Los Altos

Maintenance Worker I (19864798)

Public Works Maintenance
South Bay
Until filled
$54,453.00-$66,189.00 Annually


707 Fremont Avenue Los Altos, 94024


Maintenance Worker I is the entry-level position in the Maintenance Worker class series and can be assigned to any of the following divisions: Parks, Streets, Sewers, or Facilities. Incumbents in this class usually work on a crew, but may work alone, may operate light and heavy equipment and may be assigned to various divisions. Positions in this class usually perform most of the duties required of the Maintenance Worker II but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent direction and judgment on matters related to work procedures and methods. Receives immediate and functional supervision from the Maintenance Supervisor, and may receive technical supervision from a higher level Maintenance Workers. Work is usually supervised while in progress and fits a structured and established pattern. Generally, changes in procedures or exceptions are explained in detail as they arise. Under immediate supervision, performs semi-skilled and unskilled manual tasks; learns to operate light and heavy equipment; and do related work as required. 

While performing maintenance activities, the Maintenance Worker is required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; reach; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; lift and/or move 80 lbs. Heavy physical outdoor work is required during the course of a normal maintenance work day. Work in inclement weather is also required.


  • Knowledge of: Common tools and materials used in parks, street or facility maintenance; basic repair and maintenance procedures and practices; and safe work practices. Methods, practices and materials used in construction and maintenance; uses and purposes of hand tools and equipment and safe work practices. Skill and Ability to: Read, write, and understand English; operate and maintain a variety of hand tools and heavy power equipment; and perform heavy manual labor; Understand and carry out oral and written directions and develop and maintain cooperative work relationships, demonstrate leadership and ability to work effectively as a team member, and accept constructive feedback. 
  • Education and Experience: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: 
    • 1+ year of experience in construction or maintenance work High School Diploma or GED equivalent
    • Must possess a valid California driver’s license
    • Ability to obtain a Class B driver’s license within twelve months of employment if position warrants

Ideal Candidate: The City is seeking Maintenance Worker I candidates who may be assigned to work in any of the Maintenance Divisions (Streets, Facilities or Sewer Maintenance) dependent upon the department’s need. Must be able to follow safety regulations, maintain an excellent driving record and be physically fit to perform heavy labor under both normal and difficult weather conditions; be a team-player, able to maintain positive relationships with fellow employees and be a good representative for the City while on duty. Under emergency conditions, the employee must be able to respond upon notice to their supervisor.

The salary range for this position ranges from $54,453 - $66,189 annually. Placement within the range will be DOE. 

This is a non-exempt position represented by the Teamsters Union. 

  • Retirement: CalPERS retirement plan for Classic members is 2% @ 60 with employee paying a contribution of 7%. PEPRA employees participate on a 2.0% @ 62 plan, with employee paying 6.25% of the retirement contribution. Benefits based on highest three years of compensation. The City does not participate in Social Security.
  • Health Plans: Choice of HMO or PPO plans through CalPERS Health with most family plans covered at 100%. Employees who waive coverage may receive stipend of $350 per month.
  • Dental/Vision: City also offers a dental and vision reimbursement plan.
  • Flexible Spending Plan: Dependent care and health care reimbursement plan available
  • Deferred Compensation: Voluntary participation in either Nationwide or ICMA-RC
  • Holidays: 10 annual holidays, plus two floating holidays
  • Vacation: 10 days annually
  • Sick Leave: Allowance of 12 days annually
  • The City follows a Defined 9/80 schedule with offices closed every other Friday.

A complete City application, cover letter and resume mus be received. The recruitment will remain open until filled. The first review of application will occur on Thursday, June 13, 2019

The applicants most closely matching the City’s desired qualifications and organizational needs will be invited to participate in the interview process. Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a physical, reference checks and a complete background investigation. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination. 

The City of Los Altos is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age or sexual orientation. Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process, should advise City of Los Altos upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. 

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.


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