Under limited direction, oversees and performs care, maintenance and construction work of community gardens and specialized park and recreation areas. Maintains and propagates various plants and planted areas; and, cultivates soil, constructs horticultural features, controls pest and identifies plant disease. Plans, trains, and directs the work of crew members and volunteers.
The Park Maintenance Worker III is distinguished from the Park Maintenance Worker II by the level and scope of responsibility over employees and specialized assignments. The Park Maintenance Worker II is the lead worker class in the series requiring greater skill and independence than lower level classes in the series.
Depending on the assigned area the Park Maintenance Worker III has oversight of various community activities related to the community gardens and specialized park and recreation areas; or, special city-wide park maintenance projects. This classification is responsible for supervising and directing the work of crew members and volunteers in their assigned area.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED General supervision is received from a Parks Supervisor or higher-level classifications.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform related duties as needed:
Makes specific work assignments to crew members or volunteers and checks work progress periodically to see that schedules are followed and work is completed.
Gives written and verbal instructions to crew or volunteers regarding procedure to be followed.
Conducts periodic staff meetings.
Conducts educational tours and facilitates safety meetings and training workshops for community and/or specialized gardens.
Makes recommendations on disciplinary problems among the crew members, and trains crew members in park maintenance techniques.
Develops cost analysis for garden and special projects.
Prepares and maintains written records and reports.
Keeps records of work completed, materials used, and project timelines.
May assist supervisor with plan maintenance operations and schedule various park maintenance activities.
Assists in installation and minor repair of sprinkler systems in City park and recreation areas and community and specialized gardens.
Leads and works with a crew or volunteers to build and inspect construction projects such as the repairs of park benches, tables, fences, signs, garden plots and related structures.
Operates and maintains small power equipment and machinery including chain saws, rototillers, lawnmowers, aerators, hedgers, spreaders, and other equipment.
Plants, trims, prunes, transplants, and cares for and maintains ornamental shrubs, plants, flowers, hedges, and other shrubbery.
Weeds, cultivates plants, fertilizes, and irrigates lawns, vegetable gardens and flower beds.
Diagnose and treat plant problems.
Mows, aerates, and edges lawn areas using power and hand tools.
Rakes, sweeps and vacuums leaves, lawn clippings, etc., using power blower and hand tools.
Cleans and maintains public facilities in City park and recreation areas.
Works as a member of the City pest control crew spraying various pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other related chemicals in City park and recreation areas.
Principles of supervision.
Operational knowledge of programming irrigation controllers.
Common practices, methods, and materials used in park maintenance and construction work.
Operation and maintenance requirements of various park maintenance equipment, tools and machinery.
Procedures and practices used in controlling or eradicating plant and insect diseases.
Safety procedures involving fungicides, pesticides, herbicides, and related chemicals used in park maintenance.
Proper methods of planting, transplanting, trimming, cultivating, and pruning various types of plant life.
Plan and supervise the work of lower-level park maintenance staff or volunteers.
Develops and recommends maintenance policies and procedures for specialized gardens and related programs.
Work with a diverse population from various social-economic backgrounds.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other city employees and the general public.
Conduct safety and training meetings for community members and lower-level staff members.
Operate modern office equipment.
Effective oral and written communication.
Create and interpret schematics and interpret plan reviews.
Operate various park maintenance machinery and equipment including light trucks.
Work independently while performing semi-skilled and skilled grounds maintenance and repair work.
Recognize common plant diseases and insect pests.
Adjust and understand the operation of irrigation controllers.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Experience: Five years of experience in one or any combination of the following: Park Maintenance Worker II, horticulture, volunteer management, arboriculture, landscape architecture, parks management, irrigation programming and repairs, or related field.
Substitution: Completion of courses from an accredited college or university in horticulture, arboriculture, forestry, landscape architecture, turf management, parks management, volunteer management, irrigation programming and repairs, or related field may substitute for experience. A year of experience is 30 semester or equivalent quarter units.
PROOF OF EDUCATION Proof of education such as, but not limited to, college transcripts and degrees must be submitted to the City of Sacramento Employment Office in person, as an attachment(s) to the online application, faxed to (916) 596-1556, or emailed to email@example.com by the final filing deadline. If submitting in person or via fax/email, please include your name and Job #003655-19-YPCE on your documents. Unofficial documents and/or copies are acceptable.
An applicant with a college degree obtained outside the United States must have education records evaluated by a credentials evaluation service. This evaluation must be submitted by the final filing deadline.
Possession of a valid California Pesticide applicator's certificate at the time of appointment is desirable.
Certified Grounds Technician, Grounds Manager, or completion of the School of Grounds Management from the Professional Grounds Management Society, or related Landscape Certification is desirable.
Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License is required at time of appointment and is a condition of continued employment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Possession of a valid California Class A Driver License and/or California Class B Driver License with Passenger Vehicle and/or Hazardous Materials endorsements are mandatory for some assignments.
Work in inclement weather conditions.
Perform heavy manual labor duties.
Assessment: If considered for appointment, candidates must pass a pre-employment test for some assignments.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD Employees must complete twelve (12) months of probation at a satisfactory performance level prior to gaining permanent status.
Job Closing: 1/20/2020 11:59 PM Pacific
Internal Number: 003655-19-YPCE
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