The City of Livermore is current accepting applications for the position of Groundskeeper II
Apply online at www.LivermoreCA.gov/jobs by 5 p.m. on December 4, 2023.
Under general supervision, a Groundskeeper II performs a variety of skilled and semi‑skilled gardening and grounds maintenance work; operates equipment pertaining to tasks; may lead a crew, as necessary; and performs other duties as assigned.
This is the journey level classification in the groundskeeper series. Workers in this class are expected to exercise a considerable degree of independence, initiative, and judgment in carrying out job assignments and in leading a small work crew.
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics:
- Demonstrated knowledge of approved methods of planting, propagating, pruning, and maintaining hedges, trees, shrubs, lawns, and flowers
- Knowledge of common plant diseases, insects, and pests and approved methods and materials used for eradication and control
- Knowledge and skills to maintain, repair, and program irrigation controllers and systems
- Safety perform all tasks using proper protocols and techniques
- Establish and maintain effective, tactful, and courteous relations with the general public and City staff
- High energy, a solid work ethic, and follows through on commitments made
- Exercise sound judgment, initiative, and creativity
- Ability to work independently and also as a member of a team to accomplish department goals
- A commitment to excellence and continuous improvement
Experience: Two years of full‑time paid experience in general grounds maintenance.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school. Completion of courses in supervision, horticulture, plant identification, water management, turf management, disease and pest management from a community college is desirable.
License: Possession of a valid California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the City. Requires the possession of a Commercial Class B license with air brake and tanker endorsements prior to the completion of the probationary period.
Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) Requirement: Incumbents in this job classification may be called upon, at any time, to perform safety sensitive functions, and therefore, may be subject to the Federal Highway Administration D.O.T. regulations and the City’s policy concerning drug and alcohol testing as a continuing condition of employment with the City of Livermore.
Certification: Possession of Department of Pesticide Regulation's Applicator Certificate is required by the completion of the probationary period. An International Society of Arboriculture Certificate is desirable.
Other Requirements: Willingness and ability to work scheduled and emergency overtime; be available on call as required; wear a uniform and appropriate safety equipment; work outdoors under adverse conditions such as at night, at heights of 70 - 80 feet in the air, in confined and awkward spaces, on slopes, in heavy traffic, and in all weather conditions; and attend workshops and classes during work and non-work hours as required.
Special Requirements: Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to read fine print on labels and in manuals, maps, diagrams, and blueprints; drive vehicles; work with chemicals and pesticides used in the course of work; converse on the telephone, 2-way radio, and in person over the noise of machinery and traffic; detect subtle noises such as in machinery and running water; work on and around ladders and aerial lift trucks; crawl, bend, stoop, kneel, reach, stretch, and climb; safely manipulate tools and equipment; strength to safely lift and maneuver equipment and supplies weighing up to 90 pounds; and stand for long periods of time.
The City of Livermore is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.