You are a hard-working and motivated individual with basic maintenance experience, who enjoys being outdoors, working with your hands and takes pride in providing an excellent user experiences on our open space lands. You can perform a wide variety of semi-skilled carpentry, building and field maintenance duties using hand and power tools such as chain saws, mowers, sprayers and similar equipment; as well as performing routine maintenance and repair of assigned tools and equipment facilities.
We are seeking a qualified technician to take responsibility for routine clean up and maintenance of Authority lands including trails, roads, building and other facilities. Candidates need to have knowledge of basic operations, services and activities of an open space maintenance and construction program; basic principles and practices of maintenance and construction and resource management; standard safety; and basic trade skills in plumbing, electrical and carpentry.
Your experience in open space field maintenance and resource management enables you to perform well under general supervision and respond to requests and inquiries as necessary. You enjoy engaging members of the public by communicating the mission, vision and goals of the OSA by answering basic questions and interacting with visitors and neighbors in a friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful manner.
This position is for the closing shift, exact hours will vary throughout the year, based on seasonal changes and sunset times. Weekend work is required.
High school diploma or the equivalent.
Experience in construction, maintenance, and/or repair of parks, open spaces, and/or related facilities.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver’s license by time of appointment and have a satisfactory driving record.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, Basic First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification desirable.
Ability to lift and carry materials and objects weighing up to 60 pounds.
Ability to work independently.
This position is required to take and pass a pre-employment physical and background check.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range begins at $26.10 per hour. Salary dependent on qualifications. This is a non-exempt, full?time position with excellent benefits.
We are the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority. Our mission is to conserve the natural environment, support agriculture and connect people to nature by protecting open spaces, natural areas, and working farms and ranches for future generations.
We have protected over 20,000 acres of natural and agricultural lands in Santa Clara County. Our agency manages a system of open space preserves t...hat are open to the public for hiking, bicycling and equestrian uses. This position is a unique opportunity for a highly skilled and team oriented professional to contribute to the quality of life in the Santa Clara Valley by guiding the development of new open space preserves, public access, and environmental education facilities.