Grounds Worker (SEIU)

Published
January 12, 2022
Location
Oakland, CA
Job Type
 

Description

Ride BART to a satisfying career that lets you both: 1) make a difference to Bay Area residents, and 2) enjoy excellent pay, benefits and employment stability. BART is looking for people who like to be challenged, work in a fast paced environment, and have a passion for connecting riders to work, school and other places they need to go. BART offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health benefits, paid time off, and the CalPERS retirement program.

Conditions of Employment

All new or rehired San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. You will be required to show proof of your completed COVID-19 vaccination prior to receiving a final offer, unless you receive a COVID-19 Vaccination reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition or a religious exemption due to an approved sincerely held religious belief that prohibits you from receiving a vaccine. BART will review requests for a reasonable accommodation or religious exemption on a case-by-case basis. Documentation may be required. For questions, please contact BART Human Resources, Leave Management at HRDP@bart.gov .

Department

Grounds Maintenance

Pay and Benefits

BART offers comprehensive compensation and benefits programs. Benefits include CalPERS pension; excellent medical (effective January 1, 2021 current employee cost $153.85 monthly for most plans), vision, and dental coverage; supplemental insurances; paid holidays and vacation; as well as two investment programs, one of which is entirely funded by BART. BART does not participate in Social Security. Complimentary BART passes for employee and qualifying dependents.

Pay Rate

SEIU Maint Worker II
Step 76: $31.50/hour - Step 99: $41.18/hour
External candidates will start at Step 76

Posted Date

Jnauary 10, 2022

Closing Date

January 21, 2022
This posting will fill two (2) vacancies currently available in the department.

Reports To

G.Eddy- Asst Superintendent Way & Facilities

Days Off

Variable

Who May Apply

All current BART employees and qualified individuals who are not yet BART employees.

Essential Job Functions

1. Prepares soil for planting and plants trees, shrubs and seedlings; grades area for erosion control as required.
2. Cultivates, mulches, fertilizes and maintains existing plantings; trims trees, and prunes shrubs, ground covers and annual planting; installs and maintains sprinkler system.
3. Sets and operates sprinklers or water planting by hand as required; clears leaves, trash and debris, sweeps and rakes walkways and parking lots and leaves planted and surrounding public areas in a clean and orderly condition.
4. Mixes various pesticides and sprays for vegetation, animal and insect control, following specific instructions.
5. Cleans culverts, drainage areas and other natural lands on District properties.
6. Maintains and repairs fences and gates and other minor structures found in District landscaped areas.
7. Operates a truck or other vehicle to reach the work site.
8. Uses, cleans and performs minor maintenance on a variety of hand and power tools common to the trade, including tillers, tractors, sprayers, chain saws, pruners, chippers, mowers and blowers.
9. Reads and interprets blueprints and designs; discusses work to be performed with foreworkers or others.
10. Answers inquiries from citizens regarding work performed.
11. Selects tools, equipment and materials required for the job; loads and unloads materials and equipment.
12. Maintains records of work performed and materials used; may assist other maintenance crews in emergency situations or take immediate action to mitigate hazards such as fallen tree limbs or broken glass.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Completion of high school diploma or recognized equivalent
Experience:
Three years of gardening and grounds maintenance experience. Trade or technical school training in landscaping or horticulture may be substituted for the experience on a year for year basis to a maximum of two years.
Knowledge of:

  • Tools, equipment, methods and materials for the maintenance of grounds and varied landscaped and public use areas.
  • Tools, equipment, practices and techniques related to tree and shrub trimming and pruning.
  • Equipment and practices related to the safe use of various pesticides and herbicides.
  • Irrigation system installation and maintenance methods and techniques use and care of hand and power tools common to the trade.
  • Basic shop arithmetic.

Skill in:

  • Performing skilled landscaping and grounds maintenance work.
  • Reading and interpreting plans and specifications.
  • Understanding and following oral and written directions.
  • Calculating quantities and distances.
  • Maintaining accurate records and preparing simple reports of work performed.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record; must be willing to work out of doors in all weather conditions; must be physically capable of performing heavy physical labor, including lifting materials and equipment weighing up to 90 pounds; may be required to obtain on appropriate California pesticide applicator license.

Selection Process

This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, All SEIU members must follow the "Bid Form Process", failure to comply will invalidate an employee's application.

The selection process will include a screening for minimum qualifications as listed in this posting and may additionally involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview. Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first.

Application Process

All SEIU Local 1021 members MUST submit their bid forms in the bid box. Failure to comply may invalidate the employee's bid.

Current Non-SEIU employees are strongly encouraged to apply on line, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART. Current Non-SEIU employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.

