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Salary: $2,687.00 - $3,204.00
Posted: 07/11/2013

Job Description:
Located in the heart of scenic Napa Valley, the Veterans Home of California, Yountville is a community of and for veterans. Some 1,100 veterans (both men and women) live at the home. Founded in 1884, the Veterans Home of California, Yountville is the largest veterans’ home in the United States. It provides residential accommodations and a wealth of recreational, social, and therapeutic activities for independent living. Be a participant in the Agency’s mission of “Promoting and delivering the benefits provided by the grateful State of California to its deserving veterans and their families”. GROUNDSKEEPER Permanent, Full–Time Position #573-244-0731-015 $2,687.00 - $3,204.00 Monthly Location: Veterans Home of California, Yountville 110 California Drive, Yountville, CA 94599-1414 Final File Date: Until Filled Who Should Apply: Current State employees in this classification or those who are eligible on a certification list, transfers or reinstatement may apply for this vacancy. NOTE: APPOINTMENT IS SUBJECT TO SROA/SURPLUS PROVISIONS. PLEASE INDICATE THAT YOU ARE ON SROA/SURPLUS STATUS IN THE “APPLYING FOR” SECTION OF THE STD 678 EXAMINATION/EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. APPLICATIONS WHICH INDICATE SROA/SURPLUS STATUS WILL BE GIVEN FIRST PRIORITY. If you are not a current State employee or otherwise eligible, you may qualify for a civil service examination based on the minimum qualifications for the classification. To view a current listing of examinations being offered by the California Department of Veterans Affairs, please visit our website at, or to view examinations offered by all State departments, please visit the CalHR website at HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS WHO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Duties and Responsibilities: Under general direction of the Supervising Groundskeeper II, the Groundskeeper performs gardening and general maintenance work. Must possess the ability to perform physical work and use heavy equipment. Typical working conditions include on-going physical exertion and exposure to the elements. *Performs turf maintenance and construction. Edges and mows lawns, repairs and installs sprinkler systems, seeds and installs sod. *Applies pesticides. Sprays weed with pesticides using backpack sprayers or large driven spray tanks. *Operates power equipment including riding mowers, edgers, hedge trimmers, blowers, chain saws, tillers, weed eaters, pole pruners, and miscellaneous hand and power tools. *Installs trees, shrubs and groundcover. *Performs miscellaneous grounds related maintenance tasks. Services mowers and equipment, removes debris piles and clears fallen tree limbs and other hazardous issues. *Other related duties. Requirement: Must possess a valid California Driver’s License. How To Apply: Visit the CalHR website at:, to download the application. Submit your completed and signed State Application (Std. 678), and resume to: Veterans Home of California, Yountville, Human Resources – Testing Unit, 110 California Drive, Yountville, CA 94599-1414. Note: In the Explanations section on the State application, you must clearly indicate the basis of your eligibility, i.e., list, transfer, SROA, Surplus, Re-employment, Reinstatement or Training and Development Assignment. Failure to do so could result in being rejected from the interview process. In addition, you must reference position #573-244-0731-015. Questions: If you have any questions, request information concerning this posting, need assistance in the application process, or require any type of Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Human Resources Office, at (707) 944-4550. CA RELAY SERVICE: (800) 735-2929. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO ALL REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ANCESTRY, SEX, MARITAL STATUS, DISABILITY, RELIGIOUS OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, AGE OR SEXUAL ORIENTATION. PER MILITARY AND VETERANS CODE, SECTION 80, WHENEVER POSSIBLE, PREFERENCE SHALL BE GIVEN TO VETERANS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS. IT IS AN OBJECTIVE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO ACHIEVE A DRUG-FREE STATE WORKPLACE. ANY APPLICANT FOR STATE EMPLOYMENT WILL BE EXPECTED TO BEHAVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS OBJECTIVE BECAUSE THE USE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS IS INCONSISTENT WITH THE LAW OF THE STATE, THE RULES GOVERNING CIVIL SERVICE AND THE SPECIAL TRUST PLACED IN PUBLIC SERVANTS. APPLICATIONS WILL BE SUBJECT TO SCREENING AND ONLY THE MOST QUALIFIED WILL BE INTERVIEWED. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF LIVE SCAN AND A PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL SCREENING (INCLUDING DRUG TESTING FOR CERTAIN CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATIONS) WILL BE REQUIRED. 573-244-0731-015 RELEASED: 7.11.13

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Groundskeeper 573 - 244 - 0731 - 015
Location County
Veterans Home of CA, Yountville NAPA
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Until Filled None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Human Resources/Testing Unit
110 California Drive
Yountville, CA 94599
Veterans Home of CA,Yountville

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