|Approximate Salary||$21.93 - $26.66/hour; $3,801.69 - $4,620.95/month; $45,620.21 - $55,451.46/year|
|Opening Date||2/5/2020 08:00:00 AM|
|Final Filing Date||2/19/2020 5:00:00 PM|
|Contact Information||Jessica Kennedy (707)784-6337|
|Type of Recruitment||Open Competitive|
Providing a Safe Environment for Fun & Relaxation
The Department of Resource Management is a comprehensive agency comprised of the Public Works, Building and Safety, Planning Services, Environmental Health Services, Parks, and Administrative Services Divisions. The department provides for the well-being of Solano County's present and future residents and the public at-large through administration and enforcement of Federal, State, and Local laws and policies pertaining to transportation, building construction, land use planning environmental health, and recreation.
The Parks & Recreation Division of the Department of Resource Management is the steward of Solano County's natural and cultural resources. The Division creates safe environments and showcases the County's facilities in order for visitors to enjoy diverse recreational experiences.
To learn more about the Parks and Recreation Division, please visit: http://www.solanocounty.com/depts/rm/countypark/homepage.asp
Park Ranger Assistants under general supervision perform routine grounds maintenance work in County Parks, collect fees, enforce County Park regulations, perform techniques and procedures to keep parks clean and safe, and assist the Park Ranger with providing visitor services and protecting the natural resources of the parks. The four areas that you may be assigned to are:
Lake Solano located in Winters, which is shaded riverside setting with campgrounds, a nature center, a day park with picnic areas, fishing, and non-motorized boat rental.
Sandy Beach located in Rio Vista, is the only local sand beach on the Sacramento River, which has campgrounds, picnic grounds, and a boat launch.
Lynch Canyon Open Space Park located in Vallejo, has a hilly, natural landscape with 10 miles of trails for hiking, birdwatching, trail running, horseback riding and mountain biking.
Belden's Landing Boat Launch located in Suisun City, which is a great place to go boating or fishing off the pier.
To learn more about park location and amenities offered at each park click here: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?blobid=19543
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill full-time and part-time regular, limited-term or extra-help positions as vacancies occur or the need arises.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma, GED or equivalent;
EXPERIENCE: Six (6) months of experience in grounds keeping or semi-skilled maintenance work that included considerable contact with the public.
LICENSING, CERTIFICATION AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants are required to possess a valid California Driver’s License, Class C.
Incumbents will be required to obtain first aid and CPR certifications within the probationary period.
Note: All licenses and certificates must be kept current while employed in this class.
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Solano County offers a cafeteria-style medical package with health benefits, offered through CalPERS. The County contribution for family coverage for the 2020 calendar year is $1,498.55 per month. The County offers a cash back provision for those who choose employee-only or who waive medical insurance coverage. The County may offer a supplemental contribution for employees enrolled in Employee plus Two or More coverage.
Dental and vision insurances for the employee and eligible dependents are paid 100% by the County.
Solano County participates in CalPERS retirement and contributes to Social Security.
The County observes twelve (12) full day fixed and two (2) half day fixed paid holidays per year. Additionally, employees in this bargaining unit receive two (2) floating paid holidays per year.
Vacation is accrued at approximately 10 days per year for the first 3 years. Sick leave accrues at approximately 12 days per year.
Employees are eligible to receive an additional 2.5% longevity pay, per level, after the completion of continuous service at 10, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years.
To view the benefits for a regular position, please visit:
Extra-help employees who work less than 29 hours per week do not typically receive or accrue benefits of regular employees during their period of employment. All extra-help employees accrue .034 hours of Paid Time Off for every full hour worked.
To view the benefits for an extra-help position, please visit:
CULTURE OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT
Solano County is committed to “Invest In and For the Future” by providing training resources to encourage employee professional development and growth within our organization. While employed with Solano County, employees have the opportunity to pursue their career goals, interests, and develop the competencies on the Solano County Leadership Development Model by participating in the following programs:
• Tuition Reimbursement Program
• Annual Education Fair
• County Mentoring Program
• Leadership Academy
• Supervisory Trainings
• Skill Development Trainings
• Self-paced learning opportunities
02/19/2020 – Deadline to submit application.
03/10/2020 – Tentative date for written exam for most qualified applicants.
