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Ventura County Community College District
  • Position Number: 1460256
  • Location: Moorpark, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Grounds Maintenance Worker

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $40,128.00 - $55,536.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2019-01202

Location: Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Department: MC - Business Services

Closing: 5/28/2019 11:59 PM Pacific

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year. The immediate vacancy is a 12-month, 100% position located at Moorpark College.

Under the direction of a Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, perform a variety of grounds keeping tasks for an assigned area of a campus; assist grounds maintenance crews as assigned for large-scale grounds maintenance projects.
Representative Duties
Plant, cultivate, prune, fertilize and irrigate flowers, trees, shrubs and lawns. E

Operate motorized equipment such as mowers, hedgers, trucks, tractors and sweepers. E

Irrigate and cultivate around trees, shrubs and hedges; trim and prune trees, shrubs and hedges. E

Perform a variety of regular maintenance to grounds such as trash pick-up and removal, weeding, raking and maintaining assigned areas in a clean and orderly condition. E

Plant new lawns, trees, shrubs, hedges and flowers. E

Spray landscaped areas with herbicide; prepare mixtures in proper proportions as directed; maintain related records; prepare paperwork related to pesticide usage. E

Repair, replace, and service sprinkler heads; inspect functioning of sprinklers and report malfunctioning sprinkler systems to supervisor. E

Prepare and maintain track and athletic fields for athletic events. E

Locate, trap and bait rodents.

Assist in the resurfacing of asphalt; mix and pour cement.

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential duties
Minimum Qualifications
One year of gardening or grounds maintenance experience in a commercial or public setting, including experience operating blowers, mowers, weeders, hedgers, and edgers

A valid California driver's license

Supplemental Information
This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by May 28, 2019.

The examination process will consist of any of the following components:

A) Evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) = Qualifying (pass/fail)
B) Performance Test = Qualifying (pass/fail)
C) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application materials reviewed during a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E). A T&E is an assessment of training and experience that has prepared the candidate for the position. Those candidates who pass the T&E will be invited to the performance test. The nine (9) candidates with the highest passing scores on the performance test will be invited to the technical interview. The examination process is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.

Date Range: Monday, June 10, 2019 to Thursday, June 20, 2019
Location: Moorpark College
7075 Campus Rd.
Moorpark, CA 93021

Date Range: Monday, July 1, 2019 to Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Location: Ventura County Community College District
761 E. Daily Drive, Suite 200
Camarillo, CA 93010

The above dates are subject to change. Candidates will be notified of any scheduling changes via email.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications nor for the purpose of determining salary placement if you are hired. When completing the application, outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.

All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Human Resources Department staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview.

All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. To search institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit or For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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