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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 3

Meeting Date: May 8, 2001

Subject/Title: Approve Salary Range and Classification Description for Facility 
Maintenance Worker

Submitted by: Patti Standley, Human Resources Manager

Approved by: Jon Elam, City Manager


RECOMMENDATION 
Adopt a Resolution approving the Facility Maintenance Worker classification and salary range. 

PREVIOUS ACTION
City Council approved funds for this classification through the 2000/01 Mid-year Budget Review.

BACKGROUND
In 1999 the City employed a temporary, hourly employee to perform facility maintenance duties as described in the attached classification description. Originally, these duties required 20 hours per week but as the City has grown, additional staff requires maintenance services and additional City facilities require additional time to maintenance. The hours necessary to accomplish the work that needs to be done have increased to 40 hours per week. 

Staff recommends establishing the Facility Maintenance Worker classification as a regular City classification as the duties performed have required an increase in work hours from part-time to full-time hours. 

Staff recommends a salary range of $38,148-$46,368 annually. The proposed salary is based on internal equity with established City classifications, as staff was unable to locate another agency with a comparable classification. 

The Personnel Sub-committee has reviewed the above recommendation and presents the classification and salary range to the City Council for review and approval.

RESOLUTION NO.


A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD ADOPTING THE CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION AND SALARY RANGE FOR FACILITY MAINTENANCE WORKER


WHEREAS, the City Council Personnel Subcommittee has reviewed staffís recommendation to establish the regular classification of Facility Maintenance Worker, and,

WHEREAS, the City has grown, adding additional staff to serve and additional City facilities to maintain, and,

WHEREAS, duties and work hours increased from 20 hours per week to 40 hours per week effective January 2001, and,

WHEREAS, staff recommends establishing a salary range of $38,148 - $46,368 annually based on internal equity of this classification and existing Brentwood classifications, and,

WHEREAS, funds are available to provide for salary and benefits in the 2000/01 City of Brentwood budget.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the City Council of the City of Brentwood adopts the classification description for Facility Maintenance Worker and the salary range as proposed above.

PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood at a regular meeting held on May 8, 2001 by the following vote:


FACILITY MAINTENANCE WORKER


Class specifications are only intended to present a descriptive summary of the range of duties and responsibilities associated with specified positions. Therefore, specifications may not include all duties performed by individuals within a classification. In addition, specifications are intended to outline the minimum qualifications necessary for entry into the class and do not necessarily convey the qualifications of incumbents within the position.
DEFINITION:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of skilled tasks in the maintenance, renovation and repair of City Facilities; demonstrates a full understanding of all applicable policies, procedures and work methods associated with assigned duties; performs other related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Facility Maintenance Worker is a journey level class in which incumbents are expected to independently perform a variety of tasks that support the maintenance of City Facilities. This classification is distinguished from Public Works Maintenance Worker classifications as those classifications support Public Works Field Operations.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:

Receives general supervision from the Purchasing Agent, Facilities Manager or other assigned supervisor. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (include but are not limited to the following)

∑ Performs maintenance, repair, and minor construction work related to maintenance of City facilities.

∑ Performs minor carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and painting of City facilities.

∑ Maintains internal and external facility lighting fixtures including replacement of ballast, light bulbs and fluorescent tubes as necessary. Performs periodic light surveys to determine when lights need to be replaced.

∑ Performs inventory control of all work station components. Assembles office furniture i.e., large bookcases, chairs and table. Installs/modifies office furniture i.e., installation of keyboard trays.

∑ Responsible for the maintenance, installation, and inspection of all office fire extinguishers and smoke alarm system.

∑ Responds to facility emergencies such as roof leaks, restroom overflows, etc.

∑ Transports City Hall mail to and from the U.S. Post Office.

∑ Operates equipment in a safe and efficient manner while performing various maintenance, repair and installation tasks.

∑ Establishes positive working relationships with City staff, contractors and the public.
WORKING CONDITIONS:

Position requires sitting, standing, walking on level and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties. The position also requires both near and far vision when inspecting work and operating assigned equipment. The need to lift, carry and push tools, equipment and supplies weighing 50 pounds or more is also required. Additionally, the incumbent in this position may work in various weather conditions including wet, hot and cold. The incumbent may use chemicals that may expose the employee to fumes, dust and air contaminants. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to climb ladders, use power and noise producing tools and equipment, and drive motorized vehicles. The incumbent may be required to respond to after hours emergency call outs.

Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations. 

QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification)

Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Facility Maintenance Worker. A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of:

One year of work experience in facility maintenance, construction, carpentry, electrical and plumbing.

License/Certificate:

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid class C California driverís license.

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS: (The following are a representative sample of the KASís necessary to perform essential duties of the position.) 

Knowledge of:

Practices, techniques and materials used in maintenance and repair of facilities; safe operation of trucks and other equipment; occupational hazards and standard safety procedures; inventory tracking and control; report preparation; general ADA standards.

Ability to:

Perform maintenance, repair and installation of facilities, office furniture and lighting fixtures; operate a variety of tools and equipment used in facility maintenance and construction; operate hand and power tools competently and safely; perform moderately heavy manual labor; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; follow written and oral directions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Skill to:

Safely and effectively operate a variety of maintenance equipment, tools and materials.

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