Work schedule: Monday through Friday from 6:00 am - 2:30 pm.
First Review Deadline: This is a continuous recruitment and will remained open until filled. The review date of applications will be Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Overview: Under general supervision, the Lead Groundsworker oversees the work of five to ten employees engaged in general gardening and grounds maintenance work in assigned areas of the campus grounds; or oversees and assists in the work of two to five employees engaged in more specialized work such as in athletic field maintenance; or oversees and assists a crew of more than ten employees engaged in grounds projects such as planting major flower or shrub areas, laying sprinkler systems, or laying concrete and asphalt. This classification is distinguished from other general or specialized grounds classifications primarily by the performance of lead duties requiring abilities in planning, training, coordinating and inspecting the work of others and from the Groundsworker classification by the greater technical knowledge of horticultural methods and materials and plants required.
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this classification.
Lead Groundsworkers typically perform work involving some or all of the following duties: oversee and work with a crew of grounds employees and students engaged in planting, cultivating, fertilizing, watering, and spraying ornamental plants, shrubs, hedges, trees, lawns, and flowers or other grounds maintenance work in an assigned area of a campus; or oversee and assist a crew of more than ten employees who are taken from their normal assignment to work on major grounds projects such as resodding, installation of sprinkler systems, campuswide pruning, major campus landscaping projects or graduation setup; may oversee and assist a crew of grounds employees and students engaged in grounds activities of a general nature such as construction of flower beds, maintenance of drainage systems, resurfacing of athletic fields and facilities, removal of brush and trees, collection of trash and laying of concrete and asphalt; assign work to others according to well established guidelines and procedures; inspect completed work; assist in the selection of Groundsworkers; train and evaluate employees; keep records and make reports of work completed; may drive pick-ups and other automotive equipment in the performance of assigned duties; requisition supplies and equipment necessary to maintain the landscape; and may perform specialized grounds maintenance work such as spraying, irrigation system repair, or nursery work in an assigned area of a campus on an occasional basis.
Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, and tools and equipment used in planting, cultivating and caring for flowers, shrubs, lawns, and trees.
General knowledge of common plant diseases, pests, and weeds; approved methods and materials used in their control and eradication, horticultural methods and materials; and planting and growing requirements of plants commonly grown in California.
Ability to lay out, coordinate, and oversee the work of others; provide training, interpret policies and explain methods and procedures; inspect and evaluate the work of others;
Read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; and perform general gardening and grounds maintenance work.
Two years of experience in planting, cultivating and maintaining flowers and shrubs, or in general grounds maintenance work.
Supervisory experience is preferred.
Some positions may require possession of a valid California Driver's License.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: https://www.csusb.edu/human-resources/current-employees/employee-relations/conflict-interest
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
California State University, San Bernardino offers a challenging and innovative academic environment. The university seeks to provide a supportive and welcoming social and physical setting where students, faculty and staff feel they belong and can excel. The university provides students the opportunity to engage in the life of the campus, interact with others of diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as participate in activities that encourage growth, curiosity and scholarly fulfillment. Through its branch campus in Palm Desert, the university mission extends to the Coachella Valley.