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Public Works Maintenance Worker I
City of Redwood City, San Francisco/Peninsula

Public Works Maintenance

For more info contact:
(650) 780-7000
Close Date: Feb 20, 2013
Salary: $4,190.00 - $5,093.00 Monthly



he City of Redwood City invites you to apply for the position of public works maintenance worker I-WASTEWATER.  The Public Works Maintenance Worker I-Wastewater is the entry-level classification in the Public Works Maintenance Worker series for the Wastewater section. Incumbents receive immediate supervision from higher level staff progressing to general supervision with training and experience. Typical duties may include: Operate construction and maintenance equipment including trucks, tractors, backhoe, vactor combo and hydraulic jet cleaner, and skip loaders for a variety of construction and maintenance operations involving sewer lines and drainage channels, inspect ditches, drainage areas and roadside shoulders to noxious weeds, remove weeds; maintain storm drains, catch basins and storm drain pipes; perform emergency storm drain maintenance work as required; perform sewer drain maintenance duties; operate maintenance equipment and tools such as power tools, sewer rodder, hydraulic jet cleaner, vac-all, front loader, compressor, power wench, boom truck, main and auxiliary pumps, and related equipment and tools; perform routine preventive maintenance on equipment as assigned; install and rapir underground pipes; remove blockages from sewer and storm lines; read and interpret maps of underground sewer and drainage systems; and perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned. 




Will embrace the City’s emphasis on excellent customer service; will be detail-oriented and able to manage multiple tasks; will use initiative and independent judgement; will be a team player who likes working with a variety of City staff and the public and have a sense of humor. Ideal candidate will also have public agency or Special District experience, or have worked in the construction field with an emphasis on plumbing.




Education & Experience

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  Education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, and experience equivalent to that of a Public Works Maintenance Worker I in the City of Redwood City, is desirable. 


Knowledge of:

·         Use of  general construction tools and equipment.

·         Safe work practices.

·         Basic Computer Skills, including Microsoft Word.

·         General construction practices.

·         Repair and maintenance principles.

·         Fundamentals of preventative maintenance for wastewater collection systems.

·         Enviornmental regulations related to wastewater collectionsystems.


Ability to:

·         Perform unskilled and skilled tasks in a variety of construction and maintenance activities.

·         Understand and carry our written and oral instructions.

·         Use computerized maintenance management systems.



Possession of a valid California Class A and a satisfactory driving record OR ability to obtain a Class A license within six months of employment is required.


Possession of a Grade 1 CWEA Wastewater Collection Certificate is required within one year of employment.


*Upon receipt of the certification employees will receive a 1% differential equivalent to a a salary range of $4232.00 - $5144.00.



Applications may be obtained in one of the following ways:


1.        Apply online at, Member City: Redwood City

2.        Visit our web site@ to print the application form

3.        Call our 24-hour Job Hotlineat (650) 780-7292. TDD is available during normal business hours for hearing impaired at: (650) 780-7265

4.        Visit the City of Redwood City Department of Human Resources (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) at 1017 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, California 94063


Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise the Department of Human Resources upon submittal of application.




A City Application is required. All applications will be reviewed for neatness, accuracy, completion, relevant education, experience, training and other job related qualifications. Those meeting the stated qualifications and requirements for the position will be invited to participate in the testing process, which will consist practical and written exercises.  Those who pass the written test will be invited to participate in the oral board interview. The results oral board interviews will establish an eligibility list for each open position.


The Assistant Director of Public Works will make the final appointment from the top three candidates on the eligibility list. The Immigration Act of 1986 requires proof of identity and eligibility for employment at date of hire. Prior to appointment, candidates will be required to pass a background check, physical examination, and a DOT drug screening at no cost to the candidate. 


The City of Redwood City is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!



The successful candidate will enjoy the following benefits:


·         Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)

·         Opportunity to select from a variety of health plans that are administered by PERS under a cafeteria plan including health insurance, health care and dependent care reimbursement

·         Dental & vision insurance

·         Employee Assistance Program

·         Vacation at l0 days per year to 25 days after 20 years

·         Sick leave of 12 days per year

·         Twelve paid holidays per year

·         Three days bereavement leave


NOTE: Earnings from this job are not covered under Social Security. When you retire you may receive a pension based on earnings from this job. If you do, your pension may affect the amount of Social Security benefits you may receive. For more information go to




We are an exceptional organization and a leader in the Bay Area.   The values that guide us are:


·         EXCELLENCE: Passion to do our best in each moment.

·         INTEGRITY: Do the right thing, not the easy thing.

·         SERVICE: We care and it makes a difference.

·         CREATIVITY: Freedom to imagine and courage to act.


The City of Redwood City is a great place to work!


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


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