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Groundskeeper II

Company: Point Loma Nazarene University
Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: May 2, 2021

Job Description:

GROUNDSKEEPER II JOB SUMMARY Provide general horticultural care of exterior grounds in a specific, designated area. RESPONSIBILITIES Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: Perform a wide variety of routine manual work in the care and maintenance of grounds Operate a maintain a variety of hand and power landscaping tools and equipment, including walk behind and riding power mower, small tractor, spreader, rototiller, loader, sprayer, edger, blower, hedge trimmer, weed eater, rake, shovel, hoe, pruner, broom and other tools Mow, trim, edge, fertilize, aerate and water lawns, medians, parks and other assigned areas Clean and maintain grounds and other assigned areas, iincluding paved areas, paths, walkways, playgrounds, and stairways Inspect assigned areas and correct or report safety hazards Clean, pick up organic debris, trash and litter Weed, prune, mulch and prepare soil for planting Seed and re-sod lawn areas Plant trees, seedlings and shrubs as directed Perform basic painting Assist in planning landscaping and irrigation systems Install, repair and maintain irrigation systems Trap rodents as necessary Operate trucks, trailers and tractors with attachments skillfully and safely Observe safe work methods and use safety equipment Secure work sites from traffic hazards as necessary Keep work related records using a computer Assist in the instruction and training of less experienced staff Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other employees and the public using principles of good customer services Perform other related duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be some experience in gardening or landscape work Minimum of 3 years experience is required with an emphasis in turf care is preferred Formal or informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance Possession of a valid California driver's license Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Physical Demands and Working Conditions: Maintaining a variety of lawns, ground cover, plants, shrubs, and hedges Safe work methods and safety regulations Basic use and minor maintenance of commonly used hand and power tools and equipment related to assignment English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Ability to: learn and follow proper work methods and landscape maintenance techniques Learn practices and procedures of traffic control and flagging; learn to use, maintain, and operate landscaping tools and equipment learn to recognize common plants, plant diseases and insect pests Drive vehicles observing legal driving practices; learn pertinent rules, laws and p, policies relative to area of assignment Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS On a continuous basis walk, stand, bend, crouch or stoop, sit in jolting cab for varying periods of time; use hands and fingers to grasp tools; make repetitive hand and body motions; twist and reach below and above shoulder, climb ladders and perform physical activities on a continual basis; communicate in person, use a two-way radio, and use the telephone; lift or carry 50 pounds or less. See in the normal vision range with or without correction; hear in the normal range with or without correction. Work is performed outdoors with exposure to a variety of weather conditions, traffic, noise, physical barriers, and around heavy equipment; work with exposure to fumes and odors of fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides. TO APPLY VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT Point Loma Nazarene University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide quality educational and employment opportunities, PLNU actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

Keywords: Point Loma Nazarene University, Chula Vista , Groundskeeper II, Other , Chula Vista, California

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