Maintenance Worker I

The City of Orinda | Orinda, CA

Posted Date 9/25/2018

The City of Orinda is looking for a motivated individual to perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled duties in the maintenance, repair, and construction of City streets and drainage facilities, sign and striping repair and replacement, graffiti removal, and vegetation trimming and clearing. All full time maintenance personnel in the City are responsible for after-hours emergency call-outs, including weekends and holidays, on a rotational basis. Special and holiday event (including 4th of July) coverage may also be required. This position is the entry level in the Maintenance Worker series, reporting to the Public Works Supervisor.

Examples of essential duties:

Maintains and/or repairs City streets and catch basins; grade, scrape, and level surfaces in preparation for road paving; performs repair of curbs and gutters and paving of streets and alleys using pneumatic tools, asphalt rakes, and other hand tools;

Removes and replaces road surface material and debris; load, transport and unload stones, gravel, dirt, supplies, and equipment;

Installs, repairs and cleans storm drains, pipelines, catch basins, and storm drain grates; cleans and maintains catch basins and right of ways;

Trims and removes trees; performs stump grinding and root cutting;

Fills, patches, and resurfaces holes, cracks, ditches, and service laterals; installs and replaces street and traffic signs;

Performs skilled operation of the bobcat, street sweeper, dump truck, equipment trailer, and other heavy and light equipment;

Removes and inspects manhole covers and manholes; mixes, pours, and finishes concrete to raise manholes to street surfaces; replaces manhole covers as needed;

Places traffic control and warning signs; serves as a flagman; sets up lanterns and barricades;

Operates a chemical sprayer in assigned areas to abate weeds;

Performs graffiti removal; and

Performs preventive maintenance procedures and minor maintenance and adjustments on equipment used.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates with the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

 Education: Equivalent to a high school diploma; and

 Experience: One year of experience performing a variety of maintenance, repair, and construction and equipment operation work; and

License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record.  Ability to obtain Confined Space, Traffic Control Flagger, Trench Shoring, and Fork Lift Certificates.


Special Requirements: Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, climb and lift 100 lbs.; exposure to heat, noise, outdoors, vibration, confining work spaces, chemicals, explosive materials, mechanical and electrical hazards; ability to travel to different sites and locations; availability for on-call, stand-by, and emergency call.

Selection Process:

To be considered for this opportunity, please email a City employment application and resume to: by 5:00 pm October 5, 2018. City employment applications may be obtained by downloading from the Human Resources page at

A limited number of applicants with the most desirable qualifications as determined by initial screening of applications and resume, will be invited to participate in an interview and testing process that may consist of a written and oral board interview.   All applicants will be notified by email if they are invited to participate further in the selection process.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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