Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $14.71 gross per hour
  • Leander


Starting salary $14.71-15.00 per hour, depending upon qualifications.
***Multiple newly budgeted positions***

The purpose of the Maintenance Worker I will to complete a variety of tasks under the direction of the Street Supervisor in the construction, maintenance, and repair of city streets, sidewalks, public rights-of-way, storm water detention ponds and drainage systems. The Maintenance I must be in compliance with safety procedures and usage of safety equipment. Employee must be able to be scheduled for on-call rotation. Maintenance I will also assist with training newly hired employees.

Essential Duties & Required Qualifications
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

- Performs general maintenance for street, drainage and rights-of-ways.
- Prepares equipment, vehicles, and tools for work assignments.
- Ability to operate all machinery needed to perform assigned duties.
- Common knowledge of duties performed in construction and maintenance of streets and roadways.
- Apply crack seal to roadways.
- Assist in the removal of concrete, setting forms, typing steel, and finishing concrete.
- Repair guardrail and bridges.
- Assist in repairing storm drain pipe; inlets, etc.
- Remove debris and other obstructions from drainage right of way.
- Perform necessary mowing and trimming maintenance where assigned.
- Ability to work well with the public and fellow Co-workers at all times.
- Communicate effectively and courteously with the public and all other city employees in person, in writing, and by telephone.
- Ability to work outdoors in extreme heat or cold temperature swings and during inclement weather; exposed to dust, fumes, and loud noises.
- Knowledge and ability to set up secure work zones using cones and barricades
- Pick-up litter and debris, remove graffiti.

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- None.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Required Education and/or Experience:
High School Graduation or G.E.D.; one year or less related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:
Texas Commercial Driver License, (CDL), Class A with an air brake endorsement or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Texas commercial driver license class A or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of employment.
Core Competencies & Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Core Competencies:
Customer Service: Displays courtesy and sensitivity. Manages difficult or emotional customer situations. Meets commitments. Responds promptly to customer needs. Solicits customer feedback to improve service.

Dependability: Responds to requests for service and assistance. Follows instructions, responds to management direction. Takes responsibility for own actions. Commits to doing the best job possible. Keeps commitments. Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines.

Job Knowledge: Competent in required job skills and knowledge. Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills. Keeps abreast of current developments. Requires minimal supervision. Displays understanding of how job relates to others. Uses resources effectively.

Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Displays commitment to excellence. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Applies feedback to improve performance. Monitors own work to ensure quality.

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Puts success of team above own interests.

Specialized Competencies:
Judgment: Displays willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Supports and explains reasoning for decisions. Includes appropriate people in decision making process. Makes timely decisions.

Quantity: Meets productivity standards. Completes work in timely manner. Strives to increase productivity. Works quickly. Achieves established goals.

Safety and Security: Observes safety and security procedures. Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines. Uses equipment and materials properly. Reports potentially unsafe conditions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before co-workers. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to speak, read, and write fluently in English.

Equipment, Machines, Tools and Work Aids:
Ability to operate a dump truck, bucket lift truck, motor grader, backhoe, skid loader, roller, grader, gradall, and small hand tools, chainsaw, shovel, two-way radio, telephone, computer, measuring devices; ability to drive a vehicle to and from various work sites.
Steel-toed leather boots, steel-toed rubber boots, gloves, eye protection, head protection, safety vest, and ear protection.

Physical Demands & Additional Information
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and push, pull, drag up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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

Working Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives; risk of radiation and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud (moderate, loud, very loud).

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • customer service
  • education
  • performed
  • safety and security
  • typing