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Maintenance Worker II
City of Alameda, East Bay

Public Works Maintenance

For more info contact:
[email protected]
(510) 747-9400

This Recruitment is open to City of Alameda Employees Only

Close Date: Apr 11, 2013
Salary: $22.18 - $31.21 Hourly


Under general supervision, performs a variety of journey level skilled or semi-skilled trade work involved in the construction, installation, operations, maintenance and repair of public streets, buildings, structures, facilities, systems, equipment and grounds. Performs other related work as required. This is the journey level class in the Maintenance Worker series. Positions in this class perform highly responsible maintenance work and may be responsible for the independent performance of particularly difficult or specialized maintenance work and/or for providing lead direction to subordinate employees. Work in the class is distinguished form that of lower classes by the greater independence with which an incumbent is expected to operate and by the more technical aspects or overall complexity of the work. Incumbents are able to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instructions or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of operating policies and procedures. Assignment specialties may include carpentry, plumbing, concrete work, or street, waste and storm water systems, electrical, or tree and landscape maintenance work. Actual responsibilities will vary according to assignment. Work may be performed under supervision, independently or with the assistance of helpers. The current vacancy in the Public Works Department is focused in the functional area of facilities.



  1. Performs journey-level skilled or semi-skilled construction, maintenance and repair work; may perform general construction and street maintenance repair work.
  2. Operates and maintains construction and maintenance equipment for a variety of construction and maintenance operations involving public facilities, streets, sidewalks, gutters, and waste and storm water systems; operates and maintains a variety of other equipment and tools including compressors or pneumatic tools.
  3. Installs signs, traffic cones and barricades.
  4. Performs rough and finished carpentry.
  5. Performs skilled electrical repair and maintenance work related to public buildings, traffic signals, waste and storm water systems, and other public facilities or operations.
  6. Paints building surfaces, furniture, fixtures, signs, traffic control lines, etc.
  7. Installs and repairs plumbing fixtures.
  8. Operates and maintains a variety of waste and storm water systems pumps; cleans, excavates and/or repairs waste and storm water systems pipes.
  9. Removes, forms, pours and finishes concrete.
  10. Maintains sprinkler and irrigation systems and equipment.
  11. Prunes and maintains trees and landscaped areas.
  12. Maintains supplies, work records and logs.
  13. Reads and interprets blueprints, specifications, maps and drawings.
  14. Drives and operates heavy trucks and specialized vehicular equipment.
  15. May provide lead direction and training for subordinate employees.


Possession of the employment standards does not assure advancement to the Examination or placement on the Eligible List. This is a competitive examination where a candidate’s performance in the Examination will be judged in comparison with the performance of other candidates. To be considered, applicants should possess the combination of education and experience necessary to prove the required knowledge and abilities for the position. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Education/Experience & Other Requirements

  1. Current City of Alameda employees with at least 6 months full-time City employment are eligible to apply.
  2. Graduation from high school.
  3. Two years of skilled public works, facilities or equipment maintenance or construction trades experience.
  4. Possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
  5. Willingness and ability to respond to after-hours emergency calls as required.
  6. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
  7. Employees hired after June 1, 1996 and assigned to the Public Works Department: Possession of a valid Class B State of California driver's license (or the ability to obtain within six months of appointment) and a satisfactory driving record as conditions of initial and continued employment.
  8. Employees required to have a Class B driver’s license or in positions requiring a Hazardous Materials Endorsement are subject to provisions of the Department of Transportation's drug and alcohol testing program.

KNOWLEDGE OF modern practices, procedures, equipment and tools used in journey level skilled trade work and in related construction and maintenance; safe work practices and procedures.

ABILITY TO perform a variety of journey level skilled construction, maintenance and repair work including carpentry, plumbing, electrical and concrete work, tree and landscape maintenance, traffic painting, sign maintenance, and waste and storm water systems; operate heavy trucks, specialized vehicular equipment, and other related tools and equipment; perform technically sophisticated and highly complex maintenance related work; read and interpret blueprints, maps and drawings; use spray equipment and restricted chemicals; maintain accurate records; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public; provide lead direction and training to subordinate employees.



PART I: A review of all applications to identify those applicants who meet the minimum requirements for acceptance into the exam.

PART II: Those who meet the minimum requirements will be sent a Supplemental Questionnaire to complete.

PART III: A Job Related Qualifications Interview or Application Evaluation (weighted 100%). Candidates receiving a score of 70% or more will have their names placed on an Eligible List. The three (3) names highest on the list are certified to the department(s) having vacancies. Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment. Tie scores will be broken by giving priority to the candidate based on the earliest application date. Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted and may include a credit check. Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head. Federal law requires that, prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, such as driver’s license, original Social Security card, US passport, or appropriate INS forms, etc.


1. Apply ONLINE at or
2. Apply IN-PERSON at the City of Alameda Human Resources Department (Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm) at 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 290, Alameda, CA 94501
Applications must be filed no later than closing time on the last date to apply. No photocopies or facsimiles are accepted. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate delivery time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City Application.

NOTE: This is a Section 3 position. Qualified low-income residents are encouraged to apply and complete the Section 3 Resident form.

VETERAN’S PREFERENCE CREDIT: A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran’s preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service. NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.


The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply. It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age. Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations. No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace. Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department. Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.

The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


For Benefits information, please visit our website at: A detailed summary for this position can be found under Alameda City Employees Association.

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