The current vacancy for Street Maintenance Worker is a full-time position in the Streets Division of the Public Works Department. Under direct supervision, the Street Maintenance Worker I performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and servicing of City streets, traffic systems, signs and equipment. New hires are eligible for advancement to Level II once all criteria stated in the MOU are met.
This is an open competitive recruitment process. Applicants must submit a City employment application (online), including answers to all supplemental questions. Only online applications will be accepted for this recruitment process.
Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, October 1, 2018 at 12 p.m. and will be accepted until a sufficient number of qualified applications are received (approximately 100). The application filing may close at any time, but should 100 applications not be received, application filing will close after October 18, 2018 . Interested applicants are encouraged to prepare their application materials and responses to the supplemental questions ahead of time so they may apply during this application window. In order to prepare your online application, you may visit www.governmentjobs.com, open a "Career Seeker" account and create an application. Answers to supplemental questions should be prepared on a separate document so responses can be copied and pasted into the application once it opens.
ONLY online applications will be accepted. Attach a copy of your unofficial transcripts or Degree(s) earned to the electronic application. Failure to attach a copy of your transcripts or Degree(s) earned will result in the rejection of your application.
All properly submitted applications and supplemental questionnaires will be reviewed. Only those applicants appearing best qualified based upon the application materials submitted will be invited to participate in the testing process.
The testing process will consist of a written exam (Pass/Fail) and a structured, technical oral interview (weighted 100% for eligible list placement). The written exam will be a multiple choice test and will include questions related to Reading and Applying General Information, Knowledge of Tools and Equipment, Math, and Safe Work Practices. Candidates who pass all components of the selection process will be placed on an eligibility list in ranked order.
Eligibility lists are normally valid for one year. The eligibility list established for this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies that arise during the life of the eligibility list.
All new hires must successfully complete a one-year probationary period.
Essential Job Functions
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of duties and responsibilities is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.
Street Maintenance Worker I:
Under direct supervision, performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and servicing of City streets, traffic systems, signs and equipment.
Assists in the removal and repair of asphalt and concrete on City roads and sidewalks; installs stone and brickwork; removes weeds and brush.
Participates in observing City streets for condition of signs; assists in the maintenance, repair and installation of signs; assists in painting street legends on City streets, curbs and parking lots; installs temporary signs during sign repair, special events and for police and fire emergencies; removes graffiti.
Participates as a crew member responding to emergency calls for assistance from the public or other agencies; installs, removes, repairs and stores City special events banners and decorations; sets up barricades for traffic control and road closure for parades and special events.
Operates, maintains and performs minor repairs to assigned equipment, tools and vehicles.
Street Maintenance Worker II:
Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and servicing of City streets, traffic systems, signs and equipment.
Assists Lead worker in the training and performance of daily work of less experienced street maintenance workers.
Removes and repairs asphalt and concrete on City roads and sidewalks; assists with the training and performance of daily work of less experienced street maintenance workers.
Removes and repairs asphalt and concrete on City roads and sidewalks; installs stone and brickwork.
Observes City streets for condition of signs; installs, maintains and repairs signs; paints street legends on City streets, curbs and parking lots; installs temporary signs during sign repair, special events and for police and fire emergencies; removes graffiti; removes weeds and brush.
Responds to emergency calls for assistance from the public or other agencies; installs, removes, repairs and stores City special events banners and decorations; sets up barricades for traffic control and road closures for parades and special events.
Operates, maintains and performs minor repairs to equipment, tools and vehicles.
Street Maintenance Worker I: Graduation from high school or GED and one (1) year experience in grounds, street and/or building maintenance and repair work.
Street Maintenance Worker II: Graduation from high school or GED and two (2) years experience in public works maintenance and repair work and/or similar construction.
Experience in Street Maintenance and work experience with equipment used for the position is considered highly desirable.
Street Maintenance Worker I: A valid California driver's license at a level appropriate to the equipment operated and the ability to acquire a valid Class B California driver's license within one year of appointment.
Street Maintenance Worker II: A valid Class B California driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills and Other Characteristics:
Knowledge of basic principles and practices used in construction and maintenance.
Knowledge of equipment capabilities, limitations and safe operating procedures.
Knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances and regulations relating to the operation of assigned equipment.
Knowledge of OSHA safety standards related to all aspects of related public works projects.
Skill performing unskilled and semi-skilled construction and maintenance tasks.
Skill resolving day-to-day questions/problems regarding materials, methods and procedures for completing assigned projects.
Skill utilizing public relations techniques in responding to inquiries and complaints.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, other City employees and the public.
Skill in the efficient and safe operation of assigned equipment.
Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
Regularly exposed to vehicular traffic.
Regularly required to lift and/or carry up to 75 pounds.
Regularly exposed to sounds and smells associated with equipment and materials.
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