Groundskeeper I
Pajaro Valley Unified School District - Watsonville, CA

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The Groundskeeper I is the first level in a grounds career ladder.
Requires a basic knowledge and understanding of the procedures, methods and techniques of grounds and landscape maintenance. Must understand the procedures used in the proper application of fertilizer, herbicides, insecticides and pesticides. Requires a basic knowledge of the principles of routine operation, maintenance and repair of sprinkler irrigation systems. Requires sufficient communication skills to interact with co-workers, school staff, administration, and students.
Requires the ability to perform all of the essential duties of the position at an entry or journey level depending on classification. Must be able to operate and maintain grounds and landscape maintenance tools, equipment and vehicles. Must be able to calculate fertilizer and chemical application amounts and apply them in a safe manner. Must be able to identify common plants, insects and nutrient deficiencies. Requires the ability to communicate with students, staff, parents and the public using patience and courtesy, and in a manner that reflects positively on the District. Must be able to work well independently and as part of a team.
Requires the ability to perform heavy manual labor, occasionally in extreme weather conditions. Must have the Ability to acquire a Commercial Driver's License.

High School diploma or equivalent required, plus 1 year of experience in gardening, nursery work or grounds maintenance, and demonstrated experience in operation of light duty equipment.
Level I requires a valid California State Driver's License.
All regular employees who work a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week are entitled to the following fringe benefits (effective on the first of the month following employment): Anthem Blue Cross Hospital/Medical, Dental Care, and Vision Care plan for employee; Life Insurance coverage for employee only; Long Term Disability coverage; sick leave; membership in the Public Employees Retirement System.

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Individuals interested in employment are asked to describe any training, education, experience, or skills relevant to this position. The process will begin with the competitive screening of qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a written, oral, and/or practical examination process. Successful candidates will be ranked on an eligibility list according to the examination score. Final selection will then be made in accordance with Merit System rules from the established eligibility list. Fingerprinting and criminal record checks will be done on all prospective employees.

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