Groundsworker (512268)

  • Cal State University (CSU) LA
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 01, 2022
Full Time Grounds and Landscaping Services

Job Description


Job No: 512268; 06/23/2022


Grounds Department

Salary Range : $3,155 - $4,950/Monthly

Work Schedule : Full-Time, Monday - Friday 6.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.; temporary one-year appointment from date of hire; non-exempt classification.

Essential Functions : Under the direction of the General Manager, the incumbent performs general gardening work and maintains the grounds in an assigned area of a campus. The incumbent will: plant, cultivate, fertilize, water and spray ornamental plants, shrubs, hedges, trees, lawns, and flowers; rakes leaves; hoe weeds; clean trash from assigned areas including parking lots; prepare and treat soils for planting; maintain hoses, sprinklers, tools, supplies and equipment in proper condition and repair; trim trees, hedges, and shrubs and erect tree supports; operate and perform minor maintenance on small power operated pavement sweepers, power mowers, small riding mowers, and other gardening power equipment; assist in the preparation and lining of athletic fields for events; occasionally assist a qualified specialist in sprinkler repair, spraying, tree trimming, or nursery functions; drive pick-ups and other automotive equipment in performance of assigned duties; and supervise the work of unskilled assistants.

Required Qualifications & Experience : One year of experience in the care and maintenance of landscape areas or in general grounds maintenance methods. 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, flowers, and of the use and care of gardening materials, tools, and equipment. Ability to recognize the more common species of ornamental shrubs, trees, and flowers grown in California. The incumbent must have the ability to: perform strenuous physical work as described in this class; sow 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 to follow simple oral and written instructions. Must possess a valid California Driver's License. Demonstrated ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment.

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 system-wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to .

Closing Date : Review of applications will begin on July 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.

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 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Los Angeles, California 90032 United States View Map