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PT Hourly Pool - Grounds and Landscaping (Horticulture Gardens)
Coast Community College District in Costa Mesa, California
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Date Posted 05/23/2018
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
SALARY: $17.10 - $19.80 Hourly 
OPENING DATE: 05/22/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
NOTE: This is an hourly position. 

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of work involving grounds and landscape maintenance of the Horticulture garden, and any other required grounds or venues. Works primarily as skilled crew member but on small assignments may work independently with little or no direction.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Maintain specialized instruments and equipment in good condition.
  2. Maintain Arboretum and Garden Labs: transplant, water, tip, prune and monitor for pests/diseases.
  3. Maintenance of landscape: mows, edges, aerates and re-seeds lawns and grounds. Trims shrubs, hedges, and trees. Hoes weeds and rakes lawns.
  4. Assist with maintenance, repair, replacement and upgrading of irrigation components such as but not limited to sprinkler heads and lines. Digs trenches, unloads and relocates materials, and cleans tools and equipment.
  5. Plant and cultivate trees, grass, flowers, and shrubs, and apply fertilizer as needed.
  6. Spade and otherwise prepares grounds for planting.
  7. Perform other related work as required.
Knowledge of:
  1. Basic knowledge of plants and plant types used for beautification.
  2. Working knowledge of the procedures methods, techniques, and equipment used in grounds and landscape maintenance.
  3. Basic knowledge of routine maintenance to sprinkler and irrigation systems.
  4. Knowledge of the procedures used in the proper application of fertilizers and other additives.
  5. Proper methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the assigned learning laboratory.
  6. Appropriate safety precautions and procedures.
  7. Sufficient Math skills to calculate weights, proportions, and sums.
Ability to:
1.      Learn and perform the essential duties of the position.
2.      Plant, cultivate, prune, and care for plants and lawns.
3.      Learn and apply herbicides safely.
4.      Properly set up, operate and demonstrate the correct operation/handling of tools, materials and equipment used in the assigned learning lab.
5.      Identify common turf and other plant diseases and pests and take steps to mitigate or eradicate.
6.      Perform basic college level work in the assigned academic field.
7.      Perform basic math.
8.      Stand for extended periods of time, walk up to 400 yards uninterrupted, and manipulate (lift, carry move) light to heavy weights up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
9.      Push, pull, and guide materials over 75 pounds.
10.   Climb (e.g. ladders), stoop, kneel, and crouch on a regular basis.
11.   Sufficient hand-eye coordination, hand and finger dexterity including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to operate common grounds equipment.
12.   Maintain simple records.
13.   Operate a vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices may be required.
14.   Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
15.   Organize work to meet timelines and deadlines.
16.   Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience:
34.       High School Diploma
35.       Two years of experience in grounds and landscape.
36.       Completed coursework in Horticulture desired.
37.       Or, any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required
            knowledge and abilities.
Some positions in this classification may require a valid California driver's license and/or possession of a certificate of completion from an accredited college or agency relative to the assigned area. Continuing education, training or certification may be required.

Employment is on a part-time, temporary basis and contingent upon verification of employment history, background verification as governed under Education Code requirements, eligibility to work in the United States, and approval by the CCCD Board of Trustees. Short term/temporary assignments do not offer fringe benefits or pay for holidays or time not worked and are limited to 28 hours per week.
This is a short-term, CONTINUOUS recruitment for an applicant POOL to fill part-time, temporary, hourly assignments on an as-needed basis. We accept applications all year long. Departments or Divisions will refer to the POOL of applications on file, as needed, to fill temporary assignments.

The normal hours of work will be based on the needs of the department, Monday through Friday. However, some flexibility such as evenings and week-ends will be required to meet the needs of the department. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.
·         Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
·       The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.  Electronic applications may be completed by visiting www.cccd.edu/employment.  Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714.
All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

Application Requirements:  To be considered for employment you must submit a complete application packet. A complete application packet includes:
1. A complete Classified/Management Employment Application.
2. A current resume (as a separate attachment). 
3. A cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the desired position (as a separate attachment).

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested.  Additional materials will not be considered or returned.  Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.

Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate the job you are applying to and your name.

Disability Accommodations:  If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 OR (714) 438-4713.

  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • A detailed list of physical demands and work environment is on file and will be provided upon request.


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