Working under the close supervision of a Caltrans Maintenance Supervisor, the incumbent operates light vehicles and equipment used by the assigned unit and is required to have a class C driver's license, works individually or with a crew performing tasks related to highway and landscape maintenance work.
Duties to include: perform landscape maintenance, weeding, planting, pruning, chemical application, fertilizing, roadside mowing, litter pick-up, rest area and irrigation repair. Operation of chainsaw, weedeater, lawnmower, and other light equipment/hand tools and work on traffic control and lane closures, act as flagperson, operate pilot car and two way radio. Operate and maintain light equipment. May be loaned to other crews.
Required to work in a wide range of sometimes-extreme conditions, including heat up to 120 degrees, cold to -15 degrees, strong winds, rain sleet and show. During the winter months the workweek is normally 5/8-hour days but the employee may be scheduled to work nights, weekends, and overtime with irregular days off.
You must be a current state employee with transfer eligibility, be on an eligibility list for the classification, or have re-instatement rights, to be considered for this position.
Standard State application (STD 678) is required. SROA/Surplus applicants must provide a copy of the notice. Applications subject to screening – interviews may be held. Pending personnel approval.
PLEASE NOTE: Possession of minimum qualifications will be verified prior to interview and/or appointment. If it is determined an applicant does not meet the minimum qualifications, the application will be forwarded to the State Personnel Board for review and the applicant's name may be removed from the eligibility list.
Subject to Post & Bid for Bargaining Unit 12. All applications will be accepted, but cannot be considered unless the position is not filled via Post & Bid.
If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies.
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Equal Opportunity to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.
It is the objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free state workplace. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service, and the special trust placed in public servants.