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Streetscape Inspection Technician (1040) - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0013)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $19.84 per hour
Maximum Salary: $27.39 per hour
Employment Type: Part Time
Department: Parks & Community Services
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Bellevue utilizes contracted labor to maintain arterial landscaping. The main responsibilities for this position will involve the inspection and evaluation for compliance of contracted landscape maintenance sites. Duties will include visiting each contracted site weekly to evaluate maintenance activities, writing reports, and communicating with site contractors to ensure that the work is completed and landscapes are properly maintained. Will interact regularly with contractors and will receive daily direction from Contract Administrator. This position may also provide administrative support and programming assistance to other Parks Department program areas as needed. 


Primary Responsibilities

  • Landscape inspection, mapping, and reporting.
  • Reviews contractor progress and inspects final work.
  • Collects and maintains data including landscape inventories and irrigation system details.
  • Landscape and irrigation evaluation and documentation.
  • Hazard evaluation and reporting.
  • Responds to non-routine irrigation issues and makes recommendations for repair; remedies sight-distance concerns and other safety issues.
  • Monitoring site maintenance and restoration.
  • Makes recommendations for small project landscape plans and specifications.
  • Delivers and picks-up materials and supplies.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or a GED equivalent, with some related construction or maintenance labor experience.
  • Required to possess a valid Washington driver’s license by date of hire.  Must have and maintain a good driving record according to City standards.  Current original drivers abstract required at time of interview.
  • Experience in horticulture and landscape maintenance.
  • Completion of at least one year of college in horticulture or a related natural resource field. Previous work experience within the desired field may substitute for college course work.
  • Ability to work effectively with citizens, contractors, and staff as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to communicate with the public in a courteous, diplomatic, and professional manner. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office application software.
  • Washington State Patrol Criminal History check required on all applicants.


Additional Qualifications

  • Landscape tree and plant identification background preferred.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 40 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
  • Work may periodically require the employee to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.
  • Employee must be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions.


Definition of a 1040

There is no specific end date for employees in this status. Therefore, working in this status can be on going for as long as required by business necessity. However, employees in this status cannot work more than 1,040 hours per calendar year, from January 1 to December 31.

  • On-Going Work of the City - Hired to work a maximum of 20 hours or fewer per week on an on-going basis, as long as 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • On-Call – Hired to work on a substitute or on-call basis with no guaranteed minimum hours of work, as long as 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • Combination Jobs - Can be hired to fill a combination of jobs as long as 20 hours per week or 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • Periods of Full Time - Can be assigned to work more than 20 hours per week up to full time on a temporary basis without transforming the assignment to a benefited position, as long 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time are not exceeded.
  • If the employee exceeds working 1,040 hours within a 12-month period of time in any capacity described above, the employee must be off payroll until January 1 of the new year.
  • Must be hired through the Informal Selection Process.
  • At-will for the duration of the 1040 Part Time status.


How to Apply

Click "Apply Now" to complete the application for this position.  For further information about this position, please contact Tom Kuykendall via email at or at 425.452.7924.  If you need technical assistance with the online application, please contact our IT helpdesk at 425.452.4340.


Natural Resources Division/Parks

Bellevue, WA