Resource Employee – Grounds Staff, LA Memorial Coliseum – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

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USC Auxiliary Services, one of the largest divisions at The University of Southern California, is focused on making a difference for over 65,000 students, athletes, faculty, staff, and guests who visit our campuses each day.  Through our innovative services, our six central business units (USC Bookstores, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, USC Transportation, the USC Hotel and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum) collectively create the best USC experience for future leaders, scientists, filmmakers, engineers, and doctors alike. Auxiliary Services works tirelessly to welcome all visitors into the Trojan family. We are driven to succeed by our commitment to uphold our six unifying values in Integrity, Excellence, Well-Being, Open Communication, Accountability, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

As the home for USC Trojans football since 1923, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum also plays host to concerts, international soccer matches, food festivals, and numerous other events. The Coliseum just completed a $315 million-dollar renovation that will usher in a new era of service as we continue to strive to be “The Greatest Stadium in the World.”

We are seeking a Resource Employee – Grounds Staff to join our rapidly growing team.

The Opportunity:

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is seeking dedicated individuals who are committed to learning about and delivering the needs of a world-class sporting and entertainment venue.  This position will help maintain all Coliseum playing surface turf and facility landscaped areas including small decorative plants, grass areas and trees. Other duties will include turf and grounds maintenance and fertilization including lining, marking, striping, and painting the competition field for play. Prepares field and stadium areas for intercollegiate and sports activities, and has responsibility for the upkeep and management of a “world class” natural turn playing surface. Individuals who will excel in these positions will be responsible to handle day-to-day operational tasks while creating a positive environment for our patrons and staff.

The Accountabilities:

  • Maintains condition and appearance of all athletic fields, and surfaces.

  • Prepares fields and stadiums for sports activities by lining, marking, turf maintenance and fertilization.

  • Uses and maintains power tools and other equipment.

  • Prepares soil for planting.

  • Sweeps walkways and otherwise maintains paved areas.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

The Qualifiers:

  • Minimum Experience: 0 – 6 months.

  • Minimum Field of Expertise: Basic knowledge of field sports, gardening and ground maintenance.

  • Demonstrated use of tools and equipment (including power tools).

  • Minimal familiarity with common plant species, landscaping and cultivation.

  • Familiar with standard safety practices using equipment and other requirements for workplace safety.

  • In addition, the successful candidate must also demonstrate, through ideas, words and actions, a strong commitment to USC’s Unifying Values of integrity, excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, well-being, open communication and accountability.

What We Prefer:

  • Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish).

 Additional Information:

  • Schedule will include nights and weekends as dictated by events held in the facilities.

  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs is preferred.

  • Term: 1000 hours – Course credit can be granted if currently enrolled at an accredited university.

As an equal opportunity employer, USC values and promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The work culture thrives on mutual respect, trust, and synergy amongst all of its members.

USC has great minds that transform the world with their talents and research. Will you be one? Join us!

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The hourly rate for this position is $17.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Minimum Experience: 0 – 6 months.
Minimum Field of Expertise: Basic knowledge of field sports, gardening and ground maintenance. Demonstrated use of tools and equipment (including power tools). Minimal familiarity with common plant species, landscaping and cultivation. Familiar with standard safety practices using equipment and other requirements for workplace safety.
In addition, the successful candidate must also demonstrate, through ideas, words and actions, a strong commitment to USC’s Unifying Values of integrity, excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, well-being, open communication and accountability.

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