Under direction, leads, reviews, and performs work activities and duties assigned to the Maintenance Worker series, including maintenance and construction work in a variety of Public Works operations; performs and/or leads staff in the more difficult and complex tasks; fully understands all applicable policies, procedures, and work methods associated with assigned duties; performs other related duties as required. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
The Maintenance Worker III
is the lead/advanced journey level class in the Maintenance Worker series independently performing the more complex and skilled assigned duties. This class is distinguished from the next higher class of Public Works Supervisor in that the latter provides overall day-to-day supervision to crews within the Public Works Division. SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED:
Receives direction from a Public Works Supervisor. Provides technical and functional supervision over assigned staff.
Education and/or Experience:
- Leads, reviews, and performs the work for maintenance, repair, construction, installation, and operational work in streets and sewers, landscapes, parks, water, and building maintenance; develops and implements crew assignments; assists maintenance staff in troubleshooting and performing the more complex maintenance, repair, or operational activities; reviews work performed and work quality; participates in the evaluation of assigned personnel.
- Streets and Sewers: Leads and breaks, removes, cracks, seals, hydropatches, and repairs surfaces; digs, shovels, hauls, loads, and unloads materials; operates jack hammers, tampers, pavement breakers, and other hand and power tools; operates trucks, backhoes, rollers, street sweepers, aerial lifts, and other construction vehicles and equipment; assists in the installation and maintenance of City signs; performs concrete sidewalk, curb, gutter, and ramp installation and repair; installs, maintains and repairs pathway lights; installs shoring and trench plates; monitors underground service alert (USA's), and marks when necessary; sweeps streets and sidewalks; cleans stormdrains and ditches; hydro flushes and rods; repairs and installs sewer collection lines and pumps; mows roadsides.
- Water: Leads and performs more complex installation, maintenance, and repair of the City's water distribution system; digs, shovels, hauls, loads, and unloads materials; operates jackhammers, asphalt and concrete saws, pipe threaders, and other hand and power tools; inspects for and repairs leaks in meters and lines; inspects water reservoirs and monitors water system pressure; maintains and adjusts control valves and treatment processes; operates pipe and leak detecting equipment; notifies customers of problems or disruptions of water service; monitors underground service alert (USA's) and marks when necessary; checks pump stations and records flows; flushes and flow tests hydrants; collects water samples for testing; reads meters on an assigned route and records readings; re-reads meters as necessary and investigates unusual readings and customer complaints; identifies and replaces faulty water meters when required.
- Buildings, Grounds, and Parks: Leads and performs the more complex skilled and semi-skilled work in building and facility maintenance, including carpentry, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, and painting; performs general cleaning of buildings, facilities, and grounds; repairs and installs electrical outlets, fixtures, switches, and wiring; performs interior and exterior painting and staining; stocks supplies as needed; mows, edges, and weeds landscaped areas; plants trees, flowers, and shrubs; maintains and upgrades all City parks, pathways, and landscaped areas; repairs and installs landscape irrigation systems; assists in the application of herbicides and pesticides; inspects facilities, grounds, and park play equipment for conditions needing repair and maintenance; may coordinate activities with contract service providers.
- Leads and performs cement work, installation of bricks and pavers, minor carpentry, tree trimming, and traffic control; operates trucks and other maintenance and construction equipment; maintains and cleans assigned vehicles and equipment; inspects tools and equipment for safety and mechanical defects; assists with City sponsored functions; responds to after-hours call-outs as assigned.
- Provides training to lower level personnel in the areas of work; ensures adherence to safe work methods, procedures, and practices; identifies training opportunities and needs; makes recommendations to higher level staff.
- Maintains records and provides reporting on various operations and activities as assigned.
- Responds to the more difficult questions and concerns from the general public; provides information as appropriate and resolves public service complaints.
- Demonstrates a full understanding of applicable policies, procedures, and work methods associated with assigned duties; evaluates assigned work projects; estimates time, materials, and equipment necessary for the successful completion of the project; acquires necessary resources as appropriate; assists in the development of budgets in the areas of assignment; assists in the development of work plans, procedures, and schedules.
- May act as the Public Works Supervisor in his or her absence.
- Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff, and the public.
Any combination of education and experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a Maintenance Worker III.
Typically, an incumbent would possess the equivalent of three years of experience in construction and maintenance of streets, water treatment and distribution, sewer collection, parks, or buildings equivalent to that of a Maintenance Worker II with the City of Grover Beach, and a high school diploma or equivalent. License/Certificate/Other Requirements:
Employees in this class may be required to respond to emergencies during off hours, weekends, and holidays, and must reside within a 30-minute response time from the City Corporation Yard at 1150 Farroll Road in Grover Beach within three months of employment. Employees on Standby Duty
must respond by radio or telephone to the City Emergency Dispatcher within 10 minutes of the initial call or contact.
Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid Class B California driver's license prior to appointment. Possession of a Water Distribution Grade II certificate issued by the State of California is required; possession of a Water Treatment Grade I certificate is required. Employees holding Class B California driver's licenses are subject to DOT-mandated random drug & alcohol testing.Knowledge of:
Practices, techniques, and materials used in maintenance, construction, operation, and repair of streets, lighting, traffic signs and markings, buildings, parks, grounds, sewer collection, and water treatment and distribution facilities; operational characteristics of standard construction and maintenance tools and equipment; practices and procedures used in weed abatement; safety requirements for operation of trucks and other equipment; methods and techniques of lead supervision, training and motivation; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, and regulations; methods and techniques of scheduling work assignments; methods and techniques for record keeping; occupational hazards and standard safety practices.Ability to:
Lead and perform maintenance, repair, operation, and installation of asphalt, signs, lighting, landscaping, facilities, concrete, water treatment and distribution systems, sewer collection and pumping systems, and storm drains; operate a variety of tools and equipment used in maintenance and construction; operate hand and power tools competently and safely; perform heavy manual labor; respond to after-hours call-outs as assigned; reside within a 30-minute response time of the City Corporation Yard within three months of employment; interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, codes, and regulations; work independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established guidelines; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a safe manner; 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.