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Public Works Maintenance Worker I/Ii

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City Of Galt Galt , CA 95632

Posted 3 months ago

Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

The City of Galt is currently looking to fill TWO Public Works Maintenance Worker I/II positions.

The successful candidate will perform a variety of semi-skilled work in the construction, modification, maintenance, repair, and operation of City infrastructure, including streets, traffic controls and structures, street sweeper, storm and sanitary sewers, and water and wastewater systems; uses and operates a variety of manual and power tools and light to heavy power driven equipment; and performs related work as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives direct and general supervision from the Public Works Maintenance or Utilities Maintenance Supervisor. Exercises no direct supervision over staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry-level class in the Public Works Maintenance worker class series. Incumbents initially work under direct supervision and receive detailed instructions and training on assignments. Incumbents generally work within an established framework of set procedures in performing assigned tasks. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied and are performed with greater independence. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the II level, but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise.

Positions in the Public Works Maintenance Worker class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the II level are normally filled by advancement from the I level requiring one (1) additional year of experience and after gaining the knowledge, skill, experience, licenses, and certifications which meet the qualifications for and after demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class or two (2) years of prior related experience that allows the employee to meet the qualification standards for the II level.

Example of Duties:

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

When performing all assignments:

  • Troubleshoots maintenance and repair problems, determines materials and equipment required for repair; may purchase materials and supplies from established suppliers with appropriate authorization.

  • Operates specialized vehicles and a variety of light, medium, and heavy equipment related to the maintenance and repair of the City's infrastructure.

  • Inspects and performs service, minor maintenance, and repairs on a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and equipment.

  • Maintains logs and records of work performed and materials and equipment used.

  • Contacts residents and businesses to inform them of work to be performed.

  • May assist with the training and direction of new or temporary staff.

  • Reports the need for major contract repair or maintenance of facilities and equipment.

  • Responds to after-hours emergencies.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

When performing the street maintenance assignment:

  • Performs repairs, maintenance, and construction of streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, catch basins, and drainage structures, including demolition, repaving, patching and overlaying, crack sealing of asphalt, and backfilling trenches and excavations.

  • Excavates and backfills excavations related to water and wastewater line repairs.

  • Loads cold and hot mix asphalt, and patching oil; applies and finishes patching and paving materials.

  • Uses an airless paint sprayer; mixes, thins, and applies paint and stripes streets, crosswalks, and stop sign bars; replaces reflective pavement markers and street signs; lays out and installs traffic signs.

  • Removes concrete, builds forms, and repairs sidewalks and gutters that have been damaged and are trip hazards or need repair after water or wastewater line work; performs other concrete work around City buildings as required.

When performing the traffic maintenance assignment:

  • Provides installation, maintenance, and repair of traffic signs, including making signs and installing sign posts and signs in accordance with federal, state, and City codes.

  • Participates in the fabrication and repair of City signs, including street name signs and sign posts; installs and maintains municipal sign posts, signs, and pavement markings.

  • Performs tree trimming and removal services, including pruning branches, grinding tree stumps to ground level, and removing trees safely and efficiently.

  • Performs legend painting and striping of City streets and parking lots using appropriate materials.

When performing the street sweeping assignment:

  • Operates street sweeping equipment for the purpose of cleaning City streets.

  • Occasionally removes small amounts of debris from streets as necessary, removing obstructions from the sweeper's path.

  • Receives and responds to requests from the Police Department, other City staff, and the general public for emergency clean-up, including requests to remove debris, garbage, glass, and other materials from accident sites and other areas.

  • Inspects equipment; performs preventive maintenance; makes operating adjustments and minor repairs to equipment such as and other related maintenance duties.

When performing the utility/stormwater/sewer assignment:

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs water and sewer service connections.

  • Installs potable water pipe lines, fittings, valves, and fire hydrants; taps and repairs water service lines.

  • Maintains, repairs, and flushes underground water distribution lines and storm and sanitary sewer collection systems; operates high-pressure hydro flushing unit and heavy construction equipment as qualified and assigned.

  • Determines the location of underground utilities and marks them accordingly.

  • Checks water and sewer plants and takes readings; and checks sewer lift stations and takes sewer meter readings.

  • Performs water meter maintenance, including installing new meters, testing and repairing meters of various sizes, repairing leaks, and replacing meters as necessary; installs service lines for newly developed properties and accounts for the installation of meters for new homes; performs shut-downs of services, as required.

  • Performs maintenance and repairs on wastewater treatment plants (pumps, waterlines, and equipment; and moves sludge).

  • Opens, flushes, patches, and installs sewer lines; builds and cleans out manholes, catch basins, and other drainage facilities.

  • Performs inspection, construction, maintenance, and repair activities of City storm drain and sanitation systems and facilities to ensure safe and efficient access for the public, including concrete and open channels, creeks, pipes, drains, detention basins, and drop inlets.

  • Performs a variety of duties in the maintenance of drainage structures to ensure efficient drainage, including inspecting, repairing, and replacing patrol tide areas and opening and closing tide valves along assigned routes.

  • Performs concrete and open channel maintenance, including inspecting and repairing storm water conveyance systems, removing/abating weeds and other invasive vegetation, removing sediments, debris, and trash from channels, applying site delineation, best management practices, and erosion control before, during, and after maintenance activities, and keeping in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local water regulatory laws and regulations.

Typical Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

Public Works Maintenance Worker I and II:

  • Basic principles, practices, tools, and materials as they relate to the maintenance and repair of infrastructure, facilities, systems, and appurtenances similar to those in a municipal environment.

  • Basic traffic control procedures and traffic sign regulations.

  • Basic mathematics.

  • Basic computer software related to the 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.

  • Safe driving rules and practices

Ability to:

Public Works Maintenance Worker I and II:

  • Perform semi-skilled construction, modification, maintenance, and repair work on City streets, water distribution and sewer collection systems, facilities, and equipment.

  • Troubleshoot maintenance problems and determine materials and supplies required for repair.

  • Learn applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulatory codes, ordinances, and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility.

  • Perform routine equipment maintenance.

  • Make accurate arithmetic calculations.

  • Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.

  • Safely operate a variety of hand and power tools as well as various vehicles used in the work.

  • Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties.

  • Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.

  • Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed.

  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.

  • Work independently or in a team situation.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Supplemental Information:

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:

Equivalent to graduation from high school and one (1) year of construction, maintenance, or repair experience in streets and traffic, municipal utilities, general construction, or facilities maintenance areas.

Licenses and Certifications:

Public Works Maintenance Worker I and II:

  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license within 60 days of hire and have a satisfactory driving record.

  • Possession of a Water Distribution System Operator Grade I certificate from the State of California, within the probationary period.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must possess mobility to work in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment, and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various City sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. 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 weighing up to 100 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS

Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspaces, 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

Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical, drug screen, and background investigation, including fingerprinting. Must be available for regular and emergency standby, evening, weekends, and holidays, and to be called back and work emergency overtime as required and in accordance with the existing Memoranda of Understanding. Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and with exposure to traffic and potentially hazardous conditions.


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