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Maintenance I

Company: Government jobs
Location: La Mirada
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description


Under general supervision, performs manual and semi-skilled maintenance work at assigned job sites including streets, parkways, civic facilities, athletic facilities, aquatics facilities, and parks. Provides direction to part-time staff in the completion of maintenance assignments.

Typical Duties Performed

(These examples do not include all the duties which may be assigned; any one position may not include all the duties listed.)

  • Performs custodial and general maintenance of Civic Center buildings, park buildings and restrooms, sports facilities, aquatics center, parks, streets, rights-of-ways and other City facilities.
  • Provides direction to part-time maintenance staff in the completion of maintenance assignments.
  • Cultivates, weeds, edges, mows, waters, and trims lawns, shrubs, trees and groundcovers at assigned job sites.
  • Diagnoses diseases and insects affecting plants and vegetation; performs necessary spraying of herbicides or insecticides.
  • Performs graffiti removal.
  • Assists in the installation and maintenance of sprinkler and irrigation systems.
  • Assists with minor construction including carpentry, plumbing, electrical and masonry repair.
  • Assists in the set-up of equipment, stage, and bleachers for special events.
  • Performs janitorial cleaning and upkeep of restrooms at park locations and other City facilities.
  • Operates a variety of equipment, machinery, and power and hand tools.
  • Removes and clears debris from gutters, culverts, and drainage structures.
  • Adheres to City and departmental policies and procedures; performs related duties assigned. Minimum Qualifications

    Must be at least 18 years old.

    Knowledge of: The use and maintenance of basic power and hand tools, equipment, materials, and methods used in building and ground maintenance work. Related work hazards and safety procedures. Operation of mower, trimmer, irrigation, and carpentry equipment, and heavy-duty equipment such as backhoe and tractor.

    Ability to: Use and maintain basic power equipment, materials, hand tools, and maintenance and automotive equipment. Perform manual labor in a variety of weather conditions and perform work requiring physical strength, dexterity, and endurance. Read, write, and carry out oral and written instructions in English. Meet the physical requirements stated in the City's Job Function Analysis for the position, including ability to lift up to 75 lbs. Operate a motor vehicle safely. Exercise good judgment, courtesy, and tact with staff and the public. Utilize quality customer service skills and techniques. Work different shifts including weekends, evenings, and holidays.


    Experience: One year of work experience in building maintenance, custodial maintenance, street maintenance, landscape maintenance, construction trades or related field as required.

    Education: Graduation from high school or the equivalent is required. Course work from an accredited institution in building repair, public works, or a related field is highly desirable.

    Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License is required.
    Possession of a valid CPR, AED, First Aid certificate is required within the first three months of employment.

    Supplemental Information

    Qualified applicants may be invited to participate in a written exam and/or oral interview.

    SALARY: Appointments are normally made at the first step of a five step salary range. One year of City service is required to advance to the next pay step in the salary range.

    RETIREMENT PLAN: The City contributes toward a retirement plan through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS). Applicants considered "classic" members would be eligible for the 2.0% @ 55 CalPERS formula, applicants considered "new members" of CalPERS would be eligible for the 2% @ 62 CalPERS formula, in accordance with the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013. The date of appointment and status of the applicant will determine the retirement formula and the amount of the employee contribution. Full-time employees do not participate in Social Security.

    VACATION: Full-time employees earn 80 hours of vacation per year for the first five years of service; 120 hours per year after five years of service; 128 hours in the 11th year; 136 hours in the 12th year; 144 hours in the 13th year; 152 hours in the 14th year; and 160 hours in the 15th year and thereafter. Employees may accrue up to a maximum of 350 vacation hours.

    HOLIDAYS: Full-time employees receive 108 hours of paid holidays per fiscal year. The City observes eleven fixed holidays throughout the year. Any remaining hours are considered floating holiday hours and may be taken at any time throughout the fiscal year. Holiday hours do not accrue and do not carry over to the succeeding fiscal year.

    SICK LEAVE: Full-time employees earn 72 hours of sick leave per calendar year. Employees leaving employment with the City who have at least 5 years of service are compensated for 50% of their accrued sick leave to a maximum of 720 hours.

    MEDICAL INSURANCE: The City provides medical coverage through CalPERS for all full-time employees and their dependents at no cost to the employee. CalPERS offers medical programs which include HMO and PPO plans. An employee who is covered under another medical insurance program may choose to receive a cash rebate of up to $250 per month in lieu of insurance. Employee's retiring from service with the City of La Mirada receive paid medical insurance into retirement at no cost to the employee.

    DENTAL INSURANCE: The City provides dental coverage for all full-time employees and their dependents at no cost to the employee. The City offers one PPO and one HMO dental plan.

    VISION INSURANCE: The City provides vision coverage through VSP for all full-time employees and their dependents at no cost to the employee.

    GYM MEMBERSHIP REIMBURSEMENT: The City provides a $100 per fiscal year gym membership reimbursement for full-time employees.

    TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: The City provides up to a $4,000 per fiscal year tuition reimbursement for full-time employees.

    FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT: The City provides full-time employees with a flexible spending account program for eligible health and dependent care expenses.

    LIFE INSURANCE: The City provides a term life insurance program based on twice the employee's annual salary up to a maximum of $300,000 (management) and twice the employee's annual salary up to $200,000 (non-management).

    DISABILITY INSURANCE: Comprehensive short-term and long-term disability plans are provided to all full-time employees at no cost to the employee.

    ALTERNATE WORK SCHEDULE: In most City departments, employees have the opportunity to work a "9/80" alternate work schedule.

    JURY DUTY: Full-time employees will receive up to 40 hours of jury duty pay per calendar year while performing this service. At the discretion of the City Manager, full-time employees who are required to serve extended jury service beyond 40 hours in any one calendar year may receive additional jury duty pay.

    DEFERRED COMPENSATION: The City participates in the ICMA-RC and the Nationwide 457 deferred compensation plans, which are available to full-time employees. The City provides a matching deferred compensation contribution not to exceed $1,025 per full-time employee per calendar year. To be eligible, the employee must contribute an equal amount.

    EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP): EAP Services are available to all City employees at no cost. Services are contracted through Standard Insurance and provided by Horizon Behavioral Services. EAP services are available to employees and members of their household.

    DISCOUNTS: City employees are eligible for various program discounts.

    F&A Credit Union: City employees are eligible to join the F&A Federal Credit Union.

Keywords: Government jobs, La Mirada , Maintenance I, Professions , La Mirada, California

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