,548.05 - $5,454.98
/month). Beginning salary placement typically is on Step 1 of the
Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for
medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance
($50,000). (Cash in lieu option available on medical
Participation in the Public Employee's Retirement System that is
also integrated with Social Security.
After the application closing date, a search committee will review
and invite the most qualified applicants for an interview. As these
are highly competitive positions, meeting the minimum requirements
does not guarantee an interview. If you have questions or would
like to follow-up regarding your application, please contact Human
as search committee members are unable to
discuss specific recruitments.
This is a full-time, 12-calendar month
Hours of employment are: Monday thru Friday 7:00 am to 3:30
Employment is to be effective as soon as possible following
completion of the selection process.
Individual who is offered employment shall be required to obtain
fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State
Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the
fingerprints, Federal Bureau of Investigation (no fee if obtained
at Cerritos College Campus Police Station), produce an original
social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be
within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not
previously employed in a school district in California) before
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States and signing of
loyalty oath per Government Codes 3100-3109.
Board Policy 2905 requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations as a
condition of employment. The District requires all employees to
submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as defined by
the CDC. Full policy details can be found on the website; Cerritos
College - Chapter 2 - Board of Trustees. Employees may submit
requests for medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine mandate
for consideration. Details are available on the District's COVID-19
**Please note - the District does not provide for immigration
sponsorships such as H1B Visas.
materials must be submitted by the closing date. Applicants who
need special services or facilities due to disability in order to
apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at
the time of application or at least 72 hours prior to the closing
date or date of a scheduled interview.
It is the applicant's responsibility to provide copies of all
transcript(s) verifying all educational degree(s) and/or coursework
required for the position. Transcripts must be from regionally
accredited institutions. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by
a NACES certified agency. The website address is
To apply, visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/cerritosedu/jobs/4169547/groundskeeper
The District ensures that all qualified applicants for
employment and employees have full and equal access to employment
opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program
or activity of the District on the basis of national origin,
religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition,
ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status,
physical or mental disability, or because he or she is perceived to
have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on
association with a person or group with one or more of these actual
or perceived characteristics. .
- Cover Letter
- 1 Letter of Recommendation written within one year