Gardener I - 1 part-time (November 2019) Citrus Community College
Posting Number: 0600866 Position Title: Gardener I - 1 part-time (November 2019) Posting Date: 11-01-2019 Closing Date: 12-10-2019 Department/Division: FC (Grounds) Funding: District Funded Job Category: Classified Assignment: Part-Time Percentage Employee: 49% Months per Year: 12 Work Days per Week: 5
Work Schedule per Day: 19.5 hours per week Monday through Friday; 6:00 a.m. - 9:54 a.m.
Work Shift for this Position (select all that apply): Days Weekends
Placement/Range: 25-1 (Starting salary for a new classified hire at Citrus College is fixed at Step 1.)
Pay Rate: $1,602.65/mth ($18.87/hr)
Benefits: PAY RATE CHANGE: In January 2020, the Classified Salary Schedule will be increased by approximately two percent to $1,634.69/mth ($19.25/hr).
BENEFITS: This position is eligible for prorated sick and vacation time based on the 49% assignment.
Optional Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter Other Document (s) Transcripts Licenses and Certificates
POSITION SUMMARY: Performs a variety of work involving grounds and landscape maintenance of public access grounds, gardens, and sports fields.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Mows, edges, aerates, and re-seeds lawns. Trims shrubs, hedges, and trees. Hoes weeds and rakes lawns. Operates and cleans power riding lawn mowers, power blowers, common trucks, and other motorized equipment requiring similar skill. - Assists with landscaping projects. Constructs and contours raised beds, gardens, and drainage areas. - Plants and cultivates trees, grass, flowers, and shrubs. Applies fertilizer as needed. Spades and otherwise prepares grounds for planting. - Removes weeds, blows, rakes, and removes trash and debris from walkways, culverts, stairways, roadways, planters, and parking. Maintains in-ground drains and culverts. - Cleans fields and facilities following events. Performs general grounds clean-up including picking up paper and trash on grounds areas. Performs building maintenance and cleaning duties of athletic facilities. - Assists with construction and repair of irrigation systems. Digs trenches, unloads and relocates materials, and cleans tools and equipment. - Assists with preparation of sports fields. Mows, grooms, paints, and lines athletic and public use play fields to comply with pre-set dimensions. - Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: - Requires a basic knowledge and understanding of the procedures, methods and techniques of grounds and landscape maintenance. - Must understand the procedures used in the proper application of fertilizers and other additives. - Requires a basic knowledge of routine operation and maintenance of sprinkler irrigation systems. - Requires sufficient communication skills to interact with co-workers, staff, and students. - Requires sufficient arithmetic skills to calculate weights, proportions, and sums. - Requires the ability to perform all of the essential duties of the position. - Requires the ability to operate and service common grounds and landscape maintenance tools, equipment and vehicles including, but not limited to power riding lawn mowers, power blowers, and light duty trucks. - Must be able to calculate fertilizer application amounts and apply them in a safe manner. - Requires the ability to identify common plant, insect and nutrient deficiencies.
Minimum Qualifications: See Education and Experience below.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - One year of experience in gardening, nursery work, grounds maintenance, or operation of light duty grounds equipment in a public setting.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: - A high school diploma, or the equivalent, and one year of gardening/grounds experience.
PHYSICAL ABILITIES: - Requires the ability to stand for extended periods of time, walk up to 400 yards, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to heavy weights of up to 75 pounds on a regular basis. - Requires the ability to push, pull, and guide materials over 75 pounds. - Requires the ability to climb (e.g. ladders), stoop, kneel, and crouch on a regular basis. - Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination, hand and finger dexterity including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to operate common grounds equipment and read instructions and safety information. Requires auditory ability to hear machinery sounds and alarms. - Requires near and far visual acuity to read printed materials and observe grounds objects. - Requires speaking ability to carry on ordinary conversations. - Requires the ability to work in extreme temperature conditions.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES: - Requires a valid driver's license.
About Citrus College: Celebrating over 100 years of service, Citrus College is located in Glendora in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, approximately twenty-five miles northeast of metropolitan Los Angeles. The college has the distinction of being the oldest community college in Los Angeles County and the fifth oldest in the state.
