Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Park Maintenance Worker, HARD

Recruitment #17-1136h-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION.  The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended Supplemental Questionnaire:  A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application.  Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted.  Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

THE DISTRICT 

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

DESCRIPTION

THE POSITION

Under general supervision, to care for grounds or park areas, and to do related work as required.

Park Maintenance Workers generally work in park areas, keeping playgrounds, ball fields, and other grounds open to public use. The area for which this class is responsible has active use by the public. Park Maintenance Workers are also responsible for minor utility maintenance. This class differs from the class of Park Caretaker Foreman as the latter has supervisory responsibility for a crew of Park Maintenance Workers and related grounds personnel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:

A combination of training and experience which demonstrates that a person has obtained the required knowledge and is able to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed). A person with the following combined training and experience would typically qualify to compete in a selection process:

The equivalent of six (6) months of full time experience in the grounds maintenance field .

License:

Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and a good driving record.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above minimum qualifications in the announcement of the examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

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:

• The routine care of lawns, plants, flowers, trees and shrubs.
• Tools and equipment used in gardening, and utility maintenance work.
• Programming and adjusting of irrigation clocks.
• Proper weed abatement techniques and proper safety precautions for handling chemicals.

Ability to:

• Do routine and utility maintenance work.
• Follow written and oral instructions.
• Read and write and clearly speak effectively.
• Exhibit a high customer service priority.
• Establish and maintain open and honest communications with co-workers and the general public.
• Use and operate hand and power tools.
• Within OSHA guidelines, withstand periods of physical exposure to the presence of fumes, odors, dust and pollen without incapacitating adverse effect.
• Safely transport, lift and handle bulky objects weighing up to fifty (50) pounds.
• Resolve idiosyncrasies unique to District facilities.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment.  WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION STEPS. The examination will consist of the following steps:

  1.  A review of candidates' application to verify possession of minimum requirements.  Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.
  2.  A review of the supplemental questionnaire to determine the best qualified.
  3.  A performance exam which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' final examination score.  Candidates must attain a qualifying rating on each portion of this recruitment.

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION STEPS.

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance.  The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN:

Last Day to File:                                    Monday, May 22, 2017

Review of Minimum Qualifications:   Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Screen for Best Qualified:                   Monday, June 5, 2017                  

Performance Exam:                             Week of June 19, 2017

The Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statutes.  To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statutes. For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs

BENEFITS

BENEFITS FOR POSITIONS AT HAYWARD AREA RECREATION DEPARTMENT

Ten (10) working days paid vacation each year; fifteen (15) days after five (5) years of service; and twenty (20) days after thirteen (13) years of service

Fourteen (14) paid holidays a year.

Sick leave is accrued at the rate of one (1) day per month.

Choice of three (3) health plans for employees and their dependents, most, if not all of which is paid for by the District.  The medical plan design offered to employees is a $15 HMO Plan or High Deductible PPO Plan. Employees may elect coverage provided through one of the two medical carriers, United Healthcare HMO or PPO, Kaiser Permanente HMO

Comprehensive dental plan for employees and their dependents.

Vision care reimbursement benefit.

Social Security paid for by District and employee.

Public Employees Retirement System 2% at 62 for new hires; 2% at 60 for new employees hired after January 1, 2013 that are already members of CalPERS.

Long Term Disability Plan paid by District.

Life Insurance policy ($40,000) paid by District.

Deferred Compensation Plan available, employee funded.

Employee Credit Union services.

Educational Tuition Reimbursement.

Employee Assistance Program.

Post employment healthcare plan contribution of 1.5% of base salary paid by District.

State Disability, employee funded

Conclusion

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Please take the steps recommended above to insure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Anna M. Montoya, Human Resources Analyst III
Human Resource Services Division, County of Alameda
510-272-6459
www.acgov.org/hrs

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