About Citrus College: Celebrating over 100 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.
Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.
Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 19,000 students annually. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options -- winter intersession, evenings, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as online education courses.
Mission Statement Citrus College provides innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, transfer, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The college fosters personal and professional success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning community. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.
Accreditation Citrus College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, include filing of complaints against member institutions can be found at https://accjc.org.
Posting Number: 0600726 Posting Date: 03-29-2018 Closing Date: 04-26-2018 Department/Division: FC (Grounds) Funding: District Funded Job Category: Classified Assignment: Full-Time Percentage Employee: 100% Months per Year: 12 months Work Days per Week: Five days per week
Work Schedule per Day: 8 hours per day; Monday through Friday or Tuesday through Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Work Shift for this Position (select all that apply): Days Weekends
FLSA: Nonexempt Placement/Range: 31-1 (Starting salary for a new classified hire at Citrus College is fixed at Step 1.) Pay Rate: $3,507.17/mth ($20.23/hr)
BENEFITS: The District provides a fully-paid, comprehensive program of fringe benefits including major medical, dental, and vision insurance for full-time employees and eligible dependents. Life insurance provided for employee only.
Optional Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Other Document (s) Transcripts Licenses and Certificates
POSITION SUMMARY: Performs a variety of skilled work in the coordination, preparation, and maintenance of grounds and athletic fields; installation, maintenance, and repair of sprinkler irrigation systems; and the construction of special landscaping or public use areas. Performs skilled equipment operation and routine servicing.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Selects, plants, prunes, and trims trees, ornamental plants, shrubs, and ground covers to accomplish landscaping objectives. - Serves as a resource on landscape and horticultural matters. May plan, draw, and prepare land changes to conform to desired landscaping goals. - Removes weeds, blows, rakes, and removes trash and debris from walkways, culverts, stairways, roadways, planters, and parking. Mows, grooms, and replants lawn areas. Fertilizes turf and various landscaped areas. Maintains in-ground drains and culverts. - Designs and installs new landscaping by cultivating and renovating areas and installing or replacing turf, trees, ornamental plants, shrubs, ground covers, annuals, and bulbs. - Prepares, repairs, or installs fencing, paving materials for pathways, retaining walls, and borders, and various posts, slabs, drains, and culverts. - Stakes, prunes, thins, and transplants turf, trees, ornamental plants, shrubs, ground covers, annuals, and bulbs. Levels, cuts, fills, trenches, and excavates grounds with tractors and other rolling stock. Prepares sites for portable buildings. - Interacts and coordinates with Physical Education and Athletics Division faculty members regarding classroom setup and maintenance in District athletic fields/areas, as appropriate. Constructs, sets up, takes down, maintains, and repairs athletic activity courses, tracks, ranges, fields, and other equipment and constructions. - Maintains athletic fields, areas, surfaces, and outdoor classrooms in a safe and usable condition. Mows, grooms, contours, paints, and lines athletic and public use play fields to comply with required dimensions. - Sets up signs, scoreboards, goals, clocks, benches, trash cans, public address systems, and bleachers for athletic or other events.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Installs, repairs and replaces landscape irrigation systems following and interpreting blueprints, sketches or verbal instructions. Designs and prepares plans for irrigation systems and/or makes necessary changes to blueprints for irrigation system design compliance and to locate shutoff valves, irrigation valves, and physical layouts. - Installs, adjusts, maintains and repairs electronic timers. Installs, inspects and performs major repairs to electronic and hydraulic valves and controllers. - Drains, flushes, cleans, and repairs water storage reservoirs and irrigation boxes from water sources on a periodic basis. Assists with installation of new water lines. - Monitors and diagnoses weed, disease, and pest problems in athletic fields/areas, taking appropriate measures to mitigate or eliminate the problems. - Applies fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides to areas, as authorized. Places postings where pesticides are being applied. Disposes of product containers per applicable environmental regulations. Applies biological/organic controls for pests and weeds. - Performs routine servicing of grounds keeping equipment that ranges from, but is not limited to, hand and power tools, and mechanical labor saving devices. Performs routine servicing of fluids, spark plugs, wheels, blades, belts, and connections. - Inspects and diagnoses equipment malfunctions and performs minor repairs to equipment including internal and external components on two and four-cycle engines. - Assists various organizational units and external groups for event support and logistics, including, but not limited to preparation of sites, access ways, and parking lots. - Maintains adequate inventories of irrigation parts, pesticides, fertilizers, tools, seed, compost, sod, and equipment. Maintains records of purchases and uses. - Maintains work order records, equipment parts listings, equipment oil change logs, equipment service/repair logs, seed usage logs, irrigation repair logs, fire hydrant maintenance logs, and records of supplies used on athletic fields. - Maintains current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) for potentially hazardous materials. Maintains logs and files pesticide use. - Oversees the work of part-time and student workers on an intermittent basis. Serves as an informal leader to projects. - Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: - Requires in-depth knowledge of turf management and maintenance practices and techniques including those for athletic fields. - Requires knowledge of horticulture and methods of planting and caring for plants, trees, and lawns. - Requires in-depth knowledge of sprinkler and irrigation system design, installation, operation, and maintenance. - Requires knowledge of the operating and mechanical characteristics of a full range of grounds maintenance equipment sufficient to skillfully operate and perform servicing. - Requires knowledge of and skill at reading landscape blueprints and specifications. - Requires knowledge of proper and safe application of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. - Requires knowledge of plant diseases and pests and the biological and chemical controls. - Requires knowledge of safe lifting techniques and the techniques for safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials. - Requires sufficient math skill to calculate distances, proportions, and sums. - Requires sufficient human relations skill to work cooperatively as part of a team to serve internal and external customers. - Requires the ability to plant, cultivate, prune, and care for plants, trees, and lawns. - Requires the ability to use herbicides and pesticides safely and effectively. - Requires the ability to perform sidewalk repairs, including mixing and pouring concrete, asphalt, etc. Must be able to maintain lawns, athletic fields, and gardens. - Must be able to identify turf and other plant diseases and pests and take steps to mitigate or eradicate. - Must be able to design, install, operate, maintain, and repair sprinkler and irrigation systems, and repair pumps and motors used in irrigation systems. - Requires the ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications. - Must be able to safely use and operate specialized vehicles, excavating, and other mechanical equipment, hand and power tools. - Requires the ability to maintain accurate records. - Requires the ability to safely apply pesticides and herbicides. - Requires the ability to lead projects and oversee student and/or other temporary help. - Requires the ability to work as part of a team with minimal supervision. - Requires the ability to work varying schedules in support of projects and events.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: See Education and Experience below.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Expanded experience with irrigation and controls. - Three years of gardening/grounds experience in an institution of higher learning.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: - A high school diploma, or the equivalent, and three years of gardening/grounds experience.
