|Class Title:||CONSERVATION WORKER 1|
|Bargaining Unit:||Use for all Job Titles|
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.
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.
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.
Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment:
- Performs tasks such as wiring switches, outlets and fixtures.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment:
- Operates and utilizes a variety of equipment including mowers, trimmers, small trucks, and tractors for performance of daily duties.
- Performs grounds maintenance work including cutting and trimming grass and obstructive tree limbs.
Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment:
- Performs routine maintenance and minor repair on equipment.
- Replaces broken windows to ensure public safety and maintain park appearance.
- Unstops drains and repairs faucets, toilets and showers for proper facility operation.
- Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures, water lines, septic lines and tanks.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:
- Obtains training for proper use of mowers, chain saws and other specialty equipment.
- Obtains training for chemical safety regarding the use of janitorial cleaning materials.
Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others:
- Handles complaints and resolves conflicts with park visitors.
Controlling Machines and Processes:
- Performs logging operations including chain saw operation for cutting down dead trees to manageable size for removal.
- Cuts firewood as needed for inns, cabins, villas, recreation lodges, campgrounds and park residences.
- Operates and utilizes assorted hand tools to perform daily duties.
- Constructs and erects signs to provide public information and safety.
- Vacuums and shampoos carpets to maintain park appearance and cleanliness.
Monitoring and Controlling Resources:
- Accepts cash, credit cards, money orders, checks, etc. as payment for rentals of campgrounds, group camps, cabins, shelters, and recreation lodges.
- Accepts on line reservations.
Performing General Physical Activities:
- Assists in suppressing forest fires at assigned work location to protect natural resources, facilities and the general public.
- Patches holes in roads and sidewalks to ensure public safety.
- 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.
- Cleans floors, walls, ceilings, and restrooms to maintain proper sanitary conditions.
- Paints interior and exterior of buildings to ensure proper maintenance and appearance.
- Removes brush for fire prevention and safety.
- Changes exterior and interior light bulbs as needed on park grounds and facilities.
Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information:
- Keeps simple records and makes routine reports such as time expended and materials used.
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:
- 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:
- Checks visitors into campgrounds, group camps, cabins, shelters, and recreation lodges.
- Performs routine clerical work including answering phones, opening mail, etc.
- Inspects grounds for trash, safety hazards, maintenance issues and general appearance to ensure public safety in the park(s).
Performing Administrative Activities:
- Types simple correspondence as required.
Handling and Moving Objects:
- Installs bulletin boards and signs to provide public information.
- Integrity and Trust
- Problem Solving
- Decision Quality
- Learning on the Fly
- Standing Alone
- Dealing with Ambiguity
- Innovation Management
- Public Safety and Security
- Education and Training
- Customer and Personal Service
- Building and Construction
- Operation and Control
- Equipment Maintenance
- Critical Thinking
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Equipment Selection
- Active Learning
- Active Listening
- Operation Monitoring
- Deductive Reasoning
- Gross Body Equilibrium
- Speech Clarity
- Speech Recognition
- Selective Attention
- Gross Body Coordination
- Control Precision
- Trunk Strength
- Depth Perception
- Peripheral Vision
- Sound Localization
- Dynamic Strength
- Problem Sensitivity
- Dynamic Flexibility
- Arm-Hand Steadiness
Tools and Equipment Used:
- Personal Computer
- Fax Machine
- Copy Machine
- Hand Tools
- Pipe Cutters and Threaders
- Log Splitters
- Cash Register
- Tractors and Attachments
- Floor Scrubber
- Cement Mixer
- Sump Pump
- Sign Maker
- Utility Vehicles
- Two–Way Radio
- Power Tools
- Chain Saws
- Pressure Washer
- Back Hoe
- Bucket Trucks
- Gas and Diesel Pumps
- Floor Buffer
- Credit Card Machine
- Tile Cutter