Regional Government Services

Maintenance Worker I

For the City of Jacinto
Riverside County
8/19/2018 at 11:30pm or until 999 applicants
$18.18-$20.91 Hourly

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


595 S. San Jacinto Ave. San Jacinto, 92583


Under close supervision, performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled public works maintenance tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks, signs, striping, painting, building maintenance, tree trimming, debris removal, and street light repairs. This is the entry level class in the Maintenance Worker series. Although trucks and other motorized equipment may be operated by a Maintenance Worker 1, the equipment is used on a training basis for tasks which are repetitious in nature. Under this training concept, positions assigned to the class of Maintenance Worker 2 which become vacant may reasonably be filled by incumbents in Maintenance Worker 1 positions. General, technical, or functional supervision is provided by the Streets/Parks/Storm Superintendent or Designee. This position may be assigned to any task specified by the Superintendent including assisting other divisions. Such duties will be specified according to assignment.



Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate will be:


  • Perform a variety of maintenance work in the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, sidewalks, signs, striping, painting, building maintenance, tree trimming, debris removal, and street light repairs.
  • Perform a variety of tasks pertaining to street patching and cement replacement.
  • Operate a jackhammer.
  • Cut streets and prepare for patches, spread premix and oil, and rake asphalt.
  • Clean and maintain basic tools and equipment used on the job.
  • Operate power-driven equipment on a relief or training basis.
  • Utilize appropriate power and hand tools as required for work assigned.
  • Respond to citizen complaints tactfully and promptly.
  • Report back in a timely manner to supervisor regarding assignments.
  • Paint City streets.
  • Install signs.
  • Perform building maintenance on City buildings as assigned.
  • May require 24-hour a day emergency call back.
  • Understand occupational and safety precautions.
  • Coordinate and verify contractor estimates and invoices as assigned.
  • Report progress and completed tasks to designated Lead or Supervisor.
  • Actively gain experience operating a loader and other heavy equipment.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Knowledge of:


  • Knowledge and proper use of maintenance tools and equipment.
  • General construction concepts
  • Safe work practices
  • General Public Works traffic control and safety precautions.
  • Basic usage of Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Access, Windows), and other job-specific software programs as it pertains to this position.
  • How to utilize the internet to navigate to web-based training and timekeeping systems.




  • Perform unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, and right of way areas.
  • Thoroughly follow oral and written directions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relations with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Organize and prioritize work with sound judgment, commonsense, and self initiative.


Ability to:


  • Understand and apply occupational and safety precautions and training.
  • Act effectively under stressful or emergency situations.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relations with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Follow oral and written directions.
  • Use judgment and initiative in carrying out work and objectives established by higher level management staff.
  • Operate a jackhammer.
  • Operate a pressure-washer.
  • Clean and maintain basic hand/power tools and equipment used on the job.
  • Operate power-driven equipment on a relief or training basis.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and customers.
  • Communicate, report progress and completed tasks to designated Lead or
  • Supervisor utilizing cell phone or other electronic equipment.
  • Operate a personal computer at a basic level and relevant software programs; very limited operation of common electronic office equipment such as computer monitors, photocopiers, scanners, fax machines, and telephones.


Conformance Statement

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following:


  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with other employees, residents, suppliers and elected officials.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
  • Maintain the highest level of ethical behavior in all matters.


Minimum Qualifications:

A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of:


Experience - One (1) year of experience in performing general construction, concrete replacement, and/or asphalt repair and maintenance work involving the use of hand and power tools is desirable.

Education - High school diploma or equivalent.

Licenses and Certificates – Possession of a valid Class “C” California Driver’s License and a good driving record.  A Class “B” Commercial California Drivers’ License is desirable. 

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must complete a post-offer/pre-employment Department of Justice finger printing, criminal background screening, employment and reference check, medical physical, and alcohol and drug screening.

Work authorization as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is mandatory within three business days of hire.

Department of Transportation Requirements

This position is subject to the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Drug & Alcohol

Compliance Policy, including a random drug testing program.

Disaster Service Worker Requirements

Under California Government Code Sections 3100 -3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term "public employees" includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law.

Working Conditions, Mental and Physical Demands

The physical demands 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 these essential job functions.

Work Environment

Frequently works in extreme outside weather conditions, in or near road traffic; near moving mechanical parts and in high places. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level is frequently loud.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk, and hear.

The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Perform heavy manual labor lifting up to 90 pounds.

Required to work on an on-call rotating schedule, including weekends and holidays and is subject to 24-hour emergency call out.

Must be able to drive a City vehicle.

Essential Mental Functions

Be able to follow direction, work cooperatively with others, problem solve, interact with City staff, and irate citizens.

Regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read, write, organize, process and interpret data; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning, observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or new skills.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities,

Expected Hours of Work/Work Schedule

Monday-Thursday 6:30 AM -5:00 PM (4xl0 work week). May require 24 hour a day emergency call back, work holidays and weekends.


Local travel in City vehicle is expected for this position.

Disclaimers and Approval

This disclaimer informs the employee that the job description is not a contract between the employee and the City. The City may change the job description and may request the employee to perform additional duties not included in this description.


The starting salary will be commensurate with the experience, qualifications and skills of the successful candidate and within the range of $18.18 to $20.91 hourly.

The City of San Jacinto also offers a competitive benefits package, including California Public Employees Retirement System pension, fully-paid medical, dental, and vision for both the employee and qualified dependents, a generous health reimbursement account, life insurance, disability, AD&D, tuition reimbursement and continuing education.

About the City of San Jacinto:

Founded in 1870, and incorporated on April 9, 1888, San Jacinto is one of the County's oldest communities with roots that stretch back to the earliest days of California.  The current population is just under 48,000 in San Jacinto’s 26 square miles, with an average population age of 31.6 years old. 

San Jacinto is experiencing a revitalization in a variety of development projects, road and drainage improvements, and is growing at its fastest pace in well over 10 years.  The community is excited about the new economic development inside the City spurred by the development of the new 480,000 square foot Soboba Casino Resort, new retail establishments (Aldi Grocery, Starbucks Drive Thru, Wienerschnitzel Restaurant and Sonic Drive In, among others to come) and over 200 new homes permitted this calendar year.

Special Instructions

Examination Process:

The deadline to apply is Sunday, August 19, 2018 before 11:30 PM PST.

Applicant must answer supplemental questions with application.

Candidates who are most qualified will be invited to an Oral Interview /Performance Examination tentatively scheduled for the week of August 27th.

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Kay Randolph-Pollard Neither Regional Government Services nor the City of San Jacinto are responsible for failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing

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