Saturday, April 25, 2015

Maintenance and Construction Tech I HARD

Recruitment #13-1122H-01


The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is recruiting to fill one position of Maintenance and Construction Technician I.  The current vacancy is specific to maintenance in the area of Aquatics.  Therefore any relevant certifications received must be delineated in the Supplemental Questionnaire for this recruitment.

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is an independent special use district providing park and recreation services to over 250,000 residents living within a 64 square mile area which includes the City of Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo, and the unincorporated Ashland, Cherryland and Fairview districts.  The Park District known locally as "H.A.R.D." is the largest recreation district in the state of California.  Since it's creation in 1944, the District has provided residents with many beautiful facilities and parks, as well as hundreds of educational and recreational classes and programs.  The mission of the Park District is improving the quality of life for citizens of all ages by providing a variety of recreational activities, special events, facilities and services that encourage life-long learning, fitness and fun.


The eligible list resulting from this exam will be used to fill the current vacancy and may be used to fill future vacancies which may arise within the next year.


The Maintenance and Construction Technician I, under general supervision , performs a wide variety of repair and construction work on buildings, grounds, swim centers and their related apparatus: and performs related work as required.  Maintenance and Construction technicians I work individually or in crews assigned to maintenance, repair and construction work. They may work from plans, and use a variety of hand tools and equipment such as electrical saws and drills, mixers and compressors as well as hand tools.  Some of the job duties may fall into one of more of the following areas: 


¨       Install, maintain, repair and trouble shoot automatically operated irrigation controls, timing devices, sprinkler heads, valves, and main and lateral line using plastic, galvanized and copper pipe; operate trenching equipment; install back flow devices.

¨       Install, maintain, inspect and repair electrical services lines for electrical equipment, service panels, electric lights, motors, heaters, generators, air conditioner units and other electrical apparatus; install and inspect lighting systems; replace fuses and lamps; operate electric lift; install and maintain telephone equipment.

¨       Install, maintain, inspect and repair standard plumbing equipment associated with water, gas, sewer and refrigeration systems; clean out drains and sewer lines using electric sewer machine.

¨       Perform skilled rough and finish carpentry work; construct and maintain a variety of standard and special play equipment; repair and maintain doors, windows, hinges, fences, furniture and other wooden articles; build partitions, shelves, cabinets, tables and counters; remove and install or repair roofing systems using wood or asphalt shingles; perform sheet metal and gutter repairs.

¨       Adjust, service and perform related installation of locking devices, door locks, closures and panic hardware.

¨       Form, mix, pour and finish concrete for structural purposes; perform masonry and ceramic tile work using tile and concrete saws; perform sheet rock work including taping and texturing.

¨       Perform arc and acetylene welding and assist in fabricating and installing metal gates, cages, doors, bullards and hand rails.

¨       Prepare surfaces for paint by sanding, scraping, burning, washing, patch holes and cracks; apply paint.

¨       When regularly assigned to work at swim centers, services and maintains swimming pool equipment; performs custodial and landscape duties as needed.




The equivalent of one year of full-time experience in the maintenance and construction field performing work in the building trades.

License: A valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and a good driving record.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Principles, methods, materials, tools, equipment and safety practices used in the construction and maintenance of buildings, park facilities and swim facilities.
• May require knowledge of specialized pool equipment and chemicals necessary for pool maintenance.

Ability to:

• Work from sketches, drawings, blueprints, plans, specifications, oral instructions and manuals.
• Use a variety of hand and power tools to perform skilled trade and maintenance work in the areas of carpentry, plumbing, welding, electrical, painting and irrigation.
• Complete basic records such as work orders, time sheets, requisitions, accident reports and vehicle inspection reports; perform demanding physical labor.
• When regularly assigned at swim centers, must be able to swim.


The examination will cover knowledge of principles, methods, materials, tools, equipment and safety practices used in the construction and maintenance of buildings, park facilities and swim facilities.


The examination will consist of the following three (3) steps: 

1.     The screening of all applications to identify those applicants who meet the minimum requirements for acceptance into the examination.

2.     A review of applications of candidates who meet the minimum requirements, to select the best qualified who will continue in the examination process.

3.     A job related oral appraisal interview (weighed 100%) which may include a job-related performance test.



Selection Plan


Recruitment Opens:    Friday, January 18, 2013

Last Day To File:        Friday, February 15, 2013

Application/Supplemental Questionnaire Review for "best qualified":  Week of February 18, 2013

Oral Interviews:           Week of March 11, 2013


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Anna Montoya, Human Resources Analyst III
Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda