Under general direction, to provide lead supervision to park maintenance personnel in the improvement and maintenance of a county park and to assist a Park Maintenance Supervisor in the day-to-day maintenance operation of a county park unit and to provide lead supervision over seasonal employees, volunteers, and work alternative program participants which can include, court referral or Department of Correction programs.
Schedules, assigns, leads and reviews the work of park maintenance workers, seasonal employees, volunteers and work alternative program participants engaged in a variety of craft level tasks which include but are not limited to: carpentry, plumbing, masonry, landscaping, routine tasks including, refuse control, garbage hauling, and pest eradication;
Coordinates long and short term park maintenance programs and projects through the lead supervision of subordinate park unit personnel;
Answers procedural and work related questions and resolves work related problems within set guidelines, including written counseling;
Assures timely completion of the work;
Performs grounds park maintenance work requiring specific skills, such as trimming trees, maintaining irrigation systems, selecting and applying insecticides, herbicides and fertilizers;
Maintains records, time sheets, prepares reports, writes proposals, orders and tracks supplies and equipment;
Provides budget input and tracks budget unit;
Operates pickup, stake and dump trucks, tractors, rototillers, cement mixers, chain saws, skip loaders and other similar equipment;
Supervises maintenance and care of tools and equipment;
Attends meetings to exchange information on department policies, procedures, and may participate in committees to develop recommendations;
May assist in an advisory capacity in the interview process for new workers;
Conducts and provides training of park maintenance personnel, seasonal employees, work alternative programs and volunteers;
Acts as liaison with General Services Agency on facility management as related to park unit;
Performs other related work as required.
Education and Experience: (30) semester units from college and three (3) years of training and experience equivalent to a Park Maintenance Worker II with Santa Clara County Parks and to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities.
Education Substitutions: A maximum of fifteen (15) required semester college units can be substituted with 240 hours of certificated course work or approved departmental training in park, resource, or construction management or closely related field.
Possession of a valid California driver's license.
Before completion of the probationary period or reasonable time depending on availability of training or testing, the following must be completed:
Possession of a Standard First Aid and CPR certificate issued by the American Red Cross
Possession of a Water Treatment Operator – Grade I license
Possession of one (1) of the following cards:
a Qualified Applicator Certificate
a Qualified Application License with categories of B. C. F.
And/or possession of any and all license(s) required to perform the tasks described above including any driver's license or special certification.
Willingness to work weekends, holidays, or other irregular hours and to conform to departmental uniform standards.
Methods and techniques of park construction, repair and maintenance work;
Principles of employee lead supervision, counseling and disciplinary action;
Proper tool usage and equipment operations;
Journey level carpentry, plumbing, masonry and landscaping;
Principles of first aid, safety practices and safety codes.
Applicable regulatory agencies which affect park construction;
Schedule, assign, lead and review the work of others;
Plan the time and materials needed to complete assigned projects;
Troubleshoot working problems as they arise;
Perform moderately heavy manual labor;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships and cooperative relationships with the public and other agencies;
Speak and write effectively and clearly.
About Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation
Santa Clara County Park’s six decade legacy of providing outstanding recreational opportunities in beautiful natural locations has resulted in one of the largest regional park systems in California. Since the first County parkland was acquired in 1924, the Santa Clara County park system has grown to include 28 regional parks encompassing over 52,000 acres of land.
Our dedicated ranger, maintenance and interpretive staff are necessary complements to the overall park experience, taking an active role in the stewardship of the County’s finest natural resources and waterways especially with the assistance from our 1,400 volunteers who selflessly donate more than 60,000 hours of labor each year.
County Parks are regional parks - located close to home, yet away from the pressures of the valley's urban lifestyle. The parks offer opportunities for recreation in a natural environment to all County residents. Regional parks are larger in size, usually more than 200 acres, than local neighborhood or community parks. Many of the County's regional parks also feature points of local historic interest. We provide a sustainable system of diverse regional parks, trails and natural areas that... connects people with the natural environment, supports healthy lifestyles, offering outstanding visitor experiences that renew the human spirit, while balancing recreation opportunities with the protection of natural, cultural, historic, and scenic resources.
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