Fremont, California
$28.86 An Hour
Grounds Maintenance Worker
Ohlone College


Details

Posted: 16-Sep-22

Location: Fremont, California

Salary: Open

Categories:

Facilities//Maintenance/Trades
Staff/Administrative

Internal Number: 3449311



Grounds Maintenance Worker

Ohlone College


Ideal Candidate Statement: The incumbent should be knowledgeable in irrigation systems, timers, drip line installation, new lawn seeding or sod installation, irrigation repairs, and low water use practices. Ability to work independently while making sound judgement and reporting irregularities to supervisor. The incumbent should be skilled in weeding, mowing, edging, tree pruning and removal, and roadside safe practices.

*Ohlone College will have Application Workshops for this recruitment, in the Human Resources Building, at the Fremont Campus, on September 26 to September 30 at the following times:
Monday, Sept. 26 from 11am to 2pm
Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 11am to 2pm
Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5pm to 7pm
Friday, Sept. 30 from 11am to 2pm



Please call 510-659-6088 or email [email protected] for more information

Ohlone will have a Career Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 28. For more information, please visit www.ohlone.edu/careerfair
*

Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of 'A World of Cultures United in Learning' and we are looking for staff who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles, highly ethical, trustworthy, credible, loyal and is respectful of diverse views and opinions;

The college has a firm commitment to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

Job Description Summary: DEFINITION:
Under the direction of the Supervisor, this position is responsible for providing grounds keeping duties on all District grounds. The position operates a variety of grounds keeping equipment to provide basic grounds keeping services



Essential Duties: DUTY STATEMENTS
Mows lawns, athletic fields, and other turf areas.
Edges fields and walkways.
Cuts down trees and bushes as required.
Trims trees, bushes and plants.
Inspects irrigation systems by checking clocks, sprinkler heads, valves, and pipes to identify leaks, conducts maintenance, and performs repairs.
Cultivates flowers, trees, grass and shrubs by performing planting activities such as, but not limited to, pruning, fertilizing, irrigating, and weeding.
Cleans general grounds such as, but not limited to, parking lots, athletic fields, lawns by raking leaves, picking up litter, and sweep litter from walkways and driveways.
Ensure that grounds equipment such as, but not limited to, mowers, chainsaws edgers, blowers, power pressure sprayers, and gardening tools is in safe operating conditions.
Removes pool covers.
Empties waste receptacles outside buildings and around campus.
Reports any issues and discrepancies to the Senior Grounds Maintenance Worker or appropriate personnel.
Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
Performs related duties as assigned.






Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: KNOWLEDGE OF:
Best practices and techniques of landscaping/grounds keeping.
Powered equipment such as, but not limited to, mowers, tractors, chainsaws, and pruning saws.
Common hand tools used in grounds keeping such as, but not limited to, shears, pruners, axes, shovels, and rakes.
Fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides.
Irrigation methods and systems.
Artificial turf fields.
Safety practices in handling grounds keeping equipment




SKILL TO:
Apply knowledge of landscaping best practices and techniques to ensure that day to day duties are performed under accepted practices.
Apply knowledge of herbicides and insecticides to control the growth of undesirable vegetation and pests.
Apply knowledge of fertilizer to ensure that successful growth of plants, flowers, and grass.
Apply knowledge of powered equipment and common grounds keeping hand tools to mow lawns, remove unwanted items, edge walkways, clean grounds keeping areas, trim trees and bushes, and maintain grounds keeping areas.
Apply knowledge of irrigation methods and systems to adjust the amount of water consumption and prevent waste.
Apply knowledge of artificial turf fields to remove turf, replace cushing pads, disinfect the turf, and prevent the growth of bacteria.

ABILITY TO:
Effectively meet deadlines and ensure that landscaping duties are performed in a timely manner.
Effectively ensure that work is being performed to departmental standards.
Ensure the beautification of District grounds.
Effectively ensure the safe operation of powered equipment such as, but not limited to, mowers, tractors, chainsaws, edgers, pressure sprayers, and pruning saws.
Effectively ensure that all grounds keeping tool and equipment is in safe operating conditions.
Empty waste receptacles in a timely manner.
Effectively ensure the safe handling of herbicides and insecticides.
Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
Develop and maintain effective relationships with District staff



Education and Experience: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Any combinations of 1 year of experience working in a related field.
Must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.






Preferred Qualifications: DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Bilingual and Biliterate.
Related specialized training(s)






Salary Range:
SEIU Salary Schedule Range # 30$47,016 Annually$51,828 Annually$60,036 Annually

Posting Number:
S186-14

Close Date:
10/12/2022

Foreign Transcripts:
Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement:
HEALTH AND WELFARE BENEFITS

1. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP and LTD
2. Membership in Public Employees Retirement System Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA)
3. Contribution to O.A.S.D.I. (Social Security)
4. Paid vacation
5. Paid sick leave
6. Paid holidays and district-paid floating personal days
7. Summer 4/10 schedule (Fridays off)
8. Longevity pay step increase based on your years of service
9. IRS Section 125 Flexible Medical Spending Plan
10. 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan (employee contributes)
11. 403(b) Tax Shelter Annuity Plan (employee contributes)

Benefits will be prorated for positions less than 100%

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986:
Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal 'Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.'

District Statement:
A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement Summary:
The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment: Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, proof of freedom from tuberculosis and proof of vaccination from COVID-19. In addition, you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal 'Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.' Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance. Employees must be California residents on their date of hire and for the duration of their employment with Ohlone Community College District.

To apply, visit: https://employment.ohlone.edu/postings/48637









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