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Regular Full-Time Positions $23.56 – $24.73 per hour
Full-Time /Part-Time Temporary Positions $16.00 – $18.14 per hour
The City of Redding is accepting applications for the position of Public Works Maintenance Worker for various Divisions including Streets, Parks, Storm Drains, Water and Wastewater.  This position performs a wide variety of unskilled and semi-skilled work on City facilities.
As candidates apply they will be placed on the Public Works Maintenance Worker eligibility list. Your application will stay on the eligibility list for 3 months. You will not be notified when your application expires. There is no closing date and applications will be accepted on a continuous basis.

We are looking for someone to

  • Install, test, repair, or replace services, lines, valves, meters, hydrants and backflow devices
  • Operate forklift, tractor loader, tractor mower, brush chipper, truck with or without trailer use a variety of portable power tools and a variety of hand tools
  • Raise valve boxes and manholes
  • Perform asphalt or cement maintenance and repair
  • Assist with street striping and painting
  • Perform drainage pipe and ditch maintenance
  • Perform various semi-skilled and unskilled work in maintenance of sewage collection system
  • Perform landscaping and grounds maintenance including mowing, weeding, pruning trees and shrubs, and picking up litter
  • Perform light janitorial and maintenance duties in City restrooms and buildings
  • Set up for meetings, conventions, classes, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
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Qualifications we’re looking for

Knowledge of:
  • Appropriate City and OSHA safety procedures involved in construction and repair work
  • Safety procedures when using cones, or barricades for traffic diversion
  • Public Health and Safety standards
  • Equipment operating techniques and procedures
  • Asphalt or cement installation and repair; pipe sizes, uses, and applications
  • Hydrant and valve maintenance and repair

Ability to:

  • Interact effectively with the public and employees
  • Operate all required vehicles and equipment, such as forklift tractor/loader, brush chipper tractor/mower, truck with or without trailer
  • Use a variety portable power tools
  • Use a variety of hand tools

Education, Experience, and Special Requirements:

  • Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying
  • Typical education would include a high school diploma, or equivalent
  • Some previous relevant experience
  • Possession of the appropriate California driver’s license, or ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment

What to expect from the Application and Exam Process

You will receive notifications pertaining to this recruitment at the e-mail address and text message number provided on your application. Email correspondence may go to your spam and junk mail folders.

Application Process: Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding online employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Incomplete applications and/or supplemental questionnaires may not be processed. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection.

Examination Process: Interviews and/or written elements may be administered by the hiring managers and you will be contacted directly by the department if selected. Positions may include day, evening, holiday and weekend shift work and exposure to the elements.

Selection Process: Final appointment is contingent upon:

  • Positive past employment references
  • Passing a city paid fingerprint criminal conviction check (applicants 18 and older)
  • Passing of a pre-employment medical exam and drug and alcohol screening test
The City of Redding adheres to Cal/OSHA COVID-19 requirements.

Additional Application:

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for This Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $16.00
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $24.73