Company: University of California - Riverside
Posted on: September 18, 2023
6AM - 2:30PM
$39,463 - $55,248
The Groundskeeper performs a variety of landscaping and grounds
maintenance tasks to care, maintain and preserve the plants,
shrubs, trees, hedges, flowers and lawns on hard and soft landscape
of the campus grounds. Responsible to mow, edge, trim, prune, rake,
remove weeds and/or dead trees/roots, fertilize, and plant flowers,
shrubbery or trees, maintain lawns, fields and flower beds. Water
various grounds areas by hand or manual operation of the irrigation
system; perform minor repairs of the irrigation system by replacing
sprinkler heads, risers, broken lines, valves, timers or
controllers. Vacuum, pressure wash, sweep or blow down hard
surfaces; install, repair and maintain the hard surface areas such
as walkways, roadways, pavers and stepping stones. Services and
repairs landscape equipment and tools. Assists with the integrated
pest management program (IPM): control and eradication of insects,
rodents and weeds. During times of operational need may perform
other landscaping and refuse duties as assigned, or assist with
event set up/clean-up. Maintains a positive attitude and
communicates effectively with colleagues, supervisors, staff,
faculty and students.
* The full salary range for the Groundskeeper is [$18.90 - $26.46]
per hour. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations,
such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and
other business and organizational needs.*
* Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a
UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take
over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff.*
**As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with
the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination
Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must
provide proof of Full Vaccination or submit a request for Exception
(based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious
Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the
applicable deadline. For new University of California employees,
the applicable deadline is ten weeks after their first date of
High School Diploma
Valid Driver License
One year of experience in grounds maintenance or landscaping; or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience to safely use and maintain landscaping hand and power
tools/equipment, such as mowers (including riding mowers,
self-propelled and push mowers), edgers, hedge trimmers, chain
saws, power blowers, vacuum, rototillers, saws, clippers, seed and
fertilize spreaders, and high pressure washers.
Experience in using mechanical tools required to maintain all
landscaping related equipment such as hand wrenches, gas/oil mixing
and hand files.
Experience using irrigation systems and completing minor repairs on
Prior experience and ability to prioritizing work orders, routine
work, emergency requests, combined with the knowledge to choose the
proper materials and equipment to accomplish the work in the most
expeditious and safe manner.
Experience working with a diverse student, staff, faculty and
visitor population and ability to provide exemplary customer
Experience using desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and other
electronic devices, and using e-mail.
Hired candidate must successfully pass a background check through
the DOJ and FBI prior to appointment start date.
Must successfully complete a pre-employment physical examination
prior to appointment start date.
Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Driver License in accordance with
the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Public Driving Record
Must wear University issued ID badge and uniform.
Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours)
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to work effectively; following through on assignments with
minimal direction and fluctuating workload.
Willingness and ability to work scheduled, unscheduled and
Knowledge, skill and ability to safely use and maintain landscaping
hand and power tools/equipment, such as mowers (including riding
mowers, self-propelled and push mowers), edgers, hedge trimmers,
chain saws, power blowers, vacuum, rototillers, saws, clippers,
seed and fertilize spreaders, and high pressure washers.
Ability to read write and communicate effectively in the English
language with co-workers, supervisors, and the general public.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Skill, knowledge and ability in using mechanical tools required to
maintain all landscaping related equipment such as hand wrenches,
gas/oil mixing and hand files.
Knowledge, skill and ability using irrigation systems and
completing minor repairs on systems.
Ability to work a flexible schedule (weekends and holidays; early
mornings, mornings, evening or graveyard shifts), as needed to
accommodate campus event schedules.
Knowledge and ability to use desktop computers, laptops, tablets,
and other electronic devices.
Knowledge and skill to use MS Office programs and email.
Knowledge of UCR/UC policies, procedures and systems.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations governing
areas related to the responsibilities of the job, including SB-198
Illness and Injury Prevention Program (IIPP).
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located
on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern
California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the
vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living
laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing
communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the
arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and
staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and
UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse
research universities in the country boasting several key rankings
of which we are extremely proud.
- UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S.
universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and
among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the
2019-20 Center for World University rankings.
- UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for
social mobility. - U.S. News 2020
- UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the
leading national coalition of public research universities
committed to improving student success for low-income,
first-generation, and students of color.
- Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in
financial aid. - Business Insider 2019
- Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of
Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect
specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings
- UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13
members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the
achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and
staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
For information about our generous employee benefits package,
visit: Employee Benefits Overview
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