Douglas County, NV Careers 2021 - Douglas County, NV is looking for a new worker to apply Parks Ranger that will be placed in Gardnerville.
DESCRIPTIONResponsible for performing skilled labor in the maintenance, construction, repair, and upkeep of County Parks, typically at multiple park sites; ensures compliance with all safety regulations and procedures.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSPerforms grounds keeping and maintenance of parks and grounds including: mowing, trimming, edging, irrigating, aerating, thatching fertilizing and controlling weeds in turf; planting, pruning, controlling pests on trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials; irrigation system maintenance and repair, including checking sprinklers for proper function, cleaning and adjusting heads, digging up and repairing broken lines and fittings, making seasonal adjustments to automatic controllers and computer databases as needed; snow removal duties as necessary; maintaining, monitoring and testing parks water systems, wells, tanks, and pumps.
Maintains athletic facilities including ball fields, soccer/football fields, and volleyball/basketball/tennis courts. Typical duties may include: dragging/hand raking/hand watering skinned areas ; rebuilding pitchers mounds; painting/chalking lines; adjusting/repairing/replacing nets; washing court surfaces; repairing court surface cracks; and maintaining scoreboards and controllers.
Maintains equestrian facilities including arenas, horse stalls/barns, dirt parking areas and grandstand bleachers. Typical duties may include: ground conditioning/dragging/watering/rock removal of arenas and parking areas; cleaning out stalls; and other tractor groundwork.
Performs general custodial maintenance of park buildings and facilities; ensures cleanliness of restrooms; cleans up spills and unsanitary conditions when they occur and ensures compliance with applicable OSHA regulations; provides pest control; cleans/removes graffiti as necessary; washes bleacher seating; picks up and disposes of trash and debris from parking areas, parks, and other assigned areas.
Performs general building maintenance and repairs including minor plumbing/electrical/HVAC repairs, painting and staining, constructing, installing, and repairing various park improvements such as playground equipment, picnic benches, fences, bathrooms, cabinets, picnic shelters; and paver pathways; pours and finishes concrete; welds, cuts, and fabricates metal.
Performs routine preventative maintenance and care of grounds keeping equipment including various gas and diesel powered equipment and vehicles, power tools, hand tools, tractors with implements, backhoes, dump trucks, and aerators; repairs or replaces equipment and components as necessary; tracks and orders supplies as necessary; operates all vehicles and equipment using safe working methods through application of standard safety procedures and equipment operations manuals.
Sets up and breaks down special events: sets up/takes down portable stage; transports portable bleacher seating; puts up/takes down temporary fencing; sets up/puts away tables and chairs; assemble/break down temporary booths; sets up/takes down livestock panels for temporary stalls.
Assists the general public, customers, and/or county employees in person or by phone answering inquiries related to park and recreation facility use, safety requirements, and points of interest; receives complaints and attempts to resolve them; explains rules, policies, and procedures and enforces Title 13 of the Douglas County Code through application of Park Ranger citation authority; researches questions, when appropriate, to provide accurate information; resolves issues and/or directs customers to the appropriate department.
Oversees assigned staff; prioritizes and reviews work to assure work quality and the timely accomplishment of assigned duties and responsibilities; maintains work schedules; counsels, coaches, and instructs employees.
Observes safe work methods and uses safety equipment; secures worksites from safety hazards; attends safety meetings; maintains records of work performed
Represents the County with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.
QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Education and Experience:
High School diploma/GED; AND four (4) years of parks maintenance experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Required Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of:Methods and techniques of planting, transplanting, cultivating, pruning and maintaining a variety of lawns, ground cover, plants, shrubs, hedges and trees.
Soil preparation and enrichment.
Methods and equipment used in weed, pest and insect control and treating plant diseases.
Applicable laws, regulations and County codes.
Basic installation, maintenance and repair of irrigation systems.
Use and minor maintenance of commonly used hand and power landscaping tools and equipment.
Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work.
Basic record keeping practices.
Basic painting, plumbing, concrete and carpentry methods, tools and techniques.
Skill in:Planning, directing and reviewing the work of others.
Instructing others in work procedures.
Maintaining a variety of landscaped areas.
Using and performing basic maintenance on various hand and power tools and equipment.
Mixing, applying and handling pesticides and other chemicals.
Recognizing common plant and insect pests.
Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.
Collecting, depositing and accounting for fees.
Making accurate arithmetic calculations.
Reading and interpreting standard plans, maps and instructions.
interpreting, applying and explaining state and local laws and regulations
Preparing basic records and reports of work performed.
Perform duties courteously and with respect for individual rights.
Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS: Valid Driver's License.
Nevada Restricted Use Pesticide certification within one (1) year of date of employment.
First Aid and CPR certification within six (6) months of date of employment.
Sworn in by County Sheriff to issue park citations within six (6) months of date of employment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mobility to work in a typical shop or related maintenance setting, including operating typical trade equipment, hand and power tools and standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle to various work sites; stamina to stand, walk and climb and to work in confined or awkward spaces for an extended period of time; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds with proper equipment; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over a radio or telephone.Work is subject to exposure to extreme weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, electrical currents, gases, dust and noxious odors.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background/screening.
Douglas County participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered employment must complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documentation as soon as possible after the job offer is made.
This job description indicates, in general, the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.Job Type: Full-timePay: $19.45 - $29.17 per hour
If your qualification is matched with the requirement above, please submit your online application directly through Douglas County, NV system at :