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Groundskeeper
Performs routine manual tasks related to gardening and grounds maintenance at a college campus.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Graduation from high school or its equivalent. Coursework or work experience in gardening is desirable.


Special: A valid Class ā€œCā€ California driver's license may be required for some positions. Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.

Physical Requirement: Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds

KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Basic maintenance gardening techniques

  • Use and safe operation of common gardening equipment tools

  • Safety and health practices related to gardening and manual labor

  • Protection and safety requirements needed when working with and handling hazardous or toxic materials


ABILITY TO:
  • Perform general labor work related to grounds and gardening work

  • Demonstrate manual and physical dexterity and good coordination

  • Safely lift and move heavy gardening materials

  • Safely operate common gardening equipment and tools

  • Follow written and oral instructions in carrying out assignments

  • Operate all equipment safely

  • Work effectively and harmoniously with college staff and students


  • Mows and edges lawns using hand and power mowers and equipment.

  • Blows, rakes, and picks up leaves, pine needles, and other tree and plant debris.

  • Picks up debris and paper in and around planted areas.

  • Sweeps and washes walks and paved areas in and around planted areas as necessary upon completion of gardening work.

  • Cultivates and weeds planted areas.

  • Prepares soil for planting and sets out plants.

  • Cleans sprinkler heads and assists in repair and adjustments on sprinkler systems.

  • Maintains hoses, tools, supplies, and equipment in proper condition and repair.

  • Operates a variety of vehicles and equipment used in maintaining grounds.

  • Assists Gardeners in performing more skilled tasks such as fertilizing, pesticide application, propagation, and pruning and shaping trees, shrubs, and hedges.

  • May perform a variety of utility work such as cleaning and oiling blowers, sprayers, edgers, and other gardening equipment.

  • May keep drains and flow lines free from debris.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.



A Groundskeeper performs semiskilled tasks and general labor related to garden and grounds maintenance at a college campus.

A Gardener provides general gardening care and grounds maintenance involving trees, lawns, turf, shrubs, hedges, ground cover, flowers, and athletic fields.

A Lead Gardener acts as a lead and participates in the work of a gardening crew engaged in providing general gardening care and grounds maintenance at a college site, including the care and upkeep of a variety of athletic facilities. Lead responsibilities are typically exercised over a group of at least three employees and include guidance and instruction on techniques, methods, and procedures for accomplishing assigned tasks and solving problems.

A Gardening Supervisor supervises and participates in the gardening care and the grounds maintenance of a college site, including the care and upkeep of a variety of athletic facilities.

SUPERVISION
Immediate supervision is received from a Gardening Supervisor. Functional supervision may be received from a Lead Gardener or Gardener. No supervision is exercised.


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