Grounds Technician II

  • Butte-Glenn Community College
  • Oroville, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Grounds and Landscaping Services

Job Description

Description Grounds Technician II (Facilities, Planning, & Management)
Full-Time/Non-Exempt 40 hours per week; 12 months per year
CSEA Range 19; $3,318.47 per month
Anticipated Start Date October 2020
Tentative interview dates: September
  • Relocation reimbursement may be authorized. If interested, the successful applicant must request relocation reimbursement at time of job offer.
  • If you are relocating to the area, housing resources can be found on our Human Resources page.

The mission of the Grounds Maintenance Department is to provide a safe, aesthetically appealing learning environment in a sustainable manner.  The Grounds Maintenance Department is responsible for maintaining the grounds on the Main Campus, Chico Center and Skyway Center.   
  • Work schedule: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Over the summer the schedule changes to Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The District offers several Comprehensive Medical plans at no cost to the employee and their dependents. Dental, Vision and STD/LTD are at no cost. Additionally, the District provides access to two Health and Wellness Centers through Butte Schools Self-Funded Programs for little to no cost depending on plan selection. Retirement plans include CalPERS, CalSTRS, 403B and 457B.

Butte College's main campus is located on a 928-acre wildlife refuge and we pride ourselves on being a national college leader in sustainability.  Community partnerships matter to us.  We work with our K-12 partners to create career pathways for students to seamlessly move from high school to Butte College coursework or credit to transfer to a four-year university.  In fact, Butte College has the highest transfer rate of all California community colleges to California State University, Chico.   Butte College contributes to economic development through the Training Place, and the Small Business Development Center.

For over 50 years, we have successfully provided a quality educational experience to our students, offering associates degrees and training in career fields including business, medical, law enforcement, welding, automotive, computers, and more.

The ideal candidate will share Butte College's commitment to our mission and values, especially our commitment to educating our racially and socio-economically diverse student population.  We currently enroll around 15,300 students annually, many of whom are from racially minoritized populations. 54% of Butte College students are white, 28% are Latinx, 6% are Asian, 2% are African American, 1% are Native American, and 5% are multi-ethnic. As a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Butte College understands that it has a great responsibility to the educational attainment and economic well-being of our surrounding communities.

The successful candidate will join a campus community that demonstrates its commitment to student equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty and staff.  These opportunities include a Cultural Awareness Community of Practice, FAIR Classrooms, active Diversity and Student Equity Committees, support for our undocumented and AB 540 students, a robust set of culturally responsive programs and events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

Under the direction of an administrator, performs grounds maintenance functions and the maintenance, repair and safe operation of all grounds maintenance equipment
Representative Duties The duties recorded below are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.  The essential duties of the class are indicated with an asterisk *.
  1. Performs routine landscape and grounds maintenance duties as assigned, including soil preparation, planting, maintenance of lawns and plants and cultivation operations.*
  2. Installs and replaces landscape and grounds areas, including edgings, walkways, flower boxes, etc.*
  3. Participates in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems; schedules irrigation controllers.*
  4. Services, adjusts, maintains and makes routine repairs to grounds maintenance equipment.*
  5. Operates heavy equipment to perform tasks, including but not limited to a backhoe, grader, loader, trencher, boom truck, dump truck, water truck, tractor mowers and riding mower; and other equipment and tools including a forklift, weed eater, edger, leaf blower, sod cutter, miscellaneous hand and power tools, etc.*
  6. Paints, marks and otherwise prepares District grounds for athletic games, special events, classes and community use.*
  7. Works with custodial and maintenance staff to perform semi-skilled and skilled tasks as directed and supervised.*
  8. Performs routine road, parking lot and road sign maintenance and repair tasks.*
  9. Operates a computer to perform basic data entry, access email and District announcements, etc.*
  10. May assist with applying pesticides, including herbicides and insecticides on District grounds.*
  11. Serves on a variety of District committees as requested.
  12. May perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements MINIMUM QUALIFICATION: 
  • Graduation from high school or G.E.D. or the equivalent*; AND  
  • Two (2) years of experience closely related to the duties and responsibilities of this class.
* High School education equivalency equals an adult education diploma or four (4) years of full-time paid work experience.

  • Hold and maintain a valid driver's license throughout duration of employment with the District.
  • Three (3) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of this class. 
  • Experience working within an educational institution.

May be acquired through education, training, and/or experience.

Knowledge of: District policies and procedures; the materials, tools, equipment and practices used in the installation, maintenance and repair of landscape and grounds areas, irrigation systems and horticultural equipment; applying grounds maintenance chemicals safely and effectively; applicable safety methods associated with department equipment and activities; basic computer usage for data entry, accessing email and District announcements and utilizing software. 

Ability to: use, operate, maintain and repair horticultural tools and equipment; demonstrate tasks and equipment use to others; follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work within a team environment; read and write at the level necessary for successful job performance; perform heavy physical labor; learn and interpret the rules, regulations and policies and procedures of the District and those affecting departmental operations; operate a computer to perform position functions; utilize keyboarding skills commensurate with the required functions for this position; demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to, and the understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
No assigned permanent staff to supervise. May provide work direction to Grounds Technician I's, substitute, student and short-term employees.

Subject to frequent lifting of low weight (5 to 25 lbs);Regular and at times sustained exertion of heavy physical effort in lifting and carrying heavy weight (50+ lbs); the complex operation of gasoline, electric and diesel-powered machinery and equipment requiring the manipulation of multiple controls and fine adjustments.

Faculty, staff, administrators, students and the general public.

Exposure to adverse weather conditions, extreme heat or cold, noise from equipment and machinery, strong and/or toxic chemicals, dusts and pollen, machinery hazards. Performs physical labor.

  1. The successful applicant will be required to complete a medical history questionnaire and must agree to undergo and pass a pre-employment physical examination, based on the physical requirements of the position, prior to employment. The physician will be selected and paid for by the District. Disabilities not related to the essential physical job requirements will not preclude the applicant from being hired.
  2. Education Code • 87408.6 states that no person shall be initially employed by a community college district in an academic or classified position unless the person has submitted to an examination within the past sixty (60) days to determine that he or she is free of active tuberculosis.
  3. As a condition of employment the position you are applying for will require that you provide fingerprints to the local police department. The fee charged by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the fingerprint report is the employee's responsibility. If you should be offered this position you will be asked to sign a payroll deduction form which will authorize the District to deduct the fee charged by the DOJ from your first paycheck.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and possibly future vacancies for positions with the same class specification.

The District reserves the right to modify, rescind or re-advertise this announcement without notification or to delay indefinitely the employment of a person for the position.

The Butte-Glenn Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Closing Date/Time: 8/13/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

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