Under supervision, performs unskilled and semi-skilled tasks. Performs both routine and heavy, physical work in the construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning of streets, parks and facilities; performs related work as assigned.
This is the entry-level classification of the Streets, Parks and Facilities Worker series. Incumbents at this level participate in on-the-job training designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities required at the journey level. This class is distinguished from the Streets, Parks and Facilities Worker II position in that incumbents work under closer supervision, independently perform less skilled work and/or assist others in completing more difficult assignments.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (include but are not limited to the following)
Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Spread asphalt road building material over road surface to correct thickness.
- Crack, seal, patch, oil, and seal road surfaces.
- Use various hand tools such as shovel, pick, mattock, axe, and broom.
- Operate: a jackhammer, other pneumatic tools and various power tools, dump trucks, water trucks, and a variety of street construction and maintenance equipment that may include front-end loaders, spreaders, pavement rollers, tractors, and distributor trucks, and acetylene torch.
- Repair and patch curbs, gutters, bridge decks, headwalls, sidewalks, and perform related concrete work.
- Check brakes, lights, tires, fuel, oil level, and auxiliary equipment as required, and make minor field repairs and adjustments.
- Clean, adjust, and service tools and equipment.
- Clean and sweep work areas.
- Serve as flag person on street work projects.
- Set out sand bags at various locations for flood protection.
- Assist the operator on the rock chip spreader and operate the patch master.
- Perform work involving traffic signs installing, removing, replacing, resetting, repairing, and maintenance.
- Assist and participate in the preparation and manufacture of traffic, directional, and informational City signs.
- Paint lanes, parking lots, and curbs.
- Apply hot thermo plastic and adhesive taped traffic stripes and markings.
- Operate sign marking equipment such as silkscreen apparatus, stencils, welding equipment, pipe threaders, and power saws.
- Operate, maintain, and repair specialized and complex street marking equipment as required.
- Build and stencil traffic barricades.
- Set up and remove barricades, cones, and warning signs as work requires.
- Maintain routine records of time and materials used.
- Install raised lane driving buttons and bars on street surfaces.
- Remove obsolete traffic markings on street surfaces, using grinding and power equipment.
- Repair and install roadside delineation barricades and guardrails.
- Set up and remove computerized and mechanical traffic counters.
- Rake, clean and water park areas; clean, sanitize, and service restrooms and other public facilities.
- Sweep and wash off courts, theaters, walks and other paved areas.
- Weed and cultivate shrubs and flower beds.
- Operate a variety of high-power equipment and hand tools; trim, fertilize, renovate and maintain turf and plant area.
- Regulate and adjust automatic sprinkler, lighting controllers and repair sprinkler systems.
- Help on construction work in parks.
- Assist supervisor as needed.
- Document and issue work orders, keep records and reports regarding work done.
- Remove graffiti from buildings, signs and concrete.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Operate and maintain a variety of hand and power tools and equipment used in the work.
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Properly place cones, barricades and warning devices and direct traffic flow at job sites.
- Perform heavy physical labor.
- Exercise independent judgment and initiative without close supervision.
- Techniques and materials used in the maintenance and repair of streets, gutters, sidewalks, parks and related facilities.
- Operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment common to the field.
- Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work.
One-year experience in construction, maintenance and repair of streets, parks or facilities.
Completion of the twelfth grade or equivalent and the ability to read and write at a level required for successful job performance.
Possession of a responsible driving record and a valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of appointment and is a condition of continued employment. Loss of the Class C license is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. A California Class B Drivers License is desirable.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS WORKING CONDITIONS
Strength: Heavy Work- Must possesses sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry objects weighing up to 75 pounds.
Must be willing to be on a 24-hour emergency call out list. May be assigned a cell phone during non-working hours and holidays. Must be willing to work in all weather conditions and confined spaces, climbing ladders to service lift stations and sewer lines as necessary with exposure to unpleasant odor and potentially hazardous conditions. May be assigned to work weekends as needed.