Cal Poly Pomona

Groundsworker Pool (#P07)

Recruitment No. P07
Classification Title Groundsworker
College/Department Facilities Management
Timebase Temporary, hourly, intermittent
Working Hours Sunday - Saturday, as needed
Type of Appointment Temporary Hourly, Intermittent (THI)
(THI Positions are not eligible for benefits)
Application Materials Required University Application and DMV Report Required
Hourly Range $15.58 - $23.37 per hour
Status On-going


The purpose of this recruitment is to produce a pool of qualified applicants to call upon for groundswork needs as required. 


Under immediate supervision, perform gardening work and maintain the grounds in an assigned area of the campus; plant, cultivate, fertilize, water and spray ornamental plants, shrubs, hedges, trees, lawns, and flowers; rake leaves; hoe weeds; clean trash from assigned areas including parking lots; prepare and treat soils for planting; maintain hoses, sprinklers, tools, supplies and equipment; operate small power equipment; trim trees, hedges, and shrubs; may assist in the preparation and lining of athletic fields for events; occasionally spray and apply horticulture chemicals, or assist a qualified specialist in sprinkler repair, tree trimming or nursery functions; drive pick-ups and other automotive equipment in performance of assigned duties; other duties as assigned. 


One year of experience in the care and maintenance of landscape areas or in general grounds maintenance methods; general knowledge of proper methods of planting, cultivating, and caring for hedges, ornamental trees, shrubs, lawns, and flowers and of the use and 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 as described in this class; mechanical aptitude and motor coordination; ability to learn to skillfully operate small trucks and power-driven grounds equipment; ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; ability to follow simple oral and written instructions. Must possess a valid California Driver's License and provide a current DMV Driving Record upon submission of application and again at the time of hire.

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background check prior to being hired.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


Cal Poly Pomona hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

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