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California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Dec 7, 2023


Classificaiton: Groundsworker
Department: Landscape Services
Sub-Division: Associate Vice President, Facilities Management
Salary Range: Classification Range $3,376 - $5,297 per month(Hiring range depending on qualifications, not anticipated to exceed $3,376 - $4,135 per month)
Appointment Type: Temporary
Time Base: Full Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM;  This is a temporary position to end on or before June 30, 2024 with a possibility of renewal on an annual basis if funds and/or program needs exist.

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:

Capital Programs and Facilities Management (CPFM) is committed to planning, developing, and maintaining a safe, sustainable, and high-quality learning and working environment for the campus community. Facilities Management provides oversight of university resources and assets and is responsible for the development of the University's facilities including land use planning, capital improvement, project development, construction, as well as facilities operations and maintenance including custodial services, landscape services, building trade services, mechanical and electrical, and recycling services. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Landscape Services team as the Groundsworker. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Under general supervision of the Landscape Services Manager, or their designee, for Capital Programs and Facilities Management (CPFM), the Groundsworker performs general gardening/landscape maintenance services to campus grounds in assigned areas of campus (including fields, lawns, trees, shrubs, raised beds, parking lots, parking structures). A Capital Programs and Facilities Management Groundsworker will demonstrate a methodical and organized approach to completing work assignments, involving a high level of safety awareness. This position is highly safety conscious, disciplined in proper use of Personal Protective Equipment. A Capital Programs and Facilities Management Groundsworker offers excellent customer service and is always courteous of student, faculty, and staff customers. An employee best suited for this landscape role is one who is defined by their dedication to the quality of their work, dependability, and reliability.

This is a key position which cares for campus beautification to support the universities mission, vision, and values in higher education. This position will interact with a diverse group of individuals. The Groundsworker works well in a team environment and understands the balance of sharing duties, taking ownership, and will take the initiative to complete tasks as needed. This position takes pride in every aspect of their work to create and maintain an excellent learning environment at Cal State University Fullerton. A Capital Programs and Facilities Management Groundsworker thrives in a university environment where staff are empowered for personal growth and supported in professional growth. Groundsworkers will align with Landscape Services values - Respect, Integrity, Trust, Growth and Teamwork. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Thorough knowledge of general gardening and grounds maintenance methods. General knowledge of proper methods of planting, cultivating, and caring for hedges, ornamental trees, shrubs, lawns, and flowers, and the use and care of gardening materials, tools, and equipment. Ability to recognize the more common species of ornamental shrubs, trees and flowers grown in California; perform strenuous physical work as described in this classification; utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination; learn to skillfully operate small trucks and power-driven grounds equipment; read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; and follow simple oral and written instructions. One year of experience in the care and maintenance of landscaped areas or in general grounds maintenance work, or in related manual labor.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience in a landscape position for a large facility. Ability to operate small engine powered equipment, large turf equipment, skiploader, tractors and forklift up to 3000lb. capacity. Knowledge of sports turf and sports fields. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Ability to read and write in English in order to understand and follow verbal instructions and communicate with coworkers and customer's directions, work with customers and direct the work of others. Ability to use a computer and enter information. Excellent customer service skills.

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Live Scan required for this position.

Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Application Deadline: Jan 04, 2024 (9:00 PM)

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