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Park Enhancement Aide
Summary
Title:Park Enhancement Aide
ID:1107
Department:Parks & Facilities
Salary Range:$10.30 per. hr.
Estimated Hours/Schedule:3 days per week, including every 1st and 3rd Saturday between Oct 2016-May 2017
Description
The Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Invites Applications For:

PARK ENHANCEMENT AIDE
Several Positions available
This is a part-time seasonal position. There are no full-time positions available at this time.
 
Salary: $10.30 Per. Hr.
Schedule: Approx. 20 hrs. Per. Week.
3 days per week, including every 1st and 3rd Saturday between Oct 2016-May 2017
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled                                                                            
Anticipated Start Date: ASAP
 
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
A fully completed District application and a personal resume are required. (Incomplete applications will not be accepted). Application is available online at www.larpd.org  

SELECTION PROCESS
Based upon all submitted materials, the applicants presenting the best job-related qualifications will be invited to an interview. (Date to be determined).

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employment with the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District is contingent upon meeting the physical demands of the position, with or without accommodation, passing a complete background check, which includes Department of Justice fingerprinting, and a pre-employment, post-offer physical examination including drug screen.

THE POSITION
Under direct supervision, performs both routine and semi-skilled ecological restoration tasks, plant care and stream maintenance; and performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Duties emphasize the enhancement and maintenance of parks, open spaces, trails, and urban streams.  Incumbents will work with a team to restore riparian habitats, educate, and engage the public at monthly volunteer days.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Installs and maintains native plants.
  2. Invasive species control and removal.
  3. Picks up and removes litter, trash, and other debris.
  4. May assist in a variety of minor equipment installation and maintenance.
  5. Operates equipment related to planting, plant care and maintenance, including, but not limited, to string trimmers and augers.
  6. Leads, instructs, and interacts courteously and effectively with community groups and individuals at volunteer days.
  7. Communicates effectively with a wide range of people.
  8. Works with adults, children, and families at volunteer days.
  9. Provides information about local ecology, native plant species, and program; engages audiences of various age groups, especially teens.
  10. Takes appropriate safety precautions in the performance of job duties.
  11. Responds appropriately to changing situations.
  12. At all times, demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and the public.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.  The employee will perform duties both outdoors and in an indoor office environment.  Employee may be required to work an irregular work schedule, including weekends and occasional holidays.  Employee may work at multiple outdoor sites, and will have to travel between sites often.  Employee will be exposed to a variety of climatic conditions and geographical terrain, insects, animals and plants associated with wet or dry stream environments.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties and responsibilities of this position.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to type on a computer or handheld communication device, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and is required to talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to traverse slopes and grades; sit, stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms for prolonged periods; wade in water up to chest high.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee may occasionally lift 10 to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  These requirements may be reasonably accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals, requiring and requesting such accommodation.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Education: High School education or GED, college courses in ecology, parks, environmental studies or other related fields is desired.
Knowledge of:
  • Basic ecology, hydrology, and environmental processes.
  • Basic horticulture and plant care.
  • Occupational hazards and related safety precautions.
Ability to:
  • Perform manual labor in varying weather conditions.
  • Perform a wide variety of tasks associated with plant care, stream channels, and restoration.
  • Safely operate equipment and tools used in plant care and restoration work.
  • Follow written and oral instructions.
  • Understand and apply appropriate safety procedures.
  • Communicate effectively with volunteers.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Perform minor mechanical repair and servicing tasks.
Special Requirements
  • Possession of a class “C” California Driver’s License with a satisfactory driving record at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment.
  • Clearance from a fingerprint and background check.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION
Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation throughout the selection process. Request for reasonable accommodation during the selection process may be made by contacting the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District Human Resources Office prior to the final filing date.
LARPD is an Equal Opportunity/ADA Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.
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