Grounds - #740977

Hermiston School District

Date: 01/15/2022 05:00 AM

City: Hermiston, Oregon

Salary: $1,363 - $1,872 / hour

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

The Hermiston School District is seeking applicants for the position of Grounds. The candidate that fills this position will perform a variety of tasks in the care and maintenance of the ground, athletic fields, irrigation systems as well as perform routine cleaning and related work in the physical plan, assisting in the maintenance of the building(s) to keep them in a condition of operating order so full educational use may be made at all times. Position begins immediately.

Required Qualifications

  • Three years’ experience in grounds, lawn care, landscaping, and irrigation systems.

  • Possession of a current driver’s license.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Knowledge of basic reading, writing and arithmetic

  • Herbicide and pesticide related licensing as required by the Department of Agriculture.

  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to use machinery and equipment necessary for spraying, mowing, trimming, cutting, and otherwise maintaining grounds, plants, etc. found on school grounds.

  • Basic knowledge of small equipment maintenance and repair.

  • Knowledge of common plant and turf diseases and insect, pests, and methods used in controlling them.

  • Ability to lay out work and estimate time, tools, and materials needed.

  • Knowledge of modern cleaning methods and the use and care of cleaning materials and equipment.

  • Reasonable knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tasks, and materials used in maintaining school building and grounds in a safe clean and efficient fashion.

  • Physical strength to perform work related tasks.

  • Independent worker; self-starter

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, other staff, and the public.

  • Demonstrated high moral standards and character necessary for working around children.

Vaccination Mandate

OAR 333-019-1030

RULE TITLE: COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Teachers and School Staff

RULE SUMMARY: The intention of OAR 333-019-1030 is to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 by requiring teachers, school staff, volunteers, and school-based program staff and volunteers who work in schools to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a medical or religious exception.

Effective, October 19, 2021 teachers, school staff, volunteers, and school-based program staff and volunteers must provide the school or school-based program with either:

  • Proof of vaccination showing they are fully vaccinated; or
  • Documentation of a medical or religious exception

The successful candidate will be asked to provide the documentation during the on-boarding process.

About the District:

The Hermiston School District is the largest district in eastern Oregon, exceeding 5,600 students in grades kindergarten through 12, with the mission of serving the needs of all children with rigorous program choices, high expectations, mutual respect, and excellence. The school district includes a 9-12 senior high school, two 6-8 middle schools, currently five K-5 elementary schools, six with the addition of LVES, and a robust online learning program option for students and families.

Support for the school district has been strong from the community. In 2019 voters approved an $82.7 million building project, which includes replacement of Rocky Heights Elementary, construction of an additional elementary school (Loma Vista), and a multi-classroom annex of the high school, along with various district-wide renovations. The voters also approved a $69.9 million bond in 2008, which served to replace Armand Larive Middle School, West Park Elementary, and Sunset Elementary schools.

The District employs over 630 full time staff that includes approximately 365 teachers and over 265 classified, support, and supervisory personnel, making it one of the largest employers in the city of Hermiston. A nationally-recognized community that embraces its diversity, the district serves some 28,000 residents, where one-third of the population is Hispanic.

The school district prides itself on the academic achievement of its students, successful athletic programs, nationally-recognized club and activity organizations, and its exhaustive list of academic and elective opportunities available to students. The District’s partnership with community organizations has been central to its continued success, highlighted by support groups who have provided nearly a half a million dollars to assist students and programs through such venues as the Hermiston Sports Booster Club, Hermiston Education Foundation, Band Boosters, FFA Alumni, and the community sponsorship of the student homebuilding program, to name a few.

About the Community:

The city of Hermiston is a vibrant and growing community of over 18,000 residents located at the crossroads of the Pacific Northwest, situated near the intersection of I-84 and I-82, just minutes from a Columbia River port and 30 minutes from the Tri-Cities in Washington. Hermiston and the entire Umatilla County area have excellent potential for growth in commercial, industrial, agricultural, as well as residential development. Hermiston boasts over 100 acres for community use, volleyball courts, soccer fields, baseball diamonds, children's play areas, barbeque and picnic areas and more. Located within 10 minutes of downtown Hermiston, both Umatilla and Echo have challenging golf courses. The Columbia River offers tournament level fishing, as well as many water sports including swimming, wind surfing, and boating. Other fishing waters include the Umatilla River, Cold Springs Reservoir and many ponds. Nearby is Hat Rock State Park, and the Blue Mountains are within an hour drive, affording a wide variety of fishing, hunting and camping activities. In the winter, the mountains are home to excellent snow skiing, tubing, snowmobiling and sledding.

Salary & Benefits

Salary range: $13.63-$18.72/hour. The Grounds will work 8.0 hours per day. Normal contract year for this position is 259 days (July-June) including 8 paid holidays. Excellent benefit package includes a generous allowance towards the purchase of family insurance coverage (Medical, RX, Dental, Vision) and district paid retirement through Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS).

Application Procedures and Timeline

It is strongly recommended that you submit your application materials as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted through TalentEd Recruit & Hire.

The applicant must complete/supply the following items through TalentEd:

  • Application form

  • Current Resume and cover letter/letter of interest are optional

  • Reference letters are optional

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