Building Maintenance Worker

City of Sacramento - Sacramento, CA (30+ days ago)4.1


To perform work approaching the journey level in a variety of trades in the maintenance and repair of City facilities, equipment, and buildings.

The Building Maintenance Worker is independently responsible for the completion of assignments approaching the journey level in a variety of trades. This class differs from other trade classes such as Carpenter, Electrician, and Painter, in that the latter perform journey level work in specialized disciplines. This class differs from Senior Building Maintenance Worker in that the Senior level provides lead guidance to several subordinate maintenance employees in addition to personally performing the work.

General supervision is provided by higher level personnel.


Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Maintain and repair City facilities, equipment, and buildings by performing carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, and welding duties approaching the journey level.
  • Assist crafts workers in remodeling, repairing, and constructing such items as partitions, room additions, counters, tables, book cases, floors, roofs, and mechanical equipment.
  • Install, maintain, and repair carpeting, floor tile, linoleum, wood floors, ceramic tile, and other surfaces.
  • Operate mechanical saws, buffers, lathes, drills, paint sprayers, drill presses, arc and acetylene welding units, and other shop machinery and tools.
  • Fabricate, using metal and wood materials, in order to build and repair brackets, braces, and fasteners.
  • Keep records on inventory and service and maintenance work performed.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
  • Methods and procedures used in carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, mechanical, welding, and other trades work.
  • Hand and power tools used in carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, mechanical, and welding work.
  • Building materials and supplies used in the various trades including:
Carpentry: Grades and types of lumber, proper uses and sizing of wood, screws, nails, glues, and other fasteners and tools used and safety precautions.

Electrical: Tools, minor testing equipment, sizes and types of wires, fuses, and safety precautions.

Painting: Types of paints, stains, lacquers, and varnishes; methods of preparing surfaces; and uses and safety precautions concerning painting.

Plumbing: Sizes, types, and composition of common pipes used in plumbing; and uses and safety precaution concerning plumbing tools.

Mechanical: Ducting, registers, fasteners, and filters.

Welding: Types, sizes, and uses of welding rods and materials used in arc and gas welding.

Ability to:
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Carry out work assignments independently or with a minimum of supervision.
  • Perform a variety of craft related work in mechanical and building maintenance and repair.
  • Use a variety of hand and power tools competently and safely.
  • Read, write, and speak the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:


Three years of experience performing a variety of maintenance and/or construction work including work in one or more of the following trades: carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, mechanical, and welding areas.


One year of work experience performing a variety of maintenance and/or construction work including work in one or more of the following trades: carpentry, electrical, painting, plumbing, mechanical, and welding AND completion of at least two years of a recognized apprenticeship program in one of the trades.


Driver License:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C License is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can be accessed through the applicant inbox.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application to the Employment Office by the final filing deadline, or 150 applications, whichever comes first:
  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
    • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office by the final filing deadline.
  • Response(s) to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaires will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaires will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire

3. Performance Test: (Weighted 100%) – Qualified candidates will be notified by email of the test date, time, and location approximately one to two weeks prior to the test. The performance test will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the knowledge and abilities as outlined above.
4. Eligibility - Candidates who pass the performance test will be placed on an eligible list. The hiring department may contact those on the eligible list for an interview at any time during the life of the one-year list.

5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete LiveScan / fingerprinting and receive Human Resources approval prior to receiving a start date from the Department.


For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:
  • Please visit for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.
  • For technical support, contact Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627.
  • Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at;
  • Send an email to;
  • Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726; or
  • Visit the Human Resources Department at Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Plaza Level, Sacramento, CA 95814.