Company: Kern Community College District
Posted on: December 3, 2019
Kern Community College District
Position Number: 02953
Posting Date: 10/31/2019
Position Closing Date: 12/1/2019
Initial Screening Date: 11/14/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes
Position Type: Classified
Work Week: 40 hours per week, 12 month position
Minimum Salary: $2,550.07 per month
Maximum Salary: $3,603.19 per month
Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and
vision insurance; life insurance 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
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, perform a variety of
grounds maintenance and gardening duties in the beautification of
assigned grounds and landscaped areas. DISTINGUISHING
Groundsworker I incumbents perform a variety of routine grounds
maintenance duties involving mowing, trimming, edging and weeding
lawns, athletic fields and other turf grounds. REPRESENTATIVE
Perform a variety of grounds maintenance and gardening duties in
the beautification of assigned grounds and landscaped areas. 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 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; assist other maintenance and grounds personnel in
the repair and maintenance of sprinkler systems. Maintain grounds
maintenance equipment in safe operating condition; perform routine
maintenance on equipment as needed. Provide training and work
direction to temporary and student workers. Perform routine
custodial duties as assigned. Perform related duties as
Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: Graduation from high school and one
year of related experience.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Herbicide
- Satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical
- Satisfactory completion of pre-employment drug testing. 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
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, equipment and materials used in gardening and grounds
- Cultivating, fertilizing, watering and spraying of flowers,
trees and shrubs.
- Proper methods of applying chemicals used in grounds
- Basic record-keeping techniques.
- Health and safety regulations.
-Proper lifting techniques. ABILITY TO:
- Perform general grounds maintenance duties including mowing,
edging, watering, weeding, fertilizing, raking and cultivating
lawns, flower beds, athletic fields and other landscaped
- Operate a variety of power and hand tools used in grounds
- 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 instructions.
- Work cooperatively with others.
Salary Grade: 34.0
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
November 14, 2019 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
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in
the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the
Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the
hiring process may also be filled from the qualified
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 (please use the apply button
below). Emails will not be accepted.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community
College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to
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