Team RC is looking for a forward thinking, customer service oriented individual to fill the position of Lead Maintenance Worker. Under general supervision, responsible for day to day activities associated with all aspects of the City of Rancho Cucamonga’s streets, storm drains, parks, trails, right-of-ways, trees, landscaping, and city facilities. Assist in scheduling, planning, organizing, record keeping and public contact; ensure safe and efficient performance of work assignments; participate in emergency response teams. Variable work schedules, weekend/ holiday schedules and on-call availability are characteristics of this position. May be assigned to various locations, rotate periodically and be assigned additional duties as required. This position requires the ability to work evenings, graveyard and weekends and is subject to emergency call outs.
THE CITY OF RANCHO CUCAMONGA
The City of Rancho Cucamonga is a forward-looking, progressive organization, dedicated to the delivery of superior service to all those who live, work and play in our community. We call our workforce Team RC and our shared vision is to exceed the expectations of those we serve in an environment of employee excellence and innovation, empowered by leadership, opportunity and a collaborative spirit. One of the safest cities in the country, our community is a highly desirable place to live, work, and play. Situated at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, Rancho Cucamonga is home to almost 175,000 people. Amongst its many amenities are an award-winning senior and community center, the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, and the Victoria Gardens Regional Shopping Center.
THE PUBLIC WORKS SERVICES DEPARTMENT
The Mission of the Public Works Services Department is to provide effective and efficient stewardship of the City’s public works infrastructure. The department employs a staff of approximately 180 full-time and part-time employees. This staff is spread among four sections that include: Administration, Facilities Maintenance, Streets/ Fleet/ Storm Drains Maintenance, and Parks/ Landscape Maintenance.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
PARKS DIVISION: Direct work with, including leading of, skilled and non-skilled personnel in the maintenance and operation of parks, park facilities, trees, trails, landscapes, water management, planning and organizing a 7 day per week park and landscape operation schedule ; lead and participate in the work of the crew; assist in instruction and training of employees in the safe and efficient operation of equipment, tools, and materials; ensure safe work practices of the crew; evaluate field conditions and mechanical equipment to maintain safe operations; perform park, playground and landscape safety inspections; understand and operate a central irrigation system; assist with set up/tear down for special events/meetings, prepare written reports; participate in the disciplinary process and the preparation and administration of performance evaluations as directed. Demonstrate knowledge of basic horticulture, arboriculture, turf, grounds and athletic fields, irrigation design and repair, pest control methods, water management, safety precautions including Right to Know, Blood Borne Pathogen, OSHA and related safety codes; ability to organize, train, and direct personnel; ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions; skilled in oral and written communication with the public.
Graduation from High School or equivalent and three years of experience in public works maintenance work, which include activities similar to that of the assigned maintenance division/activity, or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities. Lead Maintenance Worker positions on the Park’s Trails and Applications Crew require the possession of or the ability to obtain a California Commercial Motor Vehicle “Class A” Driver’s License with tanker endorsement and a satisfactory driving record as a condition of satisfactory completion of the probationary period. Also, possession of or the ability to obtain a Department of Pesticide Regulation Qualified Applicator Certificate or License with a Category C (Right of Way); Category B (Landscape Maintenance); and Category F (Aquatic) are a condition of satisfactory completion of the probationary period. Successful candidates will also be required to participate in leading field crews during emergency and/or adverse weather conditions and will be required to obtain a certification in traffic control. Programing and operation knowledge of central irrigation systems (Calsense) is desirable. Other desirable qualifications include an ISA Arborist Certification and the possession of or the ability to obtain a Pest Control Advisor’s License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of lead supervision and training techniques; ability to lead the work of others; have strong work ethics, understand and follow verbal and written directions; work safely and efficiently; operate equipment used in work performed; ability to read and accurately interpret blue prints; prepare work records and routine reports; skilled in oral and written communication with the public; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; knowledge of safety precautions, including Right to Know, OSHA and related safety codes; proficiency in basic computer skills and competencies in various aspect of street, facility and park maintenance are required. For the Lead Maintenance Worker position on the Trails and Applications Crew, the candidate will be required to have a good working knowledge of fertilizers, pesticides, rodenticides, herbicides, plant and weed identification, pesticide laws and regulations, soils, fence repair, trail surface repairs, and grading techniques. In addition, the Lead Worker for Trails and Pesticide Applications will be required to train employees on equipment operation and safety, and will be required to take the lead in training city maintenance staff who apply right-of-way, landscape, and aquatic pesticides.
All applicants are required to apply online at www.cityofrc.us. Closing date is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 or until the first 250 applications are received; whichever comes first.
Additional Salary Information: $3,807-$5,134 per month
The City of Rancho Cucamonga is a forward-looking, progressive organization, dedicated to the delivery of superior service to all those who make up our community. We call our workforce Team RC and our shared vision is to exceed the expectations of those we serve in an environment of employee excellence and innovation, empowered by leadership, opportunity, and a collaborative spirit. As one of the ...safest cities in the country, our community is a highly desirable place to live, work, and play. Situated at the base of the picturesque San Gabriel Mountains, Rancho Cucamonga is home to almost 177,000 people. Amongst its many amenities are an award-winning senior and community center, the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, and the Epicenter Sports Complex, which is home to a minor league baseball stadium and will soon house a Goals Soccer Center and the Rancho Cucamonga Sports Center.