Groundsworker I (One or More Positions)
Kern Community College District
$2,618.92 - $3,700.47 Monthly
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of
grounds maintenance and gardening duties in the beautification of
assigned grounds and landscaped areas.
Groundsworker I incumbents perform a variety of routine grounds
maintenance duties involving mowing, trimming, edging and weeding
lawns, athletic fields and other turf grounds. Groundsworker II
incumbents operate and maintain a college irrigation system in
addition to performing the full range of grounds maintenance
Perform a variety of grounds maintenance and gardening duties in
the beautification of assigned grounds and landscaped areas.
Plant, cultivate, prune, spray, fertilize and irrigate flowers,
trees, lawns, bushes and shrubs; hoe weeds; rake leaves and clear
debris from walkways, fields, courts and other facilities; pick up
debris following assigned tasks.
Mow, edge, trim and water lawns, athletic fields and other turf
grounds; maintain golf green area; prepare and fertilize
Perform general pest control duties; apply herbicides, fungicides
and pesticides; maintain records related to work performed.
Operate a variety of power-driven equipment and District vehicles
including a truck, weed eater, mower, fork lift, edger, blower,
power pressure sprayer, rototiller and other equipment used in
grounds maintenance work; utilize standard gardening hand
Communicate with District employees to coordinate work; assist
other maintenance and grounds personnel in the repair and
maintenance of sprinkler systems.
Maintain grounds maintenance equipment in safe operating condition;
perform routine maintenance on equipment as needed.
Provide training and work direction to temporary and student
Perform routine custodial duties as assigned.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Any combination equivalent to:
from high school and one year of related experience.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Herbicide Applicator
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge and Abilities
Basic grounds maintenance procedures including mowing, edging,
raking and weeding.
Methods, equipment and materials used in gardening and grounds
Cultivating, fertilizing, watering and spraying of flowers, trees
Proper methods of applying chemicals used in grounds
Basic record-keeping techniques. Health and safety
Proper lifting techniques.
Perform general grounds maintenance duties including mowing,
edging, watering, weeding, fertilizing, raking and cultivating
lawns, flower beds, athletic fields and other landscaped
Operate a variety of power and hand tools used in grounds
Perform routine maintenance on grounds equipment.
Apply specialized chemicals to control and eradicate weeds, insects
and other pests.
Observe health and safety regulations.
Understand and follow instructions.
Work cooperatively with others.
SALARY RANGE$2,697.49 - $ $3,811.49
monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ $2,834.05
First Review of Applications:
packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those
received by October 4, 2021
consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits
or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any
personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This
includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of
- Completed Online Application for Employment form
- Current resume
- Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
- Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
- List of five (5) professional references - Listed on
Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or
universities outside of the United States must have their
coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member
of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
(NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI).
A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in
the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the
necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024
Note: The District is
strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles
of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse
pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of
national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender
expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic
information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical
or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/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 or any other characteristic protected
by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures
Discrimination Free Work Environment
The District does not provide
sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work
authorization should be established at the time of application
All applicants must apply online at https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/kccd/jobs/3219916/groundsworker-i-one-or-more-positions
Emails will not be accepted.