City of Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara, CA, United States
Jun 08, 2021
Description cemetery The Department: The Parks and Recreation Department provides planning, development, operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of the City's neighborhood parks, open space, water sites, recreation buildings, and trails. The Position: As an As-needed Laborer, the successful incumbent will work in the department, performing routine maintenance on various parks and facilities including the city-owned cemetery. This position will assist in maintenance and repair using a variety of tools and specialized equipment. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment. As an as-needed employee, this is an "at-will" position and there is no guarantee of hours. Hours are limited to 999 in a fiscal year or 960 hours in a fiscal year for retired CalPERS annuitants. Typical Duties Under direct supervision, performs varied, unskilled manual tasks often requiring considerable physical strength and the use of hand tools and hand power tools; loads rubbish and leaves on trucks; excavates and fills trenches and ditches; assists in the removal, trimming and spraying of trees and shrubs; prepares surfaces for paving; mixes cement; breaks up paved surfaces; helps place forms and pour concrete; lays pipes; uses such tools as shovel, rake, and jackhammer; operates trucks and heavier equipment as needed. Performs construction, maintenance and sanitation duties as required; and does related work as required. Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Sufficient education to provide the ability to read, write and speak English at a basic level. No experience is required. LICENSE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS Possession of a valid and appropriate operator's license is required. Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully pass a DMV record check and Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprinting. Any information obtained will be used to determine eligibility for employment in accordance with the law. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment, however, failure to disclose a conviction when required will result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee proceeding in the process. Only the most qualified candidates who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications in relation to the requirements and duties of the position will be invited for an interview. Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. The City will not sponsor, represent or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Some knowledge of: the purposes, use, and maintenance of simple hand tools; con¬struction and maintenance methods and materials. Good ability to: learn to use simple hand tools; follow oral and written instructions; and perform heavy physical labor. Additional Information: You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration. Applications must be filled out completely (i.e. do not write "see resume or personnel file.") To receive consideration for the screening process, candidates must submit a 1) Completed City of Santa Clara Application. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Application packets may be submitted online through the "Apply Now" feature on the job announcement at www.santaclaraca.gov . Applications must be submitted by the filing deadline of July 2 at 4:00 PM. The City of Santa Clara is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all job openings will be considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful under any federal, state or local laws. The City of Santa Clara is committed to offering reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at (408) 615-2080 or HumanResources@santaclaraca.gov .
Westminster, Colorado, United States
POSITION PURPOSE / IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION The Contract Services Technician is a skilled position responsible for coordinating, locating and maintaining City-owned utilities. Direction comes from the Contract Services Coordinator, however this position is expected to function with autonomy and work independently at times. Other work involves contractor coordination, contract development and oversight, and a variety of other Park/Golf Division activities related to utility locates. In addition, this position will support Parks/Golf staff with inventory and data management using the ArcGIS system. Incumbent is responsible for coordinating a variety of tasks in conjunction with maintaining a reliable and prompt utility locate program. Work is to be performed in accordance with established policies, procedures, and technical guidelines, and is directed and reviewed by the Contract Services Coordinator. This is a safety-sensitive position. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate. The City of Westminster offers a bonus of up to $1,500 per year depending on the employee's fluency in Spanish, Hmong, and/or Laotian. ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES AND CULTURAL VALUES/GENERAL COMPETENCIES The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City's core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork. This position supports the goals of the Parks, Recreation and Libraries Department, which enhances the quality of life for all Westminster citizens by providing diverse leisure, recreational and informational services and resources; and acquiring, developing and maintaining first-class parks, facilities, open space and recreational trails. This position works towards the accomplishment of the Departments mission: "Together we create exceptional opportunities for a vibrant community with a commitment to nature, wellness and literacy." Every employee is accountable to: Demonstrate a high level of customer service; encourage others to focus on the customer; foster an environment where customer service is a priority Communicate with customers to ensure that, where possible, they are satisfied, and that their needs are being addressed; solicit and evaluate customer feedback Act as an ambassador by understanding and fostering the organization's mission and vision Exhibit pride in self, the department, the city, and the community; conduct self in a professional manner Demonstrate integrity and build trust through credibility, reliability, commitment, loyalty, and ethical behavior Address difficult or contentious issues in a constructive manner Support/promote change; demonstrate flexibility, and take calculated risks when appropriate Participate in personal growth opportunities, and attend trainings designed to enhance capacity to bring new skills and ideas to the job and the organization Work to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the service or product being delivered Demonstrate support for team efforts by accepting new roles and responsibilities, and helping others achieve objectives Value diversity; demonstrate an awareness of differences; demonstrate sensitivity, and adapt behaviors and communication to accommodate these differences GENERAL COMPETENCIES Citywide - Every employee in this position is accountable to: Establish effective interpersonal relationships through honest, open communication and follow-through on commitments Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses, and target areas for personal self-development Demonstrate initiative in performing job tasks Exhibit problem-solving skills leading to sound judgment and quality decisions Achieve goals, and handle assigned workload and new assignments effectively; demonstrate an ability to work independently Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using clear and concise verbal and written communications Demonstrate accountability for work, and take ownership in job performance Demonstrate concern for the accuracy and quality of work; take steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product