Light Equipment Operator
Compensation and Benefits
Anticipated Hiring Salary: $3,093 per month
Full CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,093 - $5,596 per
- This is a full-time (equivalent to 40 hours per week),
probationary, non-exempt position.
The CSU system provides a comprehensive benefit package that
includes medical, dental and vision plans, membership in the
California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), sick and
vacation time, and 14 paid holidays a year. Eligible employees are
also able to participate in the fee waiver education program. A
summary of benefit information can be found
Under general supervision and in accordance with schedules or
assignment, the Light Equipment Operator skillfully operates light
various equipment including those with special purpose attachments
(mowers, tractors, skip loaders, backhoes, forklifts, leaf
sweepers, street sweepers, dump trucks, dump carts; cultivators,
seeders, spreaders, aerators, trenchers, field line painters,
chippers, scrapers, flail mower). Performs manual labor (moving
heavy objects, raking/removing debris, pick and shovel work, etc.)
in connection with the assigned work. Performs operator daily
cleaning and maintenance of the equipment being operated. This
position may require after-hours and weekend work.
- Knowledge of the rules of safe driving and operation of light
equipment and related power equipment.
- Basic understanding of mechanical concepts in hydraulics,
electrical belts and pulleys, P.T.O.’s, gasoline and diesel
engines, and air-cooled and water-cooled engines.
- Must have knowledge of safe working techniques and safety
equipment and must be aware of the typical surface hazards in the
workplace as well as underground hazards that maybe encountered
such as utilities and infrastructure.
- Demonstrated ability to safely
operate “ride on” mowers, tractors, turf sweepers, dump trucks and
associated attachments and equipment for turf mowing, aerating and
- Demonstrated ability to safely
operate trenchers, aerators, rototillers and other commonly used
power-driven landscape maintenance equipment.
To view the full list of qualifications and job responsibilities,
please click the Position Description
Education and Experience
Deadline & Application Instructions
- Must have one year of experience operating grounds maintenance
light equipment in an educational, institutional, commercial, or
Applications received by November 4, 2021
will be given full
consideration by the search committee.
Please click “Apply Now” to complete the employment application for
California State University, Fresno. Interested applicants must
complete the application and attach the following: 1) their most
recent resumé/vitae, 2) a cover letter that addresses their
specific qualifications and interest, and 3) contact information
for three professional references.
California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the
California State University System. The University's mission is to
boldly educate and empower students for success through our values
of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. The current student
population is more than 25,000, including a large percentage of
students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The
University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep
involvement with the state, nation, and across the globe.
Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over
527,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley. The
campus is within driving distance of Yosemite, Kings Canyon and
Sequoia National Parks, San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Monterey
Peninsula, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts.
Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in
California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and
Equal Employment Opportunity Information
California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and
implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with
applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and
regulations. Executive Orders 1096 and 1097 prohibit
discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of a
protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry,
age, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, marital
status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical
condition and covered veteran status. Fresno State's commitment to
diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring, and
retention. We are proud to be an affirmative action and equal
Vaccination Interim Policy
CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus
facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or
religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a
currently open search process should be prepared to comply with
this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/
and questions may be sent to email@example.com
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check
(including a criminal records check) must be completed
satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with California
State University, Fresno. Failure to satisfactorily complete the
background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of
employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus
will be required to undergo a background check for any position
where a background check is required by law or that Fresno State
has identified as sensitive.
The person holding this position is considered a "mandated
reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting
Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in
CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
This position may be a "designated position" under the California
State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This will require the
filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and
the completion of training within six (6) months of assuming office
and every two (2) years thereafter.
Fresno State is a tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free
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