Job Details

Kern Community College District
  • Position Number: 1836740
  • Location: Bakersfield, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Groundsworker II (M&O)

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03064

Posting Date: 02/20/2020

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 03/05/2020

Open Until Filled: No

Position Type: Classified


Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position

Minimum Salary: $2,890.80 per month

Maximum Salary: $4,084.63 per month

Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance and dependent life 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, operate and maintain a college irrigation system; perform a variety of grounds maintenance and gardening duties in the beautification of assigned grounds and landscaped areas.

-Operate and maintain a college irrigation system including service and repair of hydraulic and electric clocks, valves, irrigation lines and sprinkler mechanisms; maintain related records; participate in irrigation system installation.

-Perform a variety of grounds maintenance and gardening duties in the beautification of assigned grounds and landscaped areas.

-Maintain horticulture laboratory; prepare and mix soil; irrigate horticulture laboratory areas; assist students with various activities as requested.

-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 backhoe, tractor, 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; identify equipment needs for each assigned project; order supplies and repair parts; utilize proper safety precautions.

-Maintain grounds maintenance equipment in safe operating condition; perform routine maintenance on equipment as needed.

-Provide training and work direction to assigned staff, temporary and student workers.

-Perform routine custodial duties as assigned; assist other grounds and maintenance personnel in cement and masonry work as assigned.

-Perform related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and two years of increasingly responsible experience performing grounds worker maintenance duties including experience maintaining irrigation and sprinkler systems.

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:
-Basic grounds maintenance procedures including mowing, edging, raking and weeding.
-Methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the operation and maintenance of a college irrigation system.
-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.
-Proper operation of heavy grounds equipment.
-Health and safety regulations.
-Basic record-keeping techniques.
-Proper lifting techniques.

-Perform a variety of grounds maintenance duties including mowing, edging, watering, weeding, fertilizing, raking and cultivating lawns, flower beds, athletic fields and other landscaped areas.
-Operate and maintain a college irrigation system.
-Read and interpret irrigation blueprints.
-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 oral and written instructions.
-Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
-Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
-Maintain records related to work performed.

Salary Grade: 36.0

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on March 5, 2020 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

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants.

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 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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