Groundskeeper (Substitute) - Immediate Openings

Saddleback/IVC/ATEP

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7068587 (Ref.No. NBU0804201)
Posted: August 4, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Location
60-Saddleback/IVC/ATEP
Summary Description:

The assignment may be at IVC or Saddleback College.

The District’s goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that is welcoming to all, fosters and celebrates diversity, and promotes and rewards excellence. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff and students to live, work, and contribute to a global society.

This position is a short-term, hourly, non-bargaining unit position, not to exceed 160 days per Fiscal Year. You will be contacted should the hiring department/division be interested in scheduling an interview with you to discuss your qualifications and skills. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application. The most current status of all applications will be available for you to view on our website. This position is open until filled or withdrawn.

Under general supervision from higher level supervisory and/or management staff, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the development, maintenance and repair of landscaped areas, athletic fields, and related facilities and open spaces of a community college campus; assists in the maintenance and repair of irrigation systems; operates and maintains a variety of hand and power tools and equipment; and performs a variety of general maintenance work relative to assigned area of responsibility. May receive functional supervision, technical training and work direction from a higher-level groundskeeper.


Knowledge of:

Operations, services, and activities of a grounds maintenance program.
Methods, tools, materials and equipment used in comprehensive grounds maintenance program.
Methods and techniques of mowing, edging, pruning and trimming a variety of lawns, shrubs and trees.
Operational characteristics of grounds maintenance equipment and tools used in the area of assignment.
Common insecticides, pesticides and herbicides and their application.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Basic sprinkler operation and maintenance.
Principles and practices of record keeping.
Pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations pertaining to the application of various insecticides, pesticides and herbicides.


Ability to:

Perform a variety of maintenance and repair work in the care and maintenance of campus grounds, including landscaped areas, athletic fields, lawns and related areas.
Operate a variety of tools, equipment and vehicles used in grounds maintenance work.
Perform grounds maintenance work in accordance with established schedules and in preparation for special events.
Care for and maintain plants, shrubs, flowers, turf and trees.
Assist in the maintenance and repair of the District’s irrigation system including installing, operating, maintaining and making minor repairs and adjustments to automatic sprinkler systems.
Safely and effectively apply fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides.
Learn NCAA Athletic Field rules and Measurements.
Learn local water district and health department laws and guidelines involving reclaimed water usage.
Perform heavy manual labor.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Mix, pour and finish concrete as needed.
Apply insecticides and herbicides to assure insect and weed control when authorized.
Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.
Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the varied racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, academic, socio-economic, and disabled populations of community college students.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Education/Training:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in grounds maintenance.


Experience:

One year of grounds maintenance experience.


License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability. Some positions in this class may be required to attend Forklift Training and obtain certification. Some positions in this class may be required to attend Pesticide Application Training, involving requirements, safety and training, and obtain certification Some positions in this class may be required to attend Heavy and Power Equipment Training and obtain certification.


Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Work Environment:

Work is performed in an outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals, noxious weeds and plants, pollens, insect stings, noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions.


Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.


Additional Position Information:

Upon hiring, Payroll requires that you present your original Social Security Card for IRS purposes. This requirement is in no way connected to completion of the I-9 form for employment eligibility purposes.
Documentation according to USCIS I-9 guidelines (i.e. ID card and Social Security card) must be presented at the time of hire.

Short term, non-bargaining unit (NBU) positions may only be used on an intermittent/seasonal basis. Ed. Code sect. 88003 states "Short-term employee means any person who is employed to perform a service for the district, upon the completion of which, the service required or similar services will not be extended or needed on a continuing basis.” The exact start and end dates must be submitted. The maximum end date is the end of the Fiscal Year. All positions must be approved and ratified or Board approved prior to the employee’s first day of work.

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity: The District’s goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that is welcoming to all, fosters and celebrates diversity, and promotes and rewards excellence. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff and students to live, work, and contribute to a global society. The District is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and offering professional development that supports the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.

Contingent/conditional job offer: Any NBU job offer that is received is contingent upon successful completion of the Human Resources pre-employment process. The Human Resources hiring process may include, but is not limited to, successful completion of Live Scan fingerprinting, background checks, reference checks, TB testing, as well as completion of new hire paperwork. It is the employee’s responsibility to incur the cost (approx. $70) of any testing required for the position, and there will be no reimbursement for this expense. Failure to successfully complete any portion of the hiring process will invalidate any conditional job offer received. Falsification of, or omission on, any SOCCCD pre-employment paperwork may result in withdrawal of any conditional job offer or termination of employment.

NBU at-will employment: After successful completion of the requirements of Section B, an individual may be employed by the South Orange County Community College District as a short-term, temporary NBU employee. Employment will be on an “if and as needed” basis, as determined by the District. NBU employment is at-will, and either party may terminate this working relationship at any time. Neither party shall be required to provide any reason for the separation. NBU employees shall not have reemployment rights or recourse to petition to be reinstated.

Worksite: Single worksite restriction: NBU employees are limited to working in a single position in one department/site. Interpreters and models are exceptions to single site employment. NBU employees may not also volunteer within the same department/division that they currently work in, or perform similar duties to their NBU position as a volunteer. NBU employees are not able to work from home, and must be supervised.

Work schedules: Department/Division managers, administrators, and/or supervisors shall determine the work schedule of NBU employees to include the number of days and hours worked per week and the start and stop times.

160 day restriction: NBU employees will not work more than 160 days (in any combination of NBU positions) no matter how many hours per day they work. It is the department/division’s responsibility to monitor and track the amount of days that they work to ensure they do not exceed the 160 day limit. It is the department/division’s responsibility to notify Human Resources immediately if their NBU is approaching the 160 day limit. Holidays, sick days, and all other time off on normally scheduled work days counts against the 160 day limit, even if uncompensated. NBU positions are not part of the Classified service and that by working less than 160 days of a college year, NBU employees are not entitled to any employment.

