Under general direction of an assigned supervisor, incumbents will work independently performing a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks related to landscape maintenance and repair of irrigation equipment; monitor the performance of contracted landscape maintenance services; operate a variety of park maintenance equipment and to participate in the beautification of parks, playground, and public facilities. May perform other tasks as assigned to a maintenance crew and performs other related duties as required.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled grounds, gardening and turf maintenance duties involved in the development, maintenance, and repair of landscaped areas, parks, playgrounds, and public facilities.
Perform routine maintenance duties such as mowing and edging grass, operating a weed eater, blowing leaves on sidewalks and parking lots, removing and trimming shrubbery, raking leaves and debris, and removing graffiti/vandalism.
Perform a variety of duties in the maintenance and repair of irrigation systems; adjust and maintain timers and controllers; repair sprinkler heads and lines; locate and repair water breaks; as required.
Monitor the performance of the City's contracted landscape maintenance services;
Plant, water and maintain landscaped areas consisting of turf, bushes, trees, flowers, and shrubs; trim and prune bushes, trees and shrubs; water, mow, weed, renovate, and fertilize lawns.
Identify turf, shrub, and tree diseases, parasites and other problems.
Perform maintenance and repairs on various equipment including playground equipment, picnic tables, gates, fences, and tree stakes.
Perform routine maintenance and repair activities for park facilities; clean restrooms and stock materials and supplies; assist in building repairs including carpentry, painting and plumbing repairs.
Perform general grounds cleaning; clean and maintain assigned areas; pick up and discard trash and litter.
Respond to public inquiries in a courteous manner; provide information within the area of assignment; resolve complaints in an efficient and timely manner.
Operate and maintain a variety of landscaping equipment including sprayers, edgers, blowers, hedge trimmers, weedeaters and related equipment.
Operate a variety of hand and small power tools and equipment such as push mowers, riding mowers, shovels, rakes, chainsaws, and other equipment in support of parks maintenance and repair operations.
Maintain records of time spent performing various maintenance functions; provide assistance in preparing records and files.
As assigned perform grounds maintenance chemical application duties; store, mix and spray herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides; ensure proper application of all materials; ensure equipment is operating properly; perform all duties in compliance with City and other mandated health and safety rules and regulations.
Drive vehicles used to transport materials, tools, and equipment as required.
May be assigned a variety of duties to assist in street, sewer, and other public works maintenance and repair projects.
Any combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this classification. An example would be one year of entry-level experience performing simple irrigation and landscape work.
Completion of specialized training in the maintenance, repair, and installation of manual and automatic irrigation systems is highly desirable.
Supplemental course work in Ornamental Horticulture or a related field is also desirable but not required.
Experience with CALSENSE Irrigation systems is desirable.
CPSI (Certified Playground Safety Inspector) within one year.
Reclaimed Water Site Supervisor Certification within six months.
QAC (Qualified Applicators Certification) within one year.
The applicant selected will be subject to a criminal history investigation through the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and a thorough background check. A waiver for reference and background information must be completed.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class C California driver's license at time of appointment. A safe driving record is required and must be maintained during period of employment. If selected for this position, a copy of your DMV driving record must be presented prior to the first day of employment. The applicant selected will be given a conditional offer of employment pending the outcome of a post-offer physical.
City of Santee employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.