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$17.05 – $23.99 hourly, paid bi-weekly

                               Full-time with great benefits


  • Maintenance Worker I classification performs a variety of semi-skilled and manual tasks in the routine maintenance and landscaping of parks, athletic fields, recreational facilities and other landscaped areas and other related duties.
  • Maintenance Worker II and III classifications perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled labor in the construction, installation, maintenance, and repair of City facilities and infrastructure, including streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, street lights, water distribution and sewer collection systems, drainage facilities, traffic signals, municipal  buildings and structures,  parks, playground equipment and facilities; reads and records meter readings,  tests and maintains meters, turns off/on water service,  performs other related maintenance duties as assigned.

Depending upon department assignment, this position works under the direct supervision of the Senior Building/Parks Maintenance Worker, the Public Works Maintenance Manager or the Public Works Director.  This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: (include, but are not limited to the following):

Maintenance Worker I:

Plants, waters, weeds, mows, renovates and fertilizes turf grass; Plants, fertilizes, cultivates, waters and sprays flowers, shrubs and other plants.  Assists in planting, pruning, spraying and maintaining trees. Cleans and prepares recreation fields. Repairs park playground equipment. Picks up litter and debris. Operates power mowers and other specialized turf maintenance equipment.

Assists in the installation and maintenance of sprinkler systems.  Operates a dump truck to pick up trash, tree limbs and leaves. Delivers refuse to disposal site.  Sweeps, mops, waxes and polishes floors. Washes, windows, walls and lavatories and fixtures.  Empties trash and cleans waste baskets and trash containers.  Cleans and maintains restrooms and other park buildings and facilities.

Locks and unlocks restroom doors.  Maintains equipment used in the course of work.  Performs minor building maintenance work.  Performs other related work as required.

Cross training:

This classification will have the ability to cross train in different disciplines within the Public Works department.  Cross training allows employees within this classification to be able to assist in emergency situations when there is short staffing and also allows a path for succession within the Public Works department; creating an environment where employees are knowledgeable and well-versed and also have the ability to promote within the department.

Maintenance Worker II and III:

Performs routine and special assignments to assist in the maintenance, replacement and repair of City parks, trees, landscaping, irrigation systems and recreational facilities. Cleans, preps, and paints buildings and equipment for City facilities. Performs concrete work to assist with the excavation and construction and/or repair of curbs, gutters, sidewalks and other concrete structures. Excavates, installs and/or repairs water, sewer, storm drains and other underground utilities. Performs routine inspection and maintenance of sewer lift stations.  Cleans streets and maintains street drainage facilities.  Attaches fittings and replaces valves, installs water, sewer, and drainage pipelines by trenching, laying and connecting pipe.  Maintains water and sewer drainage by cleaning pipelines, installing new pipe sections and repairing leaks; Performs work related to the construction and maintenance of City streets.  Performs carpentry and construction work, preparing simple forms and fabricating barricades, builds and repairs chain link and wooden fences, and installs and repairs guardrails.  Maintains street safety by clearing vegetation, pruning trees, cutting brush from roadsides to provide a clear view of streets and signs.  Transports equipment, supplies, and various materials to and from the job site.  Operates a variety of vehicles, equipment, and hand and power tools related to area of assignment.  Installs traffic and directional signage, paints traffic lines, legends and markings on streets, sidewalks, and parking lots.

Performs maintenance, replacement and repair of street lighting; Performs other street, utilities, and maintenance work as required.

Provides traffic control, signage, cones and barricades as appropriate to the job site.  Performs light to heavy manual labor.  Picks up, removes and disposes of trash, litter and debris.  Performs a variety of plumbing, carpentry, painting and electrical work activities associated with the maintenance and repair of city facilities.  Performs general building maintenance duties, including janitorial duties.  Performs set up and take down of facilities in support of facility rental programs; Cleans facilities as required, including restrooms, kitchens and floors.

Accurately reads and records consumer water meter readings; Turns consumer water service on or off; Tests, cleans and repairs/replaces damaged water meters, boxes and related service lines, devices, and valves.

Detects cross-connections; Detects water leaks and when appropriate assists consumers in locating such leaks.

May assist in general office work as needed; Utilizes proper safety procedures related to all work performed.

May participate in the on-call assignment rotation; Responds courteously to the public; Assists other departments in emergency or non-routine situations.


Maintenance Worker I:

Knowledge of:

Methods, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance and cleaning of buildings; parks, playgrounds, recreational areas, and other facilities; Job safety policies and procedures; General safety practices.

Skills and Abilities:

Understand and carry our oral and written directions. Work after hours and on weekends; or holidays and perform on-call duties as necessary. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Clean and care for assigned buildings and equipment. Operate a variety of park maintenance equipment such as mowers, edger and trimmers. Perform assigned tasks independently without close supervision.

