The Senior Maintenance Worker regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex, requiring considerable discretion and independent judgment. Positions in this classification rely on experience and judgment to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the assigned section. The work involves problem-solving of unique issues or increasingly complex problems without precedent and/or structure. Assignments are given with general guidelines and incumbents are responsible for establishing objectives, timelines, and methods to deliver work products.
The ideal candidate possesses strong leadership and communication skills, aptitude and demonstrated interest in park and landscape work, philosophy, and principles; willingness to work at various locations throughout the City; willingness to work occasional weekends, holidays and during odd or irregular hours; aptitude for interpretive and public relations work; dependability; punctuality; tact and diplomacy; poise and self- confidence; sensitivity to needs and attitudes of others.
Education and Experience
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade
Three (3) years of skilled maintenance program experience in parks, of which one (1) should be in a lead capacity
Licenses and Certifications
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class B license within six (6) months of employment.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, forklift certification issued by Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) within six (6) months of employment
Possession of, or ability to Obtain, a Qualified Applicator Certificate "B" or "C" issued by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation within twelve (12) months of employment.
May be required to be on-call and to work various shifts or emergencies on evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
Additional Salary Information: Annual Salary
About City of Menlo Park
Menlo Park is a city of beautiful, tree-lined neighborhoods and active commercial districts. Located conveniently between the major metropolitan areas of San Francisco and San Jose, Menlo Park is home to a little over 32,000 residents in its 19 square miles.
Excellent public and private schools serve Menlo Park’s many young families, while residents of all ages enjoy the city’s numerous parks and recreational facilities. The city’s close proximity to Stanford University and Menlo College provide a multitude of academic, cultural and athletic event opportunities. The arts and leisure activities of the major urban areas of San Francisco and San Jose are close by. These and many other amenities contribute to Menlo Park’s outstanding quality of life. Known worldwide as the “Capital of Venture Capital,” Menlo Park is well situated to benefit from and help shape new technologies and markets originating from the Silicon Valley.