Title: SERVICE ASSISTANT (MAINTENANCE) Salary: $2,481.00 - $2,821.00 Posted: 03/27/2013
**The Department of General Services is subject to the Personal Leave Program 2012/2013
(PLP 2012/2013), effective July 1, 2012 for 12 consecutive pay periods through June 2013 pay period.
The salary reduction is 4.62% less the base salary rate shown above.
The Department of General Services’ (DGS) Core Values are key to the success of the Department’s Mission to “Deliver results by providing timely, cost-effective services and products that support our customers.” The Department of General Services (DGS) expects its employees to adhere to the DGS Core Values of Integrity, Accountability, Communication, Excellence, Innovation and Teamwork. Our employees are expected to perform their duties with these values in mind.
SELECTION CRITERIA - Recruitment will occur in the order below:
• SROA/Surplus employees are encouraged to apply (attach Department letter).
• Transfers, re-employments, reinstatements, Training and Development Assignment (T&D) and recruitment from the DGS employment certification (Rank 1-3) or on another department’s employment list. Transfer of list eligibility (TOE) must meet the same DGS exam criteria (performance, oral, written) in order to transfer their eligibility from the other department’s employment list to DGS’ employment list. The candidate must be in a reachable rank (1-3) on the DGS cert list in order to be considered for appointment.
• Applications will be evaluated based on eligibility and desirable qualifications and interviews may be scheduled.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief Engineer II and/or Office Building Manager, the incumbent will be trained to perform the grounds maintenance at the State-owned facilities in the San Jose Management Unit area. These facilities consist of office buildings and parking lots.
The classification of Service Assistant (Maintenance) will provide on-the-job experience and education in order to meet the minimum qualifications for the Groundskeeper examination. The incumbent is required to attend training courses as part of the training plan and may be require the attendance of scheduled classes outside of the normal work hours. It is anticipated that most employees in this classification will be competitive in the examination and be in a reachable rank.
The Bay Region, San Jose Management Unit is located at 100 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 that occupies a three-story building with approximately 130,000 square feet of office space.
This position will assist in incorporating an Integrated Pest Management Plan for the State-owned grounds to focus on the long-term prevention or suppression of pest and plant disease problems using non-chemical practices and biological control programs. This work is performed in order to establish innovative and resource-efficient operational methods and practices in accordance with published guidelines as set forth in Executive Order D-16-00, Sections 14600 through 14973 of the Government Code, the Excellence in Public Building Initiative, Building and Property Management (BPM) and Real Estate Services Division (RESD) manuals and strategic plans. Additionally, to promote AB2415 and the Healthy Schools Act application of chemicals and cultivation tactics will be restricted to biological maintenance controls.
In order to maintain and beautify plant materials in grounds, incumbent will be trained to:
• Mows, edges, and aerates lawn areas using power mowers, edgers, trimmers and aerators.
• Trims, prunes, and shapes shrubs, hedges, and trees, using hand trimmers, hand and pole saws, pruners, and loppers.
• Waters plants using controlled irrigation/drip systems, hoses and portable water devices. Monitors soil saturation using soil samplers to determine appropriate irrigating cycles and recommend/make modifications
• Clear away leaves and debris using rakes, shovels, tarps and small utility vehicles.
• Removes weeds from flowerbeds and other areas by hand or flame weeding.
• Plants and transplants flowers, small trees, shrubs, groundcover, augments soil. using shovels and hand tools.
• Hauls away/disposes of cut branches, grass clippings, weeds, and other plant materials using a small utility vehicles, handcart and tarp.
• Sows grass seed using a hand spreader to replace or renovate lawn areas.
• Visually inspects and monitors vegetation for damage, and applies biological landscape methods to treat for insects, diseases and pests, by use of IPM Handbook.
• Gathers by hand the marked bags of soil samples for analysis by others in areas as directed by using small garden hand tools and markers.
• Applies liquid fertilizers to soil or foliage of plants, trees, shrubs, ground cover, lawns, annuals, etc. by use of hand spreaders, backpack sprayers, pump sprayers and garden hoses with attached sprayers.
• Performs minor repairs and maintenance of various type of irrigation systems (to include drip, overhead, automatic, manual, low voltage controls and valves, etc.) using shovels or hand trowels.
• Cleans out catch basins, bio-swales, drains, and culverts, using shovels and rakes and water pumps to prevent flooding of parking lots, sidewalks, and landscape areas.
• Repairs/Maintains ponds or fountains (including minor pump repair) using hoses, pressure washers, water pumps, brushes, nets, filters, and appropriate biological treatments to keep them functioning and free of debris.
• Repairs/Maintains outdoor furniture (objects and structures such as tables, chairs and benches) using paint brushes, sanders, pressure washers, wire brushes, scrapers, and graffiti remover to restore and beautify.
• Picks-up and/or removes garbage and refuse from grounds using grab sticks, buckets, bags/sacks, rakes shovels, backpack blowers, sweeper vehicles, rags, spray bottles, green cleaners, graffiti remover, and small utility vehicles.
• Obtains and reads pertinent publications or search internet for established or new subject information for insect ecology, soil organics, fertilizers, and pest/disease management treatments and other supplies, tools and equipment.
• Determines work that needs to be completed by analyzing monitoring records and reviewing work orders and product specifications, sketches, drawing, plans, and diagrams.
• Modifies watering, mulching, waste and food storage soil management.
• Ensures proper use of irrigation systems, tools, equipment, and supplies by reviewing manufacturer’s operation manuals and product labels.
