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companySouthwestern Community College District
locationChula Vista, CA 91910, USA
PublishedPublished: 11/14/2023
Full Time


Southwestern Community College District

Work Site:

Department: Grounds

District Values
Incumbents in District positions are expected to exhibit an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, and employees, including those with physical or learning disabilities, and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

(Project funded position, continued employment contingent upon funding)

Under the direction of the Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, perform routine grounds maintenance duties on District grounds including landscaped areas and athletic fields; operate a variety of light and heavy power and grounds equipment to perform grounds maintenance work; assist other grounds maintenance staff with projects.

  1. Perform routine grounds maintenance duties on District grounds including landscaped areas and athletic fields; mow and maintain lawns and fields; trim and prune shrubs, hedges, and trees.
  2. Operate large gang reel mowers and other motorized equipment in the maintenance of District landscaped areas.
  3. Operate and maintain a variety of hand and power equipment including power mowers, chippers, turf vacuums, aerators, weed eaters, edgers, trimmers, rototillers, renovators, sod cutters and other grounds maintenance equipment.
  4. Water lawns,plants and fields, hoe weeds and rake lawns; transplant and pot plants and maintain nursery stock.
  5. Perform general grounds maintenance duties in picking up paper and trash in grounds areas; clean and remove weeds from sidewalks, parking lots and roads.
  6. Operate trucks and other equipment to load, unload and transport materials.
  7. Service, adjust and repair assigned equipment; perform preventive maintenance as necessary; maintain equipment in clean and proper working condition.
  8. Assist in landscaping and construction and sprinkler installation and maintenance;form sidewalks, slabs and pour and finish concrete; perform repair work on parking lots and roads as directed.
  9. Participate in athletic field grounds work as assigned.
  10. Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Methods, tools, materials, equipment and practices utilized in grounds maintenance work.
  • Methods, materials, tools and light and heavy power equipment used in grounds maintenance work and other trades.
  • Plant materials and culture thereof.
  • Mowing, edging , hoeing and other basic grounds maintenance procedures.
  • Operation, maintenance and repair of grounds maintenance and other light and heavy equipment and tools.


  • Operate a variety of light and heavy grounds maintenance and power equipment including power mowers, trucks, sweepers, saws and other tools.
  • Operate and maintain hand and basic power equipment including mowers, edgers, trimmers, vacuums, rototillers, renovators, and other grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Maintain, service and repair grounds maintenance equipment. Perform responsible grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Observe legal and defensive driving practices.
  • Use assigned methods for control and eradication of plant pests and weeds. Meet schedules and timelines.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.

Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: sufficient training and experience to demonstrate the knowledge and abilities listed above AND one (1) year general groundskeeping experience.

Minimum Qualifications: (Faculty and Academic Administrator Positions Only)

Desirable Qualifications:

R. 10, Step 1-7, $3,679.27-$4,661.18 (approximately). Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.

Start Date

As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

Screening Deadline
All application materials must be received on-line at Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2023 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

Work Schedule:
Wednesday-Sunday: 6:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (approximately). Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department.Successful candidate may be assigned to any of the campus sites (Chula Vista, National City, Otay Mesa, and/or San Ysidro).

Additional Information:
We regret we are unable to accept faxed, e-mailed, mailed, or hand delivered application materials. Only complete application materials submitted through SWC online system will be accepted. To complete and submit your application for this position, please visit our online employment website at All required information must be submitted online before the review date and time indicated on the job posting.

A confirmation number will be assigned if your application packet has been successfully submitted. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Human Resources Office at 900 Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista, CA 91910; telephone: (619) 482-6395 or e-mail to

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the review deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for. All materials included in your application packet become District property, will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

Candidates selected for employment with Southwestern Community College District must be fingerprinted by an electronic fingerprinting service (i.e. LiveScan) within 10 days of employment; provide clearance of tuberculosis (dated within the past 4 years and renewed every four years as a condition of continued employment) within 60 days of employment; provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

In addition to the above, for Faculty/Administrator positions (only), successful candidate must submit official (sealed) college transcripts confirming date degree conferred and/or a valid CA Community College Credential.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to candidates with verified disabilities. Accommodation requests should be made at the time the interview appointment is scheduled.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

The Southwestern Community College District shall not discriminate against any person in employment or in any program affiliated with the District on the basis of age, ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, national origin, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, veteran status, 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.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security Report – Southwestern College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report is available on the SWCPD website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Security Report, which contains this information, you can stop by the SWC College Police Department or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (619) 482-6390.

The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention; public safety authority; crime reporting policies; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; the procedures the College will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the SWC College Police Department.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Plan (DAAPP) – More information about the DAAPP, including the Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program Policy and Procedure and Biennial report can be found in the Health and Safety Section of the campus Consumer Information page (

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Required skills

  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance
  • Operating Heavy Equipment
  • Maintaining Lawns & Trees
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