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Public Facilities Maintenance Team Leader


      This is the lead advanced journey level classification in the Maintenance Worker series assigned to one of five functional areas, Facilities, Parks/Storm, Sports Complexes, Landscape Assessments and Streets Maintenance. The incumbent performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in construction, operation, maintenance and repairs of public works and related facilities; including street maintenance, park maintenance and building and grounds maintenance and custodial duties; sign and sign painting, landscaping and streetscaping, street and storm water facilities, sidewalks, athletic facilities, swimming facilities and perform other necessary work as required to meet City needs. Incumbents will be assigned to a primary area however they should expect to cross train at various times with other Team Leaders in order to broaden their skills and knowledge. This may result in them being temporarily or permanently assigned to a different maintenance area and is at the sole discretion of management. Incumbent also coordinates and oversees work performed by less experienced personnel as assigned.

      This classification is assigned to the Turlock City Employees Association bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime, call-back and standby assignments.


      The Team Leader is distinguished from the Maintenance Worker II or higher in that the Team Leader is responsible for leading an assigned team and coordinating all of the related activities. Positions assigned to this class are filled by advancement from the Maintenance Worker II or higher class.


      General supervision is provided by the Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Manager, Superintendent, Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance Assistant Supervisor. Technical or functional supervision may be provided by the Public Facilities Maintenance Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor.

      Responsibilities include direct supervision of lower level maintenance personnel on a regular basis.

      ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - Duties may include all the functions of a Worker II or higher in addition to, but not limited to the following:

        • Water, mow, edge, weed, trim, renovate and fertilize lawns, shrubs, trees and flowerbeds using established landscaping techniques.
        • Identify pest and disease problems, calibrate and apply pesticides and herbicides while adhering to proper safety and application guidelines.
        • Participate in paving, patching, grading and repair of pot holes.
        • Maintain and repair traffic signs; inspect and evaluate sign and road paint conditions; mix and apply paints.
        • Design, install, maintain and repair irrigation systems.
        • Operate and oversee operation of a wide variety of construction and maintenance equipment such as backhoes, loaders, graders, tractors, air compressors, dump trucks, packers, chippers, paving machines, vibratory rollers, trenchers, gang mowers, paint spray truck, traffic striper, etc.
        • Set up and oversee activities at a jobsite ensuring use of proper safety techniques and use of correct working standards.
        • Maintain records of activities and supplies used.
        • Respond to public inquiries and complaints using established customer service techniques.
        • Clean and maintain park facilities and restrooms to include electrical, plumbing and cement work.
        • Requisition and purchase supplies and materials to complete projects; maintain records and inventory of activities and supplies used.
        • Perform more complex and difficult work requiring independent judgement and action.
        • Assist and train less experienced personnel.
        • Clean and maintain buildings and grounds using safe work techniques and established work practices.
        • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair machines and equipment such as air conditioners, heaters, dishwashers, water pipes, lights, toilets, etc.
        • Maintain facilities such as swimming pools, tennis courts and other athletic facilities.
        • Inspect buildings and park facilities for vandalism and perform necessary maintenance; inspect buildings to ensure they are ready for rental use.
        • Perform related duties as assigned.


      Knowledge of:

        • Materials, methods, practices and equipment used in parks and street maintenance and construction activities, traffic sign repair, road striping and building and grounds maintenance and repair.
        • OSHA regulations pertaining to work place safety, occupational hazards, standard safety procedures and safety equipment including personal protective equipment.
        • Technical tree trimming methods, techniques, equipment and procedures.
        • Operation of heavy and light maintenance and construction equipment.
        • Procedures for requisitioning and purchasing necessary materials and supplies.
        • Preventative maintenance of mechanical equipment.
        • Plant pests and diseases and methods of control and eradication.
        • Plumbing, electrical, cement and carpentry work related to parks facilities, buildings and grounds facilities.
        • Principles and practices of supervision and training.

      Ability to:

        • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
        • Understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
        • Provide training and perform lead work assignments as directed.
        • Perform skilled park and street and building and grounds maintenance work.
        • Estimate costs for jobs.
        • Read and interpret construction plans and specifications.
        • Learn and apply City standards and specifications related to Parks and Trees Ordinances, Sign Ordinances and paving and striping projects.
        • Work independently in the absence of supervision.
        • Operate a variety of light and heavy equipment.
        • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
        • Prepare reports and maintain records.
        • Perform heavy manual labor.
        • Perform the more difficult maintenance tasks requiring special skills in; carpentry, plumbing and electrical work.
        • Operate computers and access files.



      High School diploma or GED certificate. Six college units or CEUís in a related field or scholastic general education (i.e. Speech, Math, English, Science, Foreign Language etc.) and three college units or CEUís in Supervision or Management for a total of nine college units or CEUís.


      Three years of experience in a position comparable to a Maintenance Worker II or higher with the City of Turlock.



      Possession of an appropriate, valid California Class B Drivers License and proof of automobile liability insurance at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


        • Possession of a Hazardous Materials First Responder, Awareness Level, (FRA) Certification.
        • Possession of two of the following certifications from the list below at time of appointment:

      1. Pesticide Applicatorís Certificate

      2. Certified Pool Operator Certification

      3. Playground Safety Certification

      4. Signs and Pavement Markings I or Risk Management Association approved equivalent


      Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read and write, view computer screens, make observations. Use of hands and fingers for use of computer keyboard, copy machine, filing, writing, answering telephones, operating hand and power tools, driving vehicles and heavy equipment; hear well enough to converse on the radio, telephone and in person assisting customers; bodily mobility to walk, bend, stand, crouch or climb for extended periods of time and to operate assigned equipment and vehicles and perform heavy, manual labor for extended periods, able to work at elevated heights for extended periods, able to tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and be able to lift equipment as necessary. Lift on a frequent basis 25 pounds and an infrequent basis 40 pounds.

      For questions about City employment, please contact:

      Human Relations
      156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
      Turlock, CA 95380-5454
      (209) 668-5150
      Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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