The City of Citrus Heights is seeking a Maintenance Worker I/II to support the General Services Department in the areas of buildings and grounds maintenance at its Civic Center complex. The General Services Department provides engineering services, maintains the City’s infrastructure, and administers all public works contracts and capital improvement projects. The City’s General Services Department is a non-traditional public works organization in that many of the services are provided through outside contracts. The Maintenance Worker I/II position is responsible for assisting in the maintenance of the City’s facilities, grounds, vehicle fleet and landscaping in addition to assisting with general maintenance or service requests throughout the City on an occasional basis.
The Maintenance Worker I/II position will be assigned to the Facility and Grounds Division and the Facility and Grounds Manager will provide direct supervision. Daily lead direction will be provided by a Senior Maintenance Worker while the Maintenance Worker I/II are learning the full scope of the job duties and task. The Maintenance Work I/II are responsible for performing general maintenance, upkeep and repair of the City’s grounds, facilities, and vehicle fleet. In addition, the position will assist with implementation of improvements and changes to the City’s campus infrastructure by performing semi-skilled work such as plumbing, irrigation, and construction as needed.
This position will also assist with responding to general citizen concerns or issues in the community or other department maintenance needs. The Maintenance Work I/II may assist with general maintenance throughout the City, including lighting and landscaping areas; medians and public right-of-ways, bus stops, and other areas of business district or residential areas. The Maintenance Worker I/II may also assist with graffiti clean up and responds to general service requests in the community as needed. The Maintenance Worker position is required to participate in the “On-Call Program” which requires after hours and weekend response to emergency situations generally related to flooding or street issues. Due to the nature of the response after hours, the Maintenance Worker I/II position is required to be able to report to the City of Citrus Heights within one-hour or less.
- Be able to perform basic maintenance duties and learn the full scope of the responsibilities of the position.
- Demonstrates an ability to problem solve and identify and interpret work orders.
- Has the ability to properly and safely operate vehicles and large pieces of equipment.
- Has the ability to walk, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist while performing full scope of duties.
- Performs simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; and lift or carry weight of at least 50 pounds.
- Has the ability to safely use and care for tools needed for maintenance projects.
- Work hours necessary, including evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the agency and the community.
- Has the ability to work scheduled and emergency overtime, and occasional weekend work.
- Focuses work effort to carry out the City’s Customer Service philosophy of actively listening, addressing customer concerns, and providing services at a level that exceeds customer expectations.
- Thrives in a team environment that encourages cooperation, communication, and mutual sharing of risk, responsibility, and reward.
- Identifies and generates “a better way of doing things” by viewing issues or problems as opportunities for improvement rather than as obstacles.
- Treats all individuals encountered, equally and with respect, basing actions on honor and ethics.
The City offers first class benefits, including: CalPERS retirement (employee pays full member contribution), 136 hours of Annual Leave (to be used for vacation or sick time); 40 hours of Long Term Medical Leave; a substantial monthly City contribution toward health insurance, and if alternative group health care coverage is demonstrated, a $600/month cash-out may be added to salary or deferred compensation; and fully paid family dental, family vision, life, and long-term disability insurance. The City does not participate in Social Security but does participate in Medicare and State Disability Insurance (SDI).