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Parks Maintenance Worker I/II

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Recruitments for County positions are typically conducted to establish eligibility lists to fill countywide vacancies that occur during the active status of those lists (approximately 3 -12 months). Any person on a promotional eligibility list will be considered first by the hiring department(s) before persons on an open eligibility list.
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To apply for County examinations - All applications for County examinations must be submitted through the County's online application system. A completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each online application. All permanent County recruitments will be posted at www.co.lake.ca.us with a link to the online application. The County of Lake reserves the right to limit the number of applications that will be accepted for any open recruitment, and any such limit will be included on the job posting. When a limit is posted, the recruitment is subject to close at any time prior to the final filing date. Completed online application packets must be submitted by the close of business on the date that the recruitment closes. All relevant experience must be included on the application to be considered ? resumes and other attached documents will not be used to qualify an applicant. Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted at a ratio of 2 to 1 for the purpose of meeting minimum qualifications and applicants should contact the Human Resources department for details.
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Training and Experience:
PARKS MAINTENANCE WORKER I
Training and Experience:
Previous work experience in parks and/or ground maintenance work is highly desirable.
Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.
PARKS MAINTENANCE WORKER II
Training and Experience:
One (1) year of work experience in parks and/or ground maintenance work comparable to that of a Parks Maintenance Worker I with the County of Lake.
Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.
Full Job Description:
PARKS MAINTENANCE WORKER I
DEFINITION
Under supervision, to assist with performing a variety of semiskilled, skilled, and physical labor duties in the maintenance, repair and cleanup of County parks, landscaped areas, and recreational facilities; and to do related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the entry and first working level in the Parks Maintenance Worker class series. Incumbents learn and perform a variety of duties in the maintenance, repair, and cleanup of County parks, landscaped areas, recreational facilities, and related machinery and equipment. Incumbents assist with the more skilled assignments under direct guidance. As incumbents demonstrate requisite skills and knowledge on a sustained basis, it is expected that they will be promoted to the Parks Maintenance Worker II level. This class is distinguished from the Parks Maintenance Worker II level in that incumbents work with closer guidance and supervision, performing a narrower range of assignments, which require a lower level of skill.
REPORTS TO
Parks Maintenance Leadworker; Parks Superintendent; Deputy Public Services Director; Public Services Director.
CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED
May provide lead direction, work coordination, and training to Extra Help employees, On-the-Job Trainees, and inmate workers, as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Assists with performing a variety of general maintenance and semi-skilled work in the maintenance, repair and cleanup of County parks, landscaped areas, recreational facilities, boat launching facilities, and associated equipment; assists with and performs duties such as mowing, watering, and maintaining lawns and shrubs; plants, waters, cultivates, weeds, prunes and fertilizes trees, shrubbery, flowers, and lawns; cleans walkways, parking lots and other areas of trash; learns to mix fertilizers, herbicides, and soil nutrients; sweeps and rakes grounds; empties trash receptacles; learns to install, maintain, and repair sprinkler systems; may clear debris; learns to perform routine maintenance and repair duties on equipment; loads, rakes, and shovels grass clippings; does general janitorial duties such as cleaning toilets, fixtures, floors and stocking supplies; learns to operate power tools such as chain saws; cleans and disinfects restrooms; replenishes supplies; requisitions supplies as needed; observes and reports needed repairs; learns to and maintains equipment used during the course of work; operates hand tools, power equipment, and vehicles; may provide lead direction, work coordination, and training, as assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Frequently stand and walk for extended periods; walk in uneven terrain and on slippery surfaces; crawl through various areas requiring movement on hands and knees; stoop, kneel, and crouch; physical ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs.; perform sustained physical work; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected vision and hearing to normal range; verbal communication; operate a vehicle; uses hand tools and power equipment including chain saws, lawn mowers, weed eaters, rototillers, edgers, and other power grounds equipment.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in outdoor environments; work is performed in varying temperatures, weather, and humidity; work is performed in an environment with constant noise; exposure to dust, chemicals, and gases; exposure to electrical currents; continuous contact with staff and the public.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
Basic knowledge of practices, tools, equipment and materials used in the care and maintenance of parks, grounds, and recreation facilities.
General grounds keeping and landscape maintenance methods and procedures.
Basic hand tools and equipment used in routine grounds keeping work.
Safe work practices.
Principles of lead direction, work coordination, and training.
Ability to:
Learn and perform a variety of general maintenance and semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of parks, grounds, and recreation facilities.
Perform heavy physical work.
Learn to perform park care and landscape maintenance assignments.
