• San Lorenzo Unified School District
  • 15510 Usher St, San Lorenzo, California
  • Oct 21, 2022
Full Time Grounds and Landscaping Services
  • Salary: $21.29 Hourly USD

Job Description

Basic Function
Under general supervision, to perform routine grounds maintenance and gardening work; operate power-driven grounds maintenance equipment; drive a dump truck and other vehicles; and to do related work as required.
Essential Functions

Plants, cultivates, waters and sprays plants, shrubs, hedges, trees and flowers;

Plants, fertilizes, waters and cares for lawns, using hand and power mowers;

Trims trees, hedges, and shrubs;

Prepares and treats soil for planting, spades and fertilizes flower beds;

Aids in keeping assigned area free from pests and plant diseases;

Rakes leaves, hoes weeds and performs general grounds maintenance work;

Keeps supplies, tools and equipment in proper condition and repair;

Operates and makes minor adjustments and emergency repairs to power-driven equipment such as mowers, rollers, and similar types of equipment used in extensive grounds and maintenance work;

Loads and unloads materials and equipment;

Maintains fence lines and permanently installed playground equipment;

Does cement and macadam repair;


Knowledge of:
Approved methods of planting and caring for trees, shrubs, lawns and flowers

Groundskeeping materials, tools and equipment, and of their safe use and care;

The more common plant diseases and insect pests and the approved and safe methods and materials used in controlling and eradicating them;

Ability to:
Repair and maintain tools and equipment;

Operate the particular type of equipment assigned safely;

Make minor emergency repairs and adjustments in the field.

Perform heavy manual labor;

Work cooperatively with those contacted in the course of work

Education & Experience Requirements
One year of full time paid experience in groundskeeping work.

Equivalent to completion of twelfth grade or informal education sufficient to insure ability to perform job duties.

Other Requirements:
Possession of a valid California driver's license is a continuous requirement.
Selection Process
The examination process for this recruitment may be comprised of one or any combination of the following: screening of the applicant's training, background, and experience; scored evaluation of responses on a supplemental application; written examination(s); qualifications appraisal oral examination; performance examination; or technical oral examination, scored on a job-related basis. Only the most highly qualified candidates will be invited to continue in the examination process. Successful candidates who pass all parts of the examination process will be placed on the eligibility list in order of their relative merit as determined by these competitive examinations.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The duration of the eligibility list is one (1) year unless extended by the Personnel Commission. Eligibility list from this recruitment will be used for substitute, on-call, and limited term positions.

A background check will be conducted to all candidates that will be considered. There is a $74 fingerprint fee that the candidate is responsible for and a clearance of Tuberculosis is also required prior to employment.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION : Hours, schedules, and locations for the Groundskeeper - Substitute position vary.


Interested applicant may view the benefits plans available to classified employees of the San Lorenzo Unified School District by clicking on the following link:

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

15510 Usher St, San Lorenzo, California 94580 United States View Map