The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Gardener. This position provides general gardening care and grounds maintenance involving trees, lawns, turf, shrubs, hedges, ground cover, flowers, and athletic fields.
- Cares for lawns and turf on athletic fields by watering, mowing, edging, raking, fertilizing, re-seeding, spraying, and weeding.
- Plants and cares for trees, shrubs, hedges, flowers, and ground cover by cultivating, pruning and shaping, trimming, staking, fertilizing, spraying, watering, weeding, transplanting, and removing hazardous or unnecessary growth.
- Operates power gardening equipment such as mowers, edgers, sprayers, trimmers, blowers, chain saws, tractors, and cultivators.
- Adjusts and performs minor maintenance on power gardening equipment and tools.
- Mixes and applies insecticides in accordance with safety requirements.
- Applies fertilizers and soil amendments.
- Sets out traps for pests.
- Checks safety hazards in gardening areas and takes appropriate actions.
- Maintains and adjusts all types of lawn sprinkler systems.
- Keeps drains and flow lines free from debris.
- Composts materials.
- May furnish requested plants and insects to instructors.
- May assist the athletic department in laying out and marking athletic and recreation fields.
- May mix and apply poisons, dusts, and fungicides.
- May perform special floral decorating duties for special college events.
- May maintain and replace planter boxes.
- May provide work direction and training to semi-skilled gardening staff and student employees.
- Performs related duties as assigned.
The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.
- Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
- A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
- New employees receive 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
- At least 15 paid holidays per year.
- Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District. Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
- Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
- Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. Employees are also covered by Social Security.
- Employee Assistance Program
Minimum Requirements for Acceptance of an Application
Education and Experience:
A. Graduation from high school or its equivalent ANDOne year of full-time, paid experience in general gardening work including care of trees, lawns, shrubs, hedges, and flowers.
B.Successful completion of a two-year program in horticulture or related subjects from a community college, adult, vocational, or high school.
A current and valid California Qualified Applicator Certificate for the use of restricted pesticides may be required for some positions.
A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required for some positions.
Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.
Ability to lift and move items weighing up to 50 pounds.
For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.
The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test, and/or oral interview.
Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient. In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.
Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page.
How to Apply
Personnel Commission: (213) 891-2129
24-hr Job Hotline: (213) 891-2099
TDD: (213) 891-2408
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 4:30PM