Job Description / Essential Elements:
HEMET UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
1791 W. Acacia Ave., Hemet, CA 92545
Positions in this class are assigned a working lead role over assigned workers under the general supervision of the Grounds and Custodial Manager, to perform general and varied grounds keeping work; to schedule, direct and oversee the work of other groundskeepers. Incumbents perform tasks requiring a higher degree of skill, more training and less supervision.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
~ Assigns, inspects and supervises the work of grounds crews engaged in general gardening and landscaping;
~ Assist in repair and installation of sprinkling systems;
~ Installation of athletic equipment, and preparation and care of athletic fields;
~ Arranges for the application of herbicides, pesticides, weed abatement, and fertilizers;
~ Assures proper safety and health regulations and practices are observed;
~ Assures that landscaped areas are kept clean, leaves and debris raked, removed and disposed of;
~ Inspects tools and equipment and sees they are kept in proper working order;
~ Confers with supervisor regarding projects;
~ Estimates materials and labor required for these projects;
~ Processes work orders;
~ Participates in performance evaluations of assigned employees;
~ Schedules work in cooperation with other operations;
~ Perform general grounds maintenance work typical of lower grounds keeping classes.
~ Proper use, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in grounds and general utility work;
~ Operation, care, maintenance and safe use of motorized grounds equipment
~ District operational procedures;
~ Basic principles of supervision.
~ Plan, organize, direct or supervise the work of others;
~ Plan and project labor and time costs;
~ Perform skilled grounds maintenance work;
~ Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
~ Write routine reports and correspondence;
~ Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals;
~ Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form;
~ Operate and maintain a variety of power grounds equipment and tools safely and skillfully;
~ Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
~ Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with those contacted in the course of work.
~ Respond appropriately to direction and changes in work setting;
~ Maintain established pace;
~ Work with minimal supervision;
~ Perform repetitive tasks & complex tasks;
~ Make work decisions;
~ Demonstrate good problem-solving skills.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and possession of the knowledge and abilities listed above
~ Three (3) years of responsible experience in grounds maintenance and utility work;
~ or Two (2) years of experience at or equivalent to the level of Groundskeeper II or III in the Hemet Unified School District.
REQUIRED LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATES
~ Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver's License and maintain possession of such license during the course of employment;
~ Have an acceptable driving record;
~ Must be insurable at standard rates by District's insurance carrier and maintain such insurability during the course of employment;
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
Physical Demands: Reach (continuously); walk, sit and bend (frequently); stand, stoop, squat, kneel, climb, push, pull and twist (occasionally); lift up to 50 pounds alone, to 75 pounds with assistance (occasionally), over 100 pounds with assistance (infrequently); grasp & manipulate tools/ equipment (frequently); use seeing, hearing & speaking.
Working Conditions: Work outdoors. Exposure to: seasonal outdoor temperatures (30o -120o), dust & wind, electrically or mechanically operated equipment, gas fumes, tool vibration, sun and insects.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
Bargaining Unit Position February 2002