Payroll: The payroll reporting period is from the 15th of the first month to the 14th of the next month. NBU employees are paid on the 10th of the following month.
EXAMPLE: Pay Period 10/15/19 through 11/14/19 will be paid on December 10th.

Rate of Pay: NBU employees must inquire with their supervisor as to the rate of pay that they will receive. They must have agreed to the rate, prior to accepting and beginning any current or future NBU assignment. Questions regarding rate of pay must be directed to their supervisor. NBU employees are paid according to departmental budgets, the skill set/level of expertise required for the assignment as determined by the supervisor/department/division, and various other factors, not longevity.
Holidays/Jury Duty: NBU employees are not paid for holidays or other time not worked (i.e. Jury Duty).
California Sick leave: NBU employees are eligible for California Sick leave per AB1522. Information regarding AB1522 is sent to all new hires after the new hire paperwork appointment.
Overtime: Time and one-half is paid for all hours worked over 40 in one week, per FLSA guidelines.
Shift pay: Does not apply to NBU employees.

Meal Periods/Breaks: It is the employee’s responsibility to follow the District’s recommendations regarding breaks and meal periods. Any employee working more than 5 hours per day should take a unpaid meal period for a minimum of thirty (30) minutes. Employees that work less than five (5) hours are not to take a meal period. An employee working over three and one half (3 ½) to seven (7) hours should take one (1) fifteen (15) minute rest period. Employees working seven (7) hours or more per day should take two (2) fifteen (15) minute rest periods. Breaks or meal periods cannot be used to leave early or combined.

Retirement information: NBU employees may not work more than 960 hours from June 15th – June 14th. NBU employees who work more than 1000 hours per fiscal year are required to contribute to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), through payroll deduction of about 7-9%. The District does not intend to employ NBU employees for more than 1,000 hours during any fiscal year. The exception to this requirement is that if a NBU employee is currently contributing to PERS from another agency, they will be required to contribute to CalPERS while employed at SOCCCD. Once an employee joins CalPERS, all future assignments will also have CalPERS deducted. It is the employee’s responsibility to inform their supervisor of their CalPERS status for current and future assignments.

Parking: Non-student (0 units) NBU employees are eligible to purchase Staff parking for $40/year via MySite from Campus Police. Students taking one or more units must purchase Student parking permits, if necessary, and are not eligible to purchase Staff permits. Please see Campus Police for further details regarding parking. NBU Staff must certify that they are not enrolled in units.

ADA Accommodations: The District complies with federal and state disability laws in providing reasonable accommodations for verified disabilities. If you have a physical or mental disability and would like to request reasonable accommodations in the workplace, please complete a Reasonable Accommodation Request Form and/or contact the District ADA Compliance and Leave Administration Manager at (949) 582-4984. All information shared is confidential.

Mandated reporter: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting: The South Orange County Community College District recognizes the responsibility of its staff to report to the appropriate agency when there is a reasonable suspicion that an abuse or neglect of a child may have occurred. Mandated reporters include faculty, district leadership staff, and classified staff, including Non-Bargaining Unit (NBU) employees. Volunteers are not mandated reporters, but are encouraged to report suspected abuse or neglect of a child. Included in the new hire packet is information regarding Child Abuse Reporting policies and procedures, as well as copies of Penal Code sections 11165.7, 11166, and 11167. Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Reporting: It is the policy of the South Orange County Community College District to treat reports of violence against elderly persons or dependent adults as high priority criminal activity that is to be fully investigated regardless of the relationship between the victim and the suspect(s).

Campus Crime and Safety Awareness: Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at www.saddleback.edu or www.ivc.edu. Paper copies are available in Human Resources upon request.

Workplace violence: The District is committed to an environment that is free from workplace violence. The safety and security of District employees, students, and visitors is of the highest priority to the District and is essential to carrying out the mission of the District. Unlawful violence or a credible threat of violence from any individual, that can reasonably be construed to be carried out or to have been carried out in the workplace, as these terms are defined in Code of Civil Procedures, Section 527.8, is prohibited.
Drug-Free Environment: The District shall be free from all unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of a controlled substance is prohibited in all facilities under the control and use of the District. Any student or employee who violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action, consistent with local, state, or federal law, which may include the referral to an appropriate rehabilitation program, suspension, demotion, expulsion, or dismissal.

Smoke Free District: It is the intent of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain an educational and workplace environment that is conductive to the health and safety of our students and employees. Realizing the health hazards posed by smoking and by second-hand smoke, it is policy of the South Orange County Community College District to maintain a smoke free environment for all district sites. The use of tobacco products is prohibited within or on any district facility or property. This policy pertains to students, faculty, staff, administrators, visitors and the general public attending events at any site within the district. Additionally, this policy shall apply to all district facilities, owned or leased, regardless of location, and all state and auxiliary vehicles. Tobacco products include but are not limited to the burning of any type of cigar, cigarette or pipe. The use of an electronic cigarette (vapor) or smokeless/chewing tobacco are also prohibited.

Worker’s Compensation/Safety: District Risk Management’s main priority is the health and safety of our employees and students. More information and forms are available on SharePoint under “Business Services.” If a workplace injury or illness occurs, notify your supervisor immediately. NBU employees may be covered by Worker’s Compensation insurance due to an illness or injury received as a result of their job. NBU employees have received the supplemental Worker’s Compensation and Safety packet containing information on Bloodborne Pathogens, the Ergonomics Program, and the Illness and Injury Prevention Plan during their new hire paperwork appointment, and agree to abide by the information contained therein, as well as all applicable Cal OSHA rules and regulations that pertain to their employment.





At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.



 

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