On line or paper applications are considered to provide supplemental information and should not be considered a substitution for the bid form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.

Other Information

When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.

Essential Job Functions

1. Prepares soil for planting and plants trees, shrubs and seedlings; grades area for erosion control as required.
2. Cultivates, mulches, fertilizes and maintains existing plantings; trims trees, and prunes shrubs, ground covers and annual planting; installs and maintains sprinkler system.
3. Sets and operates sprinklers or water planting by hand as required; clears leaves, trash and debris, sweeps and rakes walkways and parking lots and leaves planted and surrounding public areas in a clean and orderly condition.
4. Mixes various pesticides and sprays for vegetation, animal and insect control, following specific instructions.
5. Cleans culverts, drainage areas and other natural lands on District properties.
6. Maintains and repairs fences and gates and other minor structures found in District landscaped areas.
7. Operates a truck or other vehicle to reach the work site.
8. Uses, cleans and performs minor maintenance on a variety of hand and power tools common to the trade, including tillers, tractors, sprayers, chain saws, pruners, chippers, mowers and blowers.
9. Reads and interprets blueprints and designs; discusses work to be performed with foreworkers or others.
10. Answers inquiries from citizens regarding work performed.
11. Selects tools, equipment and materials required for the job; loads and unloads materials and equipment.
12. Maintains records of work performed and materials used; may assist other maintenance crews in emergency situations or take immediate action to mitigate hazards such as fallen tree limbs or broken glass.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Completion of high school diploma or recognized equivalent
Experience:
Three years of gardening and grounds maintenance experience. Trade or technical school training in landscaping or horticulture may be substituted for the experience on a year for year basis to a maximum of two years.
Knowledge of:

  • Tools, equipment, methods and materials for the maintenance of grounds and varied landscaped and public use areas.
  • Tools, equipment, practices and techniques related to tree and shrub trimming and pruning.
  • Equipment and practices related to the safe use of various pesticides and herbicides.
  • Irrigation system installation and maintenance methods and techniques use and care of hand and power tools common to the trade.
  • Basic shop arithmetic.

Skill in:

  • Performing skilled landscaping and grounds maintenance work.
  • Reading and interpreting plans and specifications.
  • Understanding and following oral and written directions.
  • Calculating quantities and distances.
  • Maintaining accurate records and preparing simple reports of work performed.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Other Requirements:

  • Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record; must be willing to work out of doors in all weather conditions; must be physically capable of performing heavy physical labor, including lifting materials and equipment weighing up to 90 pounds; may be required to obtain on appropriate California pesticide applicator license.

Selection Process

This is a SEIU Local 1021 Bargaining unit position. However, All SEIU members must follow the "Bid Form Process", failure to comply will invalidate an employee's application.

The selection process will include a screening for minimum qualifications as listed in this posting and may additionally involve a skills/performance test, written exam, and/or a panel interview. Outside applicants will not be considered until all employees who have applied have been considered first.

Application Process

All SEIU Local 1021 members MUST submit their bid forms in the bid box. Failure to comply may invalidate the employee's bid.

Current Non-SEIU employees are strongly encouraged to apply on line, either at www.bart.gov/jobs, or on WebBART. Current Non-SEIU employees may also apply using a BART paper application by delivering the completed form to the Human Resources Department, or by mailing it to P. O. Box 12688, Oakland, CA 94604-2688.

On line or paper applications are considered to provide supplemental information and should not be considered a substitution for the bid form itself.

Applications must be complete by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and above), religion, national origin (including language use restrictions), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), ancestry, marital status, military status, veteran status, medical condition (cancer/genetic characteristics and information), or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The BART Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate persons with disabilities or for religious reasons. Please advise the Human Resources Department of any special needs in advance of the examination by emailing at least 5 days before your examination date at employment@bart.gov .

Qualified veterans may be eligible to obtain additional veteran's credit in the selection process for this recruitment (effective Jan. 1, 2013). To obtain the credit, veterans must attach to the application a DD214 discharge document or proof of disability and complete/submit the Veteran's Preference Application no later than the closing date of the posting. For more information about this credit please go to the Veteran's Preference Policy and Application link at www.bart.gov/jobs.

Other Information

When you have successfully applied for this position you will receive an auto reply e-mail acknowledging that your application was received for this position. Please retain a copy of the e-mail for your records. If you receive an auto reply that does not specifically reference this position, please email Employment Help at employment@bart.gov for assistance.

To verify submission of your application, click on the 'My Career Tools' link at the top of the 'Careers Home Page' after submitting your application to view the list of applications you have submitted (including application date and status). If you have further questions, please email the Employment Help at employment@bart.gov , between the hours of 8:15am - 5:00pm, Monday- Friday.

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