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FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Established: July 1, 2010


Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Under supervision Facilities Maintenance Worker I or general supervision (Facilities Maintenance Worker II) of assigned supervisory or management staff performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the maintenance, repair, and/or renovation of City facilities; inspects the work of outside contractors performing maintenance work and reports to higher level personnel; performs plumbing, carpentry, electrical, remodeling, painting, and a variety of other related craft work as assigned; operates a variety of maintenance equipment including maintenance vehicles, a variety of hand, power, and shop tools; assists in the training of lower level maintenance staff; and performs other related duties as required..

Facilities Maintenance Worker I – This is the entry level class in the Facilities Maintenance Worker series performing routine and less complex maintenance duties while learning City policies and procedures. Positions at this level are not expected to function with the same amount of program knowledge or skill level as positions allocated to the Facilities Maintenance Worker II level and exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern. Exceptions or changes in procedures are explained in detail as they arise. As experience is acquired, the employee performs with increasing independence and responsibility and is expected to be performing at the “II” or journey level within the prescribed time frame. Advancement to the “II” level is based on demonstrated proficiency in performing the full range of assigned duties, possession of required certifications, and is at the discretion of higher level supervisory or management staff..

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Operates a variety of maintenance equipment including power and hand tools; performs preventive maintenance and repairs on equipment.
  2. Performs inventory control of maintenance equipment and supplies; assists in the purchase of equipment and supplies as necessary.
  3. Provides courteous customer service; responds to questions and inquiries from City staff and the general public regarding various maintenance projects; resolves customer problems or complaints.
  4. maintains cleanliness of assigned work areas and facilities.
  5. May provide work instructions to a project crew. Assists and trains less experienced personnel as assigned.
  6. Attends training and safety meetings as necessary.
  7. Performs related duties as required.
  8. Performs or assists in the inspection and monitoring of the work of contractors performing the maintenance, repair, construction and installation work in City facilities; ensures work is performed in accordance with contractual agreements and City standards.
  9. Observes safe work methods and uses safety equipment; sets traffic controls, secures worksites from hazards as necessary.
  10. Prepares and maintains a variety of written records and reports; reads and interprets plans, specifications, blueprints and schematics; prepares as-built sketches.
  11. Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance, repair, and minor construction work of City facilities; performs and assist in facility maintenance tasks involving plumbing, carpentry, electrical, remodeling, painting, and a variety of other craft work.
  12. Oversees the operation and maintenance of the City pool and ensures compliance with established pool operation and maintenance procedures and practices; monitors pool chemical levels and ensures health and safety procedures are followed; rebuilds and/or replaces pumps; calibrates and adjusts equipment; cleans and maintains heaters; waxes and/or cleans slides, decks, and other pool equipment; orders swimming pool equipment and supplies as necessary.
  13. 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.
  14. Performs a variety of carpentry duties; maintains carpentry equipment and tools.Installs, repairs, and maintains a variety of plumbing fixtures and fittings including sinks, toilets, faucets and related equipment.
  15. Operates, maintains, adjusts, and repairs air conditioning and heating units and components.
  16. Performs general maintenance duties inside and outside of facilities; replaces tiles; paints inside and outside of facilities; removes graffiti; installs doors and windows; installs and repairs locks; patches roofs.
  17. Troubleshoots various electrical problems involving electrical lines, switches, controls, and sensors; repairs and replaces electrical fixtures, switches, and related equipment using a variety of materials, tools, supplies, and equipment.
  18. Responds to facility emergencies including roof leaks and restroom overflows.
    The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

    Knowledge of:
    Operations, services, and activities of a facilities maintenance program. Practices, techniques, materials and equipment used in maintenance, construction and repair of facilities. Materials, methods, terminology, and tools used in the maintenance, repair, and construction of building structures and systems including those used in performing rough and finished carpentry, plumbing, electrical, remodeling, painting, and a variety of other craft work. Relevant laws, codes, ordinances, regulations, applicable building codes, fire regulations and safety precautions. Shop mathematics applicable to the building trades. Operational characteristics of tools and equipment used in assigned maintenance activities. Proper procedures used in the maintenance and repair of hand and power tools. Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures. Minor service and maintenance of trucks and equipment. General ADA standards. Inventory tracking and control. Basic report preparation. Principles and practices of record keeping.

    Ability to:
    Willingness and ability to work scheduled and emergency overtime and be available on call as required. Perform semi-skilled and skilled facilities maintenance work. Perform and inspect the work of contractors performing maintenance, repair and construction on city facilities. Perform maintenance, repair and installation of facilities, lighting fixtures. Operate a variety of maintenance tools and equipment related to area of assignment. Perform heavy manual labor. Maintain accurate records and produce reports and documentation. Interpret laws, and regulations, and codes, and enforce them. Ensure that safety procedures are properly followed including those related to traffic control. Safely and effectively operate a variety of maintenance equipment, tools and materials. Train less experienced personnel. Respond to public inquiries and requests. Read and interpret plans and diagrams. Estimate necessary materials and equipment to complete assignments. Ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures. Work independently in the absence of supervision. Understand and follow oral and written instructions. Interpret and follow Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Utilize personal computers and computer software. Establish and maintain effective, tactful and courteous working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

    Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

    Facilities Maintenance Worker I
    Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Related coursework in equipment/building maintenance and repairs is highly desirable..

    One year of work experience performing maintenance and repairs on plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems and equipment commonly found in publicly owned facilities or related industries.

    License or Certificate:
    Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record as determined by the City Possession of a Pool Maintenance Operator certification within six months of employment may be required for some positions.

    The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Environment: Indoor and outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, solvents, toxic agents,/chemicals, gases, electrical currents, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions; work and/or walk on various types of surfaces including slippery or uneven surfaces and rough terrain; work at heights; incumbents may be required to respond to emergency and public calls after hours including evenings and weekends.

    Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

    Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

    Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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Brentwood, CA 94513  
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