Temporary Grounds Worker- EDA CSA (Desert Center) (P)

$14.43 hourly
  • Riverside County
  • Desert Center, CA, USA
  • Mar 26, 2020
Full time Facilities General Labor Landscaping

Job Description

Job Title:
Temporary Grounds Worker - EDA CSA (Desert Center) (P)
Job ID:
Desert Center
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The Temporary Assignment Program (TAP) has an opportunity for a Temporary Grounds Worker to provide support to the Economic Development Agency (EDA) Department. The incumbent in this position will be responsible for routine grounds maintenance; cultivates flower beds and planter areas; plants shrubs, trees, and flowers; prepares soil for planting; fertilizes plants shrubs, and trees; applies insecticides; mows and waters lawn areas; rakes leaves and picks up papers and rubbish; trims trees and shrubs.
Performs routine grounds maintenance work; cultivates flower beds and planter areas; plants shrubs, trees, and flowers; prepares soil for planting; fertilizes plants shrubs, and trees; applies insecticides; mows and waters lawn areas; rakes leaves and picks up papers and rubbish; trims trees and shrubs.

Sweeps walks and other paved areas.

May perform and supervise the work of trustee inmates in doing routine grounds maintenance or laboring work such as collecting trash, digging trenches for water lines, and performing minor repair work on sprinklers.

May drive a light truck to carry equipment and crew; may operate a light tractor and other power lawn and gardening tools.

May make some purchases of shrubs, seeds fertilizer, and garden tools as required.

May perform custodial duties as required.
Knowledge of: Hand and power tools, equipment, and materials used in grounds maintenance and gardening.

Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; Perform a variety of routine grounds maintenance and gardening work; Follow written and oral instructions.

Experience: Six months of experience in grounds maintenance or landscape gardening work.
License/Certificate: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License.
For the first 1,000 hours of work in a fiscal year, the employee is enrolled in and contributes to the County Temporary/Part-Time Employees' Retirement Plan, which is a 401(a) defined benefit pension plan.  The County also contributes to the 401(a) on behalf of the employee.  During this time, neither the employee nor the County pays into Social Security, and the employee is not enrolled in CalPERS.  After 1,000 hours of work in any fiscal year, the employee and County stop contributing to the 401(a) and begin to pay into Social Security.  The employee is also enrolled in CalPERS and begins to make contributions.
This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Department/Agency may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.
This position will remain open until filled.

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted.  Changes or alterations cannot be accepted.  No late applications will be permitted.

Applications must be submitted through Job Gateway at http://www.rc-hr.com/Careers/JobGateway.aspx

Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.

Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

Upload a copy of any license(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your Job Gateway account.

Based on the number of applications received, this posting may close without notice.
If you are a veteran, a spouse of a 100% disabled veteran, or a surviving spouse of a veteran who died of service-connected causes, submit a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) to the Human Resources Department at recruiting@rivco.org. For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference.

All documentation referenced above should be submitted to recruiting@rivco.org before this job posting expires. Please remember that you will need to resubmit your Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22), and a copy of your letter of disability (if applicable) for some public safety positions even if you have submitted one in the past to the County of Riverside.
Riverside County's Temporary Assignment Program is committed to providing the highest level of customer service as we respond to the County of Riverside's temporary staffing needs.

Our in-house temporary employment program conducts business similar to a temporary staffing agency.  Some of the services the Temporary Assignment Program offers include: recruitment, physical examination including drug/alcohol screening, skills testing, a background check, interviews and a customized orientation. Recruiting qualified applicants and meeting our client's staffing needs are our top priority. A wide variety of temporary assignments are available to qualified applicants who meet the County's requirements.
For specific questions regarding this position contact Alma Espinoza at aespinoza@rivco.org.

Benefits and detailed job description information is available for all Riverside County classifications on the job descriptions page at http://rc-hr.com/Careers/JobDescriptions.aspx.

Information regarding employment requirements, including pre-employment drug/alcohol test, background check, physical exam, initial probationary period is available at www.rc-hr.com.  Procedures for reasonable accommodation, as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), may be found at http://dao.rc-hr.com.

~ Applications must be submitted through the Riverside County Job Gateway System.
~ Current County Employees must use their Employee Self-Service Account to apply.
~ All other applicants must apply using https://jobs.co.riverside.ca.us
The County of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the County of Riverside to provide employment opportunity for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non job-related factor.

Riverside County offers diversity that few locations can match.  To find out more, please visit http://www.countyofriverside.us
Jason Bailey


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