WORKER I, II
2/94, 11/12, 7/22
COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ
supervision, perform semi-skilled landscaping, construction, maintenance and
repair tasks related to park development and maintenance; clean and maintain
park buildings; and do related work as required.
Worker I is
the entry level in the series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents
perform routine grounds and building maintenance, gardening, clean-up and
unskilled manual work and may learn to operate equipment such as tractors,
mowers, and to perform semi-skilled work in varying craft areas. Incumbents,
after gaining and demonstrating the required level of proficiency in equipment
operation and semi-skilled work in one or more areas, may be eligible for
promotion to Parks Maintenance Worker II at the discretion of the appointing authority.
is the journey-level class in the series. Incumbents are skilled in operating
light equipment and power tools, perform semi-skilled pruning and landscape
care tasks, and are able to apply the techniques and use the tools of one or
more of these categories; carpentry, plumbing, masonry, electrical work, small
equipment repair or welding. Also included is the assignment and training of
one or more unskilled workers.
soil for planting and plants, fertilizes, trims and prunes shrubs, trees, lawns
and maintains park structures including restrooms, picnic areas, stoves, fire
rings, playground equipment, pools, and recreation areas; strips, waxes, and
buffs floors and washes windows in park buildings;
and hauls trash and garbage;
weeds and brush; digs trenches; mows, rakes and edges lawns;
oils and sharpens clippers, mowers and other equipment;
and threads pipe;
or stains structures, benches, tables, signs, trash cans, barricades and
up work areas;
forms and pours concrete;
pipe, installs sprinkler heads and timers;
and maintains water and filtering pumps;
and repairs rock walls and barriers;
chain saws, brush and stump chippers, trucks and other power and hand tools;
light equipment such as tractors and riding mowers;
and makes major repairs to sprinkler, irrigation and water systems using
various type materials, sprinkler heads and time clocks;
construction, maintenance and repair work on park structures and equipment
using skills in the crafts of carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical work,
small equipment repair and welding;
from simple plans and blueprints;
minor repairs to power and hand tools and vehicles;
a crew leader on a specific assignment, assigns and coordinates the work of
unskilled and temporary employees in the procedures of the work.
Some knowledge of:
proper use and care of hand and power tools.
operations, tools and terms used in the grounds maintenance trades.
The above, plus
and grounds maintenance, including plant and lawn care, mowing, watering
techniques and tools used in one or more of these categories: carpentry,
plumbing, masonry, electrical work, or welding.
required of all positions, level I as entry level and level II as journey.
heavy manual labor which entails frequent lifting and carrying of
heavy/bulky items such as construction materials, bags of cement, jack
hammers, picnic tables, pesticide sprayers, backpack blowers, and full
garbage cans which weigh up to 75 pounds.
and use hand and power tools.
a variety of semi-skilled tasks, which require manual dexterity such as
dismantling and repairing sprinkler heads.
written and oral instructions.
simple plans and blueprints.
simple arithmetic computations.
effectively with others.
a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled tasks in the construction,
maintenance, and repair of park facilities, grounds and equipment.
work and train others on specific assignments.
and interpret written reports and directions.
preventive maintenance and minor repairs to power tools and vehicles.
colors to perform tasks such as electrical wiring and matching paints.
sounds such as warning signals, approaching vehicles, and persons speaking
at varying levels in noisy environments.
Any combination of
training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and
abilities, is qualifying.
A typical way to
obtain these knowledge and abilities would be:
training or experience is needed to qualify for this level.
One year of
experience performing facility repair and grounds/landscape maintenance,
including six months of landscape construction/maintenance, which would provide
the knowledge and abilities, listed above.
of a valid California class C driver license.
Variable temperatures and weather conditions which will include exposure to
sun; confined workspaces; heights, such as on ladders, scaffolding and roofs;
strong and unpleasant odors and fumes; noise; exposure to allergens such as
poison oak, pollen, and bee stings; the possibility of exposure to infections
which might cause chronic disease or death; and the possibility of exposure to
toxic substances or chemical irritants.
Availability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends,
holidays, and for emergencies, as needed.
Bargaining Unit: 47
EEOC Job Category: 08
Occupational Grouping: 35
Worker's Comp Code: 1160