Parks Maintenance Worker
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Parks Maintenance Worker
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
These positions require demonstrated competency and increasing independence, knowledge and ability in performing routine and special assignments in the Parks Maintenance Division.
These two classifications are full-time positions assigned to parks maintenance. Includes weekend rotation in parks; assistance to other departments in emergency and non-routine situations. Maintenance Worker is an entry-level position in which advancement to Maintenance Worker I is allowed after one year of employment as Maintenance Worker. These positions are distinguished from Parks Maintenance Worker II in the areas of level of experience and routinely making operational decisions in the field.
Receives general supervision from Parks Maintenance Supervisors and ongoing training on a wide variety of equipment, operational rules, guidelines, procedures and methods.
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:  Standard and job-specific methods, materials, terminology and safe work practices of maintenance, construction, and gardening/landscape work; maintenance equipment and tools.
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:  Listen, understand, retain, follow, apply verbal and written instructions or directions; learn effective and safe operation of equipment and tools; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; respond courteously to public inquiries; recognize and use safe work practices; learn and retain specific and general information concerning equipment, functions, and projects; be available for standby and emergency response coverage (before and after regular work hours; weekends, and holidays); or weekend rotation.
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 maintenance, construction, or groundskeeping; completion of high school or the equivalent.
Experience:  Maintenance Worker -- One year of full time experience in general maintenance, construction, or groundskeeping. Maintenance Worker I – One year of full time experience with the City of Foster City Parks department; successful completion of probation, and demonstrated proficiency on a written or performance-based test to assure mastery of routine job duties.
Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Class "C" and Class “B” Driver's License with appropriate endorsements; meet requirements, maintain license and a good driving record.

Maintenance Worker -- Must obtain and maintain a valid California "B" Driver's License with appropriate endorsements within six months of appointment.
SALARY:  $4,417 - $4,638 per month

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