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.
COVID - 19 Risk Tier – Intermediate Risk
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;