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Part-Time Temporary, On-Call Groundskeeper-Gardener I - Facilities
El Camino College in Torrance, California
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Date Posted 07/03/2019
Employment Type part_time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Req: C1819-039

Location: ECC Campus

Division Facilities Planning & Services

Position Type: Classified Staff

Posting Close Date: 07/17/2019

Job Description:

The El Camino Community College District is in search of qualified applicants to be placed in a temporary on-call pool for the following classification:

Groundskeeper-Gardener I

Applications for temporary positions are screened in order of date received and accepted until an adequate amount of qualified applicants to meet the current need has been met. The pool will be revisited if needed.


Under the direction of a Supervisor, perform grounds maintenance and gardening work.


Groundskeeper-Gardener I incumbents are assigned grounds maintenance and gardening work. Groundskeeper Gardener II incumbents perform grounds maintenance, gardening and construction work. Incumbents are assigned semi-skilled to skilled construction work and positions require experience in one or more of the construction trades. 


Plant, cultivate, water, spray and propagate plants, shrubs hedges and flowers; prepare and treat soil for planting.

Plant, fertilize and care for lawns.

Spade and fertilize flowerbeds and set out plants.

Trim hedges, shrubs and trees.

Hoe weeds; rake leaves and performs general grounds maintenance work.

Maintain supplies tools and equipment in safe and proper working condition.

Prepare, set up and maintain athletic fields and related areas.

Assist in setting up for special events.

Perform routine duties in the installation and maintenance of sprinkler systems.

Operate power edgers and movers, trucks, tractors and attachments, sweepers, skip loaders, forklifts and other assigned equipment.

Perform custodial or maintenance duties during vacations or on a relief basis as assigned.

Schedule grounds maintenance and gardening work according to weather, time and equipment requirements.

Operate a District vehicle to travel from site-to-site to conduct work.

Utilize pesticides, herbicides and other chemicals in the control and eradication of pests and weeds as assigned.

Perform related duties as assigned or requested. 

Job Qualifications:


Education and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to: sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above and one year of experience in grounds maintenance and gardening.


Knowledge/Areas of Expertise:

Tools, materials, equipment and methods used in grounds maintenance and gardening work.

Principles of propagating and maintaining trees, shrubs, flowers and lawns.

Safe work practices.

Safe and proper use and storage of hazardous and toxic materials.


Perform grounds maintenance, gardening and construction work.

Perform a wide variety of grounds maintenance and gardening work.

Utilize required hand and power tools and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.

Schedule grounds maintenance and gardening work according to weather, time and equipment requirements.

Read and write at the level required for successful job performance.

Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Understand and follow oral and written directions.

Work independently with little or

no direction.

Provide work direction to others.

Licenses or Other Requirements:

Valid California driver's license. Possession of a Pest Control Operator's license may be required.


Exposure to direct sunlight, rain and humidity while working outside for extended periods of time.

Exposure to operation of noisy equipment such as blowers, chain saws, weedeaters and other power tools.

Exposed to dust from blowers.

Lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

Sit, stand, kneel and crouch.

Exposure to vibration while operating vehicles or power equipment.

Contact with herbicides and pesticides.

Contact with engine grease, oils and lubricants for blowers and mowers.


  • If eligible, employees contribute 7% of their earnings toward the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).


This position is designated as a temporary, hourly, on-call, limited to 170 working days per fiscal year and a maximum of 25 working hours per week.

Employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, provide current tuberculosis risk assessment test results, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.


Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date: 

1) Online application:

Applicants with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact Human Resources at least five (5) working days prior to the final filing date. 

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.

If you should need assistance please call (310) 660-3593 Ext. 3807 or visit the office between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. PST (pacific standard time).

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.

  • Previous employment performed in a different public retirement system may

allow eligibility to be in the same retirement system. 

**The campus will be closed on Fridays starting June 21 through August 9, 2019**

El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law. 

*Please mention to employers when applying for this job*
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