Maintenance Aide (Hourly, Limited-Term)

  • City of Chico, CA
  • Chico, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Part Time Building Maintenance
  • Salary: $14.00 - $18.75 Hourly USD

Job Description

Position Information

This recruitment is to create a candidate pool to fill hourly Maintenance Aide vacancies within the coming months. Positions may be staffed in any Public Works Operations & Maintenance Division, such as Right of Way, Facilities, Traffic Safety, Parks/Street Trees, etc.

Hourly positions are temporary, limited-term, with a cap of 2,000 hours, per agency rules. Positions can be either full or part-time, depending on Division needs.

This recruitment is open, on a continuous basis, until no longer needed.

NOTICE: The City of Chico is committed to inclusion and a diverse workforce and has made candidate applications anonymous to reduce implicit bias in the hiring process. Candidate names, addresses, and other Personally Identifiable Information (PII) are auto-redacted on applications sent to the department. Due to this redaction, resumes, certificates, or any other attachment with PII will not be forwarded until after an interview schedule is determined. As such, candidates should ensure that the entered "Work Experience" and "Certifications" sections match the submitted resume.

Salary placement upon hire: Employees may expect to be placed on the salary range between steps A - F; however, additional steps my be considered based on prior education and experience.

Job Description


Under supervision, to perform a wide variety of unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks in the routine operation of public facilities; to operate Type C power driven equipment; to perform related duties as required.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a trainee position in the maintenance series of classifications. After appropriate training and experience, the Maintenance Aide could reasonably expect to be promoted to Maintenance Worker unless a permanent Maintenance Aide position has been established.

Typical Duties:
  • Perform heavy routine manual labor in the construction, maintenance and repair of streets, sewers, buildings, parks, recreation areas and other municipal facilities; *
  • Load and unload material; *
  • Excavate and backfill trenches with appropriate hand tools; *
  • Clean gutters, drains and culverts; *
  • Rake leaves, clean grounds and assist in spraying; *
  • Cut weeds, clear brush and trim trees; *
  • Operate, clean and maintain basic tools and equipment used on the job; *
  • May drive dump truck and other similar Type C power driven equipment;
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
*=Essential Function

Duties recorded above are representative of the duties of the class and are not intended to cover all the duties performed by incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class; such assignments shall fall under the category of "other duties, as assigned."

Tools and Equipment Used:

Type C equipment includes pick-up truck, 1-ton dump truck, 1-ton flatbed truck, water truck (without trailer), riding lawnmowers, and chipper equipment used with the chip truck.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of the job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of : Use, maintenance and application of basic hand tools; safe work practices.

Ability to : Perform heavy manual labor; maintain and establish cooperative working relationships; understand and carry out oral and written directions; read and write at the level necessary to perform the above.


Minimum Qualifications:

Experience/Education : Any combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Additional Requirement : Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License.

If permanently assigned to Tree Maintenance:

Perform a wide variety of unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance tasks in tree maintenance; this includes heavy routine manual labor in the maintenance of trees.

Desired Qualifications:

Some paid experience in manual labor preferred.

If permanently assigned to Tree Maintenance:

Some paid experience in the maintenance of trees.

Equivalency may be established pursuant to the City-Wide Classification Plan.

Additional Information

The City of Chico is looking for individuals who are results-oriented, possess great attitudes, demonstrate creativity and innovation, work efficiently, show a record of success and have a PASSION for public service. Having the best employees provides the best service to the community.


If this is the first time you are applying using the online job application, you will need to create an account and select a Username and Password. After your account has been established, you can build your application which can be saved and used to apply for other City of Chico employment opportunities.

Online applications are stored on a secure site. Only authorized employees and hiring authorities have access to the information submitted. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure applications are received by the City of Chico Human Resources Office.

Degree, Licenses, Certifications and/or Equivalencies: Candidates must include copies of items listed as a minimum qualification; failure to provide required certificates by the close of the recruitment will result in candidate disqualification. If this position requires a typing certificate: typing certificates must have been issued within one year and the net speed must match the minimum requirement listed in the job description. For standardization, net speed will be calculated by subtracting the number of errors from the gross WPM. Internet generated typing certifications are not accepted. Equivalency for experience and/or education listed within a job description may be established pursuant to the City-wide Classification Plan and through coordination with Human Resources. Candidates seeking an equivalency must contact Human Resources, at (530) 879-7900, for instructions on submitting an equivalency request. Being minimally qualified for a position does not guarantee a candidate progression through the full recruitment process.

Travel and Recruitment Related Expenses: The City of Chico does not reimburse applicants for any travel or expenses in connection with applying for employment, unless authorized by the City Manager.

Pre-Employment Processing: Applicants may be required to pass fingerprinting and a medical examination as a condition of employment or promotion. Medical exams may include a fitness exam, psychological exam, and a drug and alcohol screening, depending on the position. E-verify is used to determine candidate eligibility to work in the United States.

The City of Chico is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports workforce diversity. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The City of Chico will consider individuals with disabilities based on their qualifications to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying and will provide reasonable accommodation in the application and/or testing process. If you require accommodation in the application and/or testing process, please notify the Human Resources Office within seven (7) days of the need for accommodation, so appropriate alternative arrangements can be made.

If you have any questions, or need additional assistance regarding City of Chico employment opportunities, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 879-7900 or .
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