Groundskeeper II

  • Full Time
  • Santa Maria, CA
  • $ $41,652.00 - $53,160.00 Annually

Under supervision by Supervisor, Landscape Maintenance, this position will perform a wide variety of grounds maintenance and landscaping work; including maintaining and upgrading landscaped areas, laying out and installing hardscapes, laying out and installing Weather based centrally controlled irrigation systems, and operating complex equipment.

Incumbents under limited supervision are expected to perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled landscape maintenance and upgrading work. The position performs more technical aspects of landscaping where planning, installing, blending, and maintaining the plants, materials, hardscapes, and irrigation systems provide a complete ecosystem. The position operates complex equipment to maintain, renovate, and upgrade the campus landscaping. The incumbent provides oversight and direction to others under his/her project guidance.

Essential Functions and Qualifications

  • Assists with designs, lays out, installs, operates, tests, adjusts, schedules, maintains, and evaluates manual and automated irrigation systems.
  • Assists with the planning of, estimates costs, secures materials, and installs new or upgraded landscaping including soil amendments, plants, landscaping materials, hardscapes, and irrigation.
  • Operates complex equipment such as tractors, loaders, top dressers, automated seeders, aerators, renovators, sweepers, trenchers, steer loaders, and earthmoving equipment.
  • Operates common grounds equipment; such as, mowers, edgers, hedge trimmers, chain saws, pole saws, chippers, backpack blowers, and string trimmer.
  • Operates other equipment; such as, aerial lifts, forklifts, and boom sprayers.
  • Maintains lawns, planters, flower beds, shrubs, hedges, trees by mowing, thatching, weeding, over seeding, aerating, trimming, pruning, fertilizing, irrigating, renovating, and transplanting.
  • Applies pesticides and for effective pest and disease control.
  • Utilizes hand tools and power tools to weed, cultivate, trim, prune, edge, and clear landscaped areas.
  • Maintains walkways, hardscapes, and driveways clean and litter free.
  • Collects and disposes of rubbish and debris; maintains and empties trash containers in assigned areas; and sorts and recycles materials as identified.
  • Performs shrub and tree trimming, selective pruning, and treatment.
  • Cleans and maintains retention basins, storm drains, drainage channels, and roof drains free from mud, weeds, leaves, trash, and debris.
  • Assists with setups and teardowns of campus events.
  • Oversees the work of other staff or student workers when assigned to individual.
  • Performs other related tasks as required in the grounds/landscape field.

Knowledge of:

  • Heavy landscape equipment operation, safety, and maintenance;
  • Landscape design utilizing hardscapes, materials, and plantings to create professional looking landscapes;
  • Plant identification, care, and maintenance;
  • Proper methods and procedures for planting, transplanting, cultivating, fertilizing, mowing, edging, trimming, and pruning;
  • Turf management practices including mowing, fertilization, weed control, and irrigation;
  • Proper design, layout, installation, testing, scheduling, adjustment, and maintenance of the districts centrally controlled weather-based irrigation systems;
  • Approved methods and materials used in the control and eradication of common plant diseases, weeds, and pests;
  • Basic computer skills to allow for record keeping, research and email correspondence with campus staff, vendors and technical support.

Demonstrates Ability to:

  • Safely use hand and power tools common to landscaping/ground-keeping work;
  • Perform general and advanced ground-keeping tasks to maintain lawns, planters, landscaped areas, shrubs, trees, and hardscape area in a clean, well-groomed, and organized manner;
  • Operate a truck, observing legal and defensive driving practices;
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions;
  • Work cooperatively with those contacted in the course of work;
  • Learn and work with the automated work order system;
  • Learn the districts weather based central controlled irrigation program;
  • Performs work at heights of up to 30 feet.

Education and Experience:
Individuals possessing the knowledge and abilities listed above and at least five years of experience in the landscape maintenance field. Individuals must have graduated from high school or have passed a GED-equivalency.

License and Certification Requirements

  • Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver’s License;
  • Possession of a California Department of Pesticide Regulations Qualified Applicators Certificate, or the ability to obtain a QAC within the first year of employment;
  • Equipment Operators/ Safety Certificate, or the ability to obtain within the first year of employment. Training provided by the district;
  • Obtain forklift Certificate within the first year of employment.  Training provided by the district;
  • Obtain forklift Certificate within the first year of employment.  Training provided by the district;
  • High aerial boom lift certificate, or the ability to obtain within the first year of employment.  Training provided by the district.

Additional Information
This a full-time, 37 hours per week, 12-month classified position.

Work Schedule:
Monday – Thursday, 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit the following application materials by through our website: https://www.hancockcollege.edu/hr/

A current and complete resume/CV of education and professional experience.

Allan Hancock College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Hancock College will not sponsor any visa applications.

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