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Butte-Glenn Community College
  • Position Number: 1570152
  • Location: Oroville, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Grounds Technician Senior

Butte-Glenn Community College

Opening Date/Time:

Closing Date/Time: 9/5/2019 4:00 PM Pacific

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Job Type:

Location: Main Campus - Oroville, CA

Department: Administration


Full-time/Non Exempt 40 hours per week; 12 months per year
CSEA Range 21: $3,487.77 - $4,249.60 per month
Tentative start date: November 1, 2019

  • Relocation reimbursement may be authorized. If interested, the successful applicant must request relocation reimbursement at time of job offer.
  • If you are relocating to the area, housing resources (Download PDF reader) can be found on our Human Resources page.

The mission of the Grounds Maintenance Department is to provide a safe, aesthetically appealing learning environment in a sustainable manner. The Grounds Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining the grounds on the Main Campus, Chico Center and Skyway Center.
  • Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Health benefits: The District offers several plans to employees, many of them at no cost to the employee. Additionally, Butte College employees have access to two Health and Wellness Centers through Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs. Employees can receive free or reduced cost care (depending on plan election).

Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability. Community partnerships matter to us. We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university. In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico. Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.

For over 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.

The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population. We currently enroll around 15,300 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 54% of Butte College students are white, 28% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 2% are African American, 1% are Native American, and 5% are multi-ethnic. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.

The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff. These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students (Download PDF reader), a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

Under the direction of an administrator, performs specialized senior level grounds maintenance functions where independent judgment is required; performs the maintenance, repair and safe operation of all grounds maintenance equipment; provides direction to other staff on projects; performs related functions as required.

Representative Duties:

The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class. The essential duties of the class are indicated with an asterisk *.

  1. Maintains landscape and grounds areas including all hard-scape and soft-scape areas; performs maintenance and cultivation operations.*
  2. Installs and repairs landscape and grounds areas.*
  3. Specialized activities/work is required on District grounds due to events and/or special events such as football games, concerts, baseball games, rodeos, field days, etc.*
  4. Evaluates athletic field conditions for wear, pest and weed problems, fertilizer needs and irrigation requirements.*
  5. Coordinates and schedules all maintenance and preparation of athletic fields for practices, games and special events.*
  6. Operates and services specialized horticultural equipment such as sod cutters, mowers, sprayers, sprinkler systems, etc.*
  7. Operates and services heavy equipment such as backhoes, graders, loaders, etc. for utility repair and installation roadwork, earth moving, site prep, etc.*
  8. Properly mixes and applies pesticides, including herbicides and insecticides on District grounds.*
  9. Performs landscape restoration planning, diagnosis of plant requirements and takes corrective action on plant materials when required.*
  10. Paints, marks and prepares District grounds for athletic games, special events, classes and community use.*
  11. Assists with the design, installation and maintenance of irrigation systems to include proper pipe sizing, correct valve selection, sprinkler head coverage and spacing, controller programing, utilization of water conservation methods, etc.*
  12. Operates a computer to perform basic data entry, access email and District announcements, etc.*
  13. Performs construction work as required.
  14. Performs semi-skilled and skilled tasks to assist the custodial and maintenance staff as directed.
  15. Sets animal traps.
  16. Serves on a variety of District committees as requested.
  17. May perform other duties as assigned.



  • Graduation from high school or G.E.D. or equivalent*; AND
  • Four (4) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of this class.
*High School education equivalency equals four (4) years of full-time paid work experience.


  • Hold and maintain a valid driver's license throughout duration of employment with the District.

  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity and sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

  • Completion of a grounds related formal trade apprenticeship program.
  • Possession of a valid qualified pesticide applicators certificate.
  • Possession of a valid qualified arborist certificate.
  • Some college level coursework in horticulture or a related field.
  • Experience working within an educational institution.
  • Five (5) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of this class.

May be acquired through education, training, and/or experience.
Knowledge of: District policies, procedures, rules and regulations; the policies, practices, materials and equipment utilized in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of landscaped and other grounds areas; plant science principles and chemical control of plants, insects and diseases; basic computer usage for data entry, accessing email and District announcements and utilizing software.
Ability to: operate, maintain and repair horticultural and construction tools and equipment; follow oral and written instructions; correctly evaluate, implement, monitor and adjust irrigation for a wide variety of plant materials campus wide; perform heavy physical labor; apply grounds maintenance chemicals safely and effectively according to established procedures; learn and interpret the rules, regulations and policies and procedures of the District and those affecting department; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work; utilize computer skills commensurate with the required functions for this position; operate a computer to perform position functions, data entry, check email, District announcements, etc; read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance; demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to, and the understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students; provide journey level proficiency on standard heavy equipment for utility excavation, site preparation, etc.

Supplemental Information:

No assigned permanent staff to supervise. Provides some work direction to Grounds Technicians I, II's and substitute, short-term and student employees; coordinates work requests with supervisor to include staff, contractors and others.

Subject to frequent lifting and moving of low weight (5 to 25 lbs); occasional lifting and moving of moderate weight (26 to 50 lbs); regular and at times sustained exertion of heavy physical effort in lifting and carrying heavy weight (50+ lbs); carrying, pushing, pulling, walking, standing, bending, etc.

Faculty, staff, administrators, students and the general public.

Exposure to adverse weather conditions, extreme heat or cold, noise from equipment and machinery, strong and/or hazardous/toxic chemicals including paints, pesticides and fertilizers, dusts and pollen, machinery hazards, etc.


  1. The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
  2. Education Code 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
  3. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.

The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.
Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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ALL APPLICANTS, INCLUDING CURRENT BUTTE COLLEGE EMPLOYEES, MUST SUBMIT ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WITH THE ONLINE APPLICATION IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS. If you are applying under Equivalency for the education minimum qualification, please attach a document titled Equivalency using the "Transcript" drop down file type located in the attachment section of the application.

All on-line attachment types require that you attach a document.

Please submit this as an attachment, not as a text resume within the application.

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