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Walla Walla Community College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Sep 21, 2023

Grounds & Building Services Specialist 1

Walla Walla Community College

Salary: $16.12 - $20.80 Hourly

Job Type:

Job Number: 2023-591I PT

Location: Walla Walla, WA


Closing: Continuous

Join our team to help inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.


OFM classification title: Grounds & Nursery Services Specialist 1

Walla Walla Community College is accepting applications to fill the part-time role of Grounds & Building Services Specialist 1 for the Water & Environmental Center on the Walla Walla Campus.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

General Responsibilities:

This position works under the supervision of the Water & Environmental Center (WEC) Director to maintain the exterior gardens and educational displays and provide operational support for interior spaces and special events. Work load will vary seasonally with opportunities for more interior work during the non-gardening season.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide ongoing maintenance of the WEC exterior spaces, including but not limited to the habitat garden and other plant displays, pathways, common areas along the south side of the WEC, display gardens along the north side of the WEC, and the outdoor classroom west of the WEC.
    • Prepare soil, install plants, maintain plants (pruning, deadheading, fertilizing), weeding garden beds, mowing, edging, raking, mulching, applying pesticides and herbicides as directed.
  • Assist WEC staff with the ongoing management of the WEC interior event and program spaces.
    • Setup and break down of tables and chairs for meeting rooms and other interior or exterior event spaces, maintenance and care of meeting room tables and chairs, assist staff with the installation and maintenance of interior displays and exhibits, assist staff with the maintenance and management of storage areas.

  • Competencies

  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team and make the best use of available time and resources.
  • Ability to work safely and promote a safe work environment.
  • Demonstrated attitude toward excellent customer satisfaction and continuous quality improvement.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Required Qualifications:

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Ability to perform outside work in inclement weather, follow oral and written directions.
  • Physically able to lift 50 pounds, with or without the use of a cart or hand truck and able to do the required work that includes repeated stooping, bending, operating equipment, climbing, standing and walking continuously during your entire assigned shift.
  • Any experience that indicates a skill set or skill level to perform the assigned tasks; experience operating the tools of the trade.

  • Preferred/Desired Qualifications:
  • One year of gardening or grounds keeping experience.

  • Conditions/Terms of Employment
    This part-time temporary position (up to 17-hours per week). Schedule to be arranged with WEC staff and may include limited evening or weekend hours; hours vary seasonally due to garden dormancy.

    Work performed both inside and outside, including display gardens and outdoor classroom; exterior work will be seasonal but include work in inclement weather. Working with or around machinery and equipment with moving parts. Typical tools and equipment found in custodial and grounds work. Direct contact with the public, students, and other institutional staff.

    Vacation, sick leave and personal leave benefits are available on a pro-rated basis.

    Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Candidates may be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. WWCC requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary. WWCC is a tobacco free campus.

    Required Application Materials
    This position is posted as open until filled. Applications will be screened as received. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet that includes the following:

  • Online application
  • Resume
  • List of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
  • Unofficial Transcripts (if applicable)

  • Please ensure you have attached all required application materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you have submitted your application. If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at

    WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

    Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. To qualify for veteran's preference, you must attach a copy of your DD214 or NGB 22. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation in the application/ employment process, please call (509) 527-4323 - TDD (509) 527-4412.

    To apply, please visit


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