Job Specific - Every employee in this position must be able to: Demonstrate knowledge of practices, methods, and tools used in locating underground utilities using various tools including electromagnetic locating equipment Demonstrate the knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary to the proper operation of equipment and execution of manual labor around and working with power tools and vehicular equipment Demonstrate knowledge of computer programs including the Microsoft Office suite, ArcGIS, UNCC reporting system, Mobile Field Applications. Build positive relationships and rapport with other team members, both within the work group, the division, the department, and across all departments Demonstrate the principles and practices of landscape and irrigation maintenance Analyze situations quickly and objectively, recognizing established precedents and practices, and to use resourcefulness in meeting new problems Understand and follow written and oral instructions, and to read and interpret sketches, blueprints and construction plans and details To assess workload and determine appropriate course of action, establish and maintain control over situations as they develop, and to make pro-active, informed decisions concerning routine operational functions Demonstrate skill in use and care of tools and equipment common to the trade Perform CPR and basic first aid JOB SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks 1. Performing utility locates and mapping utilizing GPS equipment including: Working independently on field locating and inspection making decisions exercising technical judgment, taking remedial action when needed Performing necessary field tests to verify compliance and quality assurance with technical standards Reviews utility construction plans for compliance with City standards and specifications Assisting the Contract Services Coordinator in the preparation of bid documents for assigned projects Performing oversight and attends meetings on projects that are assigned that may include construction projects, engineering, and utility locates Monitoring, reviewing, and approving invoices submitted by contractors Consulting with supervisor on unusual or difficult cases Investigating and answering requests, suggestions, and complaints from superiors and citizens Interpreting and explaining City of Westminster ordinances, codes, regulations, and policies to contractors, homeowners, and other interested parties Coordinating activities with other departments and divisions to ensure that compliance with all applicable City standards and specifications are met Must be knowledgeable with the use of locate equipment Understanding of the mapping resources with project as-builts and GIS 2. Assists in managing contracts to ensure compliance, verifies that contractors have met goals and provided required reports and documentation 3. Supports Parks/Golf staff with inventory and data management through the use of GIS and GPS systems 4. Must: possess a valid driver's license, provide proof of a safe driving record, and maintain a safe driving record for continued employment maintain regular and punctual attendance Other Duties and Responsibilities 1. Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job, and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City's discretion. 2. Assistance may be required in the following areas per the Parks Superintendents or Parks and Golf Manger: Snow Removal, On-Call duties, Special Events POSITION REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS/PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses, and Certifications Required : Graduation from high school or GED Experience in the operation of utility locate equipment Minimum two (2) years of experience in landscape/irrigation maintenance, general construction practices, and experience in the operation of a wide variety of light and heavy equipment and tools used in construction and maintenance work Must possess a valid driver's license, provide proof of a safe driving record, and maintain a safe driving record for continued employment Must obtain Colorado Department of Agriculture certified operator's license within one year of hire Must possess or be able to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver License within six (6) months of selection to the position; candidate hired for this position will be subject to federally-mandated drug and alcohol testing and be required to pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) physical every two (2) years Preferred : Experience in the landscape and golf maintenance industry trades Utility Locator Certification Certified Backflow Tester Experience in GPS data collection equipment and procedures Minimum three (3) years of experience in water/wastewater operations or similar related utility Possession of a Commercial Driver's License with the following endorsements: Air Brakes, Tanker, and Combination Vehicle/Class A License Experience in collaboration and building partnerships Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered. Physical Requirements Daily responsibilities include both administrative duties in an office setting as well as driving to various sites throughout the City. Work is physical in nature and requires sufficient physical stamina and strength for: Occasionally sit while driving to work assignments and performing office tasks; frequently stand and constantly walk on uneven terrain in all weather conditions to safely complete assigned tasks Occasional squatting, twisting, climbing, and balancing to inspect assigned areas and perform snow removal Frequent bending, kneeling, and reaching below shoulder to perform irrigation repair and park maintenance Frequent light/firm grasp to properly use tools and equipment; occasional fine manipulation use to perform office duties; constant handling to safely use machinery and heavy equipment Occasional stepping up and/or down to enter and exit vehicles and climb ladders; constant actuate mechanism to safely operate heavy equipment and vehicles Standard near and/or far acuity and hearing Occasional lifting of up to fifty (50) pounds from ground to waist to move material and supplies; constant carrying of up to twenty-five (25) pounds at waist level to use weed clearing equipment; occasional carrying of up to fifty (50) pounds to use a backpack sprayer; frequent pushing and/or pulling of up to 100 pounds to use a painter WORKING CONDITIONS Work is occasionally performed indoors and constantly outdoors with frequent exposure to extreme temperatures. Maintenance and repair are performed year-round on busy City streets where loud noise and traffic may cause a distraction. Work is very physical in nature and requires a great amount of physical exertion in extreme conditions while working with material that may exceed 450 degrees Fahrenheit. On-call duty is also required for emergency utility locates, emergency maintenance and snow removal. Frequent exposure to noise levels that may cause distractions. Occasional lifting of up to 75 pounds. Sufficient physical stamina to withstand fatiguing elements involved in operating light and heavy equipment in adverse weather conditions. Required Materials and Equipment 3/4 ton trucks and vans, a variety of heavy equipment operation, basic hand and shop tools, ladders up to 45 feet in height, shovels, scaffolds, construction materials and supplies, Genie® lifts, two-way radios, personal computers and keyboards, iPad, telephones, fax machines and other basic office equipment. PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS Background checks will include employment references and criminal history, and when applicable, credit check, driver license record, and education verification Drug screen Pre-Employment Physical Must be legally entitled to work in the United States Closing Date/Time: 6/21/2021 8:30 AM Mountain