Facility Maintenance Worker I/II - 2018.1

Public Works
Central Valley
Until filled or until 200 applicants
$2,719.00-$3,648.00 Monthly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


2220 Hackett Rd. Ceres, 95307


The City of Ceres is pleased to offer the opportunity for a Facility Maintenance Worker I or II. The level at which an individual is hired will be dependent on the applicant's qualifications and work experience. Ceres offers an excellent benefits package, including 100% employer paid medical premiums for several of the plan options and a retirement pension paid out upon eligible retirement from the City (reciprocity with CalPERS in some situations). 

Those candidates qualified as level II who get hired, usually start out at $3001 per month in the salary range.

Summary Description

Under immediate supervision (Facility Maintenance Worker I) or general supervision (Facility Maintenance Worker II), performs a variety of skilled facility maintenance and repair work on City buildings.

Representative Duties

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

  1. Install new plumbing; maintain, repair, and replace plumbing systems and fixtures such as faucets, drinking fountains, water heaters, water closets, urinals, water regulators, and pressure valves; repair boiler and boiler piping and pumps.
  2. Maintain, repair, and replace electrical systems including light switches, outlets, interior and exterior light fixtures, computer lines, electrical panels, and card readers; replace light bulbs.
  3. Install and repair door lock sets; rekey locks and padlocks; cut keys.
  4. Perform carpentry and trim and finish work; frame walls, doors, and windows; build or remodel offices; replace doors and windows; build or assemble cabinets, shelving, and furniture; hang, tape, and texture drywall.
  5. Perform painting work; prepare and paint or stain interiors, exteriors, and furniture of various material.
  6. Performs welding, masonry, flooring, and general repair work on buildings and furniture.
  7. Operate heavy equipment as needed.
  8. Perform custodial duties as needed.
  9. Monitor and update HVAC control program.
  10. Operate and troubleshoot audio/video equipment used to record City Council meeting.
  11. Maintain records of work performed.
  12. Perform related duties as required.

Facility Maintenance Worker I - This is the entry level class in the Facility Maintenance Worker series. This class is distinguished from the Facility Maintenance Worker II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within this series. Employees at this level are not expected to perform with the same independence of direction and judgment on matters related to established procedures and guidelines as are positions allocated to the II level. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited or no directly related work experience. Employees work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks.

Facility Maintenance Worker II - This is the full journey level class within the Facility Maintenance Worker series. This class is distinguished from the Facility Maintenance Worker I by the assignment of the full range of duties assigned. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and they are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have those qualifications that mostly closely match the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job as a Facility Maintenance Worker I or II successfully.


Excellent benefits and compensation for this job classification are administered under the Miscellaneous Bargaining Unit Agreement.

RETIREMENT/Pension: The City offers a generous defined benefit plan pension (membership required) in the Stanislaus County Employees’ Retirement Association (StanCERA), as governed by County Employees’ Retirement Law of 1937 and Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA). “Classic members” (currently or within the last six (6) months a member of StanCERA or subject to reciprocity with another eligible retirement plan, eg. CalPERS) are enrolled in the City’s 2% @ 55 plan; final compensation at retirement is based on the single highest year. Non-classic or “new members” are enrolled in the 2% @ 62 plan, and employees are required to pay 50% of the normal contribution rate as prescribed by PEPRA, currently 7.7%, on a pre-tax basis; final compensation at retirement is based on the average of the three highest salary years.

Health: The City contributes toward the combined monthly premiums for medical, dental and vision a maximum of $710, $1,470 or $2,090, dependent on level of medical coverage enrollment. Some of the monthly plan premium options are currently at NO COST  to the employee!  Any employee contributions to health premiums are taken as pre-tax deductions. Employees eligible to waive medical coverage receive $200 per month in additional taxable compensation. Carriers include: Blue Shield HMO, Blue Shield PPO, Kaiser HMO; Stanislaus Foundation Dental and Blue Shield MES Vision. 

Volunteer Benefits: The City contributes an additional $100 per month through a qualified Section 125 plan for the purchase of voluntary benefits (e.g. Life/AD&D, long-term disability, and FSA for daycare and unreimbursed medical expenses). Employee contributions to certain voluntary benefits are taken as pre-tax deductions. If the employee does not utilize the entire allowance for benefits, the City shall contribute the remaining balance to the employee’s deferred compensation (457) supplemental retirement account, Retiree Health Savings or Health Savings Account, as applicable.

Other Benefits & Leave: The City provides an Employee Assistance Program; voluntary options for Deferred Compensation Plan (457); 13 paid Holidays (including one personal day); up to 12 sick days per year and annual vacation leave.

The City also participates in Social Security, which has a mandatory 7.65% contribution for Social Security and Medicare.

Special Instructions


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, noxious odors, gases, mechanical and electrical hazards, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; incumbents may be required to respond to emergency and public calls after hours including evenings and weekends.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; to climb unusual heights on ladders; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull moderate to heavy amounts of weight; to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

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