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PARKS MAINTENANCE WORKER III (#ME4 )

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$28.63-$36.15 hourly / $4,962.00-$6,266.00 monthly / $59,550.40-$75,192.00 yearly


Definition

Under general supervision, perform maintenance work as a specialist and a lead worker in areas such as landscaping, carpentry, plumbing, irrigation, electrical, and equipment operation and maintenance; plan, assign and review the work of staff performing a variety of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of parks, grounds, structures and equipment; and to do other work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Park Maintenance Worker III is the specialist and lead worker level in the Park Maintenance Worker series. This class is distinguished from the higher class of Park Maintenance Supervisor which has full supervisory responsibility for scheduling, assigning and prioritizing the day-to-day construction, maintenance and repair activities of parks, grounds, structures, and equipment. Park Maintenance Worker III is distinguished from the lower class of Park Maintenance Worker II which performs a variety of skilled and semiskilled tasks, which may include guiding and monitoring unskilled or semi-skilled workers but does not include specialist and lead worker responsibility. Park Maintenance Worker II's may perform a variety of skilled tasks within specialty areas, where Park Maintenance Worker III may be assigned to a single specialty requiring a higher level of skill.

Typical Tasks

Plans and assigns work to crew members; trains subordinates in the procedures of the work; assures the quality of the work performed by subordinates; assures completion of work based on the schedules provided; assists in the evaluation of assigned subordinates; maintains records of work performed; regularly performs skilled and semi-skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of parks, grounds, structures and equipment; works from plans, blueprints and specifications; makes rough estimates of labor and materials needs; serves as specialist in an area such as landscaping, carpentry, plumbing, irrigation, electrical, or equipment operation/maintenance. Participates in the work of the crew performing tasks such as: tractor work for grading, ditching, backfilling, rotor tilling and moving sand and gravel; installation and repair of sprinkler, irrigation and water systems with plastic and metal pipe using various sprinkler head types and time clocks; construction work such as carpentry, masonry, electrical installation and plumbing; maintenance of park and recreation facilities including, but not limited to restrooms, trails, roads, picnic tables and benches, playground equipment; planting and maintaining lawns, shrubs, trees and other plant life.

Employment Standards

Knowledge

  • Working knowledge of techniques and tools used in one or more of these categories: carpentry, plumbing, irrigation, electrical work, welding, equipment operation, or landscaping and grounds maintenance and repair.
  • Working knowledge of the use of hand and power tools used in facilities and grounds maintenance and repair.
  • Working knowledge of the safe use of landscape construction equipment (e.g., tractors, mowers, trenchers).
  • Working knowledge of the cultivation and care of shrubs, trees, lawns and other plants commonly found in park settings.
  • Working knowledge of Cal-OSHA safety practices and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of the maintenance and repair of landscape equipment.
  • Some knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision, including the scheduling of work and training of subordinates.

Abilities

  • Assign and review the work of subordinate crews.
  • Identify park maintenance and work procedure problems and recommend effective solutions.
  • Train subordinate personnel in the procedures of the work.
  • Maintain simple records of work performed.
  • Interpret plans, blueprints and specifications and make rough estimates of labor and materials needs.
  • Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the construction and maintenance of park facilities and equipment.
  • Perform preventive maintenance and minor repairs to power tools, vehicles and equipment.
  • Follow written and oral instructions and read and interpret written reports and directions.
  • Skillfully and safely operate equipment used in landscape construction.
  • Perform tasks in a variety of physical environments.
  • Lift 75 pounds.

Training and Experience

Any combination of training and experience which would provide the knowledge and abilities outlined above is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these would be:

  • Two years of experience performing park landscaping, grounds maintenance and repair work at a level comparable to the class of Park Maintenance Worker II.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Possession of a valid California class C driver license. Possession of a valid California class A driver license is required for some positions.
  • Alcohol and drug tests will be administered to all candidates prior to final selection for positions requiring class A driver licenses upon entry and to employees in positions requiring these licenses as mandated by Department of Transportation federal regulations. In addition, all candidates must provide specific employment history for up to the past ten years for all jobs they have held which required operation of a commercial motor vehicle.
  • Possession of a Qualified Applicators Certificate Category B issued by the State of California Department of Pesticide Regulation is required for some positions.

Miscellaneous

PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: None
Bargaining Unit: 41
EEOC Job Category: 08
Occupational Grouping: 35
Workers' Comp Code: 1160 

CLASS: ME4; EST: 6/1/1984; REV: 11/1/2012;