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#96873 Sports Fields Equipment Operator

Filing Deadline: Tue 12/18/2018

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/30/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/11/18. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


Under supervision, perform skilled and semi-skilled landscape maintenance duties. Operate various turf equipment to perform duties related to turf maintenance. Follow established specifications to project a rich, well-manicured turf. Maintain and repair turf irrigation systems and related equipment. Perform preventive and routine maintenance on related equipment. Assist with other grounds and landscape maintenance tasks as necessary.

Work schedule is Mon-Fri 6:00am-2:30pm, but flexibility required to work alternate schedule and/or overtime during peak periods and special events.


  • At least one (1) year recent relevant work experience, or a combination of education and experience, performing routine turf maintenance, and grounds or garden maintenance work. Knowledge of related methods, tools, materials and equipment used.

  • Strong ability to safely operate “ride on” mowers, tractors, turf sweepers, dump trucks and associated attachments and equipment for turf mowing, aerating and dethatching. Ability to safely operate trenchers, aerators, rototillers and other commonly-used power-driven landscape maintenance equipment.

  • Demonstrated ability to safely and effectively utilize related hand and power tools.

  • Strong ability to perform routine and preventive maintenance and minor repairs, including: oil, belt and filter changes, lubrication, replenishing fluid levels when necessary, tires and general cleaning.

  • Basic understanding of mechanical concepts in the area of hydraulics, electrical belts and pulleys, P.T.O.’s, gasoline and diesel engines, and air- and water-cooled engines.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and adhere to accepted trade turf maintenance standards.

  • Demonstrated experience maintaining and repairing irrigation systems utilizing recognized standards, guidelines, applications and practices.

  • Knowledge of commonly used Southern California plant material, their cultural requirements, pests and diseases. Ability to identify undesirable plant material. Experience applying basic Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods.

  • Ability to function efficiently and productively as a team member, with all the interpersonal skills required to build and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals and work groups.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, and interact effectively with a diverse University community of students, staff, faculty and general public, in a service-oriented environment.

  • Solid ability to communicate ideas and information orally, electronically and in writing, in a manner which is clear and concise. Ability to understand and carry-out verbal and written instructions.

  • Ability to work effectively in an environment subject to frequently changing priorities and work assignments. Skill to prioritize work assignments and coordinate work schedule with others to meet established deadlines and department needs.

  • Ability to perform all job duties utilizing knowledge and understanding of related University, State and Federal safety codes and practices. Ability to understand and apply University and Departmental policies and procedures.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • Must have valid CA driver's license (or be willing to get within 10 days of hire). Must maintain good driving record and participate in DMV pull notice program throughout duration of employment.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$35,704.80- $40,194.00 /year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri, 6am - 2:30pm