Job Details

Kern Community College District
  • Position Number: 2214264
  • Location: Bakersfield, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management


Groundsworker I

Kern Community College District


Position Number: 03265

Posting Date: 04/06/2021

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 04/20/2021

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Classified

Rate:

Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $2,618.92 per month

Maximum Salary: $3,700.47 per month

Benefits:
Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance coverage; long-term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program (EAP).

In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Flex 125
  • AFLAC Policy
  • Supplemental voluntary life insurance
  • 403b Tax Shelter Annuity

All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date. Employees are covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) and are vested 100% after five years of full time service.


College/Site: Bakersfield College

Location: BC-Main Campus

Basic Function:
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.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
Groundsworker I incumbents perform a variety of routine grounds maintenance duties involving mowing, trimming, edging and weeding lawns, athletic fields and other turf grounds.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
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 soil.

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 tools.

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 workers.

Perform routine custodial duties as assigned.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: Graduation from high school and one year of related experience.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.


Knowledge and Abilities:
KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Basic grounds maintenance procedures including mowing, edging, raking and weeding.
  • Methods, equipment and materials used in gardening and grounds keeping work.
  • Cultivating, fertilizing, watering and spraying of flowers, trees and shrubs.
  • Proper methods of applying chemicals used in grounds maintenance.
  • Basic record-keeping techniques.
  • Health and safety regulations.
  • Proper lifting techniques.

ABILITY TO:
  • Perform general grounds maintenance duties including mowing, edging, watering, weeding, fertilizing, raking and cultivating lawns, flower beds, athletic fields and other landscaped areas.
  • Operate a variety of power and hand tools used in grounds maintenance.
  • 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 Grade: 34.0

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on April 20, 2021 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of six (6) professional references Listed on application form

It is the applicants 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 the applicant.

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 application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
EEO Plan 2018-2021

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 or practices.
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 submission.


All applicants must apply online at https://careers.kccd.edu/postings/14891. Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.





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