Public Works Maintenance Worker
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Public Works Maintenance Worker
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
This position requires demonstrated competency and increasing independence, knowledge and ability in performing routine and special assignments in a variety of maintenance program areas in the Public Works department.
This classification is a full-time position assigned to a rotational program in public works. Assists other departments in emergency and non-routine situations. Maintenance Worker is an entry-level position in which advancement to Maintenance Worker I is allowed after one year of employment as Maintenance Worker. These positions are distinguished from Maintenance Worker II - Public Works in the areas of level of experience and routinely making operational decisions in the field.
Receives supervision from public works supervisors and ongoing training on a wide variety of equipment, operational rules, guidelines, procedures and methods.
Duties in all divisions include some or all of the following: Operates hand and power tools, light and heavy construction equipment and specialized wastewater equipment. Handles and applies chemicals. Takes water samples and performs minor laboratory tests to assure compliance with regulatory standards. Performs asphalt and concrete removal and replacement. Includes considerable time standing, sitting, walking, driving, kneeling, stooping, crouching, squatting, climbing ladders, crawling, twisting of upper body, lifting heavy objects, operating heavy tools and equipment. Significant amount of time spent working outdoors, working in confined spaces; working with chemicals; occasional extreme noise or vibration; working around electrical, mechanical, chemical or explosive hazards; working around hazardous waste. May be required to operate heavy equipment. May be required to interact with customers on site or when requested; may be required to utilize department or Citywide software applications to maintain records or perform various duties.

Wastewater - Maintains, operates, inspects, repairs and installs wastewater collection and pumping system facilities including piping, valves, lift stations, pumps, controls, portable and stationary generators, measuring devices, odor control equipment, communications systems and related appurtenances to insure efficient operations.

Water - Maintains, operates, inspects, repairs and installs water distribution system facilities including piping, storage tanks, meters, hydrants, valves, pressure reducing stations, pumping stations, pumps, controls, measuring devices, cathodic protection systems, communication systems, and related appurtenances.

Streets/Lagoons - Maintains, operates, inspects, repairs and installs lagoon system facilities including, piping, storm drains, catch basins, sub-drains, meters, pumping stations, pumps, controls, measuring devices, cathodic protection systems, communications systems and related appurtenances. Installs, removes and replaces asphalt and concrete. Installs traffic counting equipment, traffic and parking control signs, traffic markings and red curbs. Operates small powerboats and street paving and painting equipment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  Standard and job-specific methods, materials, terminology and safe work practices of maintenance, construction, and maintenance equipment and tools.
Skill in:  Physical stamina and strength to operate a variety of tools and equipment, perform physical tasks for long periods of time, and ability to lift light and heavy loads (20-90 lbs.); physical flexibility to move objects and operate equipment; demonstrate ability to safely operate and drive vehicles and equipment.
Ability to:  Listen, understand, retain, follow, apply verbal and written instructions or directions; learn effective and safe operation of equipment and tools; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; respond courteously to public inquiries; recognize and use safe work practices; learn and retain specific and general information concerning equipment, functions, and projects; be available for standby and emergency response coverage (before and after regular work hours; weekends, and holidays).
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Completion of a job or technical training program in maintenance, or construction, completion of high school or the equivalent.
Experience:  Maintenance Worker -- One year of full time experience in general maintenance, or construction.
Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Class "C" and Class "B" Driver's License with appropriate endorsements; meet requirements, maintain license and a good driving record.

Maintenance Worker -- Must obtain and maintain a valid California "B" Driver's License with appropriate endorsements within six months of appointment.
SALARY:  $4,499 - $4,724 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200