Lead Groundsworker, Facilities Management - Grounds (513220)

  • California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)
  • San Bernardino, California
  • May 14, 2022
Full Time Facilities Management Grounds and Landscaping Services

Job Description



California State University, San Bernardino is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has the most diverse student population of any university in the Inland Empire. Seventy percent of those who graduate are the first in their families to do so.

At CSUSB, you can:
  • Build your future
  • Work with the best
  • Be your authentic self
  • Focus on you
  • Make a lasting impact
  • Work for a purpose that is greater than your own
  • Bring everything you are, become everything you want

Department Summary

Facilities Planning & Management is here to provide, maintain, and enhance the campus community in support of the University's mission. Facilities Planning & Management consists of two divisions whose combined scope encompasses all aspects of Facilities at California State University, San Bernardino: Facilities Management and Facilities Planning, Design & Construction.

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Lead Groundsworker oversees the work of five to ten employees engaged in general gardening and grounds maintenance work in assigned areas of the campus grounds; or oversees and assists in the work of two to five employees engaged in more specialized work such as in athletic field maintenance; or oversees and assists a crew of more than ten employees engaged in grounds projects such as planting major flower or shrub areas, laying sprinkler systems, or laying concrete and asphalt.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to
  • Assign, lead and participate in the daily activities of a crew of grounds employees performing grounds work including coordinating pesticide applications and irrigation repairs with the irrigation lead. Assign duties fairly and based upon the immediate needs of your area. Pay proper attention to any work orders issued to you. Oversee and assist crew working on major grounds projects such as resodding, installation of sprinkler systems, campus wide pruning, major campus landscaping projects or graduation set up. May also oversee and assist in other grounds duties such as construction of flower beds, maintenance of drainage systems, resurfacing of athletic fields and facilities, removal of brush and trees, collection of trash and laying of concrete and asphalt.
  • Perform routine inspections of the work assigned to your crew for accuracy ensuring it has been completed in a timely manner. Provide documentation of those routine inspections to the Landscape and Fleet Manager. Assist the Landscape and Fleet Manager with the annual evaluation of your crew. All evaluations are to be based solely upon the individual's attitude, initiative and ability.
  • In coordination with the Landscape and Fleet Manager, establish priorities, set standards of quality for the campus and evaluate work needed for planting, turf and shrub care campus wide. Show knowledge and ability to properly plant and care for all types of turf, plants and trees for our planting zone. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the work needs of your area and to follow through on the priorities to accomplish accepted standards of quality.
  • Train new employees, and conduct ongoing training sessions for permanent employees. Direct staff in proper operational procedures. During inclement weather, conduct in-house training for crews on equipment operation, safety practices and work techniques. Hands-on training of riding equipment to be preceded by operating demonstration by lead worker or appropriate operator.
  • Maintains an accurate inventory of all grounds supplies and tools. Maintains a record of all materials on hand and submits written inventory when requested.
  • In coordination with the Landscape and Fleet Manager, prepares cost estimates and plans for installation of new systems and modification of existing systems.
  • Able to read and follow specifications and working drawings. Prepares reports as required. Interpret effectively and explain clearly what has been or will be installed. Reports should be clear and concise.
  • Other job related duties as assigned. Carry out all assignments showing initiative and willingness in performing assigned tasks.

Employment Status: Full-time, "non-exempt", probationary position (with the possibility of converting to permanent).

Application Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning May 27, 2022.

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, weekends and evenings may be required.

Key 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.
  • General knowledge of 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 and provide training.
  • Ability to interpret policies and explain methods and procedures.
  • Ability to inspect and evaluate the work of others.
  • Ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the position.
  • Ability to perform general gardening and grounds maintenance work.
  • May require possession of a valid California driver's license.

Education and Experience
  • Experience: Two years of experience in planting, cultivating and maintaining flowers and shrubs, or in general grounds maintenance work.


Anticipated Hiring Range: $3,500 per month

Classification Salary Range: $3,239 - $5,593 per month

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

In our commitment to the furthering of knowledge and fulfilling our educational mission, California State University, San Bernardino seeks a campus climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the entire variety of human experience. In our commitment to diversity, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and we seek to include knowledge and values from many cultures in the curriculum and extra-curricular life of the campus community. Our commitment to work toward an environment that values diversity requires that we create, promote, and maintain activities and programs which further our understanding of individual and group diversity. We will also develop and communicate policies and promote values which discourage intolerance and discrimination.

The concept and dimensions of diversity are to be advanced and incorporated into every aspect of university activity, including student life, the curriculum, teaching, programs, staffing, personnel training practices, research, community services, events, and all other areas of university endeavor.

Dimensions of diversity shall include, but are not limited to, the following: race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ability, socioeconomic status, cultural orientation, national origin, and age.

The implementation of the Commitment to Diversity will rest with the university as a whole. The president, in addition to a personal commitment and involvement, may use the University Diversity Committee, campus administrators, faculty, staff, and students as well as other members of the campus community to implement effectively the philosophy and intent of this statement.

Supplemental Information

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html

This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Bernardino, California 92407 United States View Map