- Position Summary
- Lead, oversee, and participate in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for the maintenance and repair of city open space areas, habitats, ecosystems, riparian areas, and facilities; inventory and purchase materials for construction, and land improvement; and environmental restoration projects including ecological and biological improvements to habitats; and perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.
- Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements
- Related education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Exception: The four (4) years of heavy equipment operation and maintenance experience cannot be substituted for education.
High school diploma or GED, plus two (2) years experience in the maintenance and repair of habitats, ecosystems and open space areas, plus four (4) years of heavy equipment operation and maintenance experience to include two (2) years of technical lead or supervisory experience. Training in habitat improvement and restoration, ecosystem and riparian area improvement, tree and plant identification, herbicide, pesticide and fertilization application preferred.
- ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a valid New Mexico Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class A.
Possession of a valid City Operator’s Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire into position.
Possession of a herbicide and pesticide application license within six (6) months from date of hire.
- Preferred Knowledge
- Native plant identification
- Herbicide, pesticide and fertilizer application
- Heavy equipment operation, maintenance and care, safety, and transporting
- Native tree and grass planting including propagation and pole planting techniques
- Environment Protection Act, Archaeological Resource Protection Act
- Operations, services and activities of a comprehensive construction and maintenance program
- Principles of lead supervision and training
- Methods and techniques of construction, maintenance, and repair
- Traffic safety and effective traffic control methods and techniques
- Wetland, oxbow, riparian, and ecosystem construction, maintenance, and restoration
- Materials used in the construction, repair, and improvement of open space areas, native and natural habitats; and open space facilities
- Operational characteristics of a wide variety of construction equipment and tools
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
- Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, regulations and codes