Grounds Services is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of outdoor space including landscape, roadways, walkways, and signage throughout Campus. This position performs basic grounds maintenance and assigned tasks for a designated Campus area.
Under general supervision, provide ground maintenance and outdoor custodial services for Campus grounds. Provide basic service, inspection and maintenance of equipment and assigned tools.
$18.91 - $24.94
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Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday 6-2:30
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Must be able to maneuver loaded wheelbarrow weighting up to 50 pounds.
Ability to reach overhead to prune and/or saw branches, climb 12-foot ladders.
Excessive walking, lifting, stooping, pushing, and bending.
Operate heavy and small equipment for long periods of time.
Valid CA driver's license required.
Participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice System.
Subject to completion of a pre-placement medical exam provided by Occupational Health Services.
Subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University policy.
Perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, hearing protection devices, protective clothing and gloves.
May, at times, work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present. Specific hazards include but are not limited to: chemicals, fuels and solvents.
Work outside in extreme weather conditions.
Employee is personally responsible for following safety guidelines/instructions.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space
Experience performing grounds maintenance tasks such as planting and maintenance of vegetation, landscaping duties or pesticide applications.
Experience operating a variety of equipment such as mowers, manual transmission vehicles, hand and power tools.
Knowledge of tree, plant and weed identification.
Knowledge of chemical weed control.
Knowledge of mechanical equipment in order to check for possible problems to avoid damage to equipment prior to starting such as checking gas and oil levels or recognizing mechanical problems which may occur during operation.
Customer service and communication skills to provide courteous service in person and on the telephone.
Interpersonal skills to interact and communicate effectively and professionally with administration, staff, visitors and volunteers, using tact, diplomacy, and good judgment during all interactions.
Possession of valid California Qualified Applicator Certificate.
Experience working as a groundskeeper in an educational or institutional setting.
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
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