Maintenance Worker (Assigned to Facilities)

City of Chico - Chico, CA4.3

Full-time$34,000 - $47,000 a year
Position Information
This recruitment is to establish an eligibility list for current vacancies within the Facilities Division.

The ideal candidate will have landscape maintenance experience and should be able to effectively communicate schedule recommendations, service items, safety initiatives, equipment care, and have an eye for landscape design. The candidate should be able to design, install, and maintain landscape irrigation systems while focusing on water reduction, and the candidate should be able to deploy operational efficiencies, such as reducing landscape maintenance obligations while increasing aesthetic beauty.

Job Description

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of public works and parks maintenance tasks; to operate Type B and C power-driven equipment; to perform related work as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
This is the middle level in the maintenance series of classifications. Employees appointed to this class usually have some general construction and maintenance experience and perform a variety of semi-skilled municipal maintenance tasks. Maintenance Workers may be required to provide guidance to less experienced employees as assigned.

Typical Duties:
Perform a variety of maintenance work in the construction, repair and maintenance of municipal buildings, streets, parks, playgrounds, swimming pools, storm drains, facilities, assist with traffic signals, street lights, and related utilities; *
Plant and maintain lawns, trees and other plant material on City property; *
Paint and maintain curbs, traffic lines and street signs and posts; *
Load and unload leaves and rubbish from City streets, gutters and other public areas; *
Clean, flush and rod-out sewers; *
Operate chipper truck; *
Chip brush and perform ground maintenance work; *
Cut and patch street surfaces as required; *
Keep records and make reports of supplies used; *
Maintain tools and equipment; *
Operate a variety of automotive, construction and maintenance equipment such as trucks, tractors, rollers, mowers and related equipment; *
Perform related duties as assigned.

  • =Essential Function
Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned."

Tools and Equipment Used:
Type B & C Equipment. Type B includes all other power driven equipment not designated as Type A or Type C, including mower, roller, 2-ton dump truck, patch truck, 2-ton chip truck with chipper, packer truck, flusher truck (with or without trailer), small farm-type tractors with front-end buckets, mower attachments, flail mower or broom, fork lift, paint truck and trailer.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste and smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of: Accepted general construction and maintenance practices; use, maintenance and application of basic tools and equipment; safe work practices; general grounds maintenance techniques.

Ability to: Work effectively in a variety of working conditions; perform heavy manual labor in varied assignments; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work; read and write at the level necessary to perform the above; assist in the guidance of less experienced personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:
Experience/Education: Any combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities an example of which would be two years of experience in similar maintenance duties.

Additional Requirement: The ability to obtain possession of a valid California Class B Driver License within six months of employment.

If permanently assigned to Tree Maintenance (applies to this Street Trees position):

Climb and trim and plant City trees; *
Remove trees in the street rights-of-way; *
Perform tree planting and removal; climb trees as required; inspect trees for diseases and pests; *
Operate and maintain climbing and trimming equipment.
  • =Essential Function
Knowledge of: accepted tree trimming and pruning practices, and knowledge of tree types and methods of care and pruning.

Employees permanently assigned to tree maintenance must obtain an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Tree Worker Certification, and Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP) certificate, within six months of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:
It is desirable that these employees have any combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities that would be similar to two years of experience of that of City tree maintenance duties.

Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City Wide Classification Plan.
Additional Information

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Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification. If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications are not accepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process.

Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager.

Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States.

The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made.

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