Maintenance Worker - Storm Water Utility Division

City of Richmond | Richmond, VA

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Posted Date 9/09/2020

The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the Maintenance Worker position for the Storm Water Utility Division.

Duties include but are not limited to

  • Assisting maintenance personnel with Storm Water drainage
  • Operating hydraulic, pneumatic, and power hand tools;
  • Using general hand tools for manual labor;
  • Serving as a Flagger while working in Roadway; directing traffic and spotter drivers
  • Assisting with emergency maintenance programs related to weather: hurricane, rain, snow, and tornadoes;
  • Cleaning building, equipment and vehicles to ensure good upkeep;
  • Basin cleaning to include sewer and manhole;
  • Securing worksite and manual labor with shovels, rakes, and other tools
  • Operating small engine equipment, chainsaw, target saw, plate tamper, jumping jack and cutting grass daily;
  • Operating Forklift.


This is an essential personnel position, which requires the selected candidates to report to work for emergency and on-call duty in response to inclement weather/natural disaster, disruption in water distribution system and other urgent events.
This individual may be required to work nights, weekends, holidays or on-call, as needed.


Qualifications, Special Certifications and Licenses


Considerable knowledge of equipment and tools in area of focus; instructions for safety and accident prevention; operating instructions for cleaning equipment and materials; and OSHA standards; safety and accident prevention. Demonstrated skills interacting positively; maintaining the cleanliness of assigned facilities and grounds; picking up and carrying heavy objects; working outdoors in adverse weather conditions; and in providing customer service. Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail; make decisions; and to be a self-starter.


  • Education sufficient for satisfactory job performance
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • No prior work experience
  • 1 year of work experience preferred
  • An equivalent combination of training and experience (as approved by the department) may be used to meet the minimum qualifications of the classification



  • Requires a valid Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record and a valid Commonwealth of Virginia Driver's License within 30 days of hire.



  • High School Diploma or GED preferred
  • Flagger Card: VDOT Basic Work Zone;
  • A general understanding of construction and/or maintenance operations;
  • Experience cutting grass and vegetation maintenance, roadway construction and general labor duties are a plus;
  • Experience working successfully in a team environment;
  • Forklift Certification is a plus.



Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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