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Groundskeeper


  • Pomona College
  • 07/20/21
  • Claremont, CA
  • 91711
  • 17.69 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
Regular, Full-Time, Non-exempt, 12-Month Position

Schedule, Monday Friday 7:00 am to 3:30pm (2 positions available)

Salary: $17.69 per hour

ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE: Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.

POSITION SUMMARY: Pomona College is looking for a Groundskeeper to perform a variety of duties related to the maintenance of courtyards, entryways, walkways, patios, parking lots, streets, signs, irrigation systems, tennis courts, volleyball courts, and athletic facilities for the college. The Groundskeeper establishes and maintains a variety of plant life; maintains and uses all related equipment; and maintains grounds to ensure clean, orderly, and safe conditions. This position reports to the Manager of Landscaping and Grounds.

Reporting directly to the Manager Landscaping and Grounds, the Groundskeeper performs the following essential duties and responsibilities:
Maintain the campus by mowing lawns, raking leaves and sweeping walkways.
Maintain plants by ensuring they are properly fertilized, pruned, and trimmed.
Maintain lawns, flowers, ground covers, shrubs, and trees.
Operate and utilize powered blowers, lawn mowers, edgers, hedge trimmers, and other power equipment, following safe practices as stated by manufactures recommendations.
Dispose of carcasses in accordance using proper procedures for handling.
Assist with graffiti removal. Maintain equipment by cleaning and maintaining all non-powered equipment.
Maintain inventory of all assigned tools, supplies, and equipment.
Participate in composting, mulching and green waste activities.
Assist in the college rubbish/recycling program.
Report repairs as needed and perform minor repairs as requested.
Report area repairs when identified and necessary to keep a safe and functional environment i.e. repairs for hardscape, electrical, signs, hazardous trees or any other unsafe condition.
Understand and follow proper/safe use and methods for fertilizer, herbicide/pesticide applications.
Participate in the implementation of the Colleges Emergency Management Plan and training related to Facilities & Campus Services.
Respond to emergency requests when requested.
Maintain and use all related equipment and maintain grounds to ensure a clean, orderly, and safe condition on campus.
Assist with maintenance of turf and athletic fields/courts as assigned.
Coordinate special projects/tasks and provide assistance as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to High School Diploma or GED or any equivalent combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and ability.

License/Certificates: A valid drivers license is required.

Experience: A minimum of 1 year of paid employment experience in the areas of groundskeeping assignments is required.

Required Knowledge and Critical Skills: Must satisfactorily complete a post-offer functional capacity test. Must be able to stand, walk, bend, climb, push, pull, stoop, twist, stretch, lift over 50 pounds from ground to waist level without assistance, climb ladders up to 20 feet with assistance and up to 10 feet unassisted.

REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full-time position are 7:00a.m. to 3:30p.m., Monday Friday. Overtime, holiday, weekend and evening work hours will be required. Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.

ADDITIONAL POSITION DETAILS: Regular, full-time, non-exempt. Starting pay rate: $17.69 per hour.

TO APPLY: Please submit your resume with your application. Cover letter is optional. You may submit both resume and cover letter as one attachment in the My Experience section of the application under the "resume/CV" upload section, or as separate attachments. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to attach additional documents.

Link: https://theclaremontcolleges.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/POM_Careers/job/Claremont/Groundskeeper_REQ-3027?source=HigherEdJobs

POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS: Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more!

Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.

About Pomona College
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.

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