Grounds Maintenance Worker I, II (SB-150-22E) Various

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Agoura Hills, California
  • Jul 14, 2022
Full Time Building Maintenance Grounds and Landscaping Services
  • Salary: $4,454.00 - $5,958.00 Monthly USD

Job Description

JOB POSTING

NOTICE OF EXTERNAL RECRUITMENT
POSTING #SB-150-22E

LOCATION:
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, OPERATIONS AND ENGINEERING SECTION, MAINTENANCE GROUP, VARIOUS LANDFILLS

NOTE:
  • The current vacancy is at the CALABASAS LANDFILL (CALF).
  • Future vacancies that occur in the Solid Waste Department may be filled from this posting for the next twelve months.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
To perform a wide variety of grounds keeping and landscaping work on a crew.

JOB SUMMARY:
Under general direction of a Senior Grounds Maintenance Worker or higher level classification, the job content can involve mowing lawns and trimming hedges; raking grounds and picking up rubbish and paper; planting, cultivating, and irrigating lawns, flower beds and other landscaped areas; operating power mowers and hedge trimmers; pruning and trimming trees and shrubs, maintaining and performing minor repairs to gardening and grounds equipment, emptying trash, spraying herbicides and insecticides; repairing sprinkler lines and heads; directing traffic, picking up litter, general clean up, driving to various work sites; and performing related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license; - AND - at the GROUNDS MAINTENANCE WORKER I level, no experience or specific educational level is required. At the GROUNDS MAINTENANCE WORKER II level, applicants must possess one year of experience with the County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County performing the duties of a Grounds Maintenance Worker I or equivalent.

EXAMPLES OF ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

BOTH CLASSES: Selection process may cover a knowledge of : Tools, equipment and terms used in gardening; safe work practices; routine gardening and grounds keeping methods, practices and materials; methods of servicing power grounds keeping equipment; basic chemical sprays, applications and procedures. The ability to : Perform manual labor; use hand and power gardening tools; perform routine repairs to sprinkler lines and heads; apply a variety of chemical sprays.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This posting will remain open until vacancy is filled and is subject to closure without notice.

Please apply online at www.lacsd.org within the application period. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or online application. Check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications may be sent via e-mail. Please make sure that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add info@governmentjobs.com to your contact list.

SELECTION PROCESS:
Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework.
  • Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to the written examination.
  • The selection process will consist of a performance exam weighted at 50%, and an interview weighted at 50%.
  • Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process.
  • Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted.


NOTE:
The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply.

TO APPLY:

Applications can now be completed and submitted online through the Sanitation Districts' website at www.lacsd.org. Please click on the "Employment Opportunities" link. By using the online application system you will receive confirmation via e-mail that your application was received for this position. If you do not have Internet access, you may submit a complete paper "Internal Application" within the application period shown above to the Employment Services Section (JAO, Room 109). All applications will be reviewed to determine if the conditions and qualifications for testing are met.

To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste in to resources, please visit the following video: Converting Waste into Resources

RETIREMENT

The Districts belong to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), and a ll monthly status new hires will be enrolled in CalPERS. Most new hires will be enrolled in the defined benefit formula of 2% @ 62 in accordance with the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and are required to contribute to the plan ( Effective July 1, 2022 the required contribution will be 7%) . Those who qualify based on current or previous public service may be enrolled in the defined benefit formula in place on December 31, 2012, which was 2% @ 55 and are considered “classic” members. For “classic” members, the Districts pay the “employee share.” In accordance with the current employee unit agreements, “classic” members will be required to contribute ½% of their total CalPERS reportable compensation toward the Unfunded Accrued Liability (UAL) if the District’s employer CalPERS cost (as published in the CalPERS Actual Variation Report), as a percentage of payroll, is 25% or greater. If the cost is 30% or greater, the contribution from “classic” members will be 1%. Pending contract negotiations, on July 1, 2022, all “classic” members will no longer be required to contribute toward the UAL. Please contact the Human Resources Department for more information regarding contribution rates. Although Districts employees are exempt from Social Security, employees are required by federal law to contribute a percentage of their salary for Medicare coverage.

COMPENSATION

Employees receive annual salary increases and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements.

HEALTH INSURANCE

  • MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2021, the Districts contribute $1,758.83 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage.

  • DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment, or during subsequent open enrollment periods.
  • VISION: Employee paid.
  • LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates.
LEAVE TIME
  • VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year.
  • SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month.


  • PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 24 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. Confidential Unit employees may use up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons.
HOLIDAYS

Twelve paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT
Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & OTHER BENEFITS
  • Flexible work schedules (e.g. 9/80 schedule) depending on the worksite.
  • Clear policies and procedures.
  • Health and safety programs.
  • A rewarding career contributing to society and the environment.
  • Carpool opportunities with monetary incentives depending on the worksite.
More detailed benefits information can be found here: Districts Benefits

NOTE: The provisions of this posting do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this posting may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Updated January 6, 2021

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Agoura Hills, California United States View Map