The City of Santa Rosa seeks experienced applicants motivated to provide excellent service to our community as Senior Maintenance Workers - Recreation and Parks!
Become part of the City team and enjoy a great work environment with exceptional benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance, a generous retirement program, a reasonable work schedule and time off starting with 2 weeks per year plus 12 paid holidays.
Senior Maintenance Workers in Recreation and Parks provide lead oversight for a crew and participate in the installation, construction, repair, maintenance, and landscaping of City-owned parks, trees, median strips, open space and related facilities. The Recreation and Parks Department maintains over 1,000 acres of community, neighborhood, and open space parks and are caretakers of public building and plaza landscape areas. Recreation and Parks Senior Maintenance Workers may function as lead workers on field crews, planning, assigning, supervising and checking work done; and in other instances, may work alone, having responsibility for the full range of maintenance work at an assigned site. Responsibilities include rotational standby assignments on evenings and weekends.
Senior Maintenance Workers may be assigned work related to different operational areas as needed, such as performing tree work, commercial irrigation work, playground safety inspection, landscape maintenance, specialized park maintenance and preparation of park amenities. Advanced training and certifications in these areas are highly desirable qualifications at entry. Additional specialized training will be provided as needed by the City.
Only complete online applications with all supplemental questions answered will be accepted. Resumes are not accepted as substitutes for any part of this application. All applications will be carefully reviewed and the most qualified candidates placed on a ranked list of candidates eligible for interviews with the Recreation and Parks department, both for the current opening and future openings as they occur while the list is active.
Possession of, or ability to obtain immediately upon hire, a Class C California motor vehicle operator's license is required. Thirty-six months of recent satisfactory driving history is required and job offers will be contingent upon meeting the City of Santa Rosa Driving History Standard, viewable by clicking HERE. Possession of a Class A license will be required prior to completion of the probationary period.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Following are EXAMPLES of essential duties and responsibilities of Senior Maintenance Workers in Recreation and Parks. The examples do not cover all duties which may be assigned: •receive written and oral work assignments from supervisor and assist in determining necessary equipment, personnel and material needs;
•schedule routine maintenance and daily work and assist supervisors in establishing maintenance priorities;
•prepare and distribute work orders and delegate tasks;
•determine best way to set up job sites and safety procedures;
•obtain and set up equipment, tools and materials needed;
•supervise work, monitor safety procedures, and report on work completed and in progress;
•train new employees in the operation of equipment and safety practices;
•anticipate, troubleshoot, diagnose and solve problems;
•re-adjust priorities and reallocate resources to deal with unexpected problems or emergencies;
•identify, coordinate and oversee projects involving volunteers;
•explain programs, respond to complaints and answer questions from the public;
•warn public of hazards, and alert them before commencing work that may inconvenience them;
•drive trucks and operate heavy and/or specialized equipment, such as boom trucks, trailer trucks, backhoes, aerial lifts, chippers and/or other equipment used in area of assignment;
•use a variety of hand and power tools using appropriate techniques;
•perform safety checks and light maintenance on vehicles, equipment and tools;
•order and purchase parts and equipment, maintain inventory and keep records;
•provide supervisors with input on work performance of crew members and other information that will improve methods, materials and systems in assigned section;
•clean and maintain indoor and outdoor areas;
•repair and/or report vandalism, damage or major maintenance requirements;
•attend courses and seminars and network with peers outside of the City to keep updated regarding changes in applicable laws and regulations, new products, equipment and techniques;
•read current literature related to assigned responsibilities;
•complete material requisitions, incident reports, inspection sheets and other paper and/or computerized forms;
•coordinate work and activities with other City staff, outside contractors, Caltrans and the public as appropriate;
•effect temporary traffic control by setting up lane closures using traffic control devices, signs and cones; monitor safety of roadway work zones
Following are EXAMPLES of essential duties performed depending on assignment. Any single position may not be assigned all duties listed below: •perform inspections of facilities and facility equipment;
•assist regulatory agencies with inspections of activities;
•control insects, disease pests and weeds by using a variety of methods;
•observe, diagnose and report plant pathogen, insect and weed problems;
•install, operate, check and maintain equipment used in the heating, sanitizing, filtration and circulation of swimming pool water;
•operate and maintain technical equipment related to the delivery, monitoring and correction of water chemistry, water temperature, and water circulation; safely work with hazardous materials such as chlorine, carbon dioxide, and muriatic acid; perform underwater repairs of tile, plaster, and pool fixtures;
•perform carpentry, sheetrock, cement mixing and finishing, metalwork, painting, light electrical and plumbing work on a variety of City structures and facilities;
•cut up and dispose of trees, branches, brush and debris;
•climb and trim trees, using saddles, spurs, hand and power saws, pole pruners and loppers;
•observe, diagnose and report tree health problems;
•install, maintain, repair and rebuild irrigation systems and components;
•perform U.S.A. mark-outs;
•maintain and repair restroom fixtures, water heaters and drinking fountains;
•troubleshoot and solve electrical, plumbing, restroom or pool problems;
•dig holes and trenches to expose irrigation systems;
•maintain and repair ornamental fountains, pump motors and impellers;
•program, install and exchange electrical and electronic irrigation controllers;
•evaluate median and back-on conditions;
•plant and maintain flowers, ground covers, trees and shrubs;
•oversee fertilization of lawns and plants, aerate lawns, water trees and plants using hoses and drip irrigation equipment;
•clean ponds and creeks;
•coordinate graffiti removal activities;
•coordinate schedules and supplies for weekend maintenance staff;
•review work performed by weekend crew;
•fill in for absent crew members or for crew supervisor when necessary
Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience - Three years of increasingly responsible experience in maintenance and repair of park and recreation facilities or in other work specifically relevant to the area of assignment; Education - Advanced training in public facilities maintenance and operations, skilled crafts or other specialty specifically relevant to the area of assignment is highly desirable.