Citrus College was founded in 1915 under the leadership of Dr. Floyd S. Hayden, who helped bring the community college movement to California. From 1915 to 1961, the college was operated by the Citrus Union High School District. In July 1961, the Citrus Community College District was created to include the Azusa and Glendora unified school districts. In 1967, the district expanded to include the Claremont, Duarte and Monrovia school districts.
Today, Citrus College occupies a 104-acre campus. The college is currently experiencing a major facilities expansion project that will change the look of the campus. The college enrolled 27 students in 1915 and currently the college serves more than 19,000 students annually. Classes are offered on a 16-week calendar (fall and spring semesters), as well as in a variety of non-traditional scheduling options -- winter intersession, evenings, summer sessions, and optional class formats, such as online education courses.
Mission Statement Citrus College provides innovative educational opportunities and student support services that lead to the successful completion of degrees, transfer, career/technical education and basic skills proficiency. The college fosters personal and professional success through the development of critical thinking, effective communication, creativity, and cultural awareness in a safe, accessible and affordable learning community. In meeting the needs of our demographically diverse student population, we embrace equity and accountability through measurable learning outcomes, ethical data-driven decisions and student achievement.
Accreditation Citrus College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, include filing of complaints against member institutions can be found at https://accjc.org.
'CITRUS COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.' It is the policy of the District not to discriminate against and to encourage a diversity of applicants based on national origin, religion, age, sex or gender, race, color, medical condition, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, use of family and medical care leave, genetic information, military or veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one of more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications are considered legal documents, and as such, all areas of the application must be completed or your application packet will be considered incomplete, and will not be moved forward. While it may be appropriate in some areas of your application to use 'NA' (not applicable), do not use terms such as 'see resume' or 'see attached'. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all required documents, and those additional documents you choose to include, are attached BEFORE clicking the 'Finished Attaching Documents' button and confirming. It is advisable to attach 'Optional' documents first, and then 'Required' documents once you are ready to click on the 'Finished Attaching Documents' button and confirming.
Application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be complete. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications will be rejected. When listing your work experience, please specify the beginning and end dates for each job you held and describe your experience.
Additional documents CANNOT be added to your electronic application packet once you click on 'Finished Attaching Documents' and receive your confirmation number; so, please be sure you have all documents you will upload handy and in an electronic format. THE APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WILL NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS LARGER THAN 2MB. IF YOUR DOCUMENTS DO NOT UPLOAD, PLEASE RESIZE. If you do not have all your documents handy at the time you are applying for the position, we advise you to click on 'Finish Attaching Documents Later'. Be sure, however, to finish attaching your documents BEFORE the close or first consideration date for the position. Please remember, you will NOT be able to attach additional documents after you have selected 'Finished Attaching Documents' and have received a confirmation number, and you will not be able to apply for a position after the position has closed.
Please note: should an applicant apply for a position more than once, only the most recently received application packet will be the one screened for completeness. All others will be deemed inactive, and will not be considered, regardless of completeness.
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, emailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials outside the online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Only application materials submitted through this electronic format will be accepted. Exception: The Citrus College Form 101 must be mailed or hand delivered to the Director of Human Resources in a sealed, confidential envelope.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.
All employees within the bargaining unit are required to pay dues as a member of the exclusive representative or pay an agency fee.
About Transcripts: --Candidates must upload copies of all transcripts (need not be official at the time of application) which prove sufficient for verifying minimum qualifications for this position. --Official transcripts will be required at the time of the job offer. --Transcripts must be from the awarding institution, and must show that the degree has been awarded (or conferred) and the year. --Degree(s) must be earned (or conferred) from accredited institution(s) or an equivalent foreign institution by the first consideration date for this position. --All degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript by the indicated first consideration date for this position. --Foreign transcripts must be transcribed in English AND evaluated for U.S. equivalency by a bona fide U.S. evaluation service.
Selection Procedure: --A selection committee will review application packages of those candidates who have met the minimum qualifications for this position, and will select a limited number of qualified candidates for an interview. --Each candidate may be asked to make a presentation on a topic of the selection committee's choice. The candidate will be informed of the topic when an interview appointment is scheduled. --Each candidate may be asked to provide a sample of his or her writing ability just prior to the interview. --Travel costs must be borne by the applicant. --Final candidates for faculty, management, and supervisor/confidential positions may be interviewed by the Superintendent/President. --If selected as a finalist, the candidate permits the District to contact the current and former employer(s) to investigate past employment history.
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