This recruitment is to fill vacancies within the Parks and
Right-of-Way Divisions and to create an eligibility list for
additional upcoming vacancies.
The Maintenance Worker is the middle level in the maintenance
series of classifications. Employees appointed to this class
usually have some general construction and maintenance experience
and perform a variety of semi-skilled municipal maintenance tasks.
Maintenance Workers may be required to provide guidance to less
experienced employees as assigned.
Must currently hold, or obtain a valid California Class A or B
Driver License within six months of employment.
NOTICE:The City of Chico is committed to inclusion and a diverse
workforce and has made candidate applications anonymous to reduce
implicit bias in the hiring process. Candidate names, addresses,
and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are
auto-redacted on applications sent to the department. Due to this
redaction, resumes, certificates, or any other attachment with PII
willnotbe forwarded untilafteran interview schedule is determined.
As such, candidates should ensure that the entered "Work
Experience" and "Certifications" sections match the submitted
Salary placement upon hire:Employees may expect to be placed on
the salary range between steps A - F; however, additional steps my
be considered based on prior education and experience.
Under general supervision, to perform a variety of public works
and parks maintenance tasks; to operate Type B and C power-driven
equipment; to perform related work as required.
This is the middle level in the maintenance series of
classifications. Employees appointed to this class usually have
some general construction and maintenance experience and perform a
variety of semi-skilled municipal maintenance tasks. Maintenance
Workers may be required to provide guidance to less experienced
employees as assigned.
- Perform a variety of maintenance work in the construction,
repair and maintenance of municipal buildings, streets, parks,
playgrounds, swimming pools, storm drains, facilities, assist with
traffic signals, street lights, and related utilities; *
- Plant and maintain lawns, trees and other plant material on
City property; *
- Paint and maintain curbs, traffic lines and street signs and
- Load and unload leaves and rubbish from City streets, gutters
and other public areas; *
- Clean, flush and rod-out sewers; *
- Operate chipper truck; *
- Chip brush and perform ground maintenance work; *
- Cut and patch street surfaces as required; *
- Keep records and make reports of supplies used; *
- Maintain tools and equipment; *
- Operate a variety of automotive, construction and maintenance
equipment such as trucks, tractors, rollers, mowers and related
- Perform related duties as assigned.
- Essential Function
Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the
class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by
incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific
statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the
scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this
class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other
duties, as assigned."
Tools and Equipment Used
Type B & C Equipment. Type B includes all other power driven
equipment not designated as Type A or Type C, including mower,
roller, 2-ton dump truck, patch truck, 2-ton chip truck with
chipper, packer truck, flusher truck (with or without trailer),
small farm-type tractors with front-end buckets, mower attachments,
flail mower or broom, fork lift, paint truck and trailer.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate
objects, tools, or controls with hands and arms. The employee
frequently is required to stand and talk and hear. The employee is
occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl; and taste and smell.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the
ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of the job, the employee regularly
works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works
near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet
and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee frequently
works in high, precarious places and is frequently exposed to fumes
or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of
electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of: Accepted general construction and maintenance
practices; use, maintenance and application of basic tools and
equipment; safe work practices; general grounds maintenance
Ability to: Work effectively in a variety of working conditions;
perform heavy manual labor in varied assignments; understand and
carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain
cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of
work; read and write at the level necessary to perform the above;
assist in the guidance of less experienced personnel.
Experience/Education: Any combination of experience and
education that could likely provide the required knowledge and
abilities and example of which would be two years of experience in
similar maintenance duties.
Additional Requirement: The ability to obtain possession of a
valid California Class B Driver License within six months of
If permanently assigned to Tree Maintenance:
- Climb and trim and plant City trees; *
- Remove trees in the street rights-of-way; *
- Perform tree planting and removal; climb trees as required;
inspect trees for diseases and pests; *
- Operate and maintain climbing and trimming equipment. *
Knowledge of: accepted tree trimming and pruning practices, and
knowledge of tree types and methods of care and pruning.
Employees permanently assigned to tree maintenance must obtain
an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Tree Worker
Certification, and Electrical Hazards Awareness Program (EHAP)
certificate, within six months of appointment.
It is desirable that these employees have any combination of
experience and education that could likely provide the required
knowledge and abilities that would be similar to two years of
experience of that of City tree maintenance duties. Additional
The City of Chico is looking for individuals who are
results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity
and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have
a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides
the best service to the community.
APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ONLINE, THROUGH
If this is the first time you are applying using the online job
application, you will need to create an account and select a
Username and Password. After your account has been established, you
can build your application which can be saved and used to apply for
other City of Chico employment opportunities.
Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized
employees and hiring authorities have access to the information
submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure
applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources
Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies:
Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum
qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the
close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification.
If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates
must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match
the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For
standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the
number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing
certifications arenotaccepted. Equivalency for experience and/or
education listed within a job description may be established
pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through
coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an
equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for
instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally
qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression
through the full recruitment process.
Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses:The City of Chico does
not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection
with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City
Pre-Employment Processing:Applicants may be required to pass
fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of
employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam,
psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on
the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility
to work in the United States.
The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports
workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will
consider individuals with disabilities based on their
qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position
for which they are applying and will provide reasonable
accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you
require accommodation in the application and/or testing process,
please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of
the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements
can be made.
If you have any questions, or need additional assistance
regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact
the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900