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Senior Maintenance and Utilities Worker

Company: Government jobs
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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Under general supervision, leads, trains, oversees, and participates in the more complex and difficult work of a crew responsible for providing construction, maintenance, and repair to assigned City infrastructure, including City buildings and facilities, streets, sidewalks, parks equipment and amenities,, recreational areas and trails, traffic signage and striping, graffiti abatement, storm drains, and sanitary sewers; sets priorities and directs the work of assigned staff on a project or day-to-day basis; performs routine to complex maintenance and repair work in an assigned area; provides technical and specialized assistance to the assigned management and supervisory staff; and performs related work as required.


Receives general supervision from the Maintenance and Utilities Field Supervisor. Exercises technical and functional supervision over and provides training to Maintenance and Utilities staff.


The incumbents in this specialist classification, serve as a lead worker and assist the supervisor by providing direction to work crews in the field and assisting in evaluation of the crews. The employee is assigned projects by the supervisor, but has considerable flexibility in determining the timing, work process, and specific steps of each project and performs a wide range of skilled construction, modification, maintenance, and repair duties required to ensure that City infrastructure, systems, and facilities to which assigned are maintained in effective working condition and provide the highest level of safety for public use. Responsibilities include inspecting and attending to assigned areas in a timely manner, and performing a wide variety of highly skilled tasks in the maintenance and repair of assigned facilities and systems. Incumbents are expected to work independently and exercise judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

This class is distinguished from the Maintenance and Utilities Worker III as the Level III position acts as a lead worker in the field, but does not assign or direct the work of staff. This class is distinguished from the Maintenance and Utilities Field Supervisor in that the latter is the full supervisory-level class in the series responsible for organizing, assigning, supervising and reviewing the work of assigned staff involved in maintenance operations. Examples 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 the parks/landscape maintenance assignment:

  • Performs a wide variety of maintenance, repair, and installation work in the City infrastructure, systems, and facilities to which assigned, including parks, landscaping, parks equipment, park amenities, and recreation trails.
  • Supervises and performs general maintenance, and repairs to parks recreation equipment, and furnishings of parks and other City landscaped areas, keeping schedules and repair records.
    When performing the building, facilities, streets, sewer, and storm water draining maintenance assignment:
    • Performs a wide variety of maintenance, repair, and installation work in the City infrastructure, systems, and facilities to which assigned, including buildings and facilities, streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, roadway base and sub-base, guard rails, asphalt pavement, crack seal application, concrete repair, traffic and street sign installation, repair, and reflectivity, pavement markings, and/or sewer, stormwater and drainage systems and facilities.
      When performing all assignments:
      • Provides technical and functional supervision to assigned Maintenance and Utilities staff; reviews and controls quality of work; participates in performing routine to complex and specialized maintenance and repair work on assigned City public works infrastructure.
      • Plans, schedules, prioritizes, and assigns maintenance and repair work in consultation with the Maintenance and Utilities Field Supervisor; communicates status of repairs to appropriate personnel, working cooperatively to schedule repairs in accordance with established and special operational priorities; instructs staff in work procedures.
      • Trains employees in work methods, use of tools and equipment, and relevant safety precautions.
      • Inspects assigned City infrastructure, facilities, systems, and appurtenances for maintenance needs and recommends appropriate actions; assists in developing work plans, procedures, and schedules.
      • Estimates costs of construction and maintenance work, supplies, equipment, and materials; orders supplies and equipment for work projects; maintains records of purchase orders; assists in developing budget figures for the division; monitors expenditures.
      • Inspects and evaluates work in progress and upon completion to assure that repairs, maintenance, and project activities are performed in accordance with City standards and specifications.
      • Assists in coordinating, overseeing and personally participating in all assigned maintenance programs.
      • Inspects various public works improvement activities and private developments in the assigned functional area; interacts with engineers and contractors regarding compliance with City standards and specifications; reports, records, and documents inspections, observations, and conditions found during the inspection process.
      • Performs the skilled operation of specialized construction and maintenance, light to heavy vehicles and equipment.
      • Observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required; may participate and assist in coordinating safety training.
      • Responds to requests and complaints from the public and answers questions or refers to supervisor, as necessary.
      • Performs minor adjustments on service equipment; maintains tools and equipment in working order.
      • Stays current on the status of new and pending regulatory legislation; attends continuing education courses and seminars as required.
      • Maintains accurate records and logs of daily activities, using appropriate computer software applications.
      • Responds to and performs emergency repairs and other emergency services as necessary.
      • Acts as the Maintenance and Utilities Field Supervisor in his/her absence or as assigned.
      • Performs other duties as assigned. Typical Qualifications

