Job Details

Big Bend Community College
  • Position Number: 1936430
  • Location: Moses Lake, WA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Grounds Helper/Mover - Part-time

Salary: $13.50 Hourly
Job Type: Part-Time
Job Number: 20-16
Location: Moses Lake, WA
Division: Administrative Services

Position Summary
Big Bend Community College invites applications for a part-time Grounds Helper/Mover position in the college's Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Department during the summer months.

Under close supervision, this position will perform assigned yard maintenance work in the M&O department. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: maintenance of grounds, landscapes, athletic field, performing various maintenance types of operations, load, pack, move and unload items with care. Position may also involve litter control, recycling activities, and sprinkler irrigation/maintenance within a grounds maintenance program.

This position reports to the Building and Grounds Supervisor.

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is a comprehensive public community college serving a large, rural district in central Washington State. BBCC's main campus is located in the city of Moses Lake (pop. 24,009) in Grant County, situated on the former Larson Air Force Base. In addition to the central campus, BBCC has learning centers in seven outlying communities that provide adult basic education, high school completion, and English Language Learning programs as gateways to college. We are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and we serve approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000.

Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning. We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic. Recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.

This position is open until filled. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

Essential Job Duties
Primary essential duties and responsibilities include but will not be limited to the following:
  • Seeds, mows, irrigates, sweeps, fertilizes, top dresses, edges and maintains lawns.
  • Plants, cultivates and maintains greenhouse plants.
  • Assists with or prepares soil for planting seed, sod, turf, plants, trees and shrubs.
  • Cleans, services, sterilizes and maintains tools and equipment.
  • Uses a variety of manual tools and equipment, such as racks, hand edger's, loppers, shovels, wheelbarrows, weeding forks, hoes, pruning shears and pesticide sprayers.
  • Assists in installation and repair of lawn sprinkler system components.
  • May operate power and motorized equipment such as small trucks, lawn mowers, edger's, chain saws, weed trimmers, backpack blowers and sweepers.
  • Labels plants and maintains records.
  • Harvests, cleans, treats and stores seed.
  • Applies pesticides and herbicides to greenery and plant material.
  • Assists in moving material and supplies.

  • Ensure no injuries to self or others by following safe work practices and policies. This includes, but is not limited to security and safety, understanding of safety data sheets (SDS), equipment, fire, disaster, safe lifting and body mechanics.
  • Ensure compliance with college policies and procedures and state and federal regulations.
  • Conduct self in a professional manner and ensure the interaction with team members and other support groups is conducted in a courteous and efficient manner conducive to the college's values.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as may be required.
  • Experience providing services to and working with the public.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, visitors, and community partners verbally.
  • Demonstrated competency in the ability to provide service in a multicultural environment.

  • Perform actions that demonstrate accountability. Practice within legal and ethical guidelines.
  • Provide services to diverse populations including academic, age, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds; keeping an open mind to opportunities for all.
  • Understand, interpret, and communicate rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Work effectively in a team environment.


Physical work that involves the ability to kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl, reach, and lift up to 50 lbs. in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Basic work schedule is 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Hours may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications
  • High school graduate/equivalent.
  • Physical ability to do required work.
  • Experience working directly with individuals from diverse academic, age, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Demonstrate the ability to work successfully as a contributing team member.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency.

Application Instructions
This position is open until filled. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Comprehensive resume.*
  3. Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
NOTE: All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc.

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.

Official transcripts will need to be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2010 or via email at

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC's policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

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