Grounds Maintenance Coordinator
Fullerton School District
Classified Personnel Commission
Under general direction of the Supervisor of Maintenance and Operations using significant decision making and grounds maintenance skills, coordinates the District’s grounds maintenance and gardening program among schools and facilities, and serves as the primary lead person for the grounds maintenance staff.
This class differs from a Lead Gardener in that this classification coordinates the entire grounds maintenance program for the District, has a higher educational requirement and is expected to maintain a California Pesticide Applicator Certificate. Positions in this class are distinguished from those in the class of Gardener by the responsibility for leading a ground crew and coordination on the District’s grounds maintenance program and performing more specialized tasks involved in repair of power equipment or maintaining plantings and lawns.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Coordinates the entire grounds maintenance program for the District; leads and participates in grounds maintenance and gardening work; determines priorities for assigned work; confers with the Supervisor of Maintenance and Operations regarding grounds maintenance, projects, prioritization, and operational cost estimates; supervises and participates in the planting; fertilizing, watering, trimming, and pruning of shrubs, trees, and flowers; prepares ground for planting; identifies and controls landscaping pests and weeds; sprays planted areas and trees; plants, transplants, or removes trees, shrubs, or flowers; services and makes repairs to power mowers and other gardening and landscaping machinery, tools, and equipment; drives a truck; may operate a backhoe, skiploader, chainsaw, or similar equipment; assists in training new employees; keeps records and prepares periodic reports; requisitions materials to accomplish projects or maintain inventory; performs other related duties as needed.
Experience: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by coursework or training in landscape design, horticulture, or similarly related field.
Knowledge of: Methods, supplies and tools used in planting, cultivating, and caring for flowers, trees, shrubs, and lawns; basic landscape design; safe use of equipment and chemicals related to gardening; principles of operation and repair of power equipment; methods and procedures of organization and supervision.
Ability to: Use various gardening and grounds maintenance tools, supplies, and power equipment safely and efficiently; diagnose abnormal plant conditions and take corrective action; drive a truck and learn to operate a backhoe, skiploader, and other equipment; follow oral and written instructions; supervise the work of others; perform heavy manual labor; keep records; estimate time and materials necessary to complete jobs; interpret and work from sketches, blueprints, and schematics; work cooperatively with others; maintain insurability to drive a District vehicle.
License: A valid Class 3 California Driver’s License. Possession of a valid State of California Pesticide Applicator Certificate prior to the completion of six months of service.
The work environment and physical demands of the positions as described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of a position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of a specific position. These physical standards are generic in nature and tasks may vary dependent on specialized department assignment.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee works near moving mechanical equipment and is regularly exposed to vibrations from the equipment. Employees work in an outside environment and are exposed to seasonal heat and cold and/or adverse weather conditions. There is also moderate exposure to fumes, dust, odors, pollen and airborne particles and to chemicals used in pest control and weed abatement. Employees work at various work sites and may drive a vehicle or be a passenger in a vehicle. The noise level in this work environment is usually loud, especially during equipment operation.
Physical Demands: The physical demands of this position include constant walking over rough or uneven surfaces and/or standing for extended periods. There is also constant carrying, lifting, pushing and pulling of moderately heavy objects up to a maximum of 100 pounds. Incumbents in these positions occasionally climb ladders and work from heights to trim trees. Bending at the waist and neck, occasional kneeling and/or stooping and balancing is also required, as is overhead reaching, reaching below the waist, above the shoulders and horizontally. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and operate grounds maintenance equipment. Hearing and speaking to exchange information is also necessary as is specific vision abilities such as close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus to perform grounds work.
The information contained in this physical standards description is for compliance with ADA and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed. The individuals currently holding this position perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.