Groundsworker (7 Positions) (512987)

  • Cal State University (CSU) East Bay
  • Hayward, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Grounds and Landscaping Services

Job Description

Description:

Salary and Benefits

The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $3155 .00/month to $4,052.00 /month.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit https://www.csueastbay.edu/hr/benefits/index.html

About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

CSUEB maintains two (2) campuses located in Hayward and Concord. Depending on operational needs assignments may be changed to an alternate work shift, and or campus location.

This position is responsible for maintaining the campus grounds in a way that provides a safe and aesthetically pleasing environment for the staff, faculty, students and the community.

Responsibilities

Turf Area Maintenance
  • Daily litter pick up
  • Edging along sidewalks, around valve boxes, drains, and planting beds
  • Trim mowing edges and around trees and other obstacles in lawn
  • Hand trimming or weed whipping tall grass where inaccessible to mower
  • Fertilizing of lawns

Shrub and Flower Bed Maintenance
  • Daily litter pick up
  • Weeding of flower and shrub beds
  • Pruning shrubs and small trees
  • Planting of annuals, perennials, and ornamental shrubs and small trees
  • Fertilizing

Hardscape (Parking Lots/Roads/Walks/Stairs/Patio) Maintenance
  • Daily litter pick up
  • Sweeping & Blowing
  • Pressure Washing concrete & hard surfaces
  • Repairs to asphalt ( potholes ) and concrete grinding to repair trip hazards
  • Vacuuming

Irrigation Systems Maintenance
  • Power trimming grass from around sprinkler heads and valve boxes
  • Repair / replace broken sprinkler heads or other small irrigation repairs
  • Reporting any malfunctioning sprinkler heads to leads/irrigation technicians
  • Placing portable sprinklers in dry spots and hand watering as instructed

Other Duties as Required
  • Assist with In-House Landscape upgrades
  • Reporting hazards or emergencies to manager
  • May be called back in after hours for emergencies
  • Nursery work - potting plants and maintaining nursery stock
  • Athletic Fields and stadium maintenance
  • Reporting of monthly absences
  • TMA time card entry
  • Training when required
  • Landscaping- removal of old/dead plants
    • adding new soil, amendments and wood chips
    • shaping of terrain and planting material as instructed

Required Qualifications

Ability to read and write appropriately for the duties of the position, follow verbal and written instructions. General knowledge of methods used in gardening and grounds maintenance. General knowledge of planting, gardening materials, tools, and equipment. Ability to recognize common native California shrubs, trees, and flowers. Ability to perform physical work in varying climatic conditions. Ability to stand for long periods of time, reach above and below waist level, climb, stoop, kneel, crawl, and travel rough uneven terrain. Safely lift, carry push, and pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a diverse student, faculty, staff and community is essential.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge:

Thorough knowledge of general gardening and grounds maintenance methods. General knowledge of proper methods of planting, cultivating, and caring for hedges, ornamental trees, shrubs, lawns, and flowers, and the use and care of gardening materials, tools, and equipment.

Abilities:

Ability to recognize the more common species of ornamental shrubs, trees and flowers grown in California; perform strenuous physical work as described in this classification; utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination; learn to skillfully operate small trucks and power-driven grounds equipment; read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; and follow simple oral and written instructions.

Experience:

One year of experience in the care and maintenance of landscaped areas or in general grounds maintenance work, or in related manual labor.

License:

Some positions may require possession of a valid California driver's license.

Preferred Skills and Knowledge
  • More than three years of progressive experience in a grounds working function.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Proficiency of English grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment. Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

All California State University campuses, including Cal State East Bay, are smoke and tobacco-free. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.csueastbay.edu/smokeandtobaccofree/

In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the Cal State East Bay Annual Campus Security Report is available at: http://www.csueastbay.edu/upd/safety-and-security-reports.html

Sponsorship

Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat. com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to hr@csueastbay.edu.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

Job Address

Hayward, California 94542 United States View Map