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Maintenance Leader

Salary: $23.66-$28.88 hourly / $4,115-$5,023 monthly / Range: 5676

DEFINITION: Under direction, participates in and leads the work of staff engaged in field or office activities related to construction and maintenance of roads, flood control facilities, or other public works projects; and performs related duties as required. For the park maintenance assignment, acts in a lead capacity in the performance of construction and maintenance of parks, beaches, and leisure recreational facilities; performs related tasks as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from Park Maintenance Worker, Maintenance Worker II, and Heavy Equipment Operator by its responsibility for leading staff. Performance of maintenance duties and operation of heavy equipment are considered secondary responsibilities of the Maintenance Leader class. Maintenance Leaders in field assignments report to Maintenance Supervisors; in office assignments, they report to Maintenance Superintendents.

Maintenance Leaders in park maintenance assignments report to a Park Operations Manager in the Park Department and are responsible for park and beach maintenance only. In the park maintenance assignment, this class may occasionally operate or supervise the operation of light to heavy equipment. Operators of heavy equipment on a continual basis are not assigned to the park maintenance assignment.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

Field Assignment:

1. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and assigns daily activities of a crew of skilled and semi-skilled workers involved in the maintenance, repair, and construction of roads, drainage channels, and related facilities; determines quantities needed and obtains necessary materials and equipment to complete a project; at work sites, serves as department's primary contact with members of the public, by answering questions and accepting and referring service requests.
2. Ensures that crew members are aware of and in compliance with established safety practices; conducts preliminary investigations of on-the-job accidents and injuries; identifies the need and arranges for safety training and/or personal protective equipment to reduce the incidence of accidents and injuries.
3. Participates in the selection of employees; trains employees in work methods and procedures, sets standards, and evaluates employees' performance; makes recommendations to supervisor regarding appropriate disciplinary actions.
4. May perform maintenance duties such as: patching and resurfacing roads; repairing and inspecting pipelines; spraying chemicals for control of vegetation, using standard formulas for mixing and diluting; clearing ditches and channels; building concrete walls, catch basins, and bridge footings; removing and trimming trees; running grade stakes on construction; and operating heavy equipment as needed.

Office Assignment:

1. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and assigns daily activities of clerical staff performing administrative tasks related to road maintenance, repair, and construction; researches cost and availability and prepares specifications for materials and equipment needed to complete projects; answers questions and accepts service requests that cannot be resolved by clerical staff; investigates service requests, acting on behalf of superintendent to resolve them or referring them to a member of the field staff, as appropriate.
2. Provides initial and ongoing safety training to all maintenance staff at an assigned location on such topics as: hazard communication, traffic control, proper handling and disposal of hazardous waste, and use of personal protective equipment; serves as divisional liaison with representatives of regulatory agencies on safety-related matters and prepares responses to safety inspections; conducts follow-up investigations of on-the-job accidents and injuries and makes recommendations regarding their cause and prevention; analyzes new and modified Cal-OSHA Division of Industrial Safety regulations and recommends operational changes to ensure compliance; inspects equipment and work sites and enforces compliance with safe work practices and applicable safety regulations.
3. Participates in the selection of employees; trains employees in work methods and procedures, sets standards, and evaluates employees' performance; makes recommendations to supervisor regarding appropriate disciplinary actions.
4. Assists in preparation of annual maintenance contracts and development of a regular surface maintenance program by calculating materials required; conducts annual fixed asset inventory and maintains inventory records; prepares cost analyses for various aspects of the maintenance program and maintains related database; completes requisitions for tools, materials, and safety equipment; compiles budget reports and assists in budget monitoring.
5. May perform road maintenance and construction duties in a back-up capacity.

Park Maintenance Assignment:

1. Plans, schedules, assigns, and leads the work of skilled and semi-skilled workers involved in the overall maintenance, repair, and construction of roads, trails, park grounds, drainage, facilities, plumbing, and electrical utilities; determines quantities needed and obtains necessary materials and equipment to complete a project; at work sites, serves as one of the department's key contacts with members of the public, by answering questions and accepting and referring service requests
2. Ensures that crew members are aware of and in compliance with established safety practices; conducts preliminary investigations of on-the-job accidents and injuries; identifies the need and arranges for safety training and/or personal protective equipment to reduce the incidence of accidents and injuries.
3. Participates in the selection of employees; trains employees in work methods and procedures, sets standards, and evaluates employees' performance; makes recommendations to supervisor regarding appropriate disciplinary actions.
4. Installs and maintains plumbing, electrical, and parks landscaping; supervises and operates light to heavy equipment; maintains and repairs vehicles used in park maintenance; maintains and repairs equipment used in parks services; builds, maintains, and repairs ramps, docks, and buoy lines; fabricates and welds metal for various purposes; cleans, maintains, and regulates chemicals for swimming pools and filters.
5. Cleans ditches and channels; removes and trims trees; sprays chemicals to control vegetation; oversees usage and storage of herbicides and pesticide
6. Organizes, implements, and directs parks, grounds, and beach maintenance operations/activities.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

1. Two years of experience in construction and maintenance of public works projects (applicable to Field and/or Office assignment); or general maintenance of structures, equipment, and utilities (applicable to Park Maintenance assignment); or,
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to Maintenance Worker II (applicable to Field and/or Office assignment) or Park Maintenance Worker (applicable to Park Maintenance assignment) with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class B Driver's License is required. Possession of a valid California Class A Driver's License may be required for some assignments.

Appointees to this class will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs prior to beginning work; once on the job, incumbents will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs and/or alcohol on a random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up basis.

FOR FIELD AND OFFICE ASSIGNMENTS:

Knowledge of: materials, equipment, work methods, and safety practices related to public works construction and maintenance; basic arithmetic, including multiplication, division, and fractions; standard English grammar and usage.

Ability to: plan and organize work of self and others; establish and adjust priorities; make independent decisions; make arithmetic calculations; use a computer; represent the department with tact; establish and maintain working relationships with a wide variety of people; learn and apply principles and practices of supervision, including employee performance evaluation; train and communicate with others; keep accurate and detailed records; operate heavy equipment; prepare a variety of written documents; read and interpret construction plans and specifications.

FOR OFFICE ASSIGNMENT ONLY:
In addition to the above:

Ability to: gather and analyze information, draw sound conclusions, and make recommendations; learn and explain a wide variety of safety-related practices and regulations; learn a variety of computer software applications; learn methods and practices of inventory control and purchasing.

FOR PARK MAINTENANCE ASSIGNMENT ONLY:
In addition to the above (excluding the knowledge of public works construction and ability to operate heavy equipment):

Knowledge of: general principles of construction, plumbing and electrical work; operation of common types of light to heavy equipment used in construction and landscape; materials, equipment, work methods, and safety practices related to construction and maintenance of public parks and beaches; principles and practices of landscape design and layout, grounds maintenance, and basic building trades; equipment, tools, and materials used in parks and grounds maintenance; parks and grounds maintenance operations.

Ability to: fabricate and weld metal; construct, maintain, and repair various structures used in park access and use; perform regular physical work that includes lifting, carrying, and walking; use and store safely various herbicides and pesticides; oversee supplies and materials; learn to clean, maintain, and regulate chemicals for swimming pools and filters; learn and apply principles and practices of work safety and pertinent local, State, and Federal laws, ordinances, and rules; observe safety rules; analyze problem equipment; identify safety hazards; locate equipment and tools; interpret work orders; remember equipment and tool location; interact with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
 



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