        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 the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade, and four (4) years of experience in construction, maintenance, and/or repair of streets and roadways, storm water and drainage, sanitation systems, traffic signs, and/or related park facilities, systems, and appurtenances, and one (1) year of experience as a lead worker.

        Licenses and Certifications:
        Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Driver's License by time of appointment. A valid class B driver's license with the appropriate endorsements and satisfactory driving record is required within 12 months of hire.

        Plus one of the following certificates:
        A valid Qualified Application License, "B" or "C;" or
        A Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) within twelve (12) months of hire; or
        A valid Water Distribution System Operator Grade II and Water Treatment Grade I; or
        Collections Systems I; or
        Certified Arborist.

        Knowledge of:

        • Basic principles of supervision and training.
        • Public works maintenance principles, practices, tools, and materials for maintaining and repairing assigned City infrastructure, systems, and facilities.
        • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, regulations, and guidelines.
        • The operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and power equipment.
        • Safety equipment and practices related to the work, including the handling of hazardous chemicals.
        • Traffic control procedures and traffic sign regulations.
        • Basic hydraulics
        • Basic mathematics.
        • Safe driving rules and practices.
        • Modern office practices, methods, computer equipment and computer applications.
        • 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.
          Ability to:

          • Plan, schedule, assign, and oversee activities of Maintenance and Utilities repair personnel.
          • Inspect the work of others and maintain established quality control standards.
          • Train others in proper and safe work procedures.
          • Identify and implement effective course of action to complete assigned work.
          • Oversee and participate in maintenance and related projects in the assigned functional area(s).
          • Perform construction, modification, maintenance, and repair work on assigned municipal infrastructure, facilities, systems, and/or appurtenances.
          • Operate specialized construction and maintenance, light to heavy vehicles and equipment.
          • Set up and operate traffic area construction zones, including cones, barricades, and flagging.
          • Locate underground utilities by use of blue prints and electronic locating equipment in accordance with Underground Service Alert (USA) regulations.
          • Troubleshoot maintenance problems and determine materials and supplies required for repair.
          • Read and interpret construction drawings, blueprints, maps, and specifications.
          • Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and equipment required for the work; perform routine equipment maintenance.
          • Maintain accurate logs, records, and basic written records of work performed.
          • Follow department policies and procedures related to assigned duties.
          • Give, as well as understand and follow oral and written instructions.
          • Make accurate arithmetic calculations.
          • Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
          • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
          • Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.
          • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Supplemental Information

            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.
            Employees work in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspace, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes. Employees may interact with challenging staff and/or public and private representatives and contractors in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
            May be required to be on-call and to work various shifts or emergencies on evenings, weekends, and holidays.

            APPLICATION PROCESS: A completed City application form and supplemental questionnaire are required for this position. Applications must be complete and clearly demonstrate that the minimum qualifications are met. All statements made on the application are subject to investigation and verification. False statements will be cause for disqualification, or discharge from employment. The standards as stated on the front of this job announcement represent only the minimum required to file an application. Meeting the listed standards does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited for an examination as the Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number of candidates to the most qualified for the position as determined by the Human Resources Department.

            TESTING PROCESS: The testing process for this position may include a written examination, interview panel, and a selection interview.

            LOYALTY OATH OR AFFIRMATION: All City employees are required to sign a loyalty oath and affirmation prior to actual employment.

            PROBATIONARY PERIOD: All City employees are required to serve a one year probationary period.

            EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The City of Seaside does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, age, religion, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, covered medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran's status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law in its employment actions, decisions, policies or practices. Reasonable accommodation in the application, testing and selection process will be made upon request of disabled applicants.

            IMMIGRATION REFORM & CONTROL ACT 1986: In compliance with the Immigration Reform & Control Act 1986, all new employees must verify identity and entitlement to work in the United States by providing required documentation.

            PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be in satisfactory health and free from disabling defect which would preclude satisfactory performance in the job for which applied.

            REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: The Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified individuals with mental and physical disabilities, and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment Housing Act (FEHA) and Federal Americans with Disability Act (ADA) of 1990. To request reasonable accommodation, you must notify the Human Resource Representative listed on this bulletin as soon as possible and before the last day to file, in order to make the necessary arrangements during each step of the examination process.

            EMPLOYEE BENEFITS (Seaside City Employees' Association):

            The City of Seaside offers a comprehensive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance.

            Special Pay:

            1. Longevity Pay Program: A 2.5% salary increase will be provided after 8 years of service and 15 or more shall receive an additional 2.5% (total of 5%) with the City of Seaside.

            2. Spanish Bilingual Pay Program: Designated employees can earn up to a 5% salary adjustment for using Spanish in the course of their work (written and/or oral communication).

            Health and Welfare Benefits:

            1. Blue Shield PPO Medical Insurance Plans:
            Three Plans available

            2. Guardian Dental Insurance:
            Calendar Year Deductible (waived for preventive services): $50 per person;
            Co-Payment for Preventive, Basic, and Major Services using Plan Provider: 20%;
            Co-Payment for Orthodontic using Plan Provider: 50%;
            Annual Limit for Preventive, Basic, and Major Services: $1,500;
            Lifetime Limit for Orthodontic Services: $1,500

            3. Vision Service Plan:
            Co-Payment for Annual Exams (with Plan Provider): $10
            Co-Payment for Bi-Annual Lenses & Frames: $25
            Maximum Benefit for lenses, frames, and contact lenses: $130

            4. Long Term Disability Plan: After 90 day elimination period, plan pays 67% of salary to a maximum of $9,000 per month. City and employee split premium 50/50.

            5. Life Insurance: $50,000 term life insurance policy (City paid).

            Retirement Benefits:

            California Public Employees' Retirement System: The plan you are enrolled in is based on the Public Employees Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA).

            1. "Classic" PERS Members:
            • Plan: 2% @ 55
            • Employee Contribution Rate: 7% (Pre-Tax)
            • Retirement based on single highest year
              2. New PERS Members:
              • Plan: 2% @ 62
              • Employee Contribution: 6.25% (may be adjusted annually - required to be 50% of Normal Cost as determined by CalPERS)
                3. Deferred Compensation Matching Program (IRS 457 Plan): The City of Seaside will match employee's contribution up to $50 per month.

                Paid Time Off:

                1. Vacation Time: Employees earn between 10 and 22 days of vacation annually depending on years of service.

                2. Sick Leave: Employees accrue 8 hours of sick leave per month.

                3. Holidays: The City recognizes 12 paid holidays annually. In addition, members shall receive 2 floating holidays (16 hours). Initial floating holiday accrual for newly hired employees shall be prorated in accodance to the MOU schedule.

                Continuing Education:

                1. Tuition Reimbursement: Up to $3,000 per fiscal year for qualifying course work.

                2. Educational Incentive Pay: Up to 6% for qualifying degree programs and continuing education.

                For more information, visit the City's website.

                01 Your application must include the following: 1. At least 10 years of employment history (assuming you have been employed for ten years) 2. Explanation for any gaps in employment 3. A reason for leaving each job 4. Three professional references (including names and phone numbers of present and past supervisors or managers, or persons for whom you have directly provided services, not peers) 5. A clear demonstration in your application and responses to supplemental questions, of all relevant education and experience. Responses such as "See Resume" or "See Application" will result in disqualification and will not be considered further. 6. Certificate of degree attached to your application RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF AN APPLICATION I understand that my application may be rejected if incomplete or if I fail to provide any of the information listed above. CLICK YES TO ACKNOWLEDGE
                • Yes
                • No

                  02 Do you possess a valid California Class B drivers' license?
                  • Yes
                  • No

                    03 Do you possess one of the required Certificates? Please make sure to submit a copy with your application. Failure to attach may cause disqualification from the process.
                    • Yes
                    • No

                      04 Do you have at least four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience in construction, maintenance and related facilities, system, and appurtenances?
                      • Yes
                      • No

                        05 Do you have at least one (1) year of experience as a lead worker?
                        • Yes
                        • No

                          * Required Question

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