Parks and Grounds Maintenance Worker I - Extra-Help

County Of Sonoma   Santa Rosa, CA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on March 10, 2023
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Minimum Qualifications


Experience: Any combination of education, training, and experience which would likely provide for possession of the knowledge and abilities herein. Normally, this would include some experience in construction, repair, maintenance, or groundskeeping work which included the use of trucks, light mechanical machines, and hand tools.
License: Possession of a valid driver license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


Knowledge of: the techniques related to the care of lawns, plants, shrubs, and trees, including propagation, planting, cultivation, pruning, and fertilization; the calibration and mixing of herbicide or pesticide sprays, and of other means of controlling weeds, insects, and parasites; basic construction materials, safety practices, and tools commonly used in parks and building construction, repair maintenance, and grounds keeping work; carpentry, welding, masonry, plumbing, and electrical systems; preventative maintenance and safe operation of trucks, gardening equipment, machines, and power tools; and hazmat and proper disposal of raw sewage.
Ability to: follow oral and written instructions; perform a variety of light and heavy unskilled and semi-skilled parks and building construction, repair, and maintenance tasks; accurately complete report forms, keep simple records, and make simple reports; perform landscaping work to include the propagation, transplanting, cultivation, pruning, grafting, trimming, spraying, and fertilization of lawns, plants, shrubs, and trees; plan, install, and maintain a variety of hydraulic and electric sprinkler and drip irrigation systems; drive, operate, and adjust equipment such as trucks and/or fork lifts, tractors, riding power mowers, power edgers, blowers, aerators, renovators, chain saws, wood chippers, power sprayers, and related equipment; apply appropriate techniques related to using, maintaining, and repairing power tools; establish and maintain effective working relationships; effectively answer questions from the general public; work independently and as a member of a crew; problem-solve and make sound decisions; read and write in English; perform basic arithmetic calculations; use electronic equipment to communicate.


Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying


  • Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
  • You should list all your employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application and should be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
  • You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.