Under direction, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work in the District land and open space areas and facilities. Responsible for semi-skilled and skilled maintenance tasks, including, but not limited to, construction, modification, maintenance, restoration, and repair. Leads and trains lower-level staff; ensures open space areas are available for use and consistently maintained in a safe and clean condition; and performs related work as required.
Receives direction from higher-level supervisory staff. Leads and directs lower-level staff.
This is the advanced journey-level classification responsible for ensuring open space areas and facilities are maintained in a safe and effective working condition to provide the highest level of safety for staff and the public. Performance requires ability to work independently with initiative and discretion within established guidelines. This classification is distinguished from the Chief Ranger in that the latter has overall administrative and operational responsibility for open space programs and services.
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
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Must possess: mobility to work in various parks and open space areas: strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate a variety of tools and equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and to distinguish colors in wiring; hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. Frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard and/or calculator and to operate tools and equipment. Incumbents in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and inspect work sites. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds or heavier weights with assistance and/or the use of proper equipment.
Incumbents work in both indoor and outdoor environments with moderate to loud noise levels. May work in controlled temperature conditions, cold and hot temperatures, or inclement weather conditions. Exposure to a variety of plant and animal species. Exposure to chemicals, mechanical and electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Incumbents will interact with individuals in interpreting and enforcing rules, policies, and procedures.
Incumbents may be assigned an on-call and irregular work schedule, including weekends, early mornings, evenings, and holidays.
Date Adopted: 5/31/17 Job Code: 7454L FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Supersedes: Open Space Technician I and II