Maintenance Aide (Part-time)

  • City of Tustin, CA
  • Tustin, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Part Time Building Maintenance
  • Salary: $16.00 Hourly USD

Job Description


Tustin is a vibrant and charming city nestled in the heart of Orange County. It remains true to its quaint heritage while warmly welcoming neighbors and planning for purposeful growth in the future. Called home by a passionate and diverse community, Tustin is a place for all generations and every walk of life. Behind this beloved community, there is a team of practiced public servants who steward the City’s future while maintaining its unique charm and rich history. By balancing the needs of today with optimism for tomorrow, the City of Tustin works to realize its vision of a safe, high-quality and thriving community.


The Tustin Public Works Department is responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of all public infrastructure and public right-of-way. Join our team and help the Tustin Public Works Department achieve Tustin’s mission of providing effective, high-quality services that foster safety, quality of life, and economic vitality throughout our community.

If you enjoy working outdoors and are interested in gaining experience in the Field Services and/or Water Services, we encourage you to apply to join the Tustin Public Works Department in the part-time position of Maintenance Aide. A successful candidate will be reliable, motivated to serve their community, and capable of working independently. Incumbents will perform a variety of unskilled to semi-skilled manual labor tasks related to the maintenance and repair of the City's facilities, parks, and/or water distribution system.

Given that this is a part-time, at-will, non-benefitted position, hours will be limited to less than 1,000 hours per fiscal year. Hours worked may vary significantly from week to week.


Application materials will be carefully reviewed to identify candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Those who are best qualified may then be invited to participate in a recorded video interview. The top remaining candidates may then be invited to participate in a panel interview. Those who pass the recorded video interview and/or panel interview will earn placement on the eligible list, which may be used for current and future vacancies in the job classification.
This recruitment is conducted on a continuous basis to meet the needs of the City as vacancies occur and may close at any time.

Examples of Duties

As a part-time Maintenance Aide, incumbents will perform a wide variety of duties. Examples of these duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Operates a wide variety of hand and power tools and equipment; observes proper safety precautions and complies with Cal-OSHA personal and equipment safety regulations

• Operates motor vehicles in a safe manner

• Maintains and organizes work area to ensure a clean and safe working environment; maintains and cleans assigned vehicles, tools and equipment

• Completes basic activity records and reports

• Assists the public with directions, questions regarding City regulations, and other basic inquiries as needed

• Responds to emergency calls for maintenance and repair activities

Field Services

• 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 entrances to buildings by sweeping, hosing, and picking up of trash

• Follows an assigned route and performs general cleanup of parks and buildings utilized by the public when closed during weekends and holidays

• Works alone or as a member of a crew to perform trash removal; empties and cleans waste receptacles, rakes sand lots, brooms sand off of concrete and rubber areas

• Removes graffiti from buildings and structures

• Checks playground equipment for defects and makes minor repairs

• Prepares and cleans facilities prior to user events; moves furniture or other heavy objects on request or for set-up of City functions; makes minor repairs and adjustments to building fixtures and equipment

• Secures buildings by locking and unlocking rooms, windows, or offices, the City Hall, and related City facilities; may set-up intercom or speaker systems

• Performs minor repairs and maintenance in the streets, weed control, parks, buildings or landscape section as part of a crew of the Public Works Department as needed

• Reports fire, sanitary, safety, or security hazards in City facilities; reports needed maintenance or repair

Water Services

• Removes and installs water meters

• Manually digs and backfills trenches and holes to facilitate installation and repair of water systems

• Locates, inspects, and investigates water lines and sources of leaks; assists in repairing leaks when necessary

• Assists in the installation, repair, and maintenance of various water system appurtenances, including pipes, mains, meters, and valves

Minimum Qualifications

A combination of education, experience, and training that has provided the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities is required for entry into the classification. A typical combination includes:


Graduation from high school or equivalent; and six (6) months of experience in general maintenance work.

To view the knowledge, skills, & abilities expected of the position, please follow the link here .


Possession of a Class C California driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

Receive satisfactory results from a background investigation, physical examination and administrative screening. May be required to work varying shifts outside of regular business hours (e.g., early morning, evenings, holidays, and weekends) and may be called to respond to emergencies outside of regular business hours.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The position primarily works in field settings. The employee must have the ability to sit, stand, walk, talk, and hear. The position requires the ability to exert a moderate to extensive amount of physical effort involving stooping, crouching, climbing, kneeling, working in confined spaces, and lifting, carrying, or pushing equipment, tools, supplies and other materials typically weighing up to 60 pounds. The employee may be exposed to strong odors, smoke, strong and/or toxic chemicals, and loud noise in the performance of duties. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The City of Tustin is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Employment for this group is at-will and based on continued programmatic needs. No guarantees are made related to hours or longevity. Hours are limited to less than 1,000 hours per fiscal year.

Employees do not receive health, retirement, or any other benefits unless otherwise required by law .

In lieu of Social Security, e mployees are required to contribute 5.5% of salary on a pre-tax basis every pay period to an OBRA 457 deferred compensation plan. The City contributes an additional 2%, for a total combined contribution of 7.5%.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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