Hourly Rate or Monthly Salary: starting at $6,335.08 per month (range 29, step 1)
Working Hours: POSITION AVAILABLE: One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply and submit application materials through MiraCosta College's online application system at https://jobs.miracosta.edu. Once you are in the system, we strongly advise you to read the information on 'How to Apply' and the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) before starting the application process.
Complete application packets submitted through the online system by Wednesday, January 9, 2019, will be included in the first screening. Additional applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit the following documents directly in the online system until you receive a confirmation number:
1. Application for classified employment on which you list all relevant experience.
2. A cover letter addressed to the 'Screening and Interview Committee' specifically describing how your experience aligns with the essential duties and desirable qualifications.
3. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.
4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a post-secondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Post-secondary Accreditation. If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.
NOTE: When you 'APPLY FOR THIS POSTING,' you will eventually be asked to answer the Supplemental Questions listed below. Your answers will appear at the bottom of the application form.
- MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. Describe your own commitment to diversity and how you will meet the minimum qualifications of 'sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students.'
- Please list the software for centralized irrigation that you are familiar with.
- List all certifications and licenses you currently hold.
- What kinds of experiences have you had in relating with people whose backgrounds are different than yours? What have you learned from these experiences?
The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to four (4) weeks following the first screening date.
Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 2) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 3) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; and 4) fingerprint clearance.
Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five (5) days prior to the closing date.
Retired STRS members are not eligible for these positions.
Basic Function and Other Details: BASIC FUNCTION: Under direction, plan, organize and supervise the staff, operations and maintenance functions of the grounds department at all District sites; plan, coordinate and assist in new construction, site improvements, renovations and rehabilitation of district sites while ensuring sustainability and responsible water consumption; assist in developing and monitoring the budget; and perform related duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 class.
1. Plan, supervise and evaluate the work of grounds staff at district sites; Assign work requests and repair tickets to appropriate department staff; conduct site walks and inspect work performed.
2. Ensure that all department personnel are properly trained in the safe operations of equipment, coordinate the routine maintenance of the equipment. Develop, implement and monitor grounds objectives and service standards; participate in developing, implementing and evaluating departmental plans, processes and procedures to achieve assigned unit objectives.
3. Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports, maintain all records of waste generation, including green waste, landfill diversion and recycling efforts; file all required regulatory reports and schedule refuse abatement work to ensure timely collection of recyclable materials.
4. Prepare and maintain a variety of records and logs for regulatory agencies including inspection forms for ADA compliance and work performed, pesticide training and Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for all chemicals in inventory and chemical spray applications. Report and coordinate the mandated inspections and preventative maintenance records of the inspections; coordinate and conduct mandated annual pesticide safety training.
5. Manage the underground utilities operations; coordinate all construction, maintenance, inspection and repairs for all fire mains and systems, storm drain systems, irrigation controllers, mains, systems, and irrigation electrical.
6. Plan, select, schedule, coordinate and monitor the work of contractors or service providers; coordinate work with contractors and internal departments.
7. Consult and coordinate with other district departments and personnel to provide for their needs, coordinate with various governmental agencies as the district's point of contact; serve as district representative, attend appropriate meetings, consult and coordinate with architects, engineers, construction management companies and internal and external organizations.
8. Supervise grounds maintenance crew in campus clean-up projects, and assist in special events projects as required.
9. Responsible for the oversight of the department's operational budget, tracking and reporting of all expenditures, procurement of all materials and equipment, utilization of assigned Local Deferred Maintenance and Scheduled Maintenance budgets; provide input and monitor performance against the annual departmental budget.
10. Utilize computerized inventory and financial systems to make purchases and other expenditures in accordance with district procedures; prepare and assemble specifications for service contracts; order and maintain equipment, supplies and materials.
11. Oversee the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and wetlands on the facility grounds; direct and assist the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning and trimming of trees and shrubs, the preparation of soil plant beds for aesthetically pleasing drought resistant plant selection.
12. Manages an aggressive water conservation usage plan and irrigation systems as well as oversight of the district's weather station based centralized irrigation system; direct water conservation efforts and assist with district water needs, consumption and conservation.
13. Manage all district roadways, parking lots, driveways, walkways, ramps, stairs, hardscapes, and coordinate all of their construction, maintenance, repair and operational needs; ensure compliance with mandated accessibility according to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) regulations.
14. Coordinate with architects, engineers, construction management companies and internal and external organizations in the planning of both in house projects, small to medium construction projects and major capital construction projects; assist in the preparation of site-specific plans for land use and development, review project plans, landscape reports, specifications and/or construction drawings; Direct and oversee construction, installation, maintenance and repair of all exterior landscape, hardscape, roadways, parking lots, utility easements and undeveloped areas participate in new construction, modernization, site improvement, renovation and rehabilitation planning for all district sites.
15. Ensure compliance with all required governmental regulations; ensure compliance with all safety regulations as well as compliance with all federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations pertaining to the handling and disposal of pesticides, hazardous materials and hazardous waste.
16. Ensure district compliance with laws, policies and regulations regarding prevention of illicit discharges from sensitive wetlands and storm drain systems, all fire water systems, central irrigation pumps and their associated control systems; coordinate the annual inspection process of back-flow prevention devices; ensure compliance with all Storm Water Pollution Protection (SWPP) regulations.
OTHER DUTIES: 1. Oversee the District's solid waste and recycling programs and associate reporting requirements.
2. Oversee the District's Storm Water Pollution Prevention programs.
3. Coordinate leased use of district sports fields by community organizations; establish rules and regulations for usage; assess damage and/or liability from rules infractions and determine consequences.
4. Respond to emergencies as a member of the campus Emergency Preparedness team; assign work to staff and volunteers during emergencies.
5. Perform related duties as assigned.
Type of Benefits: COMPENSATION: Based on the 2018-2019 classified salary schedule, the starting salary for this position will be $6,335.08 per month (range 29, step 1), plus a full benefit package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS).
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
Graduation from an associate degree program in horticulture, landscape management or a related field, and six years of related work experience, at least two of which were at a lead level; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in a public agency is preferred. IMPORTANT: For work experience, one 'year' is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.
Licenses and Other Requirements:LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS 1. A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district's vehicle insurance program. 2. Qualified Applicator's Certificate issued by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation is required and must be maintained as a condition of employment. 3. Backhoe safety training and forklift safety training. WORK DIRECTION, LEAD AND SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead Groundskeeper, Grounds Maintenance Specialist SEC, Refuse and Recycling Worker, Irrigation Specialist, and Gardener/Groundskeepers. CONTACTS: District administrators, faculty, staff, students, other college and community organizations, vendors, contractors, architects, engineers, construction management companies and various governmental agencies and the general public.
First Screening Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Human Resources Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 760.795.6854
About MiraCosta College The MiraCosta Community College District is one of California's 114 public community colleges. The district includes the communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Cardiff, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Carmel Valley, and parts of Camp Pendleton.
MiraCosta offers undergraduate degrees, university-transfer courses, career-and-technical education, certificate programs, basic-skills education, and lifelong-learning opportunities, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomanufacturing.
The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. The Oceanside Campus, serving approximately 10,500 students, is located on a panoramic 121-acre hilltop site with views of the ocean and mountains. The San Elijo Campus is located in Cardiff, 17 miles south of Oceanside, and attracts more than 3,000 students. The Community Learning Center in downtown Oceanside hosts about 2,500 students in the college's noncredit programs including English as a Second Language, the Adult High School Diploma Program, and other tuition-free, noncredit classes. The Technology Career Institute (TCI) in Carlsbad is part of the colleges Career Education Department. It offers our local community members the opportunity to enhance their lives and their careers with low-cost, hassle-free classes, workshops, and programs, as well as certificate programs to train skilled workers in industries such as high-tech manufacturing, maritime technology, and emerging technologies. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located at the TCI provides resources, workshops, and leadership programs for small businesses and serves all of North San Diego and Imperial Counties. The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), also located at the TCI, provides entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and mentoring, as well as referrals for eligible veterans and military spouses owning or considering starting a small business enterprise in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Imperial Counties.
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The MiraCosta Community College District is located in San Diego County along the Southern California coast, between Orange County to the north and the metropolitan area of San Diego to the south. The district is approximately 35 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles south of Los Angeles. The District includes the cities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Del Mar, the unincorporated areas of La Costa, Olivehain, and portions of Carmel Valley and Camp Pendleton Marine Base.