Learn to install and maintain sprinkler systems.
Learn to recognize and locate conditions requiring maintenance and repair.
Learn to use and care for hand and power tools used in park care and maintenance work.
Learn to estimate time and materials for maintenance assignments.
Effectively provide training to less experienced staff.
Provide lead direction, work coordination, and training, as assigned.
Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
Constantly demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers/clients.
Training and Experience:
Previous work experience in parks and/or ground maintenance work is highly desirable.
Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.
PARKS MAINTENANCE WORKER II
DEFINITION
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of semiskilled, skilled, and physical labor duties in the maintenance, repair and cleanup of County parks, landscaped areas, and recreational facilities; and to do related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
This is the experienced, journey level in the Parks Maintenance Worker class series. The Parks Maintenance Worker II level is distinguished from the Parks Maintenance Worker I level by performing a broader range of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance assignments on a more independent basis. This class is distinguished from Parks Maintenance Worker III, by the fact that Parks Maintenance Worker III is the advanced working level classification and exercises considerable independent judgment, selecting methods and procedures for work completion.
REPORTS TO
Parks Maintenance Leadworker; Parks Superintendent; Deputy Public Services Director; Public Services Director.
CLASSIFICATIONS SUPERVISED
May provide lead direction, work coordination, and training for Extra Help Employees, On-the-Job Trainees, and inmate workers, as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES (The following is used as a partial description and is not restrictive as to duties required.)
Performs a variety of general maintenance and semi-skilled work in the maintenance, repair and cleanup of County parks, landscaped areas, recreational facilities, boat launching facilities, and associated equipment; performs duties such as mowing, watering, and maintaining lawns and shrubs; plants, waters, cultivates, weeds, prunes and fertilizes trees, shrubbery, flowers, and lawns; mixes fertilizers, herbicides, and soil nutrients; sweeps and rakes grounds; empties trash receptacles; installs, maintains, and repairs sprinkler systems; may clear debris; performs routine maintenance and repair duties on equipment; loads, rakes, and shovels grass clippings; does general janitorial work; operates power tools such as chain saws; cleans and disinfects restrooms; replenishes supplies; requisitions supplies as needed; observes and reports needed repairs; maintains equipment used during the course of work; operates hand tools, power equipment, and vehicles; performs a variety of building and facilities maintenance, including the repair of light and plumbing fixtures, painting and related equipment; may provide lead direction, work coordination, and training, as assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Frequently stand and walk for extended periods; walk in uneven terrain and on slippery surfaces; crawl through various areas requiring movement on hands and knees; stoop, kneel, and crouch; physical ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs.; perform sustained physical work; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected vision and hearing to normal range; verbal communication; operate a vehicle; uses hand tools and power equipment including chain saws, lawn mowers, weed eaters, rototillers, edgers and other power grounds equipment.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in outdoor environments; work is performed in varying temperatures, weather, and humidity; work is performed in an environment with constant noise; exposure to dust, chemicals, and gases; exposure to electrical currents; continuous contact with staff and the public.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
Practices, tools, equipment and materials used in the care and maintenance of parks, grounds, and recreation facilities.
General grounds keeping and landscape maintenance methods and procedures.
Basic hand tools and equipment used in routine grounds keeping work.
Safe work practices.
Safe driving practices and the California Vehicle Code relating to the operation of motor vehicles.
Methods of sprinkler system maintenance and repair.
Methods of applying herbicides.
Principles of lead direction, work coordination, and training.
Ability to:
Perform a variety of general maintenance and semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of parks, grounds, and recreation facilities.
Perform heavy physical work.
Maintain and make basic repairs to equipment.
Maintain basic records.
Install and maintain sprinkler systems.
Recognize and locate conditions, which require maintenance and repair.
Use and care for hand and power tools used in park care and maintenance work.
Estimate time and materials for maintenance assignments.
Make basic mathematical calculations.
Effectively provide training to less experienced staff.
Provide lead direction, work coordination, and training, as assigned.
Regularly work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines.
Constantly demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers/clients.
Training and Experience:
One (1) year of work experience in parks and/or ground maintenance work comparable to that of a Parks Maintenance Worker I with the County of Lake.
Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver's License.
The contents of this class specification shall not be construed to constitute any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee, nor shall it constitute a contract of employment. The County of Lake assumes no responsibility beyond the general accuracy of the document, nor does it assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained herein. The contents of this specification may be modified or revoked without notice. Terms and conditions of employment are determined through a "meet and confer" process and are subject to the Memorandum of Understanding currently in effect.



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