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Temporary Ranger Maintenance Aide
Salary/Pay Rate: $10.74 - $13.05 Hourly
Posted Date: 3/17/2014
Deadline to Apply: 4/20/2014

Recruitment #14-029

Open until filled. 2 positions available. As soon as the vacancies are filled, this listing will be removed from the website. You may apply for multiple current jobs with the same DMV printout (dated within 30 days of submittal).

A completed City application. (Paper forms required.) Fill out application online and print out or obtain a paper application form from the City of Santa Cruz Human Resources Office at 809 Center Street, Room 6, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, (831) 420-5040. Submit application to the Human Resources Office.
• An original (not a copy) DMV driving record printout attached to your application. See Driving Record Printouts page on the City of Santa Cruz website for further information or the yellow handout in the Human Resources lobby:
A. The printout (Form 95A) can be obtained at the Department of Motor Vehicles, at a cost of $5.00. For more information call (800) 777-0133.
B. Issued by the DMV within 30 days of date of application.
C. DMV printouts obtained online ($2.00) are not official documents and will not be accepted in lieu of official printouts.
D. Applicants with more than two moving violations or responsibility for more than two vehicle accidents in the past three years will be disqualified.
• A response to the supplemental questions below, on a separate sheet. Your application will not be considered if a complete response to this request is not submitted. Include as much detail as possible; consider this as a job interview. Any work experience described here must be included in the Employment History section of your job application.
1. I have completed the eighth grade:
   ________Yes    _________No
2.  Please list all jobs, job duties, and duration of jobs (including to/from dates and number of hours per week) which provided you with the required (paid or unpaid) manual labor experience.
      (Please use a separate sheet.)
The Position: Under direct supervision, on a temporary or seasonal basis, performs a variety of unskilled tasks in the development and maintenance of City parks and recreational facilities.

TYPICAL DUTIES (May include but are not limited to the following):
• Walks designated trails in open spaces to look for potential hazards and erosion issues.
• Uses chainsaws and weed whips in accordance with proper safety standards.
• Perform trail sign maintenance.
• Cuts and clears weeds and brush; cleans trails.
• Hand grades terrain.
• Rakes, gathers, loads and hauls refuse, debris, brush, scrap lumber and rubble from parks and recreational facilities.
• Loads, unloads and operates pick-up and light dump trucks to transport maintenance supplies and materials.
• Participates in digging, widening and backfilling trenches and other excavations.
• Uses general grounds keeping tools such as picks, shovels, hoes, rakes, shears, and edgers.
• Pick up and remove trash and debris using hand operated "grab stick".
• Remove and replace trash can liners; cleans garbage cans
• Responsible for the safe operation of tools used.
• Performs routine maintenance and repair of tools
• Prepares material requests and keeps work logs as necessary.
• Tactfully responds to questions and comments from the public or conveys information as appropriate.
• Maintain and operate light vehicles.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Ability to:
• safely perform heavy sustained manual labor (which involves frequent bending, pulling, pushing, lifting and carrying of up to approximately 60 pounds);
• follow oral and written instructions given in English;
• work effectively as a member of a crew;
• complete simple records in English;
• act in a courteous and diplomatic manner with members of the public.
• learn and perform simple work procedures and routines.
• learn and perform proper use of tools, supplies and equipment.

Other Requirements
• Willingness to perform call-back duty as required.
• Willingness to work irregular shifts, holidays and weekends.
• Willingness to wear a uniform.
• Willingness to work under adverse weather conditions.

Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge and abilities shown is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these qualifications would be:
• Completion of the eighth grade and
• Some (paid or unpaid) manual labor experience.

Licenses (may not be required for all positions)
• Possession at time of hire and continued maintenance of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record.