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CONSERVATION WORKER 1

Class Title: CONSERVATION WORKER 1
Bargaining Unit: Use for all Job Titles
Class Code: 062961
Education and Experience: Experience equivalent to one year of full-time labor and trades, routine office/clerical, or retail sales experience; or education equivalent to graduation from a standard high school.

Other Requirements:

Necessary Special Qualifications: A valid motor vehicle operator’s license may be required for employment in some positions
 
Examination Method: Non-competitive selection for Preferred Service positions.

Job Overview:

Summary: Under immediate supervision, performs unskilled and semiskilled conservation work of routine difficulty; and performs related work as required.
Distinguishing Features: This is the entry level class in the Conservation Worker sub-series. An employee in this class performs a wide variety of unskilled and semi-skilled conservation related work in such areas as building maintenance, grounds maintenance, clerical, and retail sales.  This class differs from that of Conservation Worker 2 in that an incumbent of the latter performs semi-skilled and skilled maintenance related work and is under general supervision.

Work Activities:

Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment:
  1. Performs tasks such as wiring switches, outlets and fixtures.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:
  1. Operates and utilizes a variety of equipment including mowers, trimmers, small trucks, and tractors for performance of daily duties.
  2. Performs grounds maintenance work including cutting and trimming grass and obstructive tree limbs.
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:
  1. Performs routine maintenance and minor repair on equipment.
  2. Replaces broken windows to ensure public safety and maintain park appearance.
  3. Unstops drains and repairs faucets, toilets and showers for proper facility operation.
  4. Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures, water lines, septic lines and tanks.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
  1. Obtains training for proper use of mowers, chain saws and other specialty equipment.
  2. Obtains training for chemical safety regarding the use of janitorial cleaning materials.
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:
  1. Handles complaints and resolves conflicts with park visitors.
Controlling Machines and Processes:
  1. Performs logging operations including chain saw operation for cutting down dead trees to manageable size for removal.
  2. Cuts firewood as needed for inns, cabins, villas, recreation lodges, campgrounds and park residences.
  3. Operates and utilizes assorted hand tools to perform daily duties.
  4. Constructs and erects signs to provide public information and safety.
  5. Vacuums and shampoos carpets to maintain park appearance and cleanliness.
Monitoring and Controlling Resources:
  1. Accepts cash, credit cards, money orders, checks, etc. as payment for rentals of campgrounds, group camps, cabins, shelters, and recreation lodges.
  2. Accepts on line reservations.
Performing General Physical Activities:
  1. Assists in suppressing forest fires at assigned work location to protect natural resources, facilities and the general public.
  2. Patches holes in roads and sidewalks to ensure public safety.
  3. Assists with controlled burning of wildflower plots and spillway dams utilizing various hand tools, flappers and fire rakes to allow return of native plants and wildflowers.
  4. Cleans floors, walls, ceilings, and restrooms to maintain proper sanitary conditions.
  5. Paints interior and exterior of buildings to ensure proper maintenance and appearance.
  6. Removes brush for fire prevention and safety.
  7. Changes exterior and interior light bulbs as needed on park grounds and facilities.
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information:
  1. Keeps simple records and makes routine reports such as time expended and materials used.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
  1. Communicates with persons outside agencies and government by two way radio, telephone, e-mail or in person.
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public:
  1. Checks visitors into campgrounds, group camps, cabins, shelters, and recreation lodges.
  2. Performs routine clerical work including answering phones, opening mail, etc.
Getting Information:
  1. Inspects grounds for trash, safety hazards, maintenance issues and general appearance to ensure public safety in the park(s).
Performing Administrative Activities:
  1. Types simple correspondence as required.
Handling and Moving Objects:
  1. Installs bulletin boards and signs to provide public information.

Competencies (KSA’s):

Competencies:
  1. Integrity and Trust
  2. Problem Solving
  3. Approachability
  4. Decision Quality
  5. Learning on the Fly
  6. Composure
  7. Standing Alone
  8. Dealing with Ambiguity
  9. Innovation Management
  10. Humor
Knowledge:
  1. Public Safety and Security
  2. Mechanical
  3. Education and Training
  4. Customer and Personal Service
  5. Clerical
  6. Building and Construction
Skills:
  1. Operation and Control
  2. Equipment Maintenance
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Installation
  5. Judgment and Decision Making
  6. Equipment Selection
  7. Troubleshooting
  8. Active Learning
  9. Active Listening
  10. Coordination
  11. Operation Monitoring
  12. Repairing
  13. Speaking
Abilities:
  1. Deductive Reasoning
  2. Gross Body Equilibrium
  3. Speech Clarity
  4. Speech Recognition
  5. Selective Attention
  6. Gross Body Coordination
  7. Control Precision
  8. Trunk Strength
  9. Depth Perception
  10. Peripheral Vision
  11. Sound Localization
  12. Dynamic Strength
  13. Problem Sensitivity
  14. Dynamic Flexibility
  15. Arm-Hand Steadiness

Tools and Equipment Used:

  1. Personal Computer
  2. Fax Machine
  3. Copy Machine
  4. Hand Tools
  5. Welders
  6. Augers
  7. Pipe Cutters and Threaders
  8. Log Splitters
  9. Cash Register
  10. Tillers
  11. Tractors and Attachments
  12. Chippers
  13. Floor Scrubber
  14. Cement Mixer
  15. Sump Pump
  16. Vacuum
  17. Sign Maker
  18. Utility Vehicles
  19. Telephone
  20. Printer
  21. Two–Way Radio
  22. Power Tools
  23. Torch
  24. Multi-Meters
  25. Chain Saws
  26. Pressure Washer
  27. Mowers
  28. Back Hoe
  29. Bucket Trucks
  30. Gas and Diesel Pumps
  31. Floor Buffer
  32. Compacter
  33. Credit Card Machine
  34. Tile Cutter
  35. Trucks

 

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