Parks/Streets Maintenance Tech II
$5544 - $6609/month plus benefits
The Parks/Streets Maintenance Technician II performs skilled work maintenance and operations of the City's parks, trails, trees, municipal irrigation system, open spaces and maintains tools and equipment. The Parks/Streets Maintenance Technician II also performs general and specialized road, sidewalk, sign and marking, and drainage maintenance duties on assigned city public works infrastructure and other city facilities. The Parks/Streets Maintenance Technician II participates in the overall operational functioning of assigned work on a team where the Parks & Public Works Director is the head of the Department
•A union position that performs a wide variety of maintenance activities including, but not limited to mowing and edging turf, pruning trees and shrubs, blowing, sweeping, and washing sidewalks, preparing, and fertilizing soil, picking up and delivering grounds related materials, weeding, and fertilizing of parks and open spaces, irrigation maintenance, general/ specialized road, sidewalk, sign and marking, and drainage maintenance duties on assigned city public works infrastructure and other city facilities.
•The work requires skills related to park, street, and infrastructure operations. Duties include maintaining sports fields, athletic fields, surrounding landscape areas and installing, repairing, and maintaining park tables, benches, and barbeques.
•Responsible for inspecting, repairing, maintaining, operating, and installing irrigation/drainage systems, maintains roadways, including patching, filling potholes, paving, and sweeping. Installs signs such as directional and traffic; uses power saw, post-hole digger, sign fabricator, routers, paints, varnishes, and other equipment or materials.
•Employees in this classification are responsible for assuring the technical correctness of their own work. May perform duties of similar complexity in other maintenance areas as required or assigned. Works under the direct supervision of a Lead and general supervision of the Parks/Streets Maintenance Superintendent.
•The Parks and Public Works Department has a team approach to its maintenance activities. While this position is primarily in domestic water maintenance, the overall maintenance priorities will provide the opportunity to participate in other maintenance function at times.
Scope of Responsibilities
•Parks/Streets Maintenance Technician II is accountable for performing all assignments in a timely, effective, and efficient manner. The following duties are not inclusive of all duties; may perform a variety of other duties as assigned, including assisting other Parks and Public Works Department divisions in the event of an emergency.
•Members of the Parks and Public Works maintenance team are involved on a routine basis in decision making, goal setting, scheduling, hiring, planning, peer review, and problem solving. They determine how they will work together and how they will rotate through various job tasks associated with their work. They have a part in developing performance measures for the group and in setting goals around these measures. Members are results oriented, accountable, and work at a high standard of excellence.
•Operate and perform general maintenance of a variety of equipment and handheld tools, including but not limited to riding and push mowers, weed eaters, chain saws, loppers, pole saws, hand pruners, aerator, sod cutter, forklift, backhoes, dump trucks, chipper, grader and other light equipment, machinery and tools used in parks maintenance, operates dump, flatbed, light-duty and heavy-duty trucks; proficiently operates front-end loaders, backhoes, and excavators to perform any operation within the capacity of the machine to accomplish the required work.
•Evaluate preventative and corrective maintenance measures and requirements. Evaluate equipment operation.
•Use computerized maintenance databases to monitor related records, such as work orders, preventative and corrective maintenance systems, equipment specifications, and work histories.
•Prioritize and schedule maintenance in collaboration with maintenance and operations supervisory staff.
•Perform other related work as required.
•Responds to emergency situations such as weather events and natural disasters including heavy rain, downed trees, snow and ice events, windstorms, earthquakes, and mudslides/flooding.
•This position is required to participate in a weekly rotating 24-hour on-call duty after the successful completion of probation period.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Requires four (4) years’ experience in park, street maintenance, or landscape maintenance
Any combination of related education and experience may be considered that demonstrates the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Licensing and Certification
•Valid Washington State Driver’s License with driving record free of serious or frequent violations.
•WSDA pesticide license certification.
Ability to acquire and maintain the following certifications within (1) year of hire is required:
•Washington State Traffic Control Flagger.
•CDL with minimum Class B endorsement.
•First Aid CPR/AED.
•Forklift/powered industrial truck operator certification in accordance with (LNI) rules.
•FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, 800.
All applicants are required to possess a valid certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 and are subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol tests.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•The methods, materials, and techniques commonly used in the maintenance, repair, and operation of streets, municipal infrastructure, parks, and sports fields.
•Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to landscape maintenance, paving, and stormwater operations work.
Skill and Ability to:
•Maintain a safe and clean work area. Clean and maintain tools and equipment used in the performance of duties.
•Safely and efficiently operate and utilize with skill all tools and equipment associated with the corrective and preventative maintenance activities in a public setting.
•Use computer terminals, software programs, and computer systems standard to the area of assignment, including programmable logic controllers and data-acquisition programs.
•Read and interpret plans, schematics, wiring diagrams, work orders, flow charts, and technical manuals.
•Add, subtract, multiply, divide, and perform basic algebra; demonstrate knowledge of basic physics and science.
•Prepare written reports and communicate technical information clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
•Work safely with electrical equipment, toxic chemicals, and unpleasant and/or dangerous conditions.
Skill and Ability to (Continued):
•Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City staff, and the public.
•Relate to others in a courteous and respectful manner, work in a team atmosphere. Maintain a work environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
•Work safely and in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and with City laws, policies, and standards.
•Support diversity and multi-cultural understanding in the workplace.
•Apply interpersonal skills using tact, patience, courtesy, and good judgment. Train and supervise subordinate employees on equipment and procedures.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Working conditions will vary depending upon assignment. The Parks/Streets Maintenance Technician II may be assigned to hazardous work areas such as street surfaces, right of ways, medians, in ditches, pits and underground vaults, confined spaces, around heavy equipment and operating potentially dangerous tools. Typical assignments are out of doors, occasionally requiring work in inclement weather at dirty, wet, noisy, or cramped work sites. The work involves strenuous physical labor, requiring physical dexterity and mechanical aptitude. This position is required to participate in a weekly rotating 24-hour on-call duty after the successful completion of probation period. This position is also required to respond in the event of local emergencies as required.
Employer Paid Medical/Dental/Vision
Job Posted 9/8/2023