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City of Chandler Salary Plan - 2013-14
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OT Status Legend:
Non-Exempt = Hourly Position
Exempt = Salaried Position
Excellence is the responsibility of everyone at the City of Chandler. We lead by our core values in constant pursuit of excellence:

*Commitment – Dedicate oneself to consistent and excellent public service
*Innovation – Implement unique, creative and cost-effective solutions
*Communication – Communicate in a positive, honest and productive manner
*Integrity - Adherence to high ethical standards
*Diversity – Promote inclusiveness and impartiality throughout the organization
*Personal Responsibility – Take initiative to achieve excellence and accept accountability
*Respect – Demonstrate a high regard for others
*Teamwork – Promote cooperative efforts, open communication and trust

All City employees are expected to conduct themselves in a way consistent with the above values.

 
Job Description
PARK SPRAY TECHNICIAN

Pay Grade: L15                     FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Group: Labor & Trades (L)            Class Code: P109
Effective Date: 1/07                    Revision Date: 1/07, 1/08, 1/10

Classification Summary
The primary function of an employee in this class is to perform pesticide, herbicide, and fertilizer application to the City's public areas, including parks, medians, rights-of-ways, and other public grounds. This position may also be responsible for maintenance and inventories of hazardous chemicals and fertilizers according to state and federal guidelines.

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
Mixes and applies chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to City parks, landscaping in the downtown campus, buildings, right-of-ways, alleys and other property;
Maintains work records, including daily work logs, spray records, vehicle inspection forms, and other documentation.
Maintains and inventories chemical storage area, vehicles and staff work areas according to State and Federal regulations;
Calibrates equipment for accurate application of recommended amount of chemicals;
Identifies and creates specific control plans for nuisance pests such as roaches, mosquitoes, rodents, ants, bees, etc. and for any problematic weeds;
Posts notices regarding pesticide application prior to spraying, as needed;
Identifies equipment needs for each assigned project;
Follows Federal and State of Arizona Pest Control Commission laws and regulations pertaining to pesticides and keeps informed and adheres to changes in the laws and regulations;
Maintains and keeps current all MSDS and label sheets in vehicles and storage areas;
May treat for rodents;
Assesses and removes bee colonies that pose a threat to public safety from City Parks, as needed;
Orders and purchases required supplies and materials;
Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, equipment, and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking fluid levels, replacing fluids, greasing equipment, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop/work areas; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety;
Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activities, conditions and faulty equipment. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Safety Handbook.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Application schedules and safety procedures for use of herbicides, pesticides, fertilizers, and other related chemicals;
Traffic laws and rules involved in vehicle and equipment operation;
Federal, State and County OSHA regulations and City policies regarding safe work practices.

Ability to:
Read and follow chemical label instructions;
Follow written and oral instructions;
Prioritize work assignments;
Work independently;
Perform basic mathematical calculations including fractions, decimals and percentages in order to calculate quantities, distances, measures and weights;
Operate power equipment;
Operate hand tools;
Operate a motor vehicle and related equipment;
Prepare reports and daily log maintenance procedures;
Operate a personal computer and related software and demonstrate proficiency to complete work orders, email and timesheets;
Communicate effectively with the public and other employees.

Supervision Received:
The work is performed under the direct supervision of a Parks Maintenance Supervisor.

Supervision Exercised:
May direct daily operational work of other staff.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED equivalency; and
Two (2) years of responsible park, landscape, or sports field maintenance experience; and
State of Arizona Office of Pest Management B3 Right of Ways/Weed Management Certification within 90 days of hire or promotion date: and
Valid Arizona Driver's License; or
Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Desirable Qualifications:
One (1) year of experience in the application and use of pesticides;
State of Arizona Office of Pest Management B5 Turf and Ornamental Horticultural Certification;
Valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License Class B.

Work Environment:
The primary duties of this class are performed outdoors and may include working in adverse weather conditions and hazards involving the use of power equipment and hazardous chemicals.

Essential Physical Abilities:
Sufficient clarity of hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and warning and alarm systems, such as equipment backup alarms;
Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions and work orders;
Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a variety of power and hand tools and make adjustments to equipment;
Sufficient strength to lift and carry objects over 50 pounds for varying distances;
Sufficient body flexibility and balance to perform landscape and maintenance operations which require standing for up to four hours at a time; bending and flexing at the waist repeatedly; kneeling, stooping, reaching, and stretching; and climbing and working on ladders, stairs, and lifts.
Sufficient ability to endure prolonged exposure to arid desert conditions, i.e. prolonged sun and heat exposure during summer months.