Columbia Basin College ("CBC" or the "College") seeks a Grounds & Nursey Services Specialist 6 who will be directly responsible for the systematic plan of development, maintenance and goals of the College’s landscaping program. The Specialist will train, supervise, and assist assigned personnel in landscape maintenance and equipment use and care for the Plant Operations Department of Columbia Basin College. This position will be the first line supervisor for all grounds department workers. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Central Services.
This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by May 30, 2021 @ 11:59 PM Pacific Time.
Plan and develop campus landscaping and gardening projects;
Monitor and assist in landscape installations and other special projects such as sidewalks, parking lots and drywells;
Participate in the construction and design of new and renovated buildings, walkways, parking lots and underground utilities;
Assist in development and monitor budget for supplies and equipment, including, insecticide, sprays, plants and machinery; initiate and/or give input with regard to major purchases and repair services;
Maintain departmental records; write reports on maintenance/grounds operations;
Assist in developing departmental policies and procedures;
Inspect campus grounds to assure safe and appropriate conditions;
Deploy staff to support the College during emergency events;
Recommend hiring, evaluating, correcting, disciplining and terminating employees;
Assign work, instruct and check the work of Utility Workers I-III, student workers and seasonal full time/temporary mowers;
Supervise, assist and assign work for inmates from Coyote Ridge Corrections Center;
Read and interpret blueprints; determine scope of work, materials needed, costs, and write specs;
Utilize GroupWise and the internet for research;
Run, maintain, and adjust computer system that waters the campus grounds and estimate costs of gardening and landscaping projects;
Interview and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action;
Coordinate with appropriate staff on the underground utility distribution and services;
Perform duties of Grounds and Nursery Specialists and Utility Workers; and
Columbia Basin College (CBC) serves the citizens of Benton and Franklin counties in Washington state with two-year associate degrees for transfer to a four-year university, and applied degrees for workforce employment. CBC also provides one-year certificates and basic skills for those pursuing a GED or high school diploma. CBC serves approximately 7,000-8,000 students each quarter.Columbia Basin College now offers bachelor degrees in Nursing, Project Management, Applied Management, Cyber Security, Information Technology, and Dental Hygiene. These bachelor degrees are in direct response to the needs of our community. As a result of community needs, Columbia Basin College has recently opened our new state of the art Social Sciences and World Languages Center at the Pasco campus.In July 2017, CBC will open its second, four-story Health Science Center in Richland. In addition to training CBC healthcare professionals, the Wortman Medical Science Center will also be a functional medical clinic as part of Kadlec Regional Medical Center’s family medicine residency program.CBC will open a student housing facility in September. This first phase will house 125 students.Columbia Basin Co...llege continues its rich tradition of meeting our community's needs with a dynamic faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a diverse student body from all walks of life.