Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, the incumbent will inspect general park areas; sports and recreational fields; bike trail landscape areas; streetscapes; and ponds for insect, disease, and weed problems. Also, under the direction of the immediate supervisor, the incumbent will make and apply treatment recommendations in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Distinguishing Characteristics: This class is responsible for utilizing best management practices in controlling and/or eliminated unwanted pest problems as well as applying fertilizers, tree growth regulators to encourage healthy plant growth.
Under general direction of immediate supervisor:
- Develops methodology of storing, handling, mixing, and applying various types of fertilizers and agricultural chemicals including pesticides and growth regulators. Keeps records of all chemical and fertilizer applications performed within Cordova Recreation and Park District. Effectively communicates to CRPD staff and the public areas that are to be treated and have been treated. Works with immediate supervisor to keep fertilizer and agricultural MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) updated and within easy access in compliance with the Right-To-Know regulations.
- Calibrates and operates farm tractors, four-wheel drive units, and chemical/fertilizer application equipment so as to insure correct application rate is achieved. Cleans and maintains application equipment in good working order. Makes necessary repairs and/or adjustments as needed.
- Under the guidance of the immediate supervisor, organizes, labels, and stores fertilizers and agricultural chemicals in accordance with federal, state, and local rules, laws, and regulations. Develops and implements methodology of how to respond to fertilizer and/or agricultural chemical spills.
- Assists immediate supervisor in training full-time and/or seasonal staff concerning the safe application of fertilizers and agricultural chemicals.
- Attends continuing education classes to maintain Qualified Applicator's Certificate or License.
- Performs skilled, semi-skilled and manual labor in landscaping, irrigation, carpentry, electrical, horticulture, masonry, mechanical, painting, custodial pest control, and other crafts as required.
- Plans, assigns, and coordinates the work of part-time and volunteer crews engaged in maintenance, construction and repair work.
- Operates mowers, edgers, rototillers, weed eaters, hand and power tools, and related park maintenance machinery and equipment necessary in the performance of duties.
- The Park Maintenance Worker II may also perform other nonessential duties as assigned.
Education and Experience (position requirements at entry) :
Equivalent to graduation from high school plus 3-5 years in identifying and treating pest and cultural problems within commercial landscaped areas or public park settings. Experience to include the operation and calibration of manufactured equipment dedicated solely to agricultural chemical and/or fertilizer application. Experience implementing IPM (Integrated Pest Management) practices is highly desired. Must have Qualified Applicator’s Certificate to apply agricultural chemicals for general landscape/park areas, aquatic areas, and right of ways. Possession of a valid California’s Driver’s License and a clean driving record required.
SKILLED IN: Modern methods, equipment, materials, and safety measures used in agricultural chemical & fertilizer applications; laws, regulations and basic principles of agricultural chemical & fertilizer application, common agricultural chemicals & fertilizers used in turf and landscape areas, aquatic pesticide applications; environmental conditions appropriate for pesticide applications; and basic mathematical skills necessary to calculate pesticide applications, including, but not limited to addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions to calibrate spray equipment and to estimate material needed for pesticide application.
ABILITY TO: Identify insects, rodents, weed and fungal problems commonly found in the Sacramento County; calculate quantities of materials needed to treat a given sized area; operate manual and computer-controlled agricultural chemical & fertilizer equipment; securing and hauling tractors and other types of equipment on trailers; read and understand agricultural chemical & fertilizer regulations; follow written and oral instructions; maintain appropriate records; conduct pesticide safety briefings; verbally communicate with members of the public the reasons for pesticide applications; maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.
Accommodations may be made for some physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodations.
- Mobility and dexterity to work in a standard office setting and outdoor environment.
- Speech and hearing to communicate in person and by telephone.
- Vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen.
- Must be able to perform heavy physical labor such as lift 50 pounds unassisted, carry, push, and pull heavy objects; dig ditches and post holes, mix concrete, etc.
- Possess and maintain a valid California's driver's license and acceptable driving record.
- Applicant must be at least eighteen (18) years of age prior to appointment due to the hazards of the job, as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Ability to make frequent decision-making and concentration; frequent public and coworker contact; occasional working alone.
- Incumbents in this class must be willing to work on weekend, evenings and holidays, to work outdoors in all types of weather and to work at various locations throughout the District.
- Candidate is required to take and pass a physical examination and drug screening.
NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the needs of the department.
Before an employee is hired, he/she must successfully complete pre-employment requirements including, but not limited to: fingerprinting and background check, reference check, DMV check, license/certification check, Oath of allegiance to the United States of America and the State of California, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States in accordance with Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam including a drug screen through CRPD's designated physician.
How to Apply for this Position:
When a recruitment opens for this position, an applicant must submit, during the application filing period, an online application and attach any supplemental information as required in the job announcement which may include submitting responses to a supplemental questionnaire. Online resumes and other unsolicited materials may be attached, but will not be considered in lieu of the required online application, unless otherwise specified in the job announcement. CRPD reserves the right to limit the number of online applications when necessary. Applicants are responsible for maintaining/updating their contact information through the online application system.
Initial Selection Review:
The Cordova Recreation and Park District reviews all initial application materials to identify qualified applicants. Applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be invited to the first phase of the recruitment process. CRPD reserves the right to refer only the better qualified applicants if the number of applicants is high. If the number of applicants is high, the review process may include a secondary screening (by a panel of job knowledge experts) of the applications and/or supplemental questionnaires in which the better qualified applicants are referred to the next phase of the recruitment process. Because recruitment processes vary, applicants are advised to thoroughly review the job announcement before submitting their online application materials.
Testing for this position or any other position may include, but is not limited to the following: written exam, practical exam, panel interview, physical ability test, assessment center, oral presentation, project assignment, etc. If a revision is made to a testing component during a recruitment process, the assigned recruiter will notify by email all affected applicants.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodation:
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, anyone who needs an ADA accommodation for the purposes of employment testing should contact the assigned recruiter upon opening of a recruitment.
Withdrawing from Recruitment Process:
Whenever an applicant chooses to withdraw from a recruitment process, he/she is required to submit an email notification to the assigned recruiter requesting a withdrawal from the process. The email to the recruiter must include the applicant's current phone number.
All questions regarding this position should be directed to the assigned recruiter upon opening of a future recruitment.
NOTE: The provisions of this publication do not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provision in this publication may be modified or revoked without notice.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
The Cordova Recreation and Park District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
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