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Job ID: 237047

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Date Posted Jun. 4, 2024
Title Groundskeeper (SHORT-TERM, TEMPORARY)
University West Valley-Mission Community College District
Saratoga, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Facilities/Maintenance/Transportation


West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date:


This recruitment is being conducted to fill temporary assignments for the upcoming semester that can begin as soon as summer 2023. Applications for Short-Term, Temporary Staff pools are continually accepted (unless otherwise specified) by the District and will be added to the application pool for review by hiring authorities on an as-needed basis. Should you be invited for an interview, you will be contacted by a District representative.


To perform a variety of routine maintenance functions related to grounds maintenance and gardening of campus grounds, landscaped areas, or athletic fields; to operate equipment related to assignment; and to assist with minor maintenance projects on a community college campus.

This is a temporary, hourly position, with possible assignments located at either WVMCCD campus:

    • Mission College, Santa Clara, CA
    • West Valley College, Saratoga, CA

Generally, most assignments are Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. Hours may vary depending on departmental needs.

Salary and Benefits:
$30.86 (hourly)

Due to the temporary nature of this position, benefits are not included.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Two years of responsible gardening experience.
  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Mow and edge lawns, using hand and power equipment including gang mowers.
  • Spray shrubs, trees, weeds, and lawns, applying appropriate chemicals as necessary.
  • Sweep or blow parking lots, roadways, and walkways; pick up litter and refuse.
  • Prune trees and other plants; inspect trees for damage from pests and disease; plant, transplant, fertilize, and propagate ornamental plants.
  • Use hand tools to work soil and to remove weeds and undergrowth from landscaped areas.
  • Prepare athletic fields, including line striping and re-seeding.
  • Monitor and treat for pest activity, including gophers, wasps, and others.
  • Repair sprinklers, and assist in the repair and installation of irrigation systems; clean drainage and other similar areas.
  • May cut sections of sod for replacement.
  • Operate, maintain and repair a variety of tools and equipment, including power mowers, trimmers, and all gardening equipment.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

For more information on this position and to apply, please visit our website at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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