PHYSICAL ABILITIES: - Requires the ability to stand for extended periods of time, walk up to 400 yards, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to heavy weights of up to 75 pounds on a regular basis. - Requires the ability to push, pull, and guide materials over 75 pounds. - Requires the ability to climb (e.g. ladders), stoop, kneel, and crouch on a regular basis. - Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination, hand and finger dexterity including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to operate demanding grounds equipment and read instructions and safety information. Requires auditory ability to hear machinery sounds and alarms. - Requires near and far visual acuity to read printed materials and observe stationary and moving objects. - Requires speaking ability to carry on ordinary conversations. - Requires the ability to work in extreme temperature conditions.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES: - Requires valid driver's license.
(Please note, indicating the driver's license number on the application will be considered complete for the application procedure. Verification of a valid driver's license will be made at the time of employment.)
Starting salary for a new classified hire at Citrus College is fixed at Step 1.
'CITRUS COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.' It is the policy of the District not to discriminate against and to encourage a diversity of applicants based on national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, use of family and medical care leave, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are considered legal documents, and as such, all areas of the application must be completed or your application packet will be considered incomplete, and will not be moved forward. While it may be appropriate in some areas of your application to use 'NA' (not applicable), do not use terms such as 'see resume' or 'see attached'. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents, and those additional documents you choose to include, are attached BEFORE clicking the 'Finished Attaching Documents' button and confirming. It is advisable to attach 'Optional' documents first, and then 'Required' documents once you are ready to click on the 'Finished Attaching Documents' button and confirming.
Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be complete. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be rejected. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
Additional documents CANNOT be added to your electronic application packet once you click on 'Finished Attaching Documents' and receive your confirmation number; so, please be sure you have all documents you will upload handy and in an electronic format. THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS LARGER THAN 2MB. IF YOUR DOCUMENTS DO NOT UPLOAD, PLEASE RESIZE. If you do not have all your documents handy at the time you are applying for the position, we advise you to click on 'Finish Attaching Documents Later'. Be sure, however, to finish attaching your documents BEFORE the close or first consideration date for the position. Please remember, you will NOT be able to attach additional documents after you have selected 'Finished Attaching Documents' and have received a confirmation number, and you will not be able to apply for a position after the position has closed.
Please note: should an applicant apply for a position more than once, only the most recently received application packet will be the one screened for completeness. All others will be deemed inactive, and will not be considered, regardless of completeness.
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials outside the online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Only application materials submitted through this electronic format will be accepted. Exception: The Citrus College Form 101 must be mailed or hand delivered to the Director of Human Resources in a sealed, confidential envelope.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.
All employees within the bargaining unit are required to pay dues as a member of the exclusive representative or pay an agency fee.
About Transcripts: --Candidates must upload copies of all transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications for this position. --Official transcripts will be required at the time of the job offer. --Transcripts must be from the awarding institution, and must show that the degree has been awarded (or conferred) and the year. --Degree(s) must be earned (or conferred) from accredited institution(s) or an equivalent foreign institution by the first consideration date for this position. --All degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript by the indicated first consideration date for this position. --Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bona fide U.S. evaluation service.
Selection Procedure: --A selection committee will review application packages of those candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for this position, and will select a limited number of qualified candidates for an interview. --Each candidate may be asked to make a presentation on a topic of the selection committee's choice. The candidate will be informed of the topic when an interview appointment is scheduled. --Each candidate may be asked to provide a sample of his or her writing ability just prior to the interview. --Travel costs must be borne by the applicant. --Final candidates for faculty, management, and supervisor/confidential positions may be interviewed by the Superintendent/President. --If selected as a finalist, the candidate permits the District to contact the current and former employer(s) to investigate past employment history.
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