Job Details


Position Title:Natural Resources & Grounds Worker I/II
Reference Number:13.018
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Email:humanresources@roseville.ca.us
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Contact Fax:916-774-5350
Position Description:SALARY: Natural Resources and Grounds Worker I - $10.79 - $13.12 Hourly
Natural Resources and Grounds Worker II - $13.60 - $16.53 Hourly

FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 100 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. Retired Annuitants are not eligible to apply.

THE POSITION
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the temporary part-time position of Natural Resources and Grounds Worker I/II to work in the Parks Division of the Parks, Recreation, and Libraries Department. The normal work schedule may be Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 3:00 pm. Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and split shifts.

DEFINITION
To perform a variety of duties related to maintaining the City’s natural resources, facilities, and property.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Natural Resources and Grounds Worker I

• Operate golf cart type vehicle, mower or other machinery; operate small power tools and equipment.

• Note and correct safety hazards; refer difficult problems/hazards for more advanced attention and recommend possible solutions.

• Utilize proper safety precautions related to all work performed.

• Promote and enforce safety procedures; render first aid and CPR, if certified, as required.

• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

• Perform related duties as assigned.

When assigned to Park Maintenance:

• Prepare and condition City operated softball and baseball diamonds.

• Maintain, mow, and clean parks and playground facilities, restrooms and surrounding areas.

When assigned to Open Space Maintenance:

• Assist in vegetation management; assist in tree care, creek, preserve and natural resource maintenance.

• Maintain bike trails, power tools, and irrigation systems.

• Perform general labor duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:

• Basic methods, tools, and equipment used in natural resource and grounds maintenance.

• Principles and practices of safety management.

• Practices and methods of public relations and customer service; techniques and principles of effective interpersonal communication.

Ability to:

• On a continuous basis, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist, and reach while operating equipment and perform maintenance and/or construction activities; perform heavy manual labor; operate a variety of hand and power tools used in maintenance activities; know and understand maintenance operations and/or construction projects, observe safety rules.

• Intermittently, analyze equipment problems; identify safety hazards; remember and locate equipment and tools; may interpret and explain work orders; sit while completing work papers; travel from job-site to job-site sitting in assigned vehicle or on equipment; lift or carry cement bags, fertilizer sacks and/or bags of chalk weighing 50 pounds or less.

• Learn to perform semi-skilled tasks in a variety of maintenance activities.

• Operate golf type vehicles, mower and other maintenance equipment.

• Understand and translate City policies and practices into everyday working practices; make sound decisions with solid problem solving methods.

• Learn principles and techniques of first aid and artificial respiration.

• Respond to emergency situations in a calm and effective manner; administer first aid and CPR, if certified.

• Learn to identify problems regarding the facility and programs; refer difficult problems/irregularities for more advanced attention and recommend possible solutions.

• Understand and carry out written and oral directions.

• Communicate tactfully with customers.

• Work outdoors in a variety of weather and environmental conditions.

• Communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training

Experience:

• None Required.

Training:

• Education that ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.

License or Certificate

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, CPR and First Aid certificates.

Necessary Special Requirement

• Must be 16 years of age or older.

Note: Minors may have preclusions or restrictions in duties assigned and licenses required pursuant to 29 CFR § 570.

Natural Resources and Grounds Worker II
In addition to the qualifications for Natural Resources and Grounds Worker I

• Prepare necessary forms and reports.

• Drive and maintain assigned vehicle; maintain proper oil and fluid levels; notify supervisor of needed repairs.

When assigned to Park Maintenance:

• Repair and maintain park and landscape irrigation systems.

• Maintain municipal swimming pool pumps, filters, and related equipment; monitor and apply chemicals; refer to appropriate staff for further attention.

When assigned to Open Space Maintenance:

• Operate tree care equipment such as chippers, stump grinders, power tools and other related equipment.

• Perform data collection/GPS in preserves and open space areas, creeks, and the urban forest.

• Perform pesticide application.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

• Basic understanding and principles of agronomy, natural resource management, forestry, horticulture, and biology.

• Basic principles and practices of record keeping.

• Principles and techniques of first aid and artificial respiration.

• Safe driving practices.

Ability to:

• Perform semi-skilled tasks in a variety of maintenance activities.

• Identify problems regarding the facility and programs; refer difficult problems/irregularities for more advanced attention and recommend possible solutions.

Experience and Training

Experience:

• Two years of increasingly responsible experience performing maintenance work similar to that of a Natural Resources and Grounds Worker I with the City of Roseville.

Training:

• Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade; additional course work and training in maintenance, agronomy, horticulture, forestry, natural resource management or related field is highly desirable.

Necessary Special Requirement

• Must be 18 years of age or older.

SELECTION PROCESS
Applications will be screened by the Human Resources Department and then forwarded to the Parks, Recreation, and Libraries Department for final consideration. Those applicants meeting the qualifications may be contacted for an interview. Final appointment is contingent upon passing a City-paid pre-employment physical, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.

Job Status:Temporary / Seasonal, Hourly
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