Union City

Seasonal Maintenance Worker (20157488)

Public Works
East Bay
Until filled
$21.43-$21.43 Hourly

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


34009 Alvarado-Niles Road Union City, 94587


Under the general supervision of a Public Works Streets Supervisor or Parks & Grounds Supervisor, and direction of a Maintenance II lead, incumbents in this classification assist with the cleanup and maintenance of City parks, streets, and satellite facilities including buildings, equipment, bus stops, parking lots, trails, flora and landscapes; and, perform related work as required.



This is a seasonal, part-time position.


EXAMPLES OF DUTIES (illustrative only):

  • Emptying garbage cans.
  • Picking up litter and other illegal dumping.
  • Raking and spreading material including, but not limited to, asphalt, mulch, gravel, and soil.
  • Collecting shopping carts.
  • Removing weeds by hand or using tools.
  • Driving vehicles to and from jobsite.
  • Digging soil, baserock, concrete grindings, or other loose material as assigned.
  • Using hand tools to complete assigned tasks.
  • May work in right-of-way near traffic.
  • May work in parks, trails, or other landscape areas.
  • May assist with homeless encampment cleanup.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate


Education – Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency certificate, such as the General Education Development (GED) certificate.



Knowledge of:

  • The safe use, and operation, of common hand tools such as shovels, rakes, pruners, wrenches, and brooms.
  • Proper lifting and carrying techniques, especially for heavy items.

Ability to:

  • Comprehend and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Follow all safety guidelines as required.
  • Safely operate tools such as bowers, string trimers, chainsaws, jackhammers, and ladders.
  • Work outdoors in all types of weather.
  • Maintain physical fitness, endurance, and agility.
  • Maintain positive contact with other employees and the public.



Possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record at the time of appointment is required as a condition of initial and continued employment only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than the employee's ability to get to/from various work locations in a timely manner, is necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.



The duties of this classification require the ability to work outdoors under various climatic and geographic conditions; to work in an environment with exposure to high frequency and constant noise, dust, allergens, chemicals, solvents, fumes, smoke, gases, grease, and oil; to work around moving vehicles and equipment; and, to work on equipment with moving parts.

The essential duties require: the repetitive use of feet and hands to operate equipment and tools; the ability to lift and carry tools and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; frequent handling of dirt, debris, soil, and litter; verbal exchange of ideas and information; hearing in order to receive verbal information and instruction; seeing with a good field of vision sufficient to operate equipment safely; the ability to climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand, and walk; and, finger dexterity and hand strength to operate and grasp tools and equipment.

Candidates must be able and willing to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as instructed and required. This includes, but is not limited to, hardhats, gloves, respirators, chaps, hearing protection, eye protection, etc.

Special Instructions


The selection process may consist of, but limited to one or more of the following components:

  1. Screening for Best Qualified
  2. Supplemental Questionnaire
  3. Written Exam
  4. Performance Exam
  5. Oral Interview

Resumes may not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Applicants who are invited to continue in the selection process will be notified by e-mail. Successful candidates’ names will be placed on an employment eligibility list. The eligibility list will remain in effect for a minimum of one year from the date the list is established. Additional vacancies that occur for this classification may be hired from the list.



The City of Union City provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, upon request. Please contact the Human Resources Department (hr@unioncity.org) if you will need reasonable accommodation for any aspect of the selection process.



The City of Union City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

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