Maintenance Worker I, II - Facilities Division - #19544244

City of Palmdale

Date: Apr 8, 2021
City: Palmdale, CA
Contract type: Full time
City of Palmdale


This job posting is expected to close on April 21 or when a sufficient number of applications is received.

The Maintenance Worker I/II performs a variety of basic and semi-skilled work in public works areas including equipment, streets, traffic, facilities, parks, and other areas.


Maintenance Worker I

This is the entry-level classification in the Maintenance Worker series. Incumbents perform maintenance, repair and construction duties of a routine nature under close supervision. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Maintenance Worker II by the performance of less than the full range of duties as assigned to the journey level classification. This classification is typically used as a training classification in that incumbents have only limited related work experience. Incumbents work under immediate supervision while learning job tasks. Employees assigned to this classification may be flexed to the Maintenance Worker II level. However, certain positions, due to their nature, may be permanently assigned to the Maintenance Worker I level.

Maintenance Worker II

This is the journey level classification in the Maintenance Worker series and is distinguished from the Maintenance Worker I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned with only minimal instruction or assistance. Incumbents work independently, seeking assistance only as new or unusual situations arise. Positions in this classification may be flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Maintenance Worker I classification.


Maintenance Worker I

Receives immediate supervision from a higher-level supervisory or management classification.

This position exercises no supervision.

Maintenance Worker II

Receives general supervision from a higher level supervisory or management staff.

This position exercises no supervision.


Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assist in servicing heating and air conditioning units.

Assist in painting of City buildings and facilities.

Assist in electrical, plumbing, and carpentry repairs and maintenance.

Inspect pool and aquatic facilities for safety, perform water quality testing and adjust treatment processes.

Maintain and remove trees and stumps for right-of-way clearance.

Remove trash and debris from roadways.

Perform weed abatement and vegetation control by use of chemicals, hand tools and light power equipment.

Operate power equipment such as weed whips, hedger, chain saw, gas blowers, and tractors for street maintenance.

Set up traffic control for safe work zone areas including signs and flag stands.

Perform street/traffic painting and striping activities.

Clean and care for tools and equipment.

Remove graffiti at various locations in the City using a variety of methods including pressure washer, paint pump, paint cans and/or paint roller.

Document graffiti locations by using the graffiti tracker system for internal and external users.

Perform maintenance, repair and construction duties as related to street maintenance.

Assists in performing block wall restoration and construction, sidewalk and driveway repair, and utility enclosure pad removal and replacement.

Inspect and maintain storm drainage components such as channels and catch basins.

Apply safe work practices in the public right of way.

Inspect park grounds, structures, medians, and related facilities for safety, appearance, and vandalism problems; ensure contracted staff have completed work properly.

Clean and clear park grounds, structures, and parkways of debris and hazardous conditions; set-up park facilities and structures for special events.

Install, maintain and repair irrigation facilities and on occasion may assist in other projects.

Plant and maintain trees, shrubs, and color spots; clear sites of weeds.

Perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the construction and repair of park facilities.

Operate light grounds maintenance equipment as well as a variety of hand tools and equipment.

May inspect the work of landscape maintenance contractors.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Maintenance Worker I


One year performing unskilled or semiskilled maintenance or repair work.


High school diploma or G.E.D. or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Maintenance Worker II


One year as a Maintenance Worker I with the City of Palmdale


Three years of experience performing duties of a nature similar to those performed by a Maintenance Worker I with the City of Palmdale


High school diploma or G.E.D. or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Possession of a valid California driver's license and the ability to be insured with the City's insurance carrier is required. Must also be able to meet driving record standards set by the city's driving policy.

Some positions may require Class A or B licenses with certain equipment endorsements.

Some positions may require State or County certification in pesticide application, pool chemistry maintenance or other fields.


Will vary by assignment.

Maintenance Worker I

Knowledge of:

Common landscaping and gardening chemicals, tools, equipment, and maintenance methods.

Methods employed in basic laboring and maintenance work.

Safe operation of power equipment.

Principles and practices or horticulture.

Basic carpentry, plumbing, and electricity.

Basic knowledge of asphalt and concrete.

Safe work practices.

Use of standard hand tools.

Basic computer skills.

Ability to:

Perform unskilled to semi-skilled tasks in the construction and maintenance of public works and/or parks related facilities.

Follow oral and written instructions.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Maintenance Worker II

In addition to the requirements for Maintenance Worker I:

Knowledge of:

Standard carpentry and construction techniques.

Standard building and grounds maintenance methods.

Operation of light construction equipment

Ability to:

Perform standard building and grounds maintenance duties.

Perform minor carpentry, cement and plumbing tasks.

Operate and maintain a variety of light power equipment and hand tools.

Drive light trucks.

Perform the full range of maintenance duties under minimal supervision.


Mobility: frequent performance of heavy manual labor; frequent standing for long period of time; frequent bending and squatting. Lifting: frequent lifting up to 50 pounds; occasional lifting up to 90 pounds, depending on assignment. .Vision: constant use of overall vision. Dexterity: frequent grasping, holding, and reaching. Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and talking in person. May be required to wear ear protection or hear in noisy conditions. Emotional/ Psychological: frequent coworker contact; occasional working alone. Environmental: frequent exposure to loud noise; frequent exposure to chemicals, fumes, and other environmental substances.


Position requires sitting, standing, walking on level and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties. Additionally, the incumbent in this position works outdoor in all weather conditions including wet, hot and cold. The incumbent may use chemicals, which may expose the employee to fumes, dust and air contaminants. The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to climb ladders, use power and noise producing tools and equipment, drive motorized vehicles and heavy equipment, and work in heavy vehicle traffic conditions. The incumbent must be available for on-call and stand-by duty, and respond to after-hours emergencies.

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