Examples of Duties This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both full time and extra help vacancies. Please note: Extra help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. Extra Help Rate is up to $ 16.03 per hour. Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Waters, mows, weeds, trims, reseeds, and applies fertilizers to lawns and fields.
- Rakes leaves, cleans walks, fields and other facilities.
- Performs general grounds cleaning work and litter removal.
- Plants trees, flowers, and shrubs and performs ground-level tree and shrub pruning.
- Performs cleaning and maintenance work in park or airport facilities, buildings and other recreation areas.
- Performs or may assist with building maintenance tasks such as replacing broken toilets, plumbing, electrical systems and parts, painting, and repairs doors.
- May fuel vehicles and maintain mileage/fuel usage records.
- Operates power mowers, tractors, lawn edgers, and other manual tools and power equipment.
- May operate trucks, street sweepers, or equipment such as backhoes, trenchers, brush hog and gang mower. May also perform service or minor maintenance to equipment and/or vehicles.
- Repairs furniture and other equipment.
- Checks buildings, equipment and grounds to locate conditions indicating the need for repairs and maintenance.
- May repair and replace gates, fences, walls, and walks.
- Assists with the installation and maintenance of sprinkler systems.
- Performs heavy manual labor, mixes and pours concrete, digs ditches and lays pipe.
- May apply fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides and insecticides to fields, grass, trees and shrubs.
- May examine state of large trees in recreational areas for possible hazards.
- May climb trees using ropes, ladders, or hydraulic lifts for tree trimming purposes and removal.
- May be required to be responsible for a crew of volunteers, general relief, or summer youth workers.
- Depending upon assigned locations, may provide park visitors with information on facility use and park rules and regulations.
- Assists in identifying and reporting violations of park rules and regulations.
- May inspect playground equipment for safety defects.
- Maintain baseball fields and other recreational areas in proper conditions.
- May handle set up and take down of tables, chairs, and equipment for special events.
Minimum Qualifications Ground Maintenance Worker IExperience:
One (1) year of experience in grounds keeping, building maintenance, or related work.Ground Maintenance Worker IIExperience:
One (1) year of experience comparable to that of a Grounds Maintenance Worker I in Merced County.Ground Maintenance Worker I/IILicense:
Possess a valid California driver's license at time of appointment and maintain.
The incumbent may be required to obtain valid certification from the State of California for application of herbicides and pesticides.
Essential Functions ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Operate a personal computer and other office equipment.
- Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
- Analyze data, interpret directions, procedures and regulations, and develop appropriate responses.
- Perform job duties under stressful conditions.
- Respond appropriately to situations.
- Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
- Frequently lift and move with help objects weighing up to 100 pounds.
- Walk, stand, stoop, kneel or crouch on narrow, slippery or uneven surfaces under various environmental conditions.
- Operate tractors, street sweepers, mowers, weed-eaters, power tools, and other grounds maintenance equipment.
- Skillfully use hand and power tools required in grounds and maintenance activities.
- Exposure to dirt, fumes, chemicals, noise and indoor/outdoor heat and cold.
- Exposure to constant public contact
- Weekend, weeknight and holiday work, as required.
- Regular attendance is an essential function.
- Methods, tools, materials, and equipment used in grounds, facilities, and maintenance work.
- Use and practice of tools and materials used in the groundskeeper, carpentry, painting, building, landscaping, grounds, and electrical trades.
- Safe equipment operation and work practices.
- Safety precautions related to handling pesticides.
- The use of pesticides in grounds keeping.
- First Aid practices.
- Basic mathematics.
HOLIDAYS & LEAVES
- Learn County rules and regulations.
- Skillfully use hand and power tools required in general grounds and maintenance.
- Perform repair and maintenance duties and heavy manual labor.
- Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
10 days the first 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 160 hours), 15 days in the second 5 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 240 hours), and 20 days after 10 years of continuous employment (limited to a maximum of 320 hours).
.0462 hours sick leave for each paid regularly scheduled work hour. 12 days (96 hours per year) with unlimited accumulation. Optional annual buy back of a portion of accumulated sick leave hours upon meeting certain criteria.
Twelve paid holidays annually plus one optional holiday.
Three (3) regularly scheduled work days or five (5) days if distance traveled over 500 miles one-way.
County paid health plan with maximum contributions; 100% for employee up to maximum of $420, 50% of dependent up to maximum of $100 for child/$220 for spouse biweekly. There are multiple health plans to choose from. County paid dental and vision plans, 100% for employee, with 50% of dependent premiums paid by the County.
County sponsored employee health clinic available for zero or reduced co-pay depending on selected health plan. DISABILITY INSURANCE
State Disability Insurance - Benefit based on highest quarter during previous calendar year. Employee pays premium.
$10,000 County-paid coverage (Accidental Death and Dismemberment included). Voluntary Term Life and Universal Life Insurance available - premium paid by employee.
The County offers a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan. Employees choose their investment funds and can make pretax contributions to the plan up to the maximum allowable. MERCED COUNTY EMPLOYEE RETIREMENT ASSOCIATION The retirement plan is a defined benefit plan administered pursuant to the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 and other provisions of the California Government Code. MCERA members also pay into Social Security.The applicable benefit formula is dependent upon your hire date with an MCERA employer; yourpension amount will be determined by your age, years of service and final compensation amount.EXTRA HELP EMPLOYEES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR COUNTY BENEFITS. EMPLOYEE PROGRAMS
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP )
MHNEAP services provides up to five face-to-face counseling sessions per incident and provides a toll-free "800" hotline available 24/7 for emergencies and crisis intervention. EAP services include counseling services, legal services, financial services and Work-life Resource services.
For more information log on to members.mhn.com.
EMPLOYEE TICKETS, COUPONS, and DISCOUNTS
The County of Merced has partnered with Employee Savings Tickets to provide discounted coupons and tickets for all county employees to attractions throughout the state and out-of-state. The discounts and coupons are available for shopping, movies, sporting events, theme parks, zoos and aquariums and much more.
THIS BULLETIN IS NOT A CONTRACT AND DOES NOT CREATE CONTRACTUAL OR LEGAL RIGHTS ON BEHALF OF ANY EMPLOYEE. THIS BULLETIN IS SUBJECT OF BEING SUPPLEMENTED, MODIFIED, WITHDRAWN OR OTHERWISE CHANGED PENDING LABOR AGREEMENTS AND/OR AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICER OR AS THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DEEM NECESSARY.
For answers to specific questions regarding employee benefits, please call Human Resources at 209.385.7682 or go to Merced County Benefits Summary