Lead Groundsworker (AS0867P)

  • CSU, Sacramento
  • Sacramento, California
  • Apr 01, 2021
Full Time Grounds and Landscaping Services

Job Description

Posting Details
Working Title Lead Groundsworker
Classification Title Lead Groundsworker
Job Summary
Under general supervision of the Manager of Grounds and Landscape Services, the Lead Groundsworker plans, trains, coordinates, and inspects the work of groundsworkers; oversees and assists in side-by-side work of up to ten employees engaged in general grounds maintenance work or grounds projects. Oversees two to five employees performing athletic field maintenance, and provides leadership for grounds maintenance in the housing complex. The Lead Groundsworker is assigned to areas of the campus grounds and may assist in more specialized work such as: equipment operation, irrigation repairs, tree trimming and athletic facility preparation such as lining fields.

FLSA Non-Exempt - This position is covered by health benefits, and is non-exempt, (eligible for overtime compensation) according to the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Classification Salary Range
$3,239 -$5,593 monthly

Hiring Range $3239 to $4500/month
Salary Grade/Range 1
Step N/A
Is this position Hourly or Intermittent? No
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Pay Plan 12
Work Hours Monday - Friday; 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Must be able to work alternate work week and/or work schedules, as necessary. Position works on-site during COVID-19 campus closure.
Department Information
Facilities Management is the steward for the University buildings, infrastructure, grounds and landscape. We perform maintenance and renovation to facilities, plan and manage new building construction and support the Redefine the Possible initiative through our commitment to building a welcoming campus and by creating a dynamic physical environment for students, faculty, staff, and the community. https://www.csus.edu/aba/facilities/

Minimum Qualifications
• Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, and tools and equipment used in planting, cultivating, and caring for flowers, shrubs, lawns, and trees.
• General knowledge of common plant diseases, pests, and weeds; approved methods and materials used in their control and eradication, horticultural methods and materials; and planting and growing requirements of plants commonly grown in California.
• Ability to lay out, coordinate, and oversee the work of others
• Provide training, interpret policies and explain methods and procedures
• Inspect and evaluate the work of others
• Read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position
• Perform general gardening and grounds maintenance work.
• Two years of experience in planting, cultivating and maintaining flowers and shrubs, or in general grounds maintenance work.
• Some positions may require possession of a valid California driver's license.

Required Qualifications
Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in planting, cultivating and caring for landscapes and grounds, including high performance sports fields, both turf and synthetic.

Experience with operating and maintaining equipment such as tractors, riding mowers, edgers, weed trimmers and lining equipment.

Familiarity with PC applications such as word processing, email, spreadsheets, and a computerized maintenance management system.

Knowledge and experience in repairs, maintenance and operation of irrigation systems, including computerized irrigation control systems.

Strong knowledge in athletic field maintenance, artificial turf maintenance, lining and preparing athletic fields and facilities for events.

Conditions of Employment
A background check must be satisfactorily completed post-conditional offer.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Knowledge in the proper maintenance practices for high performance turf and sports fields, including synthetic turf.

2. Experience in event preparation, field layout and lining procedures for various sports.

3. Three years of experience acting in a lead capacity for a Grounds Department in an institutional setting

4. State of California Department of Pesticide Regulation, Qualified Applicators' Certificate Category B

Physical Demands
Physical Requirements
Ability to occasionally lift and carry equipment and supplies up to 50 lbs. maximum

Ability to wear appropriate PPE

Required Licenses/Certifications
• Valid driver's license and maintenance of good driving record, for occasional driving per the Essential Functions of the position.

Is Background Check Required Yes
Background Check Disclaimer
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Eligibility Verification
Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S..

Hiring Preference Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2, 5, 7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.
Conflict of Interest
The duties of this position include participation in decisions that may have a material financial benefit to the incumbent. Therefore, the selected candidate will be required to file Conflict of Interest Form 700: Statement of Economic Interest when they first occupy the position, an on an annual basis, complete ethics training within 6 months of appointment, and attend this training every other year thereafter.

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit https://www.csus.edu/administration-business-affairs/internal/your-hr/benefits/disability-parental-leave.html#reasonable-accommodations-interactive-process .

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit https://www.csus.edu/compliance/hr-compliance/mandatory-dhr-training.html .

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at https://www.csus.edu/clery .
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

Posting Number AS0867P
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 04/01/2021
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Application Deadline 04/15/2021
Special Instructions to Applicants
Recruitment is open until filled. Priority application deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Position works on-site during COVID-19 campus closure.

Contact Name Employment Services
Contact Phone 916-278-6326
Contact Email
Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

* How many years of experience do you have in planting, cultivating and maintaining flowers and shrubs, or in general grounds maintenance work? (Any part-time experience must be converted to the full-time equivalent.)
Less than one year
At least one year but less than two years
Two years or more
* Do you have a valid driver's license and a safe driving record?
Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
Proof of Licensure
Letter of Recommendation
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Sacramento, California 95819 United States View Map