Part-time Groundskeeper

Website Lane Community College

Job Title:
Part-Time Groundskeeper
Applicant Notification:
Search Information
This is an hourly, part-time position.
Up to two (2) people will be hired for this position.
This is an applicant pool posting. Review dates will be based upon department needs, but may be as early as five (5) business days from posting date. Lane Community College reserves the right to modify this information.
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Position Type:
Hourly Part-Time Classified
Anticipated Start Date:
Upon hire
Salary/Wage Range:
$12.77 – $13.33 per hour (Classified Pay Level 4)
Salary/Compensation Statement:
Our application is used to determine your initial salary placement for selected candidates. All employment and education history will be considered.
All employees are compensated through electronic direct deposit.
Part-Time Benefits may be available for qualified employees.
Schedules may vary with hours increasing up to 40 hrs a week during peak periods, up to 940 hours in a 12-month period.
Grant Statement:

Working Schedule:
This is an 18 hour per week position. Work schedule is negotiable between 6 am and 2 pm Monday through Friday.

Schedules may vary with hours increasing up to 40 hrs a week during peak periods, up to 940 hours in a 12 month period.
Position Status:
Annual Schedule:
260 Day (12 Month)
Annual Schedule Details:

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Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Applicant Pool:
Term Pool
Open Until Filled:
Required Education:
High school graduation or equivalent
A current Oregon Class C driver’s license
Required Experience:
One (1) year of experience in grounds maintenance including the operation of gas or electric-powered equipment is required.
Conditions of Employment:
Successful applicants are required to pass a criminal background check
Must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time the work is being performed
Preferred Education
Coursework in horticulture
Pesticide applicator’s license
Preferred Experience

Bilingual/Multicultural Statement:
Multicultural experience and bilingual proficiency in World languages is preferred.  A demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance the concepts of social justice and culturally competent behaviors is expected.
Equivalency Statement:
Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered for meeting minimum qualifications.  Applicants are responsible to show how their personal training and experience would qualify them for the position.
Position Purpose:
Assists with maintenance and repair of campus grounds, irrigation systems, walkways and parking areas.
Essential Functions:
Care for lawns, shrubs, trees, and ground cover by mowing, fertilizing, aerating, pruning, weeding, top dressing, edging, irrigating, planting, and removing dead or damaged plants; remove blackberries.
Excavate and develop grounds using tools for the installation/renovation of lawns, trees, shrubs, or irrigation systems.
Repair or replace PVC irrigation systems; program controllers for proper irrigation.
Rake, vacuum, and bag leaves; pick up trash; empty trash containers; hose and pressure washes dirt and debris off walkway and walls; remove snow and ice using hand or power equipment; put sand on ice.
Maintain athletic fields by mowing, edging, weeding, fertilizing, marking for events, trash clean up, and moving bleachers and soccer goals.
Utilize gas and electric tools and equipment.
Clean up work areas and equipment using sustainable practices that protect the environment.
Problem solve and manage sensitive information with appropriate awareness of FERPA standards; maintain confidentiality and sensitivity to the privacy needs of students.
Other duties as assigned.

Equity and Inclusion
Demonstrate Lane’s core value of social justice by ensuring equity and inclusion skills such as respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing of cultural and personal differences, are the basis of employee and student interpersonal communications and relationships, and are applied to all position responsibilities.
Duties are carried out respectfully inclusively, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, nationality, age, language, origin or employment status.
Must demonstrate an active concern for meeting the needs of students, staff, and the public.
Supervision Statement:
Works under the general supervision of the Director of Facilities Management and Planning. A Lead Groundskeeper or Groundskeeper/Equipment Operator or Maintenance Trades Coordinator schedules, assigns, inspects, and approves work, and is available to answer questions or troubleshoot problems on a daily basis. Assignments are received in the form of weekly or seasonal work schedules, daily work orders, or oral and written instructions. After an initial orientation period, work is performed independently or as a member of a crew. The employee is required to interact with students, staff, and the public during the course of completing tasks. Work is reviewed periodically during and after completion of work for quality, quantity, and safety of operations.  Supervision of others is not a normal responsibility of this position.
Physical Demands/Working Environment:
Safety is a top priority for the Grounds Department. All work must be done using “best safety practices” including using appropriate personal protective equipment, as assigned by supervisor. Must be able and willing to follow all OSHA safety regulations and take all required college safety training.

Physical strength and agility are required to operate lawn mowers and other manual or power tools used in the work; to bend, stoop, twist, lift; and to carry trash, bags, containers, and equipment weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.

Working conditions may include standing and/or walking for extended periods and working outdoors in all kinds of weather.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated skills in working effectively as a member of a crew or independently.
Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Knowledge, ability, and skill to safely operate grounds-keeping equipment and tools.
Ability to drive utility vehicles, trucks, delivery vehicles, and vans.
Ability to work safely and follow general industry safety practices.
Ability to work in a respectful manner with a diverse student population and staff.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team; communicate clearly about tasks, problems and solutions.
Ability to work safely.
Applicant Instructions:
Applicant Instructions

To be considered a candidate for this position, all of the following must be included in the application package:

Application – complete online application including education, dates of employment, references, detailed job duties and hours worked; all sections of the application must be completed.  During the completion of the application provide a minimum of three (3) work-related references including a previous supervisor; (4) total references preferred. All references must have current phone contact numbers.

If applicable:  DD214 – Veterans, please fax, email, mail or deliver your documentation (DD214/DD215/letter of disability) to Human Resources at Lane Community College., 541-463-3970

For assistance with the online application and accommodations call 541-463-5586
For position questions contact Jennifer Hayward,, 541-463-5594
Transcript Instructions:

No Transcripts are required

College and Division Information:
College Information
The goal of Lane Community College is to help students achieve their dreams and transform lives through learning. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. Lane partners with businesses in the community to help shape the current and future workforce.

Lane is a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities.

Lane was founded in 1964 by a vote of local citizens, and the main campus opened in 1968. The college was a successor to the Eugene Technical-Vocational School that was founded in 1938. Lane has received many awards and accolades for its innovative programs and high quality instruction. The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College.
One of the advantages of working Lane is living in the area. Lane’s main campus is in Eugene, a city known for its quality of life and for being the home of the University of Oregon. Eugene is home to more than 153,000 people and neighboring Springfield has more than 57,000 residents comprise the second largest population center in the state. Eugene and Springfield are nestled in the Willamette Valley between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. Some peaks in the Cascade Range can be seen from main campus. The area’s scenic mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, and coastline offer many opportunities for outdoor adventures or for just sitting back and enjoying the view. See what’s new at  Eugene, Cascades & Oregon Coast (link is external).
Union Association:
LCC Employees Federation (Classified)

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