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Maintenance Assistant FT/PT
Job ID: 4042
City of San Jose, South Bay


For more info contact:
(408) 535-1285
Close Date: Mar 7, 2014
Salary: $17.17 - $21.91 Hourly

About the Department


The City of San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation's best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business.  Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region.  The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values:  Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration.  The City is seeking individuals whose values align with the values of the City's employees.


Position and Duties


The City of San José is accepting applications for the position of Maintenance Assistant.  This recruitment will be used to fill multiple positions throughout the City.  Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and pass all of the required examinations will be placed in the qualified candidate group for a minimum of six months.  Departments will use job-related screening criteria to select candidates who best meet the needs of a specific vacancy from the qualified group for interview.


Maintenance Assistants perform a variety of entry level maintenance tasks.  Positions in the Department of Transportation are responsible for pavement, sewer, landscaping and traffic signs and signals maintenance. Positions with the Department of Public Works are responsible for building maintenance. Positions at the Airport are responsible for sewer cleaning, landscaping, and buildings and grounds maintenance. Positions with the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department are responsible for building, grounds, and parks maintenance.  Individuals in this classification are expected to work weekends, some evenings, and holidays.  Some positions require working alternate shifts, including grave and swing, weekends, holidays, overtime, and on-call.


Maintenance Assistants within the Department of Transportation are required to obtain and maintain a Class A license within 4 months of hire. Class A training is provided by the Department of Transportation.


Part-time positions are only available in the Department of Transportation and Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department. Hours range from 8-40 hours per week, with a maximum of 1,040 hours worked per calendar year (which can be an average of 20 hours per week).   Seasonal work is typically available May through September.  Fall and winter hours may also be available.


Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of training and experience equivalent to the following:


Education: Successful completion of high school, G.E.D. or California Proficiency Certificate.


Certification or License: Possession of a current and valid California Driver's License.  


Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Dept. of Labor.


To Learn More and Apply


To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page by clicking on the link below.


Then click on the “Prospective Employees” link.  


City of San José Employment Page


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