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East Bay
Job ID: 5248
Job Title:
Groundsworker (3 positions)
Appointment Type:
Time Base:
Date Posted:
March 13, 2018
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Benefits Link:
CSUEU (Unit 2, 5, 7, 9)
Link to Apply Online:
Campus Employment Homepage:

Salary Range: $2,736.00/month to $4,530.00/month. PLEASE NOTE: The starting salary will be between $2,736.00/month to $3,633.00/month.

CSUEB offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

For more information on the benefits program, please visit


California State University, East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, California State University, East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, California State University, East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.


Shift: Tuesday - Saturday; 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (2 positions)

Shift: Sunday - Thursday; 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1 position)


This position performs general grounds maintenance, landscape installation, athletic field maintenance, general gardening and landscaping work. Duties include planting, cultivating, fertilizing, spraying and watering ornamental plants, shrubs, hedges, trees, lawns and flowers; raking leaves; hoeing weeds; cleaning trash from assigned areas including parking lots; preparing and treating soils for planting; maintaining hoses, sprinklers, tools, supplies and equipment in proper condition and repair; trimming trees, hedges, and shrubs and erect tree supports; may operate and perform minor maintenance on power equipment such as lawn mowers, edgers, and weed eaters; may assist in the preparing and lining of athletic fields for events; may occasionally assist a qualified specialist in sprinkler repair; spraying, tree trimming, or nursery functions; may drive pick-ups and other automotive equipment in performance of assigned duties. Also constructs flower beds, maintains drainage systems, removes brush and trees, collects trash, and helps to install concrete and asphalt. Performs other duties as requires.


One year of experience in the care and maintenance of landscaped areas or in general grounds maintenance work, or in related manual labor.

Ability to read and write at a level appropriate for the duties of the position and follow verbal and written instructions to ensure safety. Thorough knowledge of general gardening and grounds maintenance methods. General knowledge of proper methods of planting, care of gardening materials, tools, and equipment. Ability to recognize the more common species of ornamental shrubs, trees, and flowers grown in California; ability to perform strenuous physical work a described in this announcement; must be able to work in varying climatic conditions, to include inclement weather; ability to stand and work for long periods of time, reach above and below waist level, climb, stoop, kneel, crawl, and travers rough, uneven terrain; safely lift, carry push, and pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds; utilize mechanical aptitude and motor coordination; learn to skillful position; and follow simple oral and written instructions. Possession of a valid California Driver's License. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse student, faculty, staff and community is essential.


One (1) year experience in grounds maintenance.


In addition to the standard CSUEB application, please submit a:

1. Resume
2. List of three (3) or more professional references

Resumes alone will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application.

To apply on-line, please go to If you are a first time user, you must register, create a user ID and password, fill in your basic information, save and click on the position you are interested in, click on the "Apply Now" button to begin the online application.

This position will remain open until filled and may close without further notice.

Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt via automatic email reply regarding their application materials. In addition, all applicants who were not selected will receive email notification at the conclusion of the recruitment process. Please be patient as this process may take several weeks.


California State University, East Bay conducts pre-employment screening that may include, but is not limited to: criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history. Candidates must submit to a background check before being offered a position with CSUEB. Unsatisfactory results of the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSUEB employees who apply for the position.


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CSUEB is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions.


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.