Temporary Maintenance Worker I

  • City of Merced
  • Merced, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Part Time Building Maintenance
  • Salary: $39,811.20 - $48,380.80 Annually USD

Job Description


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Under supervision (Maintenance Worker I) or general supervision (Maintenance Worker II), perform unskilled and semi-skilled work in the repair, maintenance, construction and cleanup of City streets, sewers, creeks, and storm drains and/or perform a specialized function in the construction and maintenance of City streets, sewer systems, creeks, and storm drains; and perform related work as required.

Maintenance Worker I
This is the entry and first working level classification in the Maintenance Worker class series.This level is distinguished from Maintenance Worker II by the performance of a narrow range of semi-skilled maintenance assignments under closer supervision.Many of the assignments in this class are performed in a learning capacity.When requisite skills and sound work habits have been demonstrated, an incumbent may be promoted to the Maintenance Worker II level. Incumbents are assigned to one of several divisions in the Public Works Department. Maintenance Workers within the Tax Services Division may be assigned to perform the full scope of duties related to the Tax Services Division.

Maintenance Worker II
This class is distinguished from the Maintenance Worker I class by the requirement of greater expertise in the operation of more types of equipment and the ability to provide lead supervision on an occasional basis. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Maintenance Worker III which requires a wide spectrum of operation of heavy and complex equipment with a high degree of proficiency or the continuous requirement for lead supervisory responsibility and the concurrent need for extensive experience in construction and maintenance projects and functions.

Public Works Supervisor in the Division to which the position is assigned.

This is not a supervisory classification.

Examples of Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
  1. Perform and assist with a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled duties in the maintenance, construction, cleanup, and repair of City streets, bridges, sewers, creeks, and drainage systems.
  2. Use a variety of construction and maintenance equipment and tools such as shovels, sledgehammers, wheelbarrows, asphalt rakes, chain saws, concrete saws, air hammers, pavement breakers, tampers, and other related equipment in construction, cleaning and maintaining a variety of public works facilities and equipment.
  3. Operate specialized equipment such as bulldozers, sanivacs, television inspection trucks, trenchers, back-hoes, front loaders, and tractors; operate a two-way radio.
  4. Apply herbicides and pesticides to areas around City streets, sewers, creeks, and storm drains for eradication and control purposes.
  5. Maintain and repair street lighting systems and fixtures to include wiring, rewiring, and installation of light poles using lift truck and related equipment; assist with markings and regulations.
  6. Break and remove concrete using jack hammers, pavement breakers, and other hand and power tools; dig, shovel, haul, load and unload materials; and clean up work sites upon completion of jobs.
  7. Repair street surfaces such as pavement, curbs, gutters, drains, sewer mains, and other lines; identify and repair pot holes and repair roads; load, rake, shovel, and spread asphalt and perform hand grading; set forms, mixes, and finished cement; and use a shovel to open, widen, and backfill excavations, as needed.
  8. Clean sewer mains and lines through flushing, using specialized flushing equipment; assist and perform television monitoring of sewer mains and lines; and assist and perform installation and repair of water mains, fire hydrants, and related facilities.
  9. Paint traffic lines, warnings, curbs, equipment, street signs, crossings, crosswalks, and center lines.
  10. Fabricate and install street signs, road markers, and reflectors manually and using a lift truck; clean and maintain existing signs; and trim trees in compliance with line of sight clearance for street signs.
  11. Perform and assist with routine maintenance and repair duties and cleaning of tools and equipment.
  12. Perform general clean-up work; cut weeds, clear debris, and clean ditches; and hand sweep surfaces, as needed.
  13. Conduct traffic control during maintenance and construction projects; set up traffic control signs and direct and control traffic around work sites; and communicate with the public during flagging duties.
  14. Perform heavy physical labor, as needed.
  15. Attend training and safety meetings, as necessary.
  16. Act as crew leader on special assigned jobs and assist in training others, as needed.
  17. Respond to emergency and after hour calls; forward reports to supervisor of street, sewer, creek, or storm drain conditions and/or problems.
  18. Perform related duties as required.

Typical Qualifications

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
Knowledge of:
Operations, services, and activities of a street, sewer, creek, and storm drain maintenance program.
The materials, methods, and techniques used in public works construction, maintenance, mechanics and repair of streets, asphalt overlay, lighting, traffic signs and markings.
The materials, methods, and techniques used in public works construction, maintenance, mechanics and repair of sewers, creeks, and storm drains.
Methods and techniques of concrete finishing and repair.
The safe operation and maintenance of a wide variety of public works hand and power tools and equipment.
Principles and practices of sign fabrication.
Practices and procedures of traffic control including proper placement of cones, barricades and warning devices.
Basic principles and practices of record keeping.
Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures, including proper usage of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Safe driving practices and the California Vehicle Code relating to the operation of motor vehicles.
Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and, regulations.
Ability to:
Perform a variety of unskilled and semiskilled work in the maintenance, construction, and repair of City streets, bridges, culverts, sewers, creeks, storm drains, and related public works facilities.
Safely and effectively operate a variety of maintenance tools, equipment, and materials related to public works maintenance and construction work, including heavy and light power-driven equipment and hand tools.
Perform preventative maintenance on equipment.
Perform asphalt and concrete work.
Work with paints and prepare surfaces for painting.
Ensure safety around work areas in high traffic.
Apply pesticide treatments in a safe manner.
Understand and follow oral and written directions, including labels.
Read and interpret construction, street and/or sewer diagrams and sketches.
Maintain and make basic repairs to equipment.
Perform various kinds of heavy manual labor under unfavorable climatic conditions.
Set up a safe work site including cones, signs and directing traffic.
Operate equipment such as trucks and trailers, back-hoes, and front loaders.
Multitask and work independently in the absence of supervision.
Track and maintain inventories and maintain records and logs.
Assist in the supervision and training of other staff.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - 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 abilities would be:
Maintenance Worker I
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
Oneyear of work experiencein maintenance or construction work is desirable.
License or Certificate:
Possession of an appropriate California Driver License. Possession of aClass A CaliforniaDriversLicense is desirable.
Maintenance Worker II
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.
Two years of experience in public works construction and maintenance comparable to a Maintenance Worker I with the City of Merced.
License or Certificate:
Possession of a Class A California Driver License.
Possession of a California Herbicide Applicator Certificate is desirable.
The conditions herein 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 these essential job functions.
Environment : Work is performed in an outside filed environment with travel from site to site; work in varying temperatures and adverse weather and humidity conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; exposure to hazardous materials, smoke, gases, fumes, dust, grease, oils, and constant noise; exposure to moving equipment and electrical current; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; work at heights; and constant contact with staff and the public.
Physical : Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; frequently stand, walk, bend, crawl, reach, twist, stoop, kneel, crouch, and make repetitive hand movement; walk for long distances and on sloped ground and slippery and uneven surfaces; to climb unusual heights on ladders; normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; ability to lift material weighing over 100 pounds, with assistance; bend, stoop, lift, carry, and drag loads in excess of 40 pounds; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; verbal communication; use of hand and power tools, including chain saws, air hammers, concrete saws, and pavement breakers; and operate vehicles, two-way radios, and telephones.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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