Based on the information provided in the application documents, the qualified applicants may be invited for further examination and will either be pre-scheduled by the Department of Human Resources or be invited to self-schedule. All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. Depending upon the number of applications received, the selection process may consist of an initial application screening, a mandatory information meeting, a supplemental questionnaire assessment, a written and/or practical exam, an oral board exam, or any combination listed. Responses to supplemental questions may be used as screening and testing mechanisms and will be used to assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the process; as such, responses to supplemental questions should be treated as test examination responses. Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
A minimum score of 70% is required to continue in the selection process, unless otherwise announced.
All potential new hires and employees considered for promotion to management, confidential positions or unrepresented positions will be subject to a background and reference check after contingent job offer is accepted. These provisions are subject to change.
RETIREES - Solano County invites all qualified candidates to apply for positions; however pursuant to Government Code Section 21221(h) and 21224, hiring restrictions may apply to California Public Sector Pension Plan Retirees.
Please visit the County of Solano website, www.jobsatsolanocounty.com, to apply. Applications must be submitted through the JobAps system. Paper copies of applications are not accepted. All additional application materials as requested in the job announcement (degree/transcripts, certificates, DD-214 if applicable, ADA Accommodation Request) must be submitted with the Document Cover Sheet, available on the employment website: https://jobapscloud.com/Solano/sup/doccover.pdf or at the Department of Human Resources’ office, and are due by the application review date.
Previously submitted application materials (i.e. copies of diploma and/or transcripts, etc.) for prior recruitments will not be applied for this recruitment but must be re-submitted for this recruitment.
Any further questions can be directed to the Department of Human Resources at (707) 784-6170 or at 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800 Fairfield 94533. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EOE/AA
Please note that all dates/times listed in the job announcement are Pacific Time.
How to Submit Your Documents
In addition to uploading attachments when applying online, candidates may submit documents in-person or by mail at Solano County Department of Human Resources 675 Texas Street, Suite 1800, Fairfield CA 94533, by fax to (707) 784-3424, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting documents in-person, by mail or by fax, include the recruitment title (Park Ranger Assistant) and the recruitment number (20-422020-01). If submitting documents by email include the recruitment title and recruitment number in the subject field.
This Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position and assess an applicant’s ability to advance in the recruitment process; therefore, applicants are encouraged to answer all questions thoroughly and completely. Omitted information will not be considered or assumed. Applicants who have no experience in a specific area are recommended to state "no experience in this area" instead of leaving the space blank.
Please note that the experience in your answers must be reflected in your employment history.
Do you possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver's license? Upon appointment, you may be required to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. You may also be required to take vacation during low park usage months. Do you understand this requirement? Upon appointment, you will be required to work outdoors in all weather conditions for extended periods of time. Do you understand this requirement? Please detail your experience in grounds keeping or semi-skilled maintenance work that included considerable contact with the public. Please state employer name and job title, as well as, duties performed. Please note that the experience listed in your answer to this question MUST also be listed under the employment record section on your application.
Do you possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Class C California Driver's license?
Upon appointment, you may be required to work evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. You may also be required to take vacation during low park usage months. Do you understand this requirement?
Upon appointment, you will be required to work outdoors in all weather conditions for extended periods of time. Do you understand this requirement?
Please detail your experience in grounds keeping or semi-skilled maintenance work that included considerable contact with the public. Please state employer name and job title, as well as, duties performed. Please note that the experience listed in your answer to this question MUST also be listed under the employment record section on your application.
To be eligible, applicant must have served at least 181 consecutive days of active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States and have received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions. A COPY OF THE DD 214, SHOWING DISCHARGE TYPE (GENERALLY COPY 4), MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY THE FINAL FILING DATE. Applicants who have a service connected disability must also submit a recent award letter from the VA stating they are receiving disability benefits for service connected reasons.
Veteran applicants for initial County employment with an honorable or general under conditions discharge shall receive five (5) points added to their combined score. Disabled veterans rated at not less than 30% disability shall have ten (10) points added to their combined score. Veteran’s preference points will only be added to passing scores in competitive open examinations.
It is the policy of Solano County that all employment decisions and personnel policies will be applied equally to all County employees and applicants and be based upon the needs of County service, job related merit, and ability to perform the job.
APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Qualified individuals with a disability, who are able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, and need an accommodation during any phase of the recruitment/testing/examination process (as detailed in the “Selection Process”), must complete the following Request for Testing Accommodation by Applicants with Disabilities Form: http://www.solanocounty.com/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=23215.
This form must be received in the Human Resources Department by the final filing date of the recruitment. Applicants will be contacted to discuss the specifics of the request.