The City of Oxnard's Public Works Department is seeking multiple Groundsworkers with skilled landscape and grounds maintenance experience to be part of the team. The ideal candidate will have strong technical and customer service skills. This position is responsible for providing day-to-day maintenance, upkeep, and repair of parks, grounds, and related facilities.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled landscape and grounds duties in the development, maintenance and repair of park and publicly owned grounds, playground equipment and structures, recreation areas, mall areas, public housing and facility grounds, median traffic islands and related facilities.
Groundsworker I or Groundsworker II
The Groundsworker I is the entry-level position that allows the incumbent to develop journey level knowledge and abilities. Initially under closer supervision of a Team Leader, incumbents perform a variety of tree maintenance and planting duties and may reasonably expect to have the position allocated to the II level after gaining experience and demonstrating a level of proficiency which meets the qualification for the higher level class.
The Groundsworker II is the full working level position in which incumbents are expected to independently perform the full scope of assigned landscape and grounds maintenance duties. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and normally filled by advancement from Groundsworker I. Incumbents may serve as a crew leader, and must be able to exercise judgment and initiative. This series is distinguished from the next higher classification of Senior Groundsworker in that the latter performs duties involving a higher level of complexity and difficulty and is responsible for overall supervision of a landscape and grounds maintenance program.
General supervision is received from higher-level program personnel, depending upon area of assignment. Receives functional and technical supervision from a Senior Groundsworker. May provide functional or technical supervision over lower level grounds maintenance personnel, volunteers or court assigned workers.
Standard hours of operation are Monday-Thursday, 7:00 am – 4:30 pm, and alternating Fridays, 7:00 am – 3:30 pm. Incumbents may be required to work on weekends. In addition, this position may be required to be available to work additional hours as needed to respond to workload needs. This position is eligible for overtime pay.
(include but are not limited to the following)
Maintains plantings and grounds, playground equipment and structures in municipal parks, recreation areas, mall areas, public housing and facility grounds and median traffic islands.
Demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures, work methods and safety requirements associated with assigned duties.
Waters, mows, weeds, trims, edges, renovates, aerates and fertilizes lawns; weeds, prunes, mulches, feeds, fertilizes and irrigates shrubs, trees and flower beds; mixes and applies fertilizers and may apply pesticides and herbicides; installs and maintains irrigation equipment and sprinklers; cleans, maintains, and picks up rubbish and debris from landscaped areas, paved areas, paths and walks, median traffic islands, fields, courts and other facilities; assists in installation, moving and repair of playground and related recreational equipment; maintains and prepares athletic fields; grades, fills and shapes baseball diamonds; oversees and participates in the removal of graffiti; performs rodent abatement activities.
Performs preventative maintenance on vehicles, equipment, tools and related safety equipment; drives vehicles required to transport materials, tools and equipment; operates heavy duty motorized equipment such as gang mowers and edgers, tractors, front end loaders, sprayers, graffiti removal apparatus and other related equipment; operates a variety of hand and power tools such as hand mowers, edgers, blowers, hedge trimmers, weed eaters, chain saws, rakes, shovels, hoes, brooms and other maintenance tools.
Implements traffic control measures at job sites, including sign placement, traffic control arrow-board and coning.
Serves as a crew leader; schedules jobs in assigned areas; assists and trains less experienced personnel; understands, implements and trains personnel in proper safety procedures.
Responds to questions and concerns from the general public; provides information as is appropriate and resolves complaints.
Education and/or Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent
One year of experience in landscape construction and maintenance activities
High school diploma or equivalent
Two years of experience in landscape construction and maintenance activities, one year of which is equivalent to that of a Groundsworker I in the City of Oxnard
Possession of a California Qualified Pesticide Applicator Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid class C California driver's license.
Selected candidate(s) must pass a thorough background investigation.
Positions in this classification are represented by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).
Submit NEOGOV/Government Jobs online application.
Complete and submit responses to the supplemental questions, if required.
Upload resume, cover letter, proof of degree (transcript), or other requested documents
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.
The list of qualified candidates established from this recruitment may be used to fill other full-time, part-time, regular, and temporary assignments. There are multiple full-time vacancies within the Public Works Department.
For most positions, the City of Oxnard relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools (G Suite); therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with ongoing work.
Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and the development of effective working relationships are requirements of all positions.
City staff may be required to play an active role in the event of an emergency, which may include changes in responsibilities and working hours.
Employees are required to participate in the City's direct deposit plan and are paid on a bi-weekly basis.
This position requires a 12-month probationary period.
Pursuant to California Government Code Section 3100, all public employees are required to serve as disaster service workers subject to such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them.
The City of Oxnard is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, or sexual orientation.
The City of Oxnard makes reasonable accommodation for the disabled. If you believe you require special arrangements to participate in the testing process, you must inform the Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date. Applicants who request such accommodation must document their request with an explanation of the type and extent of accommodation required.
On the first day of employment, new employees must provide proof of citizenship or documentation of legal right to work in the United States in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended. The City participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS. 888-897-7781 dhs.gov/e-verify
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Retirement Contributions: New members (as defined by PEPRA), 2% @ 62; "Classic" members 2% @ 55. The employee will be required to pay a portion of their annual earnings toward their retirement. The City of Oxnard does not participate in social security. Vacation Time: Full time employees accrue vacation time at a rate of 4.08 – 7.77 hours per pay period based on years of service.Sick Time:Full time employees accrue sick time at a rate of 3.70 hours per pay period.Bilingual Pay: A regular full time employee may receive bilingual pay at the rate of $50.00-$125.00 bi-weekly depending on the level the employee is required to provide bilingual services as determined by the City Manager or designee.Educational Incentive:For positions that do not require a Bachelor's Degree, the City offers an educational incentive award of 2.5% for employees that complete 30 work-related college semester units above the minimum education requirements for the position.Health and Dental: The City contributes $1,185.44 per month toward medical insurance premiums and an additional $66.80 per month for dental insurance premiums. For those employees who waive the medical the City will contribute $985.44 per month. Any unused dental premium monies are paid to the employee.Life Insurance: City employees receive Basic Life Coverage and have the option to purchase additional insurance.Deferred Compensation: The City contributes 1% to a deferred compensation program. Tuition Reimbursement: Full-time employees receive reimbursement of educational expenses including the costs of tuition, registration fees, laboratory fees, and books at a rate of 50% for work related coursework up to a maximum of $500 per fiscal year.Holidays: The City observes 12 holidays per year
$37,946.06 – $55,660.80 Annually
Oxnard 93030, CA
12/7/2021 5:00 PM Pacific