Maintenance Worker II and III:

Knowledge of:

Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the construction, repair, and maintenance of streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, storm drainage, water, and sewer pipelines, in accordance with specifications; Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in park and landscape maintenance; Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the building construction trades; Safe work practices and policies.

Plumbing, including water, wastewater and drainage systems; Public facilities construction techniques and methods; The building trades related to facility maintenance and repair; Traffic control rules and regulations.

Mechanics of meter operation and water service components; Basic math and record keeping; Proper method for locating underground utilities.

Skills and Abilities:

Speak, read and write in the English language at a level required for successful job performance. Follow work safety procedures and practices; Read, understand, interpret and apply written instructions, manuals, labels, codes and safety regulations; Understand and follow oral and written instructions; Use appropriate tools and equipment for the job. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Safely and skillfully operate hand tools, power tools, and mechanical equipment required to complete work assignments. Drive light and medium duty trucks and operate construction equipment. Use sandblasting and painting equipment; Perform heavy manual labor. Work after hours, weekends, and/or holidays and perform on-call duties, as necessary. Make accurate calculations and measurements as required for the job. Operate modern communication devices, including cell phone, radio, and personal computer.

Work efficiently both as a member of a crew and independently, accurately complete routine work activity records and timesheets.

SUPERVISION:  This position has no supervisory responsibilities and can be supervised by the Senior Building/Parks Maintenance Worker, Senior Public Works Maintenance Worker, the Public Works Maintenance Manager or the Public Works Director.

QUALIFICATIONS: (Sufficient education, training and /or work experience to demonstrate possession of required knowledge, skills and abilities, which would typically be acquired through):

Maintenance Worker I/II/III:

Education and Experience:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent for completion of the twelfth grade.
  • A combination of education, experience and/or training which demonstrates the required knowledge and ability to successfully perform the job duties.

Certificates and Licenses:

Must possess an appropriate Motor Vehicle Operator’s License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles and be able to comply with current City insurance requirements.

Maintenance Worker III:

Possession of a valid Water Distribution Operator Grade D-1 certification issued by the California Department of Health Services.

Wage and Benefits

Hourly Wage:  $17.05 – $23.99 hourly wage paid bi-weekly                    

Retirement: PERS 2.5% @ 55 for classic members; 2% @ 62 for new members.  Employee pays 8% PERS member contribution.

Deferred Compensation:  457 Deferred Compensation Plan

Health: The City provides up to $1,540.00/month in a flexible benefit plan to apply towards health benefits,  including medical, dental, vision, air ambulance, and long-term disability.  The City pays the cost for life insurance coverage.

Vacation Leave: Vacation is accrued at 4 hours biweekly upon employment and increases with time in service. There is an accumulation limit.

Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued at 4 hours biweekly with an accumulation limit.

Holidays: 12 paid holidays per year.

Beginning January 1, 2023– The City will establish a flexible benefit plan for employee health benefits in accordance with IRS Code Section 125 (Cafeteria Plan), with the following provisions:

The City will cover 100% of the healthcare premium for the employee under the CalPERS Gold medical plan. The City will cover 80% of the cost of the 2-Party or Family premium for the CalPERS Gold medical plan that is over and above the cost of the Single premium. The City will pay 100% of the employee premium costs for vision insurance, dental insurance, and air ambulance insurance. Full-time regular employees who opt out of City’s health plan due to enrollment in a qualifying group health plan (under the Affordable Care Act) will receive a $700 per month cash-in-lieu benefit payment.

Although benefits have been reported as accurately as possible, there has been no guarantee of complete benefit summary intended. All information provided is subject to the actual terms of the legal documents that control benefit programs.

APPLICATION PROCESS: A City of Crescent City application including required supplemental questionnaire must be received in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the final filing date.

Application materials are available from: City of Crescent City, 377 J Street, Crescent City, CA 95531 or on our website at  Following a review for minimum qualifications, applicants who are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified that they must submit a completed criminal conviction history questionnaire in order to continue in the selection process.

FINAL FILING DATE:  5:00 p.m. Thursday, December 1, 2022

THE SELECTION PROCESS may consist of a written exam and an oral interview.   Subsequent to a job offer and prior to being hired, all potential City employees must submit a DMV printout showing an acceptable driving record; pass a criminal history investigation through the California Department of Justice; and pass a pre-employment medical examination and drug screening.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The City of Crescent City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status or other non-merit factors in its hiring practices, including the process of recruitment, selection, promotion or other conditions of employment.

Reasonable Accommodation: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA and ADAAA) reasonable efforts will be made during the examination process to accommodate people with special physical or mental requirements. If special accommodations are necessary, please contact the Human Resources Department at 707-464-7483 x233 prior to the examination date. When indicating you have a special need, one of the following definitions will apply to you.  A disabled person is anyone who: (1) has a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities: i.e., walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, working or learning; or (2) has a record of such impairment; or (3) is regarded as having such an impairment.

The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: 17.05
    Maximum Hourly Wage: 23.99