Team RC is looking for a forward thinking, customer oriented individual to fill the position of Senior Maintenance Worker. Under general supervision, performs skilled maintenance in the conduct of a specialized public works maintenance program. May direct and train others; may have responsibility for various locations, may rotate periodically, and may be assigned additional duties as required. Shift work and/or flex schedules during special events and emergencies may be required. Participation in emergency response teams, variable work schedules, weekend/holiday schedules, and on-call availability are characteristics of this position. 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 177,000 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 DEPARTMENT
The Mission of the Public Works 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
Duties may include, but are not limited to: participate in long-term planning, perform visual inspections and identification of needed maintenance; participate in inventory of materials, equipment, and supplies used in the assigned program, and recommend or participate in the purchase of such items; troubleshoot, maintain, and repair irrigation systems; maintain landscapes, parks, and trails; apply pesticides; prune and remove trees using aerial lift and specialized equipment and techniques; respond to requests and inquiries, investigate complaints, and take corrective action; observe safe work practices, ensure safe operation of equipment and use of materials, perform preventative maintenance, servicing, and routine repairs of tools and equipment. Must be proficient in the operation and use of tools and equipment used in the execution of above maintenance activities.
Education equivalent to completion of 12th grade and a class “C” driver’s license with a good driving record. 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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of equipment operations. The ability to work independently as well as direct and train others. The ability to read and interpret blueprints, work sketches, and specialized maps. The ability to prepare work records and routine reports. The ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions. The ability to work safely and efficiently. 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.
All applicants are required to apply online at www.cityofrc.us. Closing date is 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 28. 2017 or until 250 applications have been received.
Additional Salary Information: $3,310-$4,465 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.
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