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State Center Community College District
  • Position Number: 1417012
  • Location: Fresno, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Lead Groundskeeper Specialist

$47,259.00 Annually

Districtwide, CA

Job Type

DO District Office

Job Number

4/2/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

General Purpose
Undergeneral supervision,leads, oversees and performs a variety of difficult, skilled work in the maintenance of grounds, fields, trees,landscaped and hardscaped areas;operates grounds maintenance equipment;and performsrelated duties as assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
  • Provides input in selecting, training and providing day-to-day lead work guidance and direction to other staff;assigns, schedules and monitors work for completeness, accuracy and conformance with District, department and legal/regulatory requirements and standards; monitors workflow to ensure that mandated deadlines are being met in an optimal manner; provides information, instruction and training on work procedures and technical, legal andregulatory requirements.
  • Provides input to supervisor on employee work performance and behaviors; assists in ensuring a fair, open and inclusive work environment in accordance with the District's mission, goals and values.
  • Assigns daily duties to staff, coordinates special requests from other departments and adjusts employee schedules as required.
  • When assigned, prepares and monitors landscapebudgets for specified locations.
  • Performs a variety of landscape maintenance duties including trimming, mowing, aerating, edging, hedging, watering, weeding, planting, mulching, renovating and chipping; assists with shrub trimming; uses equipment to remove and cut branches; fills in for and provides support to other grounds maintenance staff when needed
  • Maintains required records for use of pesticides, herbicides and fumigation, equipment maintenancerecords, irrigation repair/maintenanceand operationsrecords, tree and shrub inventory records;maintains equipment requests; creates and maintains records of work performed includingSchoolDuderecords.
  • Serves assecondaryon-call contact fortheGrounds Department at specified locations; provides 24-hour coverage for emergency and off-hour situations; contacts staff toresolve issuesor performs duties personally.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participates in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District.

  • Performs groundskeeping staff duties when required due toemployee absence or special circumstances.
  • Provides backup on-call support at all hours to other locations when primarycontact is unavailable.
  • Performsrelated duties as assigned.

    Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications

    Knowledge of:
  • Advancedgrounds maintenance procedures including mowing, edging, weeding, aerating and planting.
  • Cultivating, fertilizing, watering and spraying flowers, trees and shrubs.
  • Safe operation and maintenance of hand and power tools and equipment used in groundskeepingsuch as tractors, riding and standing mowers, excavators, trenchers, scissor and boom lifts, sweepers and pickups.
  • Safe operation of medium and heavy equipment used in groundskeeping.
  • Methods and materials used in controlling pests, insects and weeds.
  • Advancedmethods and procedures for the installation, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems.
  • Horticultural and nursery concepts and procedures.
  • Applicable athletic facility specifications and regulations such as NCAA requirements.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations,includingHealthy Schools Act,CaliforniaDepartment of Pesticide Regulation andOSHA rules and regulations.
  • Proper English usage including grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Safety policies and work practices applicable to the work being performed.
  • Basic principles and practices of employee work guidance and direction.
  • Board policies,Personnel Commission Rules, Administrative Regulations, Human Resources procedures and collective bargaining agreements.

    Skills andAbilitiesto:
  • Perform skilled grounds maintenance duties including prioritizing and scheduling work on campus grounds and athletic facilities.
  • Provide training and oversight to groundskeeping staff in all facets of work duties.
  • Mix and apply specialized chemicals to control and eradicate weeds, insects and other pest; ensure proper recordkeeping.
  • Operate all groundskeeping equipment and properly train others for certification.
  • Analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or adopt effective courses of action in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Set priorities and exercise sound judgment within areas of responsibility.
  • Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Operate a computer andusestandard business software.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

    Graduation fromhigh school or GED equivalentand at leastfiveyears of progressively responsible experience ingrounds maintenance;or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

    A validCaliforniadriver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under theDistrict'svehicle insurance program.
    A validCalifornia Department of Pesticide Regulation Qualified Applicator Certificate or License.Aerial work platform and powered industrial truck operator certificates.Annual completion of Healthy Schools Act training.

    The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Physical Demands
    While performing the duties of this class, the employee performs heavy physical labor with constant standing and walking for extended periods; walksover rough or uneven surfaces; frequentlypushes, pulls, lifts and carriesheavy objects weighing up to 75 pounds; frequently bends, stoops and kneels; repetitivelyand regularlyusesupper extremities;usesmanual dexterity to safely operate motorized equipment and vehicles.

    Mental Demands
    While performing the duties of this class, employeesare regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work with frequent interruptions; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with District managers, staff, the public and others encountered in the course of work.

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The employee works in outside weather conditions including extreme heat; exposure to sun for extended periods of time;onslippery or uneven surfaces. The employeeworkswhile wearing personal protection equipment including respirators, protective gloves and footwear, face shields, goggles, spray suits and rain suits. The employee issubject to exposure to dust, dirt, oil/grease, gasoline, diesel fuel, smoke and pollen; to hazardous materials such as pesticides, herbicides, solvents and other toxic chemicals and fumes; to extreme noise and fumes/exhaust fromequipment and vehicle operation. The employeeworkswith or around dangerous equipment and machinery with moving parts.

    The employee may be required to travel to locations other than assigned work site and to adjust to work schedule changes and requirements to work overtime.

    Assessment Process

    To move forward in the selection process, you must complete an online application through our web site at attach to your application a copy of your degree or transcripts (including when degree was awarded) or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.


    When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

    All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Personnel Commission staff will not upload your documents for you. The State Center Community College District does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

    The application review process includes an evaluationof training and experience based on given application information and answers to supplemental questionnaire.Only the most qualified applicants, who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the assessment process.

    The assessment process will include an online competency assessment (50% weight) and an oral interview assessment (50% weight).Of those achieving a passing score on the competency assessment, only the 10 highest scoring candidates, plus ties, will be invited to the oral board interview assessment. Passing score is 75% out of 100% on each assessment section.


    The assessment process / assessment date is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email to the address listed on your application.

    Candidates who attain a passing score on each part of the assessment will be placed in rank order on district wide Open-Competitive List.Using the same process, a separate Promotional List will be established and both Lists will be used concurrently.Unless otherwise indicated, the eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for at least one year.


    Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the State Center Community College District Personnel Commission Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

    State Center Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion or similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title V employer.

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