Maintenance Helper PT

  • City of Westminster, CA
  • Westminster, California
  • Jun 01, 2022
Part Time Building Maintenance
  • Salary: $15.00 - $19.14 Hourly USD

Job Description

Description

Under general supervision, performs the full range of routine work in graffiti abatement, parks maintenance, and/or custodial duties related to the care, routine maintenance, and cleaning of assigned parks, buildings, and facilities; moves furniture and equipment to set up for classes, activities, and functions; interacts with and provides basic information and assistance to the public; and performs related work as required.

Examples of Duties

When performing the custodial assignment:
  • Performs various custodial duties, including sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, and polishing to ensure that City buildings and facilities provide the highest level of safety for public and staff use.
  • Washes windows, mirrors, and walls.
  • Dusts and polishes furniture, woodwork, fixtures, and equipment.
  • Cleans and sanitizes restroom facilities and fixtures including sinks, urinals, and toilets; replenishes supplies in restrooms.
  • Sweeps, vacuums, mops, waxes, strips, and polishes floors; vacuums and shampoos carpets.
  • Cleans furniture and counter tops.
  • Empties, cleans, and sanitizes waste receptacles.
  • Sets up rooms and equipment for classes, parties, conferences, meetings, and other functions; moves and arranges furniture.
  • Identifies and reports building maintenance needs to appropriate staff.
  • Closes windows, turns off lights, and locks doors to secure buildings.
  • Assists maintenance workers with various asphalt, cement, painting, landscaping, and irrigation repairs.
When performing the parks assignment:
  • Performs various general maintenance and custodial duties, including inspecting, cleaning, and maintaining parks and park facilities to ensure that City facilities provide the highest level of safety for public and City use.
  • Picks up and removes debris from parks; maintains landscape areas throughout the City.
  • Opens parks and restrooms daily; picks up trash and empties barrels.
  • Rakes leaves and clears debris from walkways, fields, and other facilities.
  • Cleans and maintains restrooms; stocks restrooms with necessary supplies; reports necessary repairs.
When performing the graffiti abatement assignment:
  • Responds to requests for graffiti removal from citizens and/or other departments.
  • Patrols assigned areas for graffiti; investigates and resolves complaints regarding graffiti; contacts proper people to advise them of status of complaint.
  • Removes graffiti by washing, water blasting, painting, or other methods, including using graffiti removal chemicals.
  • Photographs the scene of graffiti and documents the location.
  • Operates power washer, airless paint sprayer, and paint trucks.
When performing both assignments:
  • Interfaces with the public in a non-disruptive manner; answers questions and provides standard information to the public if working in a public facility.
  • Observes safe working practices, including maintaining storage areas in a safe condition.
  • Maintains records of maintenance and cleaning activities; maintains inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Assists groups using facilities as requested; may explain or enforce facility rules.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:
  • Modern practices, techniques, and materials used in graffiti removal.
  • Methods, materials, and equipment used in custodial work and basic and preventative building maintenance.
  • Proper cleaning methods and the safe usage of cleaning materials, disinfectants, custodial tools, and equipment.
  • Use and minor maintenance of hand and power tools and equipment used in custodial work.
  • Basic facility maintenance techniques and materials.
  • Occupational hazards and safety equipment and practices related to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals.
  • Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Basic mathematics.
  • Safe driving rules and practices.
  • Basic computer software related to work.
  • English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff.
Ability to:
  • Operate a variety of tools and equipment used in graffiti removal.
  • Use and operate a variety of custodial equipment, including high-pressure washer, vacuum cleaner, wet/dry vacuum, carpet extractor, buffer, mop, and broom.
  • Clean and care for assigned areas and equipment.
  • Travel to different sites and locations.
  • Use a variety of small hand tools.
  • Maintain basic records.
  • Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience:
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Some experience with custodial work and/or graffiti removal is desirable.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment.


Supplemental Information

Physical Demands

Must possess mobility to work in various City buildings and facilities; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium physical work and to operate varied hand and power tools and related equipment; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 50 pounds.

Environmental Elements

Employees work in the field and in buildings and facilities and are occasionally exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

WORKING CONDITIONS

May be required to be on-call and to work various shifts or emergencies on evenings, weekends, and holidays.

This recruitment is open on a continuous bases and can close without prior notice, interested candidates are encouraged to apply.
Closing Date/Time:

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)

No

Job Address

Westminster, California United States View Map