500215 – Lead Groundsworker (500215)
AVP Facilities Management
$3,239 - $5,593 per month (Anticipated hiring range: $4,023 - $4,143 per month)
Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California's revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.
About the Position:
Facilities Management is committed to planning, developing, and maintaining a safe, sustainable, and high quality learning and working environment for the campus community. Facilities Management provides oversight of university resources and assets and is responsible for the development of the University's facilities including land use planning, capital improvement, project development, construction, as well as facilities operations and maintenance including custodial services, landscape services, building trade services, mechanical and electrical, and recycling services. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as the Lead Groundsworker. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.
The Lead Groundsworker provides supervision and support to a team of up to ten Groundsworkers. Provides general gardening/landscape maintenance services to campus grounds in assigned area of campus, parking lots and/or outdoor facility use coordination and grounds maintenance for Sports Complex. May perform daily maintenance of athletic fields, including softball, baseball, track, soccer, and football field set-up and lining. Coordinates landscape maintenance activities in assigned area of campus with Vocational Innovations. Other duties as assigned.
Two years of experience planting, cultivating, and maintaining flowers and shrubs or in general grounds maintenance work. Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and caring for flowers, shrubs, lawns, and trees. General knowledge of common plant diseases, pests, and weeds, as well as approved methods and materials used in their control and eradication. Knowledge of horticultural methods and materials and planting and growing requirements of plants commonly grown in California. Ability to lay out, coordinate, and supervise the work of others. Ability to provide training, interpret policies, and explain methods and procedures. Ability to inspect and evaluate the work of others. Ability to read and write at a level sufficient for satisfactory job performance. Ability to perform general gardening and grounds maintenance work. Ability to understand and follow written directions and work orders in order to schedule and coordinate facility use and maintenance activities. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to communicate with a variety of individuals including customers, managers, and students.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.
Knowledge of methods/materials used in landscape maintenance. Knowledge of methods/materials used in maintenance of athletic fields/facilities.
Requires valid California Class 'C' Driver's License. Operate small engine powered equipment; large turf equipment, skiploader, tractors and forklift up to 3000 lb. capacity.
Special Working Conditions
Work outdoors, exposed to various weather conditions. May be required to work overtime and varied shifts during athletic events season. Will carry a Master key. All Employees will be subject to fingerprinting and a criminal records check.
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Employee must maintain working knowledge of compliance with relevant NCAA and conference rules, and report any concerns or violations noted.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.
Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.
Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).
On-Campus CSUEU Employees
Closing Date/Time: May 13, 2021