• Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • Santa Fe Springs, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Public Works
  • Salary: $16.07 - $17.24 Hourly USD Hourly
  • Salary Top: 17 USD Hourly

Job Description

Salary Updated: 7/1/2023

This recruitment will remain open until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received and may close without notice.

The City of Santa Fe Springs seeks applicants for the position of Public Works Aide. This is an hourly, at-will, non-benefited position. Incumbent is expected to work approximately 30 hours per week on a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

  • ACA/Health Benefits: Health benefits will be offered to incumbents working an average of 30 or above weekly hours, as required under the Affordable Care Act ACA. The City currently offers enrollment in Kaiser Permanente Health Plans (Traditional HMO/Deductible HMO).


Under direct supervision, performs general maintenance functions, maintaining buildings, facilities, grounds, streets, water, and fleet services.


Receives direct supervision from a division supervisor or direction from higher level maintenance staff in a leadership role.




A. Held in Common:

Supports the Mission of the City and its Elected and Appointed Officials.
Exhibits loyalty to the City and its representatives.
Provides courteous and timely service to the public as the ultimate employer.Works cooperatively with other City employees.Exhibits integrity and displays ethical behavior.

B. Essential Job Specific Duties:

Performs general maintenance duties, for buildings, facilities, grounds, streets, water, and fleet.
Cleans areas and removes debris and trash in assigned areas.
Removes graffiti, in a variety of ways, painting with power sprayer, hand rollers, chemical removers, and high pressure water sprayer.
Assist staff with basic building maintenance services, light replacement, carpentry work, plumbing and electrical repairs.
Performs a variety of vehicle and equipment maintenance, fueling, cleaning, shop clean up, parts pick up, vehicle pick up and delivery, including minor vehicle or equipment repairs as assigned.

C. Other Job Specific Duties:

Paints buildings and facilities.
Performs a variety water maintenance functions, assisting staff with water meter repairs, pool maintenance, water leak repairs, meter reading.
Uses power washer to clean various surfaces, walkways, steps, walls and other areas as assigned.
Performs basic maintenance of landscape areas, weed abatement, trims, waters, plants and shrubs and trees.
Performs a variety other semi-skilled maintenance work as assigned


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required to satisfactorily perform the jobs essential duties and responsibilities.

Knowledge of: Methods and techniques of any one or more of the following areas: building, facility, grounds, water, street or fleet maintenance. Operational characteristics of mechanical equipment and tools used in maintenance in any one or more of the following areas, building, facility, grounds, water, street or fleet maintenance. Safe work practices and regulations.

Ability to: Perform semi-skilled maintenance and repair work in any one or more of the following areas: building, facility, grounds, water, street or fleet maintenance.

Use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, and power tools and equipment required for the work in a safe and efficient manner. Work within deadlines to complete projects and assignments. Follow written and oral instructions. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Effectively organize and prioritize assigned work. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other people.


The following requirements generally demonstrate possession of the minimum requisite knowledge and ability necessary to perform the duties of the position. A typical way to obtain these would be:
  • High School Diploma or an equivalent certificate or diploma recognized by the State of California.

  • Some experience in general maintenance preferred.
  • A valid State of California driver's license and an acceptable driving record.

Relatives may be appointed regardless of the designation of full or part-time classification. Candidates with relatives employed by the City will be excluded from applying for a vacancy if one or more of the following criteria exist: 1) The appointment of a relative would place one in a supervisory capacity directly over the other 2) The appointment would create a situation in which it is conceivable personal gain for one could be obtained by the actions of the other 3) The appointment would create a situation where performance or non-performance of either would have a direct effect upon the performance of the other 4) The appointment would create a situation where the confidentiality of either could be compromised. Candidates with relatives employed by the City will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. "Relative" shall be defined as: mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather, grandchild, spouse, domestic partner, step mother, step-father, step-sister, step-brother, stepchild and step grandchild.


The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters in performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors.
  • Noise level is quiet to moderate.
  • Utilizes hand and power tools.
  • Works with and around machinery having moving parts.
  • Exposure to chemicals, fumes, gases, and odors.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Stand, sit, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, and bend.
  • Push, pull, and reach overhead and above shoulders.
  • Hear and speak both in person and on the telephone.
  • See well enough to read documents and operate tools and equipment.
  • Lift and move up to 75 pounds.

Applicants are required to complete and submit a City Application online. Resumes or faxed copies will not be accepted in lieu of the City online application. To apply, click on the "Apply" link located at the top of this page. New users must first create an account first.

Selection may be based upon an application review, a performance examination and evaluation, and a structured interview. Appointment will be contingent upon a criminal record check and physical examination, including a drug screen.

If you require special testing and/or interview accommodation due to a physical, mental, or learning disability, please call the Human Resources Office at (562) 409-7530 at least 5 days prior to the scheduled date.


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Job Address

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