Knowledge of: Procedures, materials and methods used in the assigned department; uses and operation of general construction hand tools, power tools, trucks and heavy equipment; uses and operation of tools and equipment required for specific work assignment; regulations and codes applicable to area of assignment; arithmetic sufficient to calculate volumes, areas, lengths, percentages and conversions; safe work practices, including safety precautions for operating power equipment and working in traffic and under hazardous conditions; basic principles of supervision and training.
Ability to: Operate the specialized hand and power tools and heavy equipment used in performing work in the area of assignment; perform heavy manual labor under adverse working conditions such as those described above; walk and work on slippery surfaces; carry and use backpack equipment, such as sprayers and blowers, weighing up to 35 pounds; perform work involving prolonged periods of standing, stooping, reaching, crawling and climbing; understand and carry out oral and written directions; follow directions while working in noisy conditions; read and interpret work orders, diagrams and maps; use hammers, nails, drills, saws, wrenches and other basic hand tools; take basic measurements of boards or spaces; complete work orders, incident reports and daily logs of work performed; calculate quantities of materials needed to complete tasks; plan and set up work and delegate tasks to others; train and supervise workers; communicate with the public and co-workers in a tactful and effective manner; operate a computer terminal or keyboard device.
In addition to the qualifications described above, Senior Maintenance Workers may be required to possess the following qualifications, depending on assignment:
Knowledge of: Principles of Integrated Pest Management; plant diseases, insects and weeds; laws and regulations regarding pest management; safe and effective methods for felling trees, removing branches and lowering limbs; tree care and health problems, diseases and pests; safety procedures for climbing trees and working around overhead wires; general horticulture; plant growth and pruning requirements; irrigation systems; and City and Caltrans traffic controls for safe work zones.
Ability to: Select and use appropriate resources for identifying plant problems, pests and treatment; perform work wearing appropriate personal protective equipment; lift and carry diving boards and other objects weighing up to 50 pounds; lift and carry lumber and bags of cement weighing up to 95 pounds; climb trees up to 150 feet high using saddles and ropes; lift, lower and drag heavy limbs weighing up to 80 pounds; carry objects such as jackhammers, concrete boxes, and pump motors weighing up to 95 pounds and lift them out of holes; select and use appropriate resources for identifying plant problems, pests and treatment; perform work wearing appropriate personal protective equipment; lift, lower, drag and carry heavy debris, tree limbs, and construction supplies weighing up to 60 pounds; perform work while wearing a back-pack blower or sprayer weighing up to 35 pounds; read plans and specifications; operate a loader; wear appropriate personal protective equipment; drag weights such as loaded lengths of hose representing 75 pounds of weight resistance; lift and operate jackhammers weighing 65 or 100 pounds; climb and perform work on ladders up to 12 feet in height.
License and Certificates:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid, California, Class C driver license is required. Possession of a Class A license will be required prior to completion of the probationary period for positions where the license is required for performance of job duties. Possession of First Aid and/or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certificates issued by the American Red Cross or a comparable certifying entity is desirable.
The following license or certificate requirements apply to the related work as assigned:
Landscape maintenance/integrated pest management -
A Qualified Applicator's Certificate in categories B Landscape Maintenance and C Right of Way, issued by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation. Certification in category F Aquatic, is desirable.
Certification as either a Certified Pool Operator issued by the National Swimming Pool Foundation or an Aquatic Facility Operator issued by the National Recreation & Parks Association or the equivalent and Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) certification issued by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Certification as a Teladine Laars Heater Technician is highly desirable.
Project support -
Certification as a Mobile Crane Operator issued by an accredited certification entity and Playground Safety Inspection certification issued by the National Playground Safety Institute is desirable.
Tree work -
ISA Certified Arborist
ISA Certified Tree Worker, ISA certified Municipal Specialist and certification as a Mobile Crane Operator as issued by an accredited certification entity is desirable.
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