19.3.1 Services and Technical Support – Regional Parks Dept. – Assign and Transfer
The department maintains the right to assign and transfer an employee to a specific reporting location. If a transfer is at the direction of the department, the employee will be given at least 7 days notification. At least 30 days notification shall be given of any transfer directed by the department that exceeds 25 miles or requires the employee to relocate his permanent residence. Employees transferred at the direction of the department over 25 miles, or who are required to relocate their permanent residence shall also be entitled to up to 3 days of paid moving leave, and reimbursement for moving expenses of up to $300 for rental of truck or trailers and upon submitting receipts for approval to the Director of Regional Parks.
19.3.2 Services and Technical Support – Regional Parks Dept. – Housing
Any employee in the class of Park Ranger Trainee, Park Ranger III, Parks & Grounds Maintenance Worker I, II, Parks & Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, Aquatic Specialist, Events Services Supervisor, or Building Events Workers may be assigned to live in County-provided housing. Consideration in assignment to housing within each ranger area will be given to rank in the following order by earliest hire date: 1) Rangers, 2) Park Maintenance Workers, 3) Aquatic Specialists, 4) Events Services Supervisor, and 5) Building Events Workers.
19.3.3 Services and Technical Support – Regional Parks Dept. – Maintenance Fees
Once a Housing License Agreement is signed by a Park Ranger, Parks & Grounds Maintenance Worker, Parks & Grounds Maintenance Supervisor, Events Services Supervisor, or a Building Events Worker, residing on County property shall be a condition of employment. No rent is charged. The employee granted a license to utilize the assigned housing will be charged an individual maintenance cost based upon the cost of providing utilities and normal maintenance upkeep of the residence structure. The Board of Supervisors shall set the maintenance fee, subject to the provisions of this Subsection (19.3.3), and this fee shall be deducted from the employee’s paycheck. Maintenance fees will not, in any case, exceed 15% of the salary of each licensed employee based upon the base hourly rate of the employee. Each licensed employee shall be responsible for any possessory interest tax levied against him or her.
Maintenance fees may be increased by the County each July of this MOU with each adjustment being a percentage amount not exceeding the percentage amount of the cost-of-living salary adjustment, excluding equity adjustments, in the preceding fiscal year under this Memorandum.
19.3.4 Services and Technical Support – Regional Parks Dept. – Special Provisions
The reasonable cost of the housing shall not be added to the employee’s base hourly rate in computing the employee’s regular rate of pay. In addition, no Standby or Callback will be paid to Park Ranger tenants, except that off-shift work including emergency responses will be counted toward hours worked for the purposes of computing overtime. Park Ranger tenants shall maintain and submit a log identifying off-shift work and time spent performing this work in the regular work period in which overtime is claimed.
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