Parks and Open Space Equipment Operator Job at Roseville, Placer County, California

Parks and Open Space Equipment Operator

City of Roseville , California

Job Information 


Parks, Recreation and Libraries

Mid Level


$22.77 - $27.68 Hourly

Application Deadline 


10/28/2020 12:43 PM PDT

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive




The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the temporary and part-time position of Parks and Open Space Equipment Operator in the Parks, Recreation & Libraries Department.  The normal work schedule may include evenings and weekends.  Candidates hired will work one of two schedules:  Seasonal employees are limited to a maximum of 1,000 hours over a 5 month seasonal period.  1,000 Hour employees are limited to 25 hours per week for a maximum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year.  While the current vacancy is for a 1,000 hour position, this recruitment may be used to fill 1,500 hour positions in the future.

The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.


The City of Roseville (COR) incorporates the following CORe Competencies as part of the City’s culture:

  • Focus on people: Develop and deliver service-oriented solutions that meet or exceed expectations.
  • Build trust: Ensure honesty and integrity to gain confidence and support of others.
  • Ensure accountability: Take responsibility for the outcomes of one’s own work and foster a sense of ownership in others.
  • Communicate effectively: Deliver clear, concise messages and actively listen to ideas and questions.
  • Collaborate inclusively:  Build effective working partnerships, alliances, and teams.
  • Make quality decisions: Make sound, timely decisions and recommendations.
  • Be adaptable/agile: Change approach or methods to best fit the situation and effectively balance competing priorities.


The City of Roseville Parks, Recreation & Libraries Department incorporates our culture into our everyday interactions with our co-workers and our community.

  • Take Pride - We’re proud of the services that we provide to our residents.
  • Be Creative - We encourage an environment that allows for passion and innovation.
  • Always Improving - We embrace change by fostering opportunities to learn, adapt and grow.
  • Work As a Team -Teamwork makes us stronger, more efficient and adds value to our department.
  • Make it Fun - We celebrate our co-workers, achievements and successes.


To perform a variety of duties related to maintaining the City’s natural resources, facilities, and property.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Operate heavy equipment such as backhoes, dump trucks and aerial lifts; operate golf cart type vehicle, mower or other machinery.
  • Note and correct safety hazards; refer difficult problems/hazards for more advanced attention and recommend possible solutions.
  • Prepare necessary forms and reports.
  • Utilize proper safety precautions related to all work performed.
  • Promote and enforce safety procedures; render first aid and CPR, if certified, as required.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

When assigned to Park Maintenance:

  • Prepare and condition City operated softball and baseball diamonds.
  • Maintain, mow, and clean parks and playground facilities, restrooms and surrounding areas.
  • Repair and maintain park and landscape irrigation systems.
  • Maintain municipal swimming pool pumps, filters, and related equipment; monitor and apply chemicals; refer to appropriate staff for further attention.

When assigned to Open Space Maintenance:

  • Assist in vegetation management; assist in tree care, creek, preserve and natural resource maintenance.
  • Maintain bike trails, power tools, and irrigation systems.
  • Operate tree care equipment such as chippers, stump grinders, power tools and other related equipment.
  • Perform data collection/GPS in preserves and open space areas, creeks, and the urban forest.
  • Perform pesticide application.


Knowledge of:

  • Basic methods, tools, and equipment used in natural resource and grounds maintenance.
  • Basic principles and practices of record keeping.
  • Principles and practices of safety management.

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist, and reach while operating equipment and perform maintenance and/or construction activities; perform heavy manual labor; operate a variety of hand and power tools used in maintenance activities; know and understand maintenance operations and/or construction projects, observe safety rules.
  • Intermittently, analyze equipment problems; identify safety hazards; remember and locate equipment and tools; may interpret and explain work orders; sit while completing work papers; travel from job-site to job-site sitting in assigned vehicle or on equipment; lift or carry cement bags, fertilizer sacks and/or bags of chalk weighing 50 pounds or less.
  • Learn to perform semi-skilled tasks in a variety of maintenance activities.
  • Operate heavy equipment such as backhoes, dump trucks and aerial lifts.
  • Operate golf type vehicle, mower and other maintenance equipment.
  • Understand and translate City policies and practices into everyday working practices; make sound decisions with solid problem solving methods.
  • Learn principles and techniques of first aid and artificial respiration.
  • Respond to emergency situations in a calm and effective manner; administer first aid and CPR, if certified.
  • Learn to identify problems regarding the facility and programs; refer difficult problems/irregularities for more advanced attention and recommend possible solutions.
  • Understand and carry out written and oral directions.
  • Communicate tactfully with customers.
  • Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Communicate effectively and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training


  • Two years of increasingly responsible experience performing parks and facilities, tree care, creek, preserve or natural resource maintenance duties.


  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade GED, or higher level degree; additional course work and training in maintenance, agronomy, horticulture, forestry, natural resource management or related field is highly desirable.

License or Certificate

  • Possession of a valid California Class B driver’s license by date of application. 
  • Possession of CPR and First Aid certificates within six (6) months of hire.

Necessary Special Requirement  

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.


  1. Employees work one of two schedules; which schedule do you prefer:
  • Seasonal:  Employees work a maximum of 1,000 hours over a 5 month seasonal period.
  • 1,000 Hour:  Employees work up to 25 hours per week for a maximum of 1,000 hours per fiscal year.
  • No preference
  1. Do you possess a valid California Class A or B drivers license?  If yes, please list the expiration date.
  2. Are you a current CalPERS member? A current CalPERS member is someone who has funds on deposit with CalPERS.
  • Yes
  • No


Applications will be screened by the Human Resources Department for minimum qualifications.  Qualifying applicants may be contacted by the Department to interview.  Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.


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