Maintenance Worker I

City of Gilroy | Gilroy, CA

Salary Range: $4,249.75 - $5,307.42 monthly
Open Date: 10/05/2018
Close Date: 11/02/2018

Position Description

City of Gilroy is currently recruiting for two full-time Maintenance Worker I positions. The current vacancies are in the Parks and Landscape Section of the Public Works Operations Division. The position may also be assigned to any of the sections (Water, Streets/Waste Water/Trees or Parks and Landscape) within the Public Works Department, Operations Division as needed or with future vacancies.

The Water section personnel are responsible for planning and maintaining City wells, and the distribution system that provides safe drinking water to the City. The Water section is also responsible for the booster pumps, the reservoirs, maintenance and the monthly reading of all water meters. The Water section is responsible for meeting California State requirements for a Backflow Program within the City of Gilroy.

The Parks/Landscape section personnel are responsible for planning and developing new parks, and landscaping within those parks. Parks/Landscape Section is responsible for maintaining landscaped areas, such as median islands in the downtown public right of way and throughout the City. Parks/Landscape maintains a water conservation program and provides a weed abatement program around sound walls and around City owned facilities. Parks/Landscape maintains equipment throughout the park system and City facilities.

The Streets/Waste Water/Trees section personnel are responsible for: maintaining and repairing the City’s improved and unimproved streets, curbs and gutters, bikeways, public parking lots and parking lots at City facilities. Streets/Waste Water/Trees also cleans and maintains the storm drains throughout the City. Streets/Waste Water/Trees provides the City with 24-hour emergency tree response, neighborhood tree clearance pruning, removal and replacement of dead and unsound trees, planting trees in new subdivisions, as well as processing permits for citizens who want to plant, prune or remove a City tree.

The goal for the Public Works Department is to actively maintain city streets, waste water and water systems, and the city’s parks and landscaped areas in a clean, functional, aesthetic, and safe condition for the use and enjoyment of the residents of Gilroy.


Under direct supervision of the Senior Maintenance Worker, perform work in one of the three following sections as assigned: Parks and Landscape, Water, Streets/Waste Water/Trees. Employees in this job classification may rotate/transfer between the sections noted above as determined by the City and will be required to fully meet the job requirements, including the obtaining of certifications, when assigned to a specific section for an extended period of time.


The “ideal candidate” for this position will:
• Have knowledge and related experience in one or more areas of maintenance: water system, streets, waste water, trees, parks & landscape. Given that the current openings are in the Water and Parks and Landscape Sections, candidates with plumbing, water system and parks and landscape maintenance experience, and water-related and parks and landscape certifications will be given the strongest preference.

• Be customer service oriented with the ability to communicate clearly with members of the public.

• Have strong record keeping skills with the ability to effectively document work completed.

• Possess a clean driving record with a commitment to safe driving at all times. A Class A driver’s license at time of hire is preferred.

• Have experience operating heavy equipment such as loaders, dump trucks, backhoes, etc.

• Have certifications and training in one or more areas of public works operations such as a State of CA Grade I Water Distribution or Water Treatment Certification, CWEA Water Collection System Grade I Certification, Qualified/Pesticide Applicator Certification, or other similar certifications.

• Have knowledge and experience with work zone safety plans and set up.

• Be safety oriented and have current knowledge of safety practices related to the work.

• Be team-oriented and easy to get along with in a group setting.

• Have a solid track record of being reliable and dependable – at work and on time each day.

•Show initiative and have a “can do” attitude.

•Be high energy and excited to perform assigned work.

•Have ability to follow both oral and written directions.

Position Qualifications

• Minimum twelfth (12th) grade education or G.E.D.
• One (1) year of construction, maintenance, or landscape experience. Prior work for a public agency or other similar service industry preferred, but not required.
• When subject to assignment on paid standby duty, must reside within sixty (60) minutes normal driving time of the City Corporation Yard. Normal driving time is the most direct route, at the speed limit. This applies to personnel hired after March 15, 1988. Current employees, who as of March 15, 1988 are on paid standby, must comply with the driving time requirement.
• May be subject to scheduled 7 day paid standby duty on a rotating basis.
• Subject to recall on a scheduled and/or emergency basis.
• Possess, at time of employment, and maintain during employment a valid California Class C Driver License and a safe driving record necessary to operate assigned vehicle(s).
• Possess and maintain a valid California Class A Driver License within 12 months of hire/transfer. May be required to obtain endorsements. Must participate in the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol Testing program, which includes submission to random drug and alcohol testing at such time the employee possesses a commercial license permit or a commercial license.
• When assigned to the Water Section, will be required to obtain a State of California Grade I Water Distribution Certification within twelve months of hire or transfer.
• When assigned to the Parks and Landscape Section, will be required to obtain a Qualified Applicators Certificate with any one Category within twelve months of hire or transfer.
• When assigned to the Street/Waste Water/Trees Section, must demonstrate proficiency in at least one of the following pieces of equipment within twelve months of hire or transfer: backhoe, paint truck, or Vactor. A training certificate may be required.
• Pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a drug test.
• Pass a Department of Justice record check and background check for employment.
• Prefer non-tobacco user.

How to Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity please attach and submit the following required items with your NEOGOV application: • A completed City of Gilroy online application including supplemental responses. • A detailed resume that highlights your related skills and experience. Apply Online: Go to
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