Navigational Aide Technician
Maricopa County, AZ - Maricopa County, AZ

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The purpose of this position is to provide recreational, community resource, and park support services, by ensuring the safety of the waterways and floating structures within Lake Pleasant Regional Park.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum education and/or experience:
High School diploma or GED certificate and a minimum of one (1) year experience in Parks and Recreation or Maintenance Field.

Preferred education and/or experience:
High School diploma or GED certificate and two (2) years experience in building maintenance and installing uniform state waterways marking systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must have the ability to work with others. Working knowledge of the lateral system and uniform state waterways marking system, knowledge and skills necessary to install, maintain, and repair all types of navigational equipment, operate all boats assigned to Lake Pleasant in all weather conditions, safely operate vehicles and towing trailer boats, and safely launch and load boats. Basic knowledge and ability to apply commonly used paints and preservatives to wood, fiberglass, plastic, and steel surfaces.

Specialized training, certifications, or other special requirements:
Must have a valid Arizona Drivers License at time of hire, Scuba diving certification, boat operator certification, and Basic First Aid and CPR required within six (6) months of hire. Physical requirement include lifting of 50 to 100 lbs, carrying equipment and supplies 100-200 ft., pushing and pulling equipment and watercraft. This position requires exposure to outdoor elements related to weather such as high temperatures, etc. There is a potential for exposure to traumatic subject matter involving medical emergency incidents that could result in search and rescue and recovery. This position may require working nights, weekends and holidays. “Once an offer has been made, placement in this position is contingent upon applicant passing a thorough background/fingerprint check.”

Preferred special requirements:
Rescue Diver Certified

NOTE: Degrees/credits must be from an academically accredited college or university as recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) or the Council for Higher Education (CHEA).

Essential Job Tasks:

Installs, inspects, and maintains navigational equipment in conformance with Lateral and Uniform State Water Marking Systems of buoy-age and marking, along with United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and Arizona Game and Fish Regulations. Rebuild various marking systems, designs to various lake levels, installs buoys and markers as needed, work includes pouring cement, placing anchors, basic repair of steel and aluminum items to work in conformance with standards. Launch, trailer/load, and operate boats up to forty feet in length, operates various hydraulic equipment, hand tools, and power tools. Performs scuba diving tasks for the underwater repairs, maintenance and inspection of floating structures such as the navigational boathouse and courtesy docks. Assist law enforcement agencies in search and rescue recoveries. Provides information and assistance to park visitors, provides information to the Park Supervisors, Maintenance Supervisor, and Law Enforcement Agencies of any park violation or emergency medical incidents. Gives technical advice and develop standards regarding the installation of floating structures such as docks, restrooms, boathouse, and related equipment. Identifies and purchases equipment and supplies via internet as needed. Assist land maintenance and park or Department staff, outside agencies and organizations when directed by the Park Maintenance Supervisor or Park Supervisor.

Selection Procedure:

The Maricopa County Human Resources Department reserves the right to admit to the exam process only those candidates considered to be the most highly qualified. Those selected will be scored based on evaluation of listed education and experience. The hiring authority will interview and select the successful candidate from a pool provided by Human Resources.