Parks Maintenance Worker II
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Parks Maintenance Worker II
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
This position requires demonstrated competency and leadership in a variety of maintenance duties.
A full-time position at a skilled level. This position is distinguished from Maintenance Worker I in that it makes operational decisions in the field. The position is available for weekend work rotation and provides assistance to other departments in emergency and non-routine situations.
Receives general supervision and direction. Provides basic instruction and direction to other team members in executing the basic tasks involved in carrying out project assignments.
Performs mowing, weeding, trimming, pruning, cultivating, fertilizing, pest control, planting and cleaning of lawns, trees, plants, and parks; removes and disposes of trash and litter; maintains park and maintenance equipment, buildings and facilities; maintains irrigation systems; performs construction and demolition of park facilities, drainage, low-voltage electrical and irrigation systems for new, expanded and renovated park facilities as part of capital improvement projects; performs minor plumbing or building repair duties; supervises and coordinates Sheriff's Work Program personnel; operates small trucks, dump trucks, ride-on and walk-behind mowing equipment; may be required to operate heavy equipment; utilizes a wide variety of construction tools and mechanical equipment; may be required to interact with customers on site or when requested; may be required to utilize department or City-wide software applications to maintain records or perform various duties. Involves significant time walking, stooping, bending, squatting, walking, lifting heavy objects, operating hand and power tools, equipment, and vehicles on a daily basis. Considerable time spent working outdoors in occasional extreme heat and cold; applying pesticides and chemicals to plants, lawns, shrubs and trees.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  Advanced methods, materials, terminology and safe work practices of maintenance, construction, maintenance equipment and tools, gardening and landscaping, pesticide application.
Skill in:  Physical stamina and strength to operate a variety of tools and equipment, perform physical tasks for long periods of time, and ability to lift light and heavy loads (20-90 lbs); physical flexibility to move objects and operate equipment; demonstrate ability to safely operate and drive vehicles and equipment.
Ability to:  Work independently; exercise good judgement; listen, understand, retain, follow, communicate, and apply verbal and written instructions and directions; effectively and safely operate equipment and tools; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; respond courteously to public inquiries and interact effectively with variety of different customers; recognize and use safe work practices; retain and apply specific and general information concerning equipment, functions, and projects; lead and direct the work of others; be available for weekend rotation duty (with another day off during the week).
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Completion of a job or technical training program in landscaping, horticulture or groundskeeping/maintenance; completion of high school or the equivalent.
Experience:  At least two years of experience as a Maintenance Worker I with the City of Foster City Parks and Recreation department, or two years of equivalent experience with a comparable employer.
Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Class "B" Driver's License with appropriate endorsements; meet requirements, maintain license and a good driving record.
Certificates:  Qualified Applicator Certificate, Pest Control Advisor certification, Backflow Prevention License, Certified Arborist, or National Certified Playground Inspector certification is preferred.
SALARY:  $5,369 - $6,527 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200