Maintenance Assistant - Non-Benefited

  • Buena Park, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Part Time Accounting and Finance Building Maintenance
  • Salary: $15.00 Hourly USD

Job Description


October 25, 2022
Two Interview Sessions:

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM and
1:30 PM TO 3:30 PM


Hiring for Parks Maintenance Division
Variety of shifts, full-time days
The department has a current need for applicants who are available to work WEEKENDS.

No Experience? No problem! Here at the City's Public Works Department we look for the brightest, hardest working, and most enthusiastic applicants to join our Maintenance team. A variety of skills are needed to maintain and operate our facilities to provide our residents with a safe and enjoyable experience. If you want to enhance the lives of the Buena Park Community, are a team player, and enjoy working outdoors - we need you!

These are entry level parks maintenance positions requiring zero to six months work experience in parks maintenance, construction, landscape, medians, facilities, pool maintenance, or graffiti removal work. On the job training is provided.

Under general supervision, performs a variety of unskilled tasks in the maintenance of parks and related facilities; loads, unloads and hauls debris, tools and supplies; and does related work required.

The Maintenance Assistant is an entry level position. This position provides an opportunity for incumbents to receive on the job training to gain experience in parks maintenance, construction, landscape, medians, facilities, pool maintenance, or graffiti removal work. Incumbents with an interest in pursuing a career in municipal government will learn about municipal government functions and gain experience by completing tasks and special assignments related to the program area.

The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
Cleans and prepares park facilities for use by the general public.Cleans and disinfects rest rooms, drinking fountains, and fixtures; ensures specified sanitary standards are maintained.Cleans swimming pools, picnic areas, recreation facilities and other City facilities.Assists facilities, parks, and street maintenance crews by performing routine manual labor and maintenance work.Assists with the removal of graffiti from buildings and structures.Loads, unloads, hauls debris, tools and supplies and empties trash receptacles.Performs minor repairs and adjustments to building fixates and equipment.Prepares and cleans facilities prior to user events.Moves furniture or other heavy objects on request or for set-up of City functions.


Knowledge of:
Safety rules and practices pertaining to park maintenance work; general maintenance and repair methods and techniques; equipment operation procedures and proper use of hand and power tools.

Ability to:
Cultivate, water, and fertilize lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, planted areas, parkways, and median strips; mow, rake and edge lawns; pull weeds; prepare grounds for planting; plant, trim, and prune trees and shrubs; assist in trimming trees and hedges; pick up trash and debris in public right of ways; operate graffiti removal equipment and remove graffiti from surfaces; work with pool crews to clean and maintain facilities; perform assigned maintenance tasks and follow proper safety rules and procedures; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and management; understand and carry out oral or written instructions; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach above and below shoulder level with hands and arms. The position primarily works in field settings. The employee must be able to sit, stand, and walk. The employee must be able to talk and hear. The employee is expected to bend, stoop, squat, kneel, climb, and crawl, depending upon work tasks, and to lift up to 50 pounds given materials moved and tools used or move heavier objects with the assistance of co-workers or mechanized devices.

Specific vision abilities required by this class include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands
While performing the duties of this class, the employee must be able to follow policies and procedures; use basic math; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with interruptions; and interact with city staff, management, contractors, vendors, and the public.

The employee constantly works outdoors and is subject to variable weather conditions and traffic, heat, dust, moisture and wetness as well as mechanical and electrical hazards, and applied chemicals. The employee is subject to loud construction noise in particular areas such as power tools, compressors, chippers, and large-scale motorized equipment. The employee may work in vaults and underground storage chambers. The employee must be available for on-call, stand-by, and emergency call service.


Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent is required. On-the-job training is provided to those who demonstrate the aptitude, cooperation, and reliability to be successful in the position. No experience required.


Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required.


This is a temporary (up to 1500 hours), non-benefited position. Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application.

All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner.

The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability.

The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment.

Below is a list of key benefits offered to part-time, seasonal, and limited service employees of the City of Buena Park and is only a summary of benefits. They are not intended to replace or modify the legal plan documents on file in the Human Resources Department.

SALARY RANGE: Composed of six (6) steps - Entry step through E step (Except management positions). Each step represents an increase of approximately five (5) percent.

RETIREMENT: Provided through deferred compensation 457 plan administered by Nationwide Retirement Solutions. Employee pays member contribution of 3.75%. The City matches the employee's contribution of 3.75%.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: Available to all City employees and their immediate families.

OC CREDIT UNION: Available to all City employees and their families.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Buena Park, California United States View Map