Maintenance Worker - Public Works Streets Division

City of Buena Park | Buena Park, CA

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Posted Date 2/07/2019

Under moderate supervision, performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, monitoring, and repair of city streets, buildings, parks, parkways, landscaped areas, medians, and facilities; and does related work as required. The current position is in our STREET MAINTENANCE DIVISION.

The Maintenance Worker is distinguished from senior-level maintenance employees who perform more complex tasks requiring more specialized knowledge of maintenance procedures and equipment use. The Maintenance Worker performs a greater variety of tasks, works under lesser supervision, and uses more specialized equipment than the Senior Maintenance Helper and Maintenance Helper.


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class.

All Operations

May assist in setting up and breaking down equipment and areas for special events.Maintains and conducts minor repairs of buildings, grounds, and equipment; performs minor mechanical, carpentry, painting, and electrical work, as assigned.Loads and unloads tools and supplies; picks up and hauls away debris; places and removes traffic control signs, cones, and road delineators, as needed.Drives medium and light equipment, such as pick-up trucks and dump trucks to and from job sites; uses hand and power tools at work sites.Completes basic work and activity records and attends job and safety meetings.May clean up material spills.May provide guidance to temporary or less experienced personnel.


Prepares street surfaces for paving or reconstruction work; breaks up asphalt, concrete or hardened surfaces, and excavates trenches using a jackhammer, concrete saw, shovel or pick.Seals cracks and patches streets; rakes, smoothes and levels asphalt and concrete mix using shovels, rakes, and small hand tools.Levels and prepares ground and surfaces, and mixes and applies asphalt, concrete, and pre-mix materials to streets, sidewalks, and pedestrian ways.Sets forms for curbs, gutters, and sidewalks, and lays concrete.Operates small roller to smooth asphalt or patch truck for asphalt and slurry work in small areas; operates concrete grinders and saws.Cleans and repairs drains, gutters, mains, and laterals, and clears drainage areas, and loads debris.Assists in marking trees for underground service alerts.


Knowledge of:

General maintenance, repair methods and techniques; equipment operation procedures and proper use of hand and power tools; safety rules and practices pertaining to maintenance and construction work; effective customer service techniques.

Ability to:

Learn and effectively perform maintenance, construction, and repair tasks given position assignment; operate light motorized equipment and small power and hand tools in performing maintenance work; operate jackhammer, concrete saw, or other mobile power tools and equipment; perform assigned maintenance tasks following established procedures and techniques; follow proper safety rules and procedures; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and management; understand and carry out oral or written instructions; complete basic work activity records and time reports.


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach above and below shoulder level with hands and arms. The position primarily works in field settings. The employee must be able to sit, stand, and walk. The employee must be able to talk and hear. The employee is expected to bend, stoop, squat, kneel, climb, and crawl, depending upon work tasks, and to lift up to 50 pounds given materials moved and tools used or move heavier objects with the assistance of co-workers or mechanized devices. The employee may be expected to operate loaders and backhoes, and related maintenance vehicles and jackhammers, stump grinders, concrete cutters, and other specialized equipment, and use shovels, hoes, brooms, and other tools given job assignments.

Specific vision abilities required by this class include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mental Demands

While performing the duties of this class, the employee must be able to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; interpret policies and procedures; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with interruptions; and interact with city staff, management, contractors, vendors, and the public.


The employee constantly works outdoors and is subject to variable weather conditions and traffic, heat, dust, and moisture as well as mechanical and electrical hazards, and applied chemicals. The employee is subject to loud construction noise in particular areas such as power tools, compressors, chippers, and large-scale motorized equipment. The employee may work in vaults and underground storage chambers. The employee must be available for on-call, stand-by, and emergency call service.


High School graduation or G.E.D. equivalent AND one year of parks, landscape, medians, building and facilities, streets, traffic signals, streetlights, or general maintenance work is required. Experience within a specified field related to the position is highly desirable.


Valid Class C California driver license, acceptable driving record, and evidence of insurance are required.

The employee may be required to respond to emergency calls or set up for special events after normal working hours, including nights and weekends. This position works under an alternative 4/10 work schedule with every Friday off.


Qualifying Written Test is TENTATIVELY scheduled for the week of February 25, 2019

Oral interviews are TENTATIVELY scheduled for the week of March 11, 2019

Applicants must file a concise and complete City application regarding their qualifications for the position online through the Human Resources Department webpage at as soon as possible. Applications may be accompanied by a resume describing experience, education and training in relation to the requirements of the position, however resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City employment application.

All applications will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process. The selection process may include, but is not limited to oral interview and/or written exams and oral presentations. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligible list from which hires may be made. The list is valid for up to one year, unless exhausted sooner.

The City of Buena Park is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status or disability.

The City of Buena Park Alcohol and Drug Abuse Policy requires that all applicants undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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