We Are Hiring for a Part-Time Grounds Maintenance Assistant

We are hiring for a Part-time Grounds Maintenance Assistant

5 hours a week Monday-Friday and occasional weekend. 5 Hours of Sick, 5 hours of Vacation and Calpers Retirement (No Medical)

Please apply by bringing in a resume to our office M-F 9-4:00 pm or faxing it to us at (530) 756-7850.

We will be taking resumes until February 9th.

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

DESCRIPTION: 

Definition:

Under close supervision, performs a variety of general unskilled and semi-skilled grounds and landscape gardening, facilities maintenance and repair work.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Grounds Maintenance Assistant is a trainee level class in the Grounds Maintenance series.  Incumbents in this class are typically seasonal employees and may work on a full or part-time basis.

This classification is distinguished from the Grounds Maintenance Worker I/II in that the latter performs diverse duties that require extensive technical knowledge and independent judgment and discretion.  Incumbents must be willing to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plants, fertilizes, trims and prunes shrubs and trees.
  • Mows, edges, and waters lawn areas, rakes, sweeps and picks up rubbish, flowers and containers; removes tree stumps.
  • Assists with burial tasks such as opening and closing graves using power and hand tools, digging and filling graves and lowering caskets.
  • Collects and empties trash, replaces light bulbs and other related maintenance duties.
  • Repairs and/or maintains a variety of District facility grounds such as retaining walls, fences, benches, and signs; replaces broken water pipes; paints surfaces and repairs irrigation systems.
  • Transports, loads and unloads supplies and equipment.
  • Operates power equipment such as mowers, edgers, trimmers, blowers, sweepers, chain saws, and motor vehicles.
  • Maintains power equipment and tools; cleans, oils and sharpens clippers, mowers and other equipment.
  • Performs janitorial services for District facilities, such as the offices, restrooms and shop area; organizes tools and equipment in the shop area.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

Education:

Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED or High School Proficiency Examination).

License:

None.

KNOWLEDGE & ABILITY:

Knowledge of:  tools and equipment used in burial work; tools, materials, and equipment used in grounds and facilities maintenance work; basic grounds maintenance and landscaping techniques and methods; irrigation maintenance techniques and methods; basic plumbing and painting practices; safe work practices; safe practices for operating power equipment; safe practices for operating motor vehicles.

Ability to:  operate and maintain hand and power equipment and tools used in the landscaping and maintenance of grounds, and related facilities; operate motor vehicles; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; communicate processes and procedures to others; establish effective working relationships with clients and visitors; relate effectively to persons of diverse social and ethnic backgrounds; empathize with the emotional state of others.

ENVIRONMENTAL & FUNCTIONAL FACTORS:

Incumbents in this class are expected to work inside or outside of buildings; to work in the heat or in the cold; to work either alone or closely with others; be able to reach above shoulders; have enough dexterity to manipulate a variety of landscaping or maintenance tools and equipment; be able to move about including bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, and kneeling for significant periods of time; be able to hear well; be able to see things up close or far away and have depth perception; to drive a motor vehicle; to frequently lift and carry objects weighing up to fifty pounds; occasionally lift and carry objects weighing more than fifty pounds; work with machinery; work with, around or in water; work on or below the ground; work on irregular surfaces; and work under continued exposure to the sun.