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Grounds Assistant

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Posting Details

Posting Details (Default Section)

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Classification Title Grounds Assistant
Working Title
Recruitment Limits
Location District Wide
Pay Information

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Bargaining Unit OPS - NANCE
Range (na)
Department District Wide
The Position

Under the direction of a Facilities Supervisor-Landscape or Regional Facilities Officer or Grounds Crew Leader, perform general and varied grounds maintenance and gardening work.

Major Responsibilities FUNCTION

The Grounds Assistant, working at many different locations, performs general and varied grounds maintenance and gardening work; mow, edge, trim, aerate, fertilize, irrigate, feed, patch and plant lawns, soil, plants, trees, planters and related areas using a wide variety of commercial and industrial hand and power equipment. Apply insecticides, herbicides and fungicides. Load and unload trucks used for grounds keeping purposes. Sweep, clear, clean and pick up refuse from walkways, shrub beds, lawns, and parking lots. Service and perform minor repairs to equipment and sprinkler systems. Plan, trouble shoot, and assist with repairs and installation of water conservation technology in irrigation systems.


sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the duties, tasks, and responsibilities listed above. The assignment may require considerable physical exertion, stamina and flexibility. Current grounds maintenance; gardening methods; State laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures for District grounds work; plant and insect identification and growth habits. Health and safety regulations; safety gear; tools, materials, equipment and their practical use in grounds keeping; sprinkler system maintenance and repair. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others. Adjust schedules seasonally in accordance with facilities usage and events. Demonstrate cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff. Qualified Applicators certificate- desirable.

Desired Qualifications
Licenses/Certificates/Credentials: License/Credential:
  • Valid California driver’s license.
  • Qualified Applicators certificate- desirable.
  • Commitment to Diversity:

    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

    Working Conditions WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Physical Requirements:
    Category I, may require considerable physical exertion, stamina and flexibility.


  • May include less desirable extremes. May be assigned to work at many different locations.

  • Special Instructions to Applicants:
    Conditions of Employment:
    Posting Number NC00284

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
      • No Response
      • SDCCD employment web site
      • EdJoin (SD Co. Office of Education)
      • CA Community Colleges Registry
      • Craig's List
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Chronicle of Higher Ed
      • Professional organization/publication
      • SD Union Tribune newspaper ad (including Sign On San Diego)
      • SDCCD Employee
      • Job Fair
      • Other (list below)
    2. If other, please specify.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Are you a current SDCCD employee?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. If yes, please enter your employee ID:

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * The San Diego Community College District has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Describe your professional development, community involvement, and professional experience working with these diverse groups.

      (Open Ended Question)

    6. * Please describe your experience, knowledge, and skills that you feel qualifies you to work in this position.

      (Open Ended Question)

    Required & Optional Documents

    Required Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials
    2. Résumé