Groundskeeper Worker

  • Fresno, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Grounds and Landscaping Services
  • Salary: $50,572.00 - $62,199.00 Annually USD

Job Description

General Purpose
Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the maintenance of grounds and landscaped areas throughout the District; operates grounds maintenance equipment; and performs related duties as assigned.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
  • Provides day-to-day lead work guidance and direction to other staff and student aides; assigns, schedules and monitors work for completeness, accuracy and conformance with District, department and legal/regulatory requirements and standards; provides information, instruction and training on work procedures and technical, legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Performs routine to complex front counter and web room admissions and records duties; answers questions from and assists returning, currently enrolled and prospective students with registering, adding or dropping courses, payments and access to official records; distributes and accepts and reviews for completeness and accuracy various forms and petitions; provides information and validates student eligibility for particular programs, classes or early enrollment; responds to questions and complaints.
  • Answers escalated student questions regarding policies, procedures, programs and services including clarification of course and program enrollment requirements and department processes and procedures; verifies student eligibility and program participation for enrollment, registration and proper documentation purposes; overrides holds and processes petitions following established guidelines; researches and prepares documentation for nonstandard petitions and requests requiring a higher level of approval.
  • Provides technical assistance and information to students, faculty and staff regarding eligibility, required documentation, processing requirements and fees; explains applications, requirements and correct procedures for completion of forms, applications and processes and restrictions; reviews completed forms for accuracy and completeness; assists departments with dual enrollment, cohort and other programmatic enrollments and registration processes.
  • Receives and inputs a variety of student information into computer systems; downloads instructors' rosters, unit and grade reports and prepares for review and approval; researches information in computer systems; assists with the preparation of forms and documentation; verifies accuracy of information with third parties; tracks students in College services and programs.
  • Documents and enters into applicable computer systems grade changes, course repeats, unit and grade point average calculations and other student activity to update student academic records and ensure accurate accounting of student records; assists with grade intake at semester end; researches and resolves enrollment and transcript problems such as duplicate accounts and conflicting/inaccurate information.
  • Prepares and compiles packets of materials; receives, opens and processes returned mail; prepares regular and bulk mailings; scans or copies various documents and materials; duplicates, assembles and distributes packets.
  • Maintains a variety of standard office and specialized records and files; creates and maintains spreadsheets and databases to track petitions, files, activities and services.
  • Maintains all student supporting documentation to meet retention and audit requirements; maintains and ensures the confidentiality of all student documents and records in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and established District policies and procedures.
  • As assigned, accepts payments and cash receipts for parking, child care, tuition and other payments; closes and balances cash drawer; issues student identification cards.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participates in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District.
  • Provides backup for other departments or division office administrative support staff.
  • Assists with responding to subpoenas for student records and enrollment verifications.
  • Interacts with other departments and with state and federal programs on behalf of the department/ program or a student.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Employment Standards / Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of:

  • Routine grounds maintenance procedures including mowing, edging, weeding and planting.
  • Cultivating, fertilizing, watering and spraying flowers, trees and shrubs.
  • Safe operation and maintenance of hand and power tools and equipment used in groundskeeping.
  • Safe operation of medium and heavy equipment used in groundskeeping.
  • Methods and materials used in controlling pests, insects and weeds.

  • Basic methods and procedures for the installation, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems.
  • California Department of Pesticide Regulation rules and requirements.
  • Applicable athletic facility specifications and regulations such as NCAA requirements.

Skills and Abilities to:
  • Perform semi-skilled and skilled grounds maintenance duties including prioritizing and scheduling work on campus grounds and athletic fields.

  • Work independently and use sound judgment in performing grounds maintenance activities.
  • Perform mowing, edging, watering, weeding, fertilizing and cultivating lawns, flowerbeds, athletic fields and other landscaped areas.
  • Mix and apply specialized chemicals to control and eradicate weeds, insects and other pests.
  • Operate, perform daily inspections of and maintain a variety of power and hand tools and light to heavy motorized equipment including tractors, power mowers, edgers and weed eaters.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.

  • Effectively engage and support historically minoritized groups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Maintain routine records including pesticide and fertilizer usage records.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work.


Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and at least two years of experience in grounds maintenance; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance program.

A valid California Department of Pesticide Regulation Qualified Applicator Certificate or License must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.

Aerial work platform and powered industrial truck operator certificates.

Annual completion of Healthy Schools Act training.


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

The employee performs heavy physical labor with constant standing and walking for extended periods; walking over rough or uneven surfaces; frequent pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying of heavy objects weighing up to 75 pounds; frequent bending, stooping and kneeling; repetitive use of upper extremities on a regular basis; manual dexterity to safely operate motorized equipment and vehicles; ability to operate a motor vehicle or an electric cart to pick up/deliver supplies to various locations on or off campus; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct District business.

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; analyze and solve problems; use shop math; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with constant interruptions; and interact with District staff, other organizations and the public.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee works in outside weather conditions including extreme heat; exposure to sun for extended periods of time; on slippery or uneven surfaces. The employee works while wearing personal protection equipment including respirators, protective gloves and footwear, face shields, goggles, spray suits and rain suits. The employee is subject to exposure to dust, dirt, oil/grease, gasoline, diesel fuel, smoke and pollen; to hazardous materials such as pesticides, herbicides, solvents and other toxic chemicals and fumes; to extreme noise and fumes/exhaust from equipment and vehicle operation. The employee works with or around dangerous equipment and machinery with moving parts.

The employee may be required to travel to locations other than assigned work site and to adjust to work schedule changes and requirements to work overtime.

Assessment Process

To move forward in the selection process, you must complete an online application through our web site at . Please attach to your application a copy of your transcripts (including when degree was awarded) or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Personnel Commission staff will not upload your documents for you. The State Center Community College District does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

The application review process includes an evaluation of training and experience based on given application information and answers to supplemental questionnaire. Only the most qualified applicants, who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the assessment process.

The assessment process will include an online competency assessment (40% weight). Of those achieving a passing score on the competency assessment, only the most qualified candidates will be invited to a performance assessment (60%). Passing is 75% out of 100% on each assessment section. Candidates who are unsuccessful in an assessment will be eligible to retest after 90 calendar days.


The assessment process / assessment date is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email to the address listed on your application.

Those applicants who pass the assessment will be placed on a districtwide continuous eligibility list with ranks banded within range 1-3. The districtwide continuous eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies in this classification for at least one year. The current vacancy is at Fresno City College.


Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the State Center Community College District Personnel Commission Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

State Center Community College District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion or similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title V employer.

Full-time permanent positions provide an attractive benefit package which includes health, dental and vision coverage for the employee and eligible dependents, as well as life insurance and disability coverage for employees.Part-time positions are paid hourly, with limited benefits. For a detailed list of benefits, visit our benefits page .

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay


Job Address

Fresno, California United States View Map