Grounds & Nursery Services Specialist 3 (Athletic
Walla Walla Community College
$3,075.00 - $3,974.00 Monthly
Walla Walla, WA
FACILITIES & CAPITAL PROJECTS
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
Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a
full-time Grounds & Nursery Services Specialist
at 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,
Under general direction, this position is key in the efforts of
ensuring management and appearance of all WWCC Athletic fields and
exterior landscape. Working in the Grounds Department of Facility
Service, staff in this work unit assist with daily performance of
snow removal, irrigation, lawn maintenance, mowing, edging, leaf
collection, general equipment repair, overall cleanliness on
campus, servicing of exterior trash containers, tree/bush trimming,
fertilizing and spray application, etc. Grounds staff set the tone
for the campus and the fruits of their labor is seen and critiqued
by visitors on a daily basis. The cleanliness and well-maintained
grounds help deliver a comfortable learning environment for
Athletic Field Work
Perform athletic field maintenance including mowing, aerating,
topdressing, seeding, sodding, trimming, field painting, irrigation
and turf care, fertilizing; spray chemicals including insecticides,
herbicides, soil conditioners and related chemicals; follow proper
safety precautions; proper pruning techniques and tree
Perform infield maintenance and repair work of
baseball/softball fields including, watering infields, repairing
bases, pitching mounds, batter's boxes and transition areas of
infield and outfield.
Perform tilling, rolling and fertilizing soil; construct new
planting areas and maintain high traffic wear areas on athletic
Perform maintenance of irrigation system including preventive
maintenance, replacement of heads, broken pipes, winterization and
summarization of irrigation system and monitor flow rates of
Operate or drive a variety of specialized equipment utilized in
assigned projects including tractors, lawn mowers, power and hand
tools such as chain saws, weed eaters, edgers and related
equipment; assist in training others to use specialized equipment
Perform maintenance of parking areas and dugouts; pick up paper
and other debris.
Campus Field Work
Working with other Grounds department staff and under direction
of supervisor, performs planting, mowing, pruning, weeding,
fertilizing, tree/shrub management, and irrigation repair.
Contributes to cultural turf management practices including
aerating, seeding, topdressing, and fertilizing.
Assist with soil preparation, sod installation and mowing, as
well as growing in new areas of turf by helping with fertilizer
applications, monitoring irrigation, assessing conditions, and
recommending adjustments to irrigation.
Tools used for this work will include, but is not limited to,
chemical applications, biological control methods, hand tools,
string trimmers, blade cutters, or brush mowers, riding mowers, and
Operates snow clearing equipment to clear snow from sidewalks,
streets, parking lots, steps, ADA ramps, and entry ways in a timely
Conduct snow removal and ice abatement to enhance campus
Responds on weekends and before or after shifts to perform snow
removal as required based on college needs and activities.
Email management, parts research, computer-based
troubleshooting, document retention
Complete and close out Work Orders in Megamations work
managements system and enter time worked and materials used.
Contribute to a safe working environment for self, co-workers
and the public. Adheres to all Federal, State, Local, and
Department safety guidelines, including any concerning chemical
applications and disposal. Reports unsafe conditions or accidents
to supervisor. Attends and participates in safety trainings
Additional miscellaneous duties as needed to support department and
campus operations or special events.
Ability to assess grounds needs and determine best course of
action to accomplish objectives.
Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team and
to set own priorities.
Acceptance of the responsibility to promote the welfare and
best interests of students at all times.
A demonstrable understanding and acceptance of the mission,
values, goals and objectives of WWCC.
The ability to perform assigned duties in a manner consistent
with applicable laws, regulations and goals of the institution,
community and technical college system.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering and supporting a teaching,
learning and working environment that honors diversity, equity and
High school graduation or equivalent and at least two years'
experience in turf or landscape management.
Knowledge of application of grounds chemicals (e.g.,
fertilizers, pesticides, etc.).
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Possess a current driver's license.
Physical ability to do required work.
Ability to communicate in English.
Able to read and interpret instructions on Safety Data Sheets
Physically able to lift or relocate up to 50 pounds, with or
without the help of hand truck or Dollie. Must be able to do the
required work that includes repeated stooping, bending, operating
heavy equipment, climbing and working from height of an eight-foot
ladder, stand and walk continuously during your entire assigned
2 years of experience in landscape industry with a minimum of 2
years working in the athletic field or turf care.
Considerable knowledge in the athletic field turf management,
growing cycles, soil health, care and maintenance.
Ability to identify turf pests and institute turfgrass
maintenance and treatment.
Knowledge of pest management guidelines and standards.
Must have experience with fertilizer selection and
Conditions/Terms of Employment
This classified position is in a bargaining unit for which WPEA
Higher Ed is the exclusive representative.
This position has a typical working environment that will consist
of both indoor and outdoor activities, often in inclement weather.
Risks include operating tools and machinery, rotating equipment,
chemical hazards, and other tools of the trade. Routine assignments
also include working at heights and from ladders, and lifting and
carrying items up to 50 pounds with or without the use of hand
trucks or dollies. Working with or around machinery and equipment
with moving parts and other typical tools and equipment found in
grounds/maintenance work. Must be able to stand and/or walk 8 hours
per day. This is a 40 hour per week position Mon-Fri 6:00 am- 2:30
pm. WWCC maintenance staff work a variety of shifts around the
clock and must be able to work any days and shifts. Occasional
overtime and callbacks may be required. Direct contact with the
public, students, and other institutional staff. Occasional travel
for training or institutional purposes. Safety practices consistent
The college has an excellent benefit program including medical,
dental, life and long-term disability insurance; paid sick leave;
paid vacation leave; and retirement plan. All full-time employees
will automatically have 3% of taxable income deferred into the
State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program (DCP) unless
declined at time of hire. WWCC requires all employees to
participate in direct deposit for payment of salary. The college is
Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of
lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3)
days of employment, and successfully complete a probationary
period. 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 will 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.
Required Application Materials
This position is posted as open until filled. For priority
consideration applications should be received by 11:59
p.m. on Thursday September 21, 2023.
To qualify for
consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and
submit a complete
application packet that includes the
Online NEOGOV application
List of names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three
Answer to one (1) supplemental question.
Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official
transcripts are required prior to an official start date.
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
To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/wwcc/jobs/4203920/grounds-nursery-services-specialist-3-athletic-fields