The City of Livermore is currently conducting a recruitment to fill a Landscape Maintenance Specialist position in the Maintenance Division of the Public Works Department. This is an advanced journey level classification and requires specialized knowledge in irrigation, contract monitoring, and arborist responsibilities.
Under general supervision, the Landscape Maintenance Specialist performs landscape inspection work; performs a variety of skilled irrigation operations and repair work; monitors contracts to ensure work completion meets contract requirements; responds to a variety of citizen requests and/or complaints; prepares detailed reports; reviews and makes recommendations on tree removal permits; and performs other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics:
- Quickly earns the trust and respect of others and responds to questions, concerns, and issues in a professional manner
- Ability to perform data entry, maintain logs, and prepare reports
- Ensures work assignments are completed in a timely manner with attention to priority work
- Values and possesses high ethical and professional standards
- Committed to providing excellent customer service
Experience: Four years of progressively responsible landscape inspection, landscape maintenance/construction supervision, and landscape contractor-monitoring which included at least two years of experience with skilled irrigation operations and repair work; or two years of experience at a level equivalent to a Groundskeeper II with the City of Livermore. Crew lead experience and experience with a government related agency are desirable.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school. Completion of course work in landscape maintenance or a related field is desirable.
License: Requires the possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the City. Requires the possession of a California Commercial Class B license with the appropriate endorsements prior to the completion of the probationary period.
Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) Requirement: Incumbents in this job classification may be called upon, at any time, to perform safety sensitive functions, and therefore, may be subject to the Federal Highway Administration D.O.T. regulations and the City’s policy concerning drug and alcohol testing as a continuing condition of employment with the City of Livermore.
Certification: Possession of a State of California Qualified Applicator Certificate at time of appointment. An International Society of Arboriculture Certification as an Arborist is required prior to the completion of the probationary period.
Other Requirements: Willingness and ability to work scheduled and emergency overtime; work on call, as required; wear a uniform and appropriate safety equipment; work outdoors in all weather conditions and at night; work at heights of 30?65 feet in the air, in confined and awkward spaces, and in heavy traffic; and attend public meetings, workshops, and classes during work and non-work hours as required.
Special Requirements: Essential duties require the mental and/or physical ability to work in a standard office environment; drive a motor vehicle; read fine print on labels, in manuals, maps, diagrams, and blueprints with no color deficiencies; converse, on the telephone, 2-way radio, and in person over the noise of machinery and traffic; detect subtle noises such as in machinery and running water; work with chemicals and pesticides used in the course of work; work on and around ladders and aerial lift trucks; move across rough terrain and bridge scaffolding; crawl, bend, stoop, reach, and climb; use personal computers; and strength to safely lift and maneuver up to 90 pounds many times a day.
The City of Livermore is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity.