County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Parks and Ground Maintenance Worker

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on January 26, 2019

Parks and Grounds Maintenance Worker I Extra Help

$18.70 - $22.73/Hourly

Minimum Qualifications

Education: The ability to read and write English and to make basic mathematical calculations at a level required for successful job performance.

Experience: Any combination of experience that would provide the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, some experience in semi-skilled building construction, repair, maintenance or grounds-keeping work which included the use of trucks, light mechanical machines and hand tools would provide such opportunity.

License: Possession of a valid California driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: The techniques related to the care of lawns, plants, shrubs, and trees including propagation, planting, cultivation, pruning, spraying and fertilization; the calibration and mixing of herbicide or pesticide sprays, and of other means of controlling weeds, insects, and parasites; basic construction materials, safety practices, and tools commonly used in parks and building construction, repair, maintenance, and grounds-keeping work; semi-skilled carpentry, welding, masonry, plumbing, and electricity; preventive maintenance and safe operation of trucks, gardening equipment, machines, and power tools; occupational and safety programs related to the maintenance, repair, operation, and care of landscaped and paved areas; and construction materials and practices.

Ability to: Follow oral and written instructions; perform a variety of light and heavy semi-skilled manual parks and building construction, repair and maintenance tasks for extended periods and under unfavorable weather conditions; accurately complete report forms, keep simple records, make simple reports; perform landscaping work to include the propagation, transplanting, cultivation, pruning, grafting, trimming, spraying, and fertilization of lawns, plants, shrubs, and trees; plan, install and maintain a variety of hydraulic and electric sprinkler and drip-irrigation systems; drive, operate and adjust equipment such as trucks and/or fork lifts, tractors, riding power mowers, power edgers, blowers, aerators, renovators, chain saws, wood chippers, power sprayers, and related equipment; work different shifts, weekends and holidays at various locations throughout the County, and to wear a uniform and demonstrate physical strength, endurance, and mechanical aptitude that relate to the work performed as well as work effectively with other employees and to answer questions of the general public; acquire a pesticide applicator's license is highly desirable.