• Maintains historical files to record status of plants, health of plants, beneficial and non-beneficial pests, diseases, soil and growing conditions, etc.
? Performs inspections documenting for historical files the status and health of plants, the presence of beneficial and/or non-beneficial pesos, diseases, soil and biological growing conditions and evaluate effectiveness of treatments.
? Initiates/Recommends innovative solutions to meet ever-changing weather, growing conditions and habitats.
? Establishes/Maintains an organized and efficient inventory management program including regular reporting and tracking of stock, equipment and supplies as well as keeping accurate inventories of materials and tools assigned to staff.
• Submits order requests following purchasing process to obtain approval by preparing requisitions in accordance to maintain sustained availability through replenishment or replacement.
? Independently prepare correspondence and reports applying current business standards and methods.
? Introduces and recommends annual special repairs or equipment for budgets prepared by supervisors.
? Reads blueprints for new and existing systems in analyzing and solving problems.
In order to ensure maximum longevity through equipment maintenance and operation in accordance with manufacturer’s guidelines and to maintain sufficient inventory of tools, equipment and supplies, incumbent will be trained to:
• Performs preventive maintenance, minor repairs or service on powered equipment (such as lawn mowers, pressure washers, etc.), using wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, files, etc.
• Cleans, sharpens, and repairs hand tools for proper and safe operation, using manual and power-driven sharpeners, grinders, files, sand paper, drills, etc.
• Completes routine inspections to verify supply counts of replacement parts or fluids to ensure timely ordering and confirm tool/equipment condition to promote timely replacement
In order to maintain a safe and healthful environment for the benefit of all employees and the public, under the additional supervision of the Chief Engineer II and/or the Office Building Manager and BPM Environmental Safety and Health Unit (ESHOP), in compliance with laws and regulation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Safety Training (AB 2189), Injury and Illness Prevention (IIPP and SB 298), by promoting the health and safety programs, incumbent will:
• Attends training in the handling of hazardous materials and use of environmental safeguards.
• Participates in executing the plans for Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption and Hazardous Materials and Waste Manifest.
• Monitors worksite to identify, and remedy, potential safety hazards to ensure public safety.
• Wears proper personal protective equipment when performing hazardous activities (such as using power tools) to ensure personal safety and minimize exposure to hazardous materials.
• Acts as liaison to coordinate and communicate scheduling of tree trimming to be performed by others.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of: Common hand tools and equipment used in routine maintenance and repair work.
Ability to: Learn and perform park, highway, building or grounds maintenance work including the safe use and care of equipment and supplies, follow oral, written and/or gestural directions; work courteously and cooperatively with others, utilize acceptable work habits and meet established production standards, perform basic arithmetic; drive light vehicles; understand mechanical relationships.
• The incumbent will be required to possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License, Class C in order to drive self, supplies and/or equipment from one job site to another while driving a State vehicle in order to perform the duties of the Service Assistant/Maintenance in the San Jose Management Unit located in the Bay Region.
• The incumbent may be required to pass the Department of Justice background and/or fingerprinting checks in order to work in restricted security access floors/buildings located in the Bay Region.
• The incumbent will be required to take a medical examination and must be approved by the Cal HR (formerly State Personnel Board).
• Willingness and ability to do general manual labor.
• Follows written and verbal directions
• Works independently with little supervision.
• Dependable and punctual.
• Interacts well with co-workers, the public, and clients.
• Organizes time efficiently and sets own priorities.
WORK ENVIRONMENT, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL ABILITIES
• Work in low-rise (6 floors and lower) to high-rise (7 floors and higher) office building environment.
• Wear unaltered BPM supplied shirts according to current uniform requirements.
• When working in the interior of the building, may need to use passenger or freight elevator to get self, equipment or supplies from one floor to another floor.
• Work involves exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, unpleasant odors, and loud noises.
• Work environment involves some exposure to hazardous chemicals or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
• Work outdoors and in all weather conditions, including rain, heat and cold.
• Work on various uneven ground surfaces and climb slopes.
• Work in public-accessed areas.
• Work in noisy areas or with noisy equipment or machinery.
• Work in any facility within the San Jose Management Unit.
• May encounter live or dead insects, reptiles, rodents or other wildlife in the performance of duties.
• Removes weeds from flowerbeds and other areas by hand weeding or using hand tools and/or power equipment and herbicides.
• Willingness to remove human or animal waste on grounds or buildings.br
• May require ability to work overtime.
• Assignment may require temporary shift change.
• Attend scheduled training courses as part of the training plan.
• Enter and exit vehicles and riding power equipment.
• Typical work activities involve frequent and prolonged periods of standing, walking extended distances, bending, stooping, kneeling or squatting while performing duties.
• Repetitively grip, grasp, and manipulate hand movement while using tools or power equipment applicable to job being performed.
• Climb stairs or ladders, use power and noise producing tools or equipment; drive motorized equipment and/or vehicles necessary to job being performed.
• Reach or stretch by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
• Considerable physical activity that requires heavy physical work; physical strength and agility, heavy lifting, pushing or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds.
• Wear safety equipment during the performance of duties, i.e., ear plugs when using blowers; dust masks when using pesticides, eye goggles when edging, cloth gloves when planting or pruning, rubber boots or raingear and back support.
• Read, write and understand verbal communication in English in order to follow instructions on manufacturer’s label for use of and/or mixture of products and enforce safety procedures. >r
• Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions or decimals.
• Apply common sense in personal safety and safety of equipment in adverse weather conditions (lightning storms, downpours, etc.)
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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