UCI's Temporary Employment Services (TES) is continuously seeking applicants with a background in Grounds Keeping and Landscaping to assist in filling the UCI's temporary staffing needs. Temp assignments can range from a couple days to numerous months at a time.
Groundskeepers perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled grounds maintenance and gardening tasks; and perform other related duties as required.
Incumbents typically work as a part of a regular crew involved in the care and maintenance of plants, shrubs, trees, hedges, flowers, lawns and bard surfaced areas on the campus grounds; mow lawns and fields; edge around walks, flower beds, walls and similar areas; trim and prune shrubs, hedges and trees; prepare and fertilize soil for planting; spray landscaped areas with insecticides and herbicides; hoe weeds and rake lawns; water various ground areas by hand or by operating the sprinkler system; perform minor maintenance on hard surfaced areas such as walks and roadways; operate trucks, power mowers, power edgers, and a variety of attachments and grounds equipment or tools; service and make minor repairs or adjustments to equipment; may lay out and maintain athletic fields; and may use carpentry tools in simple construction of facilities such as wooden retaining walls.
At least 6 months of experience working as a groundskeeper;
Ability to follow oral and written instruction;
Knowledge and skill to operate commonly used grounds equipment and tools;
Possession of a valid California driver's license;
Ability to identify undesirable plant material;
Knowledge and ability to maintain irrigation systems;
* This is a temporary employment position reporting to UCI Temporary Employment Services (TES);
* To be a viable candidate for the temporary employment program, you must be able to start employment within 1 to 2 days after temporary employment is offered;
* Interviewing and hiring is based on internal hiring needs and how well the candidate matches the requirements, and is a fit to the assignment;
* TES is constantly seeking applicants although there may not be the immediate need to interview or hire.
Compensation: Hourly $18.49
Work Schedule: Day Shift, Monday - Friday
Please attach your resume.
Employment subject to criminal records background check.
Some temporary assignments may require clearance of health physical or require a valid California Driver's License for driving university vehicles.
As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy
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