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SUMMARY

Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to perform a variety of work involving grounds and
landscape maintenance of public access grounds, gardens, and sports fields. Employees in this classification
are responsible for accomplishing a daily routine of general and preventative maintenance tasks that provides
the employees and general public with an environmentally safe, attractive, comfortable, clean, and efficient
area. Works under the direction of assigned lead or supervisor. May work independently or as a member of
a crew. May be designated as the site lead in absence of the assigned lead or supervisor. Position is
distinguished from that of the Groundskeeper I, by the level of independence the employee functions in, as a
result of the advanced laboring knowledge acquired through training and work experience.

DISTINGUISHING CAREER FEATURES

The Groundskeeper II requires advanced experience, and demonstrating competency in landscape and
horticultural techniques and preparing athletic fields. Advancement to Skilled Groundkeeper requires the
following:
Competency in turf management,
Skill at operating specialized equipment, or
Assignment to a school site (alone) containing regulation sports fields.
Advancement to the Senior Skilled Groundskeeper requires 3 years at level as a Skilled Groundskeeper or
special credentials in pesticide application, irrigation, and/or horticulture.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Mows, edges, aerates, and re-seeds lawns. Trims shrubs, hedges, and trees. Hoes weeds and rakes
lawns. Operates and cleans power riding lawn mowers, power blowers, common trucks, and other
motorized equipment requiring similar skill.
• Assists with landscaping projects. Constructs and contours raised beds, gardens, and drainage areas.
• Plants and cultivates trees, grass, flowers, and shrubs. Applies fertilizer as needed. Spades and
otherwise prepares grounds for planting.
• Removes weeds, blows, rakes, and removes trash and debris from walkways, culverts, stairways,
roadways, planters, and parking. Maintains in-ground drains and culverts.
• Cleans fields and facilities following events. Performs general grounds clean-up including picking
up paper and trash on grounds areas. Performs building maintenance and cleaning duties of athletic
facilities.
• Assists with preparation of sports fields. Mows, grooms, paints, and lines athletic and public use play
fields to comply with pre-set dimensions.
• Assists with construction and completes minor repair of irrigation systems. Digs trenches, unloads
and relocates materials, and cleans tools and equipment.
• Operates various lawn care equipment, i.e., manual and riding lawn mowers and tractors, sod cutters,
trucks, weed-eaters, trimmers, edger, blower.
• May assist with fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and pest control chemicals according
to prescribed safety labels; maintains rodent traps.
• Operates and maintains irrigation and drainage systems.
• May assist with the training of Groundskeeper I employees and new Groundskeeper II employees.
• Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Skills: Requires advanced knowledge and understanding of the procedures, methods and
techniques of grounds and landscape maintenance. Must understand the procedures used in the proper
application of fertilizers and other additives. Requires advanced knowledge of routine installation and
maintenance of sprinkler irrigation systems. Requires sufficient communication skills to interact with coworkers,
staff, and students. Requires sufficient arithmetic skills to calculate weights, proportions, and sums.

Abilities: Requires the ability to perform all of the essential duties of the position. Requires the ability to
operate and service common grounds and landscape maintenance tools, equipment and vehicles including,
but not limited, to power riding lawn mowers, power blowers, and light duty trucks. Must be able to
calculate fertilizer application amounts and apply them in a safe manner. Requires the ability to identify
common plant, insect and nutrient deficiencies.

Physical Abilities: Requires the ability to stand for extended periods of time, walk up to 400 yards
uninterrupted, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to heavy weights of up to 75 pounds on a regular basis.
Requires the ability to push, pull, and guide materials over 75 pounds. Requires the ability to climb (e.g.
ladders), stoop, kneel, and crouch on a regular basis. Requires sufficient hand-eye coordination, hand and
finger dexterity including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to operate common grounds equipment and read
instructions and safety information. Requires auditory ability to hear machinery sounds and alarms. Requires
near and far visual acuity to read printed materials and observe grounds objects. Requires speaking ability to
carry on ordinary conversations. Requires the ability to work in extreme temperature conditions.

Working Conditions: Work is performed mostly outdoors where significant health and safety
considerations exist from physical labor and working with machinery.

Education and Experience: The position requires High School diploma or equivalent and two (2) years of
experience at Groundskeeper I or equivalent (grounds maintenance, and demonstrated ability to operate light
duty grounds equipment in addition to gardening and nursery work).

Licenses and Certificates: Requires a valid Driver’s License and medical examination card.


Email address: stankawaguchi@cusd.com

• Location: Fresno, Fresno, CA

• Post ID: 21186763 fresno
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