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494591 - Groundsworker (Short-term Temporary Hourly Pool) Temporary assignments are typically 60 days or less

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Work type: Staff
Location: Fullerton
Categories: Unit 5 - CSUEU - Operations and Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Part Time

Job Title

Groundworker (Short-term Temporary Hourly Pool) Temporary assignments are typically 60 days or less






Landscape Services


Capital Programs and Facilities Management

Salary Range

$2,736 - $4,950 per month

Appointment Type

Emergency Hire

Time Base


Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, schedule will vary according to department needs

About CSUF

Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary

It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University’s mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:  
Capital Programs and Facilities Management is committed to planning, developing, and maintaining a safe, sustainable, and high quality learning and working environment for the campus community. Capital Programs and Facilities Management provides oversight of university resources and assets and is responsible for the development of the University’s facilities including land use planning, capital improvement, project development, construction, as well as facilities operations and maintenance including custodial services, landscape services, building trade services, mechanical and electrical, and recycling services. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as a Groundsworker. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Under immediate supervision, the Groundsworker provides general gardening/landscape maintenance services to assigned campus grounds areas including parking lot landscape maintenance and athletic fields. Plants, cultivates, fertilizes, waters, and sprays ornamental plants, shrubs, hedges, trees, lawns, and flowers. Trims trees, rakes leaves, hoe weeds, mow turf grass and cleans trash from assigned areas including parking lots. Prepares and treats the soil for planting. Maintains and repairs hoses, sprinklers, tools, supplies, and equipment. Checks sprinkler heads, risers, and lines and repairs if needed. Cleans parking lots and parking structures. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

One year of experience in the care and maintenance of landscaped areas in general grounds maintenance work, or in related labor. Thorough knowledge of general gardening and grounds maintenance methods. General knowledge of proper methods of planting, cultivating and caring for hedges, ornamental trees, shrubs, lawns, and flowers, as well as the use and care of gardening materials, tools, and equipment. Knowledge of methods/materials used in the maintenance of grass, shrubs, and flowers. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Ability to read and write in English in order to understand and follow instructions and communicate with co-workers and customers.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in a landscape position for a large facility. Ability to operate small engine powered equipment, large turf equipment, skip loader, tractors, and forklift up to 3000lb. capacity. Knowledge of sports turf and sports fields. Ability to use a computer to read and enter information.


Requires valid California Class "C" Driver's License.

Special Working Conditions


Ability to perform manual labor for an extended period. Working outdoors, exposed to various weather conditions. May be required to work overtime and varied shifts during athletic events season. Ability to push, pull, lift and carry up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation as needed. Will carry a Master key.

Additional Information

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration. 
California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

Hiring Preference

On-Campus CSUEU Employees

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Applications close: Pacific Standard Time

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