Job Details

California State University, Long Beach
  • Position Number: 4161773
  • Location: Long Beach, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Lead Athletic Fields Groundsworker

Job No: 527646
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Custodial/Facilities, Temporary, Full Time

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Manager of Grounds and Landscape Services or his designee, assist, supervise and coordinate the activities of Grounds workers, Gardeners, Gardening Specialists, and other technicians/specialists engaged in general grounds maintenance for the Athletics Fields.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the 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 and 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.

  • Extensive knowledge of plants; Advance knowledge of irrigation programming, scheduling, design and installation.

  • Ability to draft, coordinate and supervise the work of others.

  • Ability to provide training, interpret policies and explain methods and procedures.

  • Inspect and evaluate the work of others.

  • Ability to read and write at a level sufficient for satisfactory job performance.

  • Ability to perform general gardening and grounds maintenance work.

  • Supervision experience in an institutional setting.

  • Knowledge and ability to read blueprints and inspect quality of work.

  • Basic computer skills, ability to send and read email, operate other programs as trained.

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak as appropriate to the position.

  • Must be able to occasionally work a flexible schedule to meet organizational needs.

  • Experience working in a university or large service organizational setting.

  • Maintains a safe work environment.

  • Communicates with the University community in a civil manner.

    Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
    Education and Experience

    Equivalent to a high school diploma and two (2) years of experience in planting, cultivating, and maintaining flowers and shrubs, or in general grounds maintenance work required.
    Physical Summary

    Medium work - Job involves lifting heavy-weight objects (20-40 pounds) and/or 20% - 40% of the job involves standing, squatting, kneeling, or walking. May require pushing or pulling objects within the weight limits.

    Machines, tools, equipment, and motor vehicles used:

    Various hand tools appropriate to the trade. Walk behind and ride on lawn mowers, power gas equipment such as weed whips, edgers, chains saw, roto tiller, blowers, and hedge shears. Other turf renovation equipment such as dethatchers, sweepers; Pickup truck, gas and electric carts, forklift; Ride-on mowers; Tractors; All 2- cycle equipment; Turf Sweepers; Turf Roller; Sidewalk sweepers; Ditch Witch; High Ranger Truck.
    Licenses / Certificates

    A valid driver's license is required for this position. Once hired the employee must successfully complete the Defensive Driver Training Program provided by the State of California for California State University campuses.

    FM Grounds

    Lead Groundsworker

    Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources.

    CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,544 - $5,985 per month

    Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
    Time Base

    Full-time temporary position for one (1) year with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
    Application Procedures

    Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.

    PLEASE FILL OUT THE APPLICATION COMPLETELY. It is important that all sections of the on-line application are filled out completely and accurately. Please include all relevant education and experience. Your application will be used to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications for this position.
    Additional Information

    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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

    CSULB is not a sponsoring agency for staff and management positions (i.e. H-1B Visas).

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
    Equal Employment Statement

    California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

    To view the University's Annual Campus Crime Report go to: Copies of the report are available upon request. To request a copy, contact the University Police Department at (562) 985-4101.

    We provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact
    Out of State Employment Policy

    California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

    As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

    Application Closes: May 18, 2023 (11:55 PM)

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