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Groundskeeper II, MOT
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This job open for
30365928 Days 18hrs
Must be completed by
November 14, 2018

TITLE:  Groundskeeper II

LOCATION:  Maintenance and Operations

WORK CALENDAR:  8 hours per day, 5 days per week, 12 month

SALARY:  Range 33 – Classified Salary Schedule, $21.97 – $25.20

POSTING DATE:  November 7, 2018

DEADLINE:  November 14, 2018




Under the direction of the Maintenance and Grounds Supervisor, perform a variety of standard and advanced grounds maintenance and gardening duties in the beautification of assigned grounds and landscaped areas; maintain playground equipment, fences, concrete/asphalt areas; set up equipment or apply chemicals for pest and weed control; ensure all assignments are completed in a safe, proper, and timely manner.




The Groundskeeper II oversees and participates in a variety of standard and advanced grounds maintenance and gardening duties.





Oversee and participate in standard and advanced grounds maintenance and gardening activities in the beautification of organization-wide grounds and landscaped areas; assist in establishing grounds maintenance time lines and priorities; ensure related activities comply with established standards, policies and procedures.


Respond to emergency situations to resolve immediate safety concerns.


Train and provide work direction and guidance to Groundskeeper I.


Mow, edge, trim, and water lawns, fields and other turf grounds; prepare and fertilize soil; water various grounds areas by hand or by operating the irrigation system; coordinate with site, administration, and athletic coaches to adjusting irrigation schedules, field preparation, etc.


Plant, cultivate, prune, spray, fertilize and irrigate flowers, trees, grass and shrubs; hoe and pull weeds and rake leaves; edge walkways; sweep litter from walks and driveways.


Maintain a consistent program of preventative pest and weed control to maintain facilities in a safe and operating condition; inform site personnel and provide information regarding equipment and chemicals used in pest and weed control.


Perform general grounds cleanup, including picking up paper, trash and debris on grounds areas, walkways, parking lots, playgrounds, athletic fields and other assigned areas; empty waste receptacles.


Perform general maintenance duties; fix broken pipes, sprinklers and cement; remove and dispose of defective or damaged materials; build and repair fences and playground equipment as assigned.


Perform work in the installation, repair and maintenance of designated irrigation systems and related parts, components and equipment; maintain a safe environment for students, staff and the public.


Operate a variety of power-driven equipment such as lawn mowers, weed whackers, chainsaws, leaf blowers, tractors, trailers, trucks, trimmers and other equipment used in grounds maintenance work; utilize standard gardening hand tools.


Maintain grounds maintenance equipment in a safe operating condition; perform minor maintenance on equipment such as inspecting fluid levels, blades, tire pressure and other maintenance functions; transport a variety of maintenance equipment to ensure the availability of materials required at job site.


Apply pest control methods to eradicate weeds and other pests according to established procedures.


Maintain routine records related to assigned activities.


Move and arrange furniture and equipment as requested; assist with setting up special events as assigned.



Perform related duties as assigned.





}  Principles of training and providing work direction.

}  Basic grounds maintenance procedures including mowing, edging, raking and weeding.

}  Methods, equipment and materials used in gardening and groundskeeping work.

}  Cultivating, fertilizing, watering and spraying of flowers, trees and shrubs.

}  Operation and maintenance of hand and power tools and equipment used in groundskeeping.

}  Herbicides and other chemicals used in grounds maintenance.

}  Methods and materials used in controlling weeds and other pests.

}  Health and safety regulations.

}  Proper lifting techniques.

}  Basic record-keeping techniques.

}  Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

}  Oral and written communication skills.



}  Perform a variety of advanced grounds maintenance and gardening duties in the beautification of assigned grounds and landscaped areas.

}  Mow, edge, water, weed, fertilize, rake and cultivate lawns, flowerbeds, athletic fields and other landscaped areas.

}  Operate hand and power tools and other equipment used in grounds maintenance.

}  Apply specialized chemicals to control and eradicate weeds and other pests.

}  Prepare and maintain routine records.

}  Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

}  Establish and maintain effective working and cooperative relationships with others.

}  Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

}  Observe health and safety regulations.

}  Meet schedules and time lines.





Any combination equivalent to:  graduation from high school and sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above.



}  Qualified Applicators Certificate from CA Department of Pesticide Regulations.

}  Valid California Driver’s License.

}  DMV Pull authorization for NUSD.

}  Department of Justice fingerprint clearance.

}  TB clearance.





}  Outdoor work environment.

}  Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions.

}  Regular exposure to fumes, dust, odors, oil/grease, and gases.

}  Driving a vehicle to conduct work.



}  Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate grounds maintenance equipment.

}  Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.

}  Seeing to read a variety of materials and perform gardening and grounds work.

}  Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy objects as assigned by position.

}  Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.

}  Bending, crouching, kneeling and stooping.

}  Sitting to operate tractors, mowers and other machines.

}  Walking or standing for extended periods of time.

}  Heavy physical labor.



}  Working around and with machinery having moving parts.

}  Flying debris.

}  Exposure to chemicals and fumes.

}  Driving a vehicle during adverse weather conditions.


Posting Date:                                 November 7, 2018


Closing Date:                                 November 14, 2018


Starting Date:                                As soon as possible


TO APPLY:  Current employees who are interested in this position, must submit a written “Intent to Apply – Current Employees” form to Human Resources (NUSD/CSEA, Article 14.2) prior to the closing date. This position is first open to all Novato Unified School District employees but first offered to lateral transfers. If you meet the requirements for this position, you will be contacted after the closing date for an interview. If you have any questions, call Human Resources (415-897-4220). External applicants must complete a Classified Application-External Applicants and submit it to Human Resources. Applications are available at the District Office, 1015 Seventh Street, Novato CA   94945, or online at



The Novato Unified School District prohibits, at any district school or school activity, discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, intimidation, and bullying, based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  This shall apply when applicable, to interns, volunteers, and job applicants.

For questions, concerns or complaints, please contact District Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer: Kris Cosca, Assistant Superintendent – HR; 1015 Seventh Street, Novato, CA 94945; (415) 493-4207; [email protected]


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