Senior Maintenance Worker - Parks/Landscape Maintenance (Irrigation & Water Management)
City of Rancho Cucamonga
July 11, 2018
Rancho Cucamonga, California
$3,310 - $4,465 Monthly
Full-time - Experienced
Under general supervision, performs skilled maintenance in the conduct of a specialized public works maintenance program; may direct and train others in the performance of maintenance activities; performs related duties as required.
Candidates invited to interview will be required to complete a practical exam at the time of interview.
Water Management Team Applicants need to be knowledgeable and proficient in basic horticultural methods and procedures. Applicants need to have good communication and interpersonal skills and must be fluent in English both verbally and in writing. Water Management applicants must be experienced with and have the ability to apply the theory and use of ET based Central Irrigation Systems; be able to design and draft modifications to existing irrigation systems; understand both hydraulic and electrical theory; have a good working knowledge of soil types and plant water use requirements; and be able to troubleshoot, make repairs, and perform installations to large irrigation systems within parks and landscape right-of-ways as well as within irrigation controller cabinets. The ability to meet the public in situations requiring diplomacy and tact. Desirable (but not required) certification, knowledge, skills and abilities include: the ability to communicate in Spanish; a Water Auditor Certification; Certified Irrigation Technician Certification (CLCA); an ISA Arborist Certification; a Qualified Applicator's Certificate (QAC) with categories B, C, and F; contract supervision experience; and a class "A" or "B" driver's license.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by employees in this class. An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties which are not listed below. Marginal duties (shown in italics) are those that are least likely to be essential functions for any single position in this class. Organizes, schedules and performs maintenance activities in accordance with established guidelines and general direction received from the Maintenance Supervisor; may direct others on a temporary or continuing basis in the conduct of the assigned program; prepares records and routine reports of work performed and materials used. Participates in the long-term planning of the assigned maintenance program; performs visual inspections and participates in the identification of needed maintenance as related to the assigned program; participates in the inventory of materials, equipment and supplies used in the assigned program, and recommends or participates in the purchase of such items. Troubleshoots, maintains and repairs all irrigation systems for an assigned area; evaluates and programs computerized irrigation controllers; locates ground faults, short circuits and other electrical problems; monitors water usage. Plans and maintains grounds surrounding Civic Center; oversees mowing crews. Applies a variety of pesticides at all City facilities including structures, parks, right-of-ways and horse trails; formulates, mixes and loads pesticides; monitors and controls the distribution of pesticide spraying equipment; trains others in the use of pesticides. Prunes and removes trees using aerial lift and specialized equipment and techniques; removes limbs from areas surrounding high voltage lines. Responds to requests and inquiries, and investigates complaints; takes corrective action in accordance with established guidelines, policies and precedents. Observes safe work practices; ensures the safe operation of equipment and safe use of materials by others as assigned; performs preventative maintenance, servicing and routine repair of assigned tools and equipment.
Education and/or Experience:
Graduation from high school supplemented by training in the assigned area of specialty; two years of experience performing public works maintenance including similar experience to that of the assigned maintenance program or any combination of training and experience that provides the desired knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of equipment operation, techniques and methods used in the area of specialization. Ability to work independently, and direct and train others engaged in the area of specialization; operate equipment used in the assigned maintenance program; read and interpret blueprints, work sketches and specialized maps; prepare work records and routine reports; understand and follow verbal and written directions; work safely and efficiently; meet the public in situations requiring diplomacy and tact; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Strenuous physical work. Physical demands include frequent lifting of objects over 50lbs., often combined with climbing, bending, twisting, working above ground or on irregular surfaces.
APPLICATION PROCESS All applicants are required to apply online at www.cityofrc.us. Closing date is 5:00 pm on Monday, July 30, 2018 or until a sufficient number of applications have been received.
*Applicants invited to interview will be tested on their knowledge of irrigation systems, equipment, and application practices at the time of interview.
Applications must be complete and demonstrate that the minimum qualifications are met. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation and verification. Resumes may be attached to completed application form as supplemental information, but will not be accepted in lieu of an official application form. Applications will be screened and the most qualified candidates who best match the needs of the City will be invited to compete further in the examination process. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will remain candidates until a final offer is accepted by the candidate who most closely meets the requirements of the City. The City may conclude that none of the candidates, even those who meet the minimum qualifications, are appropriate for the position.
Successful candidates shall be required to:
Complete a verification form designated by Immigration and Naturalization Service to certify that they are eligible for employment in the United States of America; and
Pass a pre-employment medical exam, including a drug/alcohol screening; and
Provide proof of a valid California driver's license and be insurable; and
Pass a reference and background verification. References will not be contacted until a mutual interest has been established.
The City of Rancho Cucamonga Participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In accordance, the City will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security, with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information regarding E-Verify, the Federal Government's online employment eligibility verification system, please visit www.uscis.gov.
Disclaimers The City of Rancho Cucamonga is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. In addition, the City of Rancho Cucamonga abides by a nepotism policy which may preclude you from being hired if the City employs a relative. The City of Rancho Cucamonga makes reasonable accommodations for disabled persons, considering each situation on an individual basis. Please make direct requests for accommodation to Human Resources. For information on Employee Rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act, please click here. There is a no smoking policy in effect in all City Offices and vehicles. Finally, please note that the provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Human Resources at Careers@CityofRC.us. Applicants may wish to visit the City's official website at www.cityofrc.us for more information.
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