The City of Foster City is accepting applications for a Part-time Parks Maintenance Worker.
This is a part-time, non-benefitted position; approximately 20 hours per week. Please do not apply if you are seeking a full-time, benefitted position.
Deadline to Apply: This is a open until filled recruitment.
This position requires a demonstrated competency and increasing independence, knowledge, and ability in performing routine and special assignments in the Parks Maintenance Division.
This is a part-time position assigned to parks maintenance, which includes weekend rotation in parks and assistance to other departments in emergency and non-routine situations. Maintenance Worker is an entry-level position and receives general supervision from Parks Maintenance Supervisors and ongoing training on a wide variety of equipment, operational rules, guidelines, procedures and methods.
IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
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.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING GUIDELINES:
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: One year of full-time experience in general maintenance, construction, or groundskeeping.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATION:
Licenses: Possession of a valid California Class "C" driver’s license, maintain license and a good driving record.