Groundsworker - Under immediate supervision of the Lead Groundsworker, the incumbent performs the full range of grounds keeping duties to maintain the campus grounds and deliver landscape services to an assigned area(s) of campus ranging from 5-20 acres. These services include but are not limited to the following: hardscape clean-up, landscape bed maintenance, turf maintenance, and general grounds maintenance work.
Objectives - - A clean and well-maintained landscape that is ready for the beginning of the academic day free of litter with trash receptacle lids cleaned and wiped. Proper maintenance of a wide variety of exterior spaces throughout the campus. Maintenance of landscaped areas at a consistent level throughout the year, free of pests, weeds and dead material.
Expectations - Incumbent maintains equipment and a safe and clean working environment. Thorough and accurate accounting of time and materials. Consistent meeting of university needs in a timely and professional manner with increasingly improved skill. Follow-up on every project or task to insure that all items are completed to the satisfaction of the FS Director. Maintains a responsible attendance record punctuality and consistent meeting of deadlines. Builds and maintains internal and external customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the organization. Seeks customer feedback, is responsive to customers and takes appropriate action for the situation. Maintains commitment to the Landscape Services team by displaying compromise and teamwork to accomplish Landscape Services objectives.
Perform work in a manner that supports and facilitates the work of others in Facilities Services and the university community. Maintains a positive and cooperative working relationship with members of the department and campus community by practicing individual dignity, using tact and diplomacy, and always being respectful and civil. Respectful communication when dealing with people in all situations; demonstrating restraint, fairness and firmness. Works effectively to understand by carefully listening and working to be understood.
Must be able to effectively communicate and successfully interact with a variety of individuals in a diverse environment at all levels of the organization. Must be able to perform strenuous physical work; utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination. Ability to maintain confidentiality and work appropriately within the department hierarchy communicating effectively to resolve problems and proactively resolve conflicts or disagreements in the workplace, makes suggestions and ask pertinent questions to facilitate effective communication. Ability to implement safety procedures, resolve problems and improve safety in the workplace. Works to instill in others the importance of workplace safety rules and regulations and takes appropriate actions. Ability to conduct hazard assessments, and address those hazards accordingly, and applies Engineering controls as appropriate to address/mitigate hazards; promptly follows-up on health and safety risks, taking appropriate actions(s) and provides the necessary reports and documentation.
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This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
Education and Experience
One year of experience in the care and maintenance of landscaped areas or in general grounds maintenance work, or in related manual labor.
Preferred Qualifications and Specialized Skills
• Experience in the maintenance and repair of irrigation systems.
• Relevant education or coursework in horticulture and/or plant identification.
• LEED Green Associate Credential
Required Licenses and Certifications
• Valid California Driver's License
Compensation and Benefits
Starting salary upon appointment not expected to exceed $2,818 per month. CSU Classification Salary Range: $2,736 - $4,950 per month. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here: https://bfa.sdsu.edu/hr/jobs/benefits
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on March 11, 2020. To receive full consideration, apply by March 10, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.
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.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
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.
SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here: https://smokefree.sdsu.edu/
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Meracle Cothron at 619-594-1139.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
San Diego, California