Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. 50631
Classification Title Gardener
Collective Bargaining Unit Bargaining Unit 5
College/Department Facilities Planning & Management
Timebase Full-Time
Type of Appointment Temporary for 12 months
Application Materials Required University Application, Resume and current DMV Print-out required
Classification Salary Range $2,950 - $4,423
Anticipated Hiring Range $2,950 - $3,441
Recruitment Closing Date 9/23/13


The Division of Facilities Planning & Management (FP&M) consists of approximately 175 full time employees and is responsible for the development and protection of the University’s assets and facilities. It serves as the capital program of approximately $300 million in planning and construction and supports the campus’ natural and built environment with more than 200 buildings on more than 1,400 acres and is also responsible for the coordinated planning , development and usage of the University’s land and facilities including land master planning, project planning, building design and construction, building occupancy and infrastructure.


The Gardener will perform skilled horticultural work in specialized planting areas and ornamental gardens on campus; perform general grounds maintenance work, plant nursery stock, recommend proper irrigation schedules and fertilization schedules; trim and prune plants and flowers for ornamental gardens; perform minor irrigation repairs and maintain hand tools in proper condition; make recommendations for the development of special planting areas; select plants and flowers for ornamental gardens. The incumbent must have thorough knowledge of methods, materials and tools and equipment used in planting, trimming, pruning, cultivating, and caring for flowers, shrubs, lawns, and trees; knowledge of common plant diseases, pests, and weeds and approved methods used in control and eradication; provide advice and assistance to others regarding proper care of flowers and ornamental plants, pruning and other technical skills. The incumbent will also operate small equipment, including but not limited to riding movers and tractors as well as perform other duties as assigned.


A minimum of two (2) years experience in performing work in the cultivation and care of nursery or ornamental plants including planting of seeds and cutting, watering, fertilizing, transplanting and pruning; must have a valid California Driver License; knowledge of operating small power equipment, power hedge trimmers, power mowers, back blower and power string trimmer.

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


Three (3) years experience utilizing trained horticulture skills in a professional or public setting; maintain records, perform simple calculations, and write at a level appropriate to the position; communicate effectively with supervisor, staff or customers.


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.


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

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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.


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