Maintenance Worker Trainee (Special Districts)

  • San Bernardino, California
  • Jan 02, 2023
Full Time Building Maintenance
  • Salary: $36,732.80 - $50,564.80 Annually USD

Job Description

The Job

San Bernardino County has reciprocity with CalPERS and
other California '37 Act counties.


Paid Time Off - Certification Differential - Uniforms/Cleaning - Footwear
Overtime & Shift Differential - On-Call and Call-Back Compensation
Medical and Dental Benefits - FSA - Retirement Medical Trust Fund
County Retirement Pension - 457(b) Deferred Compensation
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San Bernardino County's Department of Public Works, Special Districts, - Water and Sanitation Division is recruiting for Maintenance Worker Trainees who, under training conditions, learn to perform a variety of routine general maintenance tasks pertaining to the operation of a water distribution or wastewater collection system. Maintenance Workers are required to perform their duties in all weather conditions, and at any work site; water facility work sites are located throughout the County, including high/low deserts, mountains, and valleys.
These positions will report to the Hesperia/Victorville area , approximately 45 miles (45 minutes - 1 hour) from San Bernardino in the high desert. However, reporting assignment may change in the future to meet the needs of the department.
Working Conditions: Applicants must be able to perform heavy manual labor and work outdoors in varying weather conditions; work in desert and mountainous areas, remote locations, and other locations as needed; have the ability to drive in all weather conditions; and work weekends and holidays, and respond to emergency calls as needed.
Health and Physical: Persons seeking appointment to this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties established by the San Bernardino County Special Districts Department. Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and have the ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, bend over, and crawl for extended periods of time while performing job duties.
-Must obtain a State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Distribution Operator Grade D1 certification within 12 months or 2 consecutive test cycles, from date of employment, or be terminated.
-Must obtain a SWRCB T1 Water Treatment certification, OR a SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade I, within 18 months of employment, or be terminated.
License: Must obtain and maintain a CA Class A unrestricted driver's license with tanker endorsement within 18 months of employment, or be terminated.
Travel: Travel throughout the County is required. A valid CA driver's license and proof of automobile liability insurance is required at time of appointment.
Assignment: Employees on call must respond by phone within 30 minutes. Employees may be assigned to one region, but are expected to work any site located throughout the County, to meet the Department's needs. Incumbents are required to be available on-call evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed. Sites/locations encompass the mountains, the deserts, and the valleys.
Promotion: Maintenance Worker Trainees are eligible for promotion to Maintenance Worker I upon successful completion of training and probation, possession of the required certifications and licenses, and receiving a recent successful work performance evaluation; must promote within 18 months or be terminated.

Minimum Requirements

License: Must possess a valid CA Class "C" Driver's License
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Must possess one of the following options:Option A: Six (6) months of recent experience (within the last 5 years) in the maintenance, repair, or inspection of water/wastewater equipment and machinery.
Option B: Six (6) months of recent experience (within the last 5 years) of general plumber experience with water and sewer systems for residential, commercial, or industrial facilities.
Option C: Nine (9) units of completed coursework directly related to water supply, distribution, treatment, or wastewater technology fields.
Option D: Possession of a current CA State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Water Distribution Operator Grade D1, or Water Treatment Operator Grade T1, or Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade I certification.

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess a valid CA Class A unrestricted driver license with tanker and hazmat endorsements, in addition to possession of the SWRCB Water Distribution Operator Grade D1 certification, SWRCB T1 Water Treatment certification, and SWRCB Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Grade I certification.

Selection Process

Application Procedure : To be considered for this promotional opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by the deadline. A competitive evaluation of qualifications will be conducted based upon the contents of the application materials. Candidates are encouraged to be thorough in their application and Supplemental Questionnaire responses. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.

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EEO/ADA: San Bernardino County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant employer, committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants.

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Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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