Under supervision, performs seasonal unskilled out-door manual work in connection with the maintenance and protection of watersheds, with special emphasis on soil erosion control and fire protection; and performs related duties as required. Requires responsibility for sustained physical effort in performing assigned tasks; continuous exposure to physical and working conditions where minor injuries might be incurred; observing safety precautions and regulations while working at dangerous heights.
Examples of Important and Essential Duties
1. Assists in the protection and maintenance of watersheds, reservoir property, rights-of-way, fire breaks, and improvements thereon.
2. Cleans grounds and assists in weed and ground erosion control; cuts and burns brush and weeds; sprays brush with weed killer; fights fires.
3. Performs protective maintenance tasks on the areas adjacent to and surrounding dams and reservoirs; rakes and burns driftwood from shorelines.
4. Assists in preventing trespass on Water Department property.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Requires some ability to use implements or equipment such as rakes, hoes, axes, shovels, etc.; to follow oral and written instructions; use common hand tools; work from dangerous heights.
Experience and Training
Disaster Service Workers
All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.