The following duties are typical of this classification and are intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed, the level of technical complexity of the assignment(s), and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties. The omission of a specific duty statement does not exclude it from the position if the work is consistent with the concept of the classification, or is similar or closely related to another duty statement to address business needs and changing business practices.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of unskilled or semi-skilled tasks, depending upon assignment. Uses a variety of manual and small motorized equipment; may be assigned to operate large trucks and heavy or specialized equipment; make every reasonable effort to continually improve the manner in which the job is performed and increase the quality of service to the public; and may occasionally oversee a two to three person work crew.
Assignments in the Recreation and Parks Department may include duties such as: digging, pruning, weed eradication, chemical application, athletic field maintenance, general cleaning and janitorial functions, cleaning and disinfecting restrooms, light plumbing, irrigation repairs, graffiti removal and shopping cart retrieval, and painting; make every reasonable effort to continually improve the manner in which the job is performed and increase the quality of service to the public and performs other duties as assigned.
High school graduation or G.E.D.
Applicants must have sufficient training or experience in maintenance work to develop the following skills, knowledge and physical characteristics. One year of experience in the field is highly desirable.
OR any combination of education, experience, and training which demonstrates an ability to perform the duties of the position.
Operation and use of common hand and light power tools; verbal and written skills to follow oral and written instructions; and principles and practices of exemplary customer service.
Use common hand tools and light power tools; follow oral and written instructions; read and interpret maps, drawings, product label instructions, and equipment operation procedures; use good judgment and awareness of safety precautions necessary for the effective and efficient use of power equipment; communicate effectively in both oral and written form; take a proactive approach to problem solving; establish and maintain effective working relationships; attend work, as scheduled, on a regular basis, to effectively perform the position's required duties and responsibility; demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community; learn the organization, procedures, and operating details of the City department to which assigned; collaborate with a variety of diverse interest groups in reaching a consensus for the betterment of the community.
Possession of a valid and appropriate California Driver License. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driving record and be insurable to operate City vehicles. May be required to obtain a 'Class B' California Driver's License, depending on assignment.
Under the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Program, may be required to successfully complete a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and submit to random drug and/or alcohol testing throughout employment with the City.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Backhoe, skip loader, high ranger, trencher, chipper, dump and stake trucks, large gang mower, sod cutter, brush chipper, irrigation trencher, leaf rake sweeper, aerial lift, edger, weed eater, blower, hedge trimmer, mower, various sizes of chain saws, herbicide sprayer, pressure washer, generator, compressor, aerators, renovators, welding equipment, A-frame, tamper, jack hammer, welding equipment, front-end loader truck, automated refuse collection truck, front end loading refuse collection truck, D8 dozer, trash compactor, motor grader, 10,000 gallon water truck, motor grader, vibratory compactor, IT machine, vactron, post pounder, concrete saw, back hoe, stump grinders, root cutters, computer, telephone, pager, fax, copying machine, and other office equipment.
The completed electronic application packet will include the online application and supplemental questions. If you are experiencing any technical (computer related) difficulties or need help with attaching documents to your application, please call the NEOGOV help line for assistance at 1-855-524-5627.
The most qualified candidates will be selected to appear before a panel for an interview. Those applicants invited to interview will be notified electronically at the e-mail address provided by each candidate through application process. Therefore, it is the applicant's responsibility to provide an accurate email address and to allow their inbox to receive emails in regard to this recruitment. The oral board will recommend a limited number of candidates to the eligibility list from which the new Laborer III may be selected. This recruitment may also establish an eligibility list for future Laborer III openings.
A 'No Smoking' policy has been adopted in all City facilities to promote a health-based, smoke-free work place as part of the City's commitment